Bob Marley’s Legend Album Reigns Supreme on Billboard Journal Charts

by Howard Campbell

SOUTH FLORIDA – Three months earlier than the discharge of a film on his life, Bob Marley is using excessive. Legend, the 1984 compilation album of his hottest songs, is on a number of Billboard Journal charts.

The publication, in its annual year-end charts, reveals Legend topping the Reggae Albums desk for the fourth straight yr. It has been primary that chart for 201 non-consecutive weeks.

Bob Marley's Legend Album Reigns Supreme on Billboard Magazine Charts

Legend additionally completed the yr at quantity 66 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, quantity 10 on Prime R&B Albums chart, quantity 24 on Catalog Albums, quantity 34 on Prime R&B/Hip-hop Albums, and quantity 34 on the Prime Album Gross sales chart.

Launched in 1984 by Island Information, three years after Marley’s loss of life, Legend has offered over 25 million copies worldwide. It comprises songs that helped make the Jamaican Rastafarian a celebrity, together with Stand up, Stand Up,  and Stir it Up. Plus,  No Girl No Cry, Fulfill my Soul,  May You be Cherished, Ready in Useless,  Exodus,  and One Love.

Final September, Legend grew to become solely the second album after Pink Floyd’s Darkish Facet of The Moon, to spend 800 weeks within the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Bob Marley: One Love is the title of the Paramount Photos film about his rise to world fame. Directed by American Reinaldo Marcus-Inexperienced, it stars British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley.

A few of its closing scenes, together with for the One Love Peace Live performance in April, 1978, have been filmed in Kingston final March. Bob Marley: One Love will probably be launched in February,  celebrated as Reggae Month in Jamaica.

Better of Shaggy: The Boombastic Assortment, is quantity two on the Reggae Albums chart for 2023. Dutty Classics Assortment by Sean Paul closed the yr in third.