Reggae Charts Dominated by foreigners…


UB40 – Source UB40 official website

I was reading the Gleaner’s story on foreigners dominating the Reggae Billboard Charts this week. UB40 had the number 1 reggae album. I am not surprised by this. The message in the music from many of the foreign artists is what attracts music lovers from all genre. Many Jamaican artists seem to write and sing songs that target a “localized” audience or the “base”. As we recently learned in the US elections the “base” alone cannot lead to victory. In this case the “base” alone will not lead to sales that top the charts. It may bring you legitimacy with the hardcore fans but…