Vybz Kartel’s new album, Of Dons & Divas, climbed to the top of the iTunes Reggae Chart following his recent decision by the Court of Appeal.
Vybz Kartel sees a spike in his music streaming after a critical decision in his appeal case paved the way for him to take his murder case to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. There’s a saying that good music is bound to outlive all of us, and by the looks of it, Kartel, who is one of the greatest hits in dancehall, has risen to the occasion with his album Of Dons & Divas.
The Worl’Boss released the full-length album on June 26, and since then has been steadily promoting the various tracks with new music videos and hot new remixes. It seems like all the effort has finally paid off, with Of Dons & Divas lock the number 1 spot on the iTunes Top 100 Reggae Albums Chart again.
The 18 track project pulled in ahead of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers (Remastered), and Higher Place by Skip Marley, which holds the number 3 spot. Legend (Deluxe Edition) by Bob Marley & The Wailers occupies the number 4 spot and World on Fire by Stick Figure round out the top 5, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Of Don’s & Divas, the album Vybz Kartel touted as his Grammy effort, debuted at number 06 on the Billboard Reggae Charts in early July. Meanwhile, Buju Banton’s Upside Down 2020, which was released on the same day, debuted at number 02. The album was soon not noticeable on the Billboard charts, however, had developed a following on the iTunes platform shortly after it’s release. The love, especially of its leading track “Cute Rider,” saw the project landing in the number 1 position on the Apple Chart at the end of June.
While speaking about the album earlier in the year, Vybz Kartel said, “The title of the album “Of Dons and Divas” is representative of the all-star cast that the album has, including myself; this album has more features than an iPhone 20.” The album included the likes of Sikka Rymes, Lisa Hyper, Teejay, Skillibeng, Daddy1, Slimatic, American rapper Jucee Froot, as well as his sons Likke Vybz and Likkle Addi.
What track from the album are you still vibing to?