Popcaan, whose real name Andre Sutherland, released his first album “Where We Come From” on June 10, two months after Kartel’s life sentence.
The 13-track album debuted at number two on Billboard’s Reggae Album chart and number 21 on that publication’s Heatseekers Album chart.
In an recent interview, Popcaan told media reporters that “Where We Come From” showcased his growth as an artiste.
“I am hoping for the best with this album. I think I have definitely evolved musically over the past few years,” he said.
He did shows in Europe to promote the set. “Everything is Nice,” its first single, and the title track, “Where We Come from”, were Dancehall hits.
Popcaan came to national attention in 2010 when he teamed with former boss Vybz Kartel on the number one song Clarks.
His subsequent hits include “Ravin,” “Unruly Rave,” “Only Man She Want” (which entered the Billboard R&B Hip Hop songs chart), “Party Shot” and “Dream.”