ALKALINE debuts at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart with his EP, New Level Unlocked. Released by DJ Frass Records, it sold 741 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The sales figures cover the period March 25-31.
New Level Unlocked contains 15 tracks, including the collaboration Like One featuring American Rhythm and Blues singer Bobby V (formerly known as Bobby Valentino).
Other tracks are the chart-topping single Champion Boy, Side Chick, Direction, ATM, and Conquer The World.
This is the first time in five years that a dancehall artiste has topped the Billboard Reggae Album table.
The last person to achieve this feat was Shaggy with his 2011 EP Summer in Kingston.
— Kevin Jackson