(Jamaica Observer) For the first time in three years, a female artiste is number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. Queen Ifrica’s Climb, released March 3 by VP Music Group, is on top this week.
The 17-track set is led by the song Trueversation (with Damian Marley). Other tracks include Love is Not Blind, Medical Marijuana, Black Woman and Rebellion.
This is Ifrica’s second album to chart on Billboard, following 2009’s Montego Bay which peaked at number nine. The last woman to top the Billboard reggae table was Etana in 2014 with I Rise.
Elsewhere on the chart, Trinidadian Fay-Ann Lyons earns the highest debut ever by a soca artiste. Her debut, Break The World, enters at number three.