Sean Paul’s ‘Full Frequency’ tops Billboard chart in spite of sluggish sales

by Jodee Brown

Grammy-winning Jamaican musician, Sean Paul has scored another chart-topping album as his sixth studio project, Full Frequency has reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

This, despite a less than impressive sales figure early on as the album, released February 18th, sold just 2,160 copies in its first week. This nearly doubles the first-week output his last album, Tomahawk Technique (2012) provided, selling over 1,200 copies.

However, combining both sales figures, they are a far cry from his multi-platinum effort, Dutty Rock in 2002, which sold nearly 20 times more copies at 65,000 in its first week.

He recently performed his new single from the album, Want Dem All alongside song collaborator, Konshens on the Arsenio Hall Show last month and has since released the official video for the song.

Meanwhile, the latest edition of the Billboard Reggae Albums chart features appearances from Papa San, whose previously chart-topping album, One Blood hails at number five, selling just under 2,000 copies to date. Tarrus Riley’s new album, Love Situation is two places higher, selling around 1,126 copies to date while Gyptian’s Sex, Love and Reggae is 10th, with just under 4,000 copies sold so far.

Sean Paul set to release new album in November, unveils tracklist

sean paul2by Jodee Brown

Grammy-winning Jamaican entertainer, Sean Paul has unveiled the official tracklist for his upcoming studio album, Full Frequency, which is set for a Nov. 4 release.

Marking his seventh album to date, Full Frequency is entrenched with a number of collaborations with local and international acts on a compilation featuring elements of Dancehall, Reggae and pop music. The most eye-catching amongst the international collaborations is the single, Entertainment 2.0, featuring popular American rap stars, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Juicy J.

The standout collaboration amongst his Jamaican compatriots is the hit single, Riot, featuring fellow Grammy-winning Reggae superstarDamian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley. The single has particularly garnered plaudits in Europe, hitting the top ten of singles charts in Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Konshens also features on Full Frequency through the joint effort, Want Dem All while Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea also makes an appearance on the single,Wickedest Style.

Full Frequency is Sean Paul’s second album in as many years, having released Tomahawk Technique in January of last year. The album reached the top ten on digital charts in Japan, Germany and Austria, despite recording sub-par sales figures in the United States.

His highest selling album remains his sophomore effort, Dutty Rock, which went multi-platinum in the United States and earned him the Grammy award for Best Reggae Album in 2004.

Full Frequency will be released in stores as well as via iTunes and other digital music outlets and will be distributed via Atlantic Records.

Below is the full tracklist:

1. Riot (feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley)

2. Entertainment 2.0 (feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj)

3. Pornstar (feat. Nyla)

4. Want Dem All (feat. Konshens)

5. Hey Baby

6. Wickedest Style (feat. Iggy Azalea)

7. Dangerous Ground (feat. Prince Royce)

8. It’s Your Life

9. Take It Low

10. Anyday

11. Lights On

12. Legacy

13. Other Side of Love

14. Turn It Up