Only two current Dancehall songs from Jamaican artists now occupy the Top 50 of Billboard magazine’s Digital Reggae Singles chart.

Dancehall Music scarce on Billboard Charts

Only two current songs from Jamaican artists now occupy the Top 50 of Billboard magazine’s Digital Singles chart, according to newly-released figures by Nielsen SoundScan.

New York-based singjay and singer are the only Jamaicans with songs in the Top 50. Most of the songs by Jamaicans in the Top 100 were released over two years ago.

Kranium’s Nobody Has to Know was produced by Lamar Reynolds, another New York-based Jamaican. To date, it has sold over 17,835 copies and is number 32 on the chart.

It is on Billboard’s Next Big Sound and Twitter Emerging Artistes charts.

The chart is dominated by American acts, but is topped by Canadian Reggae fusion band, Magic! with their single Rude, which has sold over 2.4 million copies and topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for several weeks while their song, Let Your Hair Down is second, selling over 48,000 units.

The Billboard Reggae Albums chart is more of the same as only ’s album Fly Rasta hails as the only album by a Jamaican artist to hold a top 10 spot on the chart. Amid the Noise and Haste by American Reggae band, SOJA tops the chart while Count Me In by Rebelution and Easy to Love by also occupy spots in the top five while the rest of the top 10 is dominated by compilation albums and other foreign acts.

Jah Cure is at number 45 with his cover of ’s All of Me which has sold 1,029 copies. is number 60 with Here Comes Trouble which has sold over 15,462 copies.

Trinidadian soca star is number 74 with Differentology, which has sold over 32,000 copies.

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