Reggae returns after 7 years on the Billboard Hot list with YG Marley

YG Marley

The singer YG Marley, Bob Marley's grandson, achieved with his debut single “Praise Jah in the Moonlight” enter the Billboard chart 100 after 7 years of absence of a reggae song on the list.

The topic, which begins with a sample of the song “Crisis” from his grandfather, was co-written with his mother, the renowned singer Lauryn Hill, and debuted in the place 74 from the reputed list corresponding to the 10 February.

It is the first reggae song to enter the chart since “Bam”, of Jay Z Y Damian Marley, who reached the position 47 in 2017, while “Welcome To Jamrock”, from the last batch, was placed in the position 55 in 2005.

YG is the sixth member of the Marley family to have a presence on Billboard 100 since in addition to “Jr. Gong”, Own Bob Marley had a single presence on the list with “Roots, Rock, Reggae”, in the post 51 in 1976.

Meanwhile, Ziggy Marley had two innings with “Tomorrow People” Y “Good Time”, while Ky-Mani Marley also has two appearances with “Gotta Be…Movin’ On Up”, who reached the position 9, Y “Avenues”.

The other one who got it was Skip Marley in his collaboration with Katy Perry, “Chained to the Rhythm”, which reached the number position 4 in 2017.

YG Marley's song reached the position 20 on the Official UK Singles Chart, to the place 33 on the Billboard Canadian Hot chart 100 and got the number 1 en la chart Billboard New Zealand Songs, while he debuted in the position 81 on the Billboard Global chart 200.

“Praise Jah in the Moonlight” It already adds up to more than 36 million plays on Spotify since its launch on 27 from December to 2023 and the official audio on YouTube has 5,5 million views.