by Jodee Brown
Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Mr. Vegas has scored another spot on the American-basedBillboard charts with his latest project, Sweet Jamaica.
The much talked about double album earned the seventh slot on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Charts after its official release on May 29. This achievement marks Vegas’ fourth appearance on the Billboard charts as his MOBO Award winning 1998 album, Heads High peaked at number five while his sophomore album, Damn Right debuted at number two in 2001.
He then followed that up with a top 15 slot for his effort, Hot It Up in 2007, which peaked at number 11 on the prestigious chart.
Sweet Jamaica, released via Vegas’ MV Music label contains both Dancehall and Reggae elements as the singjay aims to satisfy fans of both genres. The double disc features collaborations with prominent Jamaican acts such as Shaggy, Luciano, Josey Wales and Jovi Rockwell.
The Reggae portion of Sweet Jamaica features its title track which sees Vegas join forces with the aforementionedShaggy and Josey Wales while the Dancehall side of his compilation features some of his most recent hits such asCertain Law, Bruk It Down and a live version of his 2008 hit,I’m So Blessed.