by Jodee Brown
Prominent Reggae superstar, Romain Virgo has scored another achievement on the international stage as his sophomore album has copped a spot on the United StatesBillboard chart.
The System earned the sixth slot on the Reggae Billboard chart this week; just over a week after its international debut. The 15 track album features smash hits such as Rich in Love, Mama Say and its title track, System. Additionally,The System debuted eight slots higher than Romain Virgo’s self-titled debut album in its first week after it was unveiled in 2010
For the former Digicel Rising Stars winner, this marks a crowning achievement in his career and feels elated with the results that The System has produced.
“When I found out I was really happy to tell you the truth. We worked extremely hard on this album, from the songwriting, to production and packaging – the entire thing. So it’s definitely a great feeling to have it on the Billboard charts, especially so soon after it was released,” he told the Jamaica STAR.
With his musical maturity evident through this latest project, the artiste known for several other hits such as Cyaa Sleepand Who Feels It Knows It insists that the future of Reggae music is bright, as long as local artistes continue to put in maximum effort.
“I have a long way to go, when I look at the major achievements of the reggae artistes before me; that is definitely something to aspire towards and that’s what I’m focusing on right now. And apart from myself, there are a lot more promising young artistes, so I think it’s a great future for reggae as long as we continue to work hard and put in the effort,” Virgo said.
Romain Virgo will hold an album launch forThe System on May 30 at Emancipation Park in Kingston.