Ahead of the new year, Popcaan is sending out a message to his fellow Dancehall artists.
The “Firm And Strong” deejay recently took to social media to share that his new album, “Forever,” is currently peaking at the number two spot on the charts weeks after its release on July 20.
“Still top of the charts. Just a reminder to the dancehall industry riddims don’t win Grammys, projects/body of work do. Let’s keep putting out more projects for 2019 Go buy Forever or stream it. More videos on the way,” he wrote on Twitter.
At the top of the chart is Bob Marley’s Legend (Remastered) album while his “Legend (Deluxe)” is at number three, proving the longevity of the late King of Reggae’s work, decades after his death.
Since the origin of the genre in the late 1970s, only a handful of artistes have released albums due to the lack of resources or the incentive to record an entire body of work.
In 2018, Jamaican acts including Sean Paul, Konshens, Agent Sasco, Spice, Chi Ching Ching among others have released albums.
Popcaan is looking to catch his first Grammy nomination for latest effort, “Forever.” The project is now available on all streaming service and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon Music.