DJ/producer Walshy Fire tops this week’s US Current Reggae Albums chart with his latest project Walshy Fire: Riddimentary Selection .
The 14-track set, released by VP Records in April, sold an additional 525 copies over the past week to bring its tally to 2,714 copies.
On the Billboard’s Compilation Albums chart, the set slips from its number five peak to number seven.
Riddimentary Selection boasts a collection of dancehall and reggae hits as well as personal favourites all fully remastered. Among the tracks are: Kingly Character by Garnet Silk; More Prophet (Capleton); Big Up and Trust (Beenie Man); Good Ways (Sizzla); They Gonna Talk and Come Down Father (Beres Hammond), Down Inna the Ghetto (Bounty Killer), Good Looking Gal (Buju Banton); and Good Life by Cocoa Tea.
Walshy Fire (given name: Leighton Paul Walsh) is the brother of famed Jamaican/West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh. His previous project Walshy Fire Presents: ABENG peaked at number five on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in 2019.
Still on the US Current Reggae Albums chart, Fire and Stone: Prince Fatty Presents Stick Figure rises from 33 to number two selling 323 copies, while The Return of Pachyman by Pachyman dips from two to three with 191 additional copies.
Holding firm at four is Ekundayo Inversions by El Michels Affair Meets Liam Bailey which sold 146, while Rebelution’s In the Moment inches up to five selling 142 copies. To date, it has sold 5,348 copies.