Bob Marley tops Billboard’s 12 months-Finish Reggae charts for fourth 12 months

For the fourth 12 months in a row, Bob Marley & The Wailers has topped the Billboard 12 months-Finish Reggae Albums Artists chart and the 12 months-Finish Reggae Albums chart with their biggest hits assortment Legend: The Finest Of Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Billboard launched its 12 months-Finish charts this week, that are cumulative rankings of entries in Billboard journal charts in the US in any given chart 12 months.

The Legend album has spent a complete of 202 weeks on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, and 201 weeks at number one.

Rounding out the highest 5 albums on the 12 months-Finish Reggae Albums chart are Shaggy’s Better of Shaggy: The Boombastic Assortment; Sean Paul’s Dutty Classics Assortment; Stick Determine’s Knowledge; and UB40’s Best Hits album.

Billboard additionally revealed that Legend, first launched in Could 1984, holds quantity 66 (up from No. 77 final 12 months) on the 12 months-Finish Billboard 200 Albums chart, which ranks albums throughout all genres.

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Marley continues to make Billboard historical past

The album in September surpassed its 800th week on the Billboard 200 chart, changing into the second album in historical past to make it to 800 weeks on the Billboard 200.

The Darkish Facet of the Moon album by the English rock band Pink Floyd achieved this feat years in the past. In 2020, the basic rock album reached an unprecedented 950 weeks on the Billboard 200.

The album was launched a number of years after Marley’s passing in 1981. It collects lots of the singer’s greatest hits and several other different recordings, and it has gone on to change into one of many bestselling albums in U.S. historical past, with over 12 million bought within the US, over 3.3 million in the UK, and an estimated 25 million copies bought globally. It additionally ranks because the best-selling reggae album of all time.

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Rather less than a decade in the past, it was licensed 15 instances platinum by the RIAA for shifting a minimum of 15 million copies in the US, and later licensed 14 instances platinum within the U.Okay.

Marley additionally ranks as one of many best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated gross sales of greater than 75 million information worldwide.

Learn: Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ second album in historical past to spend 800 weeks on Billboard 200

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