Since announcing his highly anticipated album earlier this year, Jamaican reggae dancehall artist, Alkaline continues to dominate various music streaming platforms, cementing his name in history, as he takes the genre to the next level, according to the Manhattan-based entertainment company Shuzzr media.
Within 14 hours of making the pre-order link available, Shuzzr said Alkaline’s upcoming album, “Top Prize,” landed on Amazon Music’s best-selling album charts in three categories — International, Reggae and Caribbean & Cuba.
The album’s pre-order sales also peaked at the no. 1 spot for the iTunes US Reggae Album store, Shuzzr said.
After peaking at no. 2 on the worldwide all genres chart, Shuzrr said, “Top Prize” currently holds the no. 4 spot worldwide for album pre-orders (all genres) rivaling the likes of Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton, “thanks to the unwavering support of his fanbase.”
Alkaline, who recently made history as the first Caribbean act to be featured on streaming platform Audiomack’s Acoustic visual series was also the face of Spotify’s first Caribbean focused playlist “Back A Yard” following Audiomack’s global expansion to 83 additional countries, earlier this year, Shuzzr said.
It said Alkaline’s collaboration with US platform Audiomack had over 150, 000 views in two days and currently trends at the no. 5 spot for Youtube videos in Jamaica.
“The level of artistry, growth and dominance Alkaline has demonstrated over the years is incomparable,” said Shuzzr, Alkaline’s publicist. “As an independent artist, he continues to break barriers globally, and expand the genre’s footprint in mainstream and new media markets.
“In the coming weeks, he will give fans a ‘soulful jam’ of tracks,” Shuzzr added. “Our client’s product and approach are meticulous, and the results can be seen from the respect and support he receives from his fans worldwide.”
Shuzzr said fans can expect to hear a few classics and new tracks on the new album, set for release on May 14.
The tracklist includes: “Magic”; “Ah”; “Medicine”; “Maniac”; “Deh Suh”; “Ocean Wave”; “Payroll”; “More Life”; “Heat A Di Moment”; “Cree”; “Hostage”; “Nuh Trust Mankind”; “Twerc”, and the title track, “Top Prize.”
Shuzzr said “Top Prize”, which was released in February, has already amassed millions of streams across DSP’s with similar numbers on YouTube – “speaking to the demand for his music globally.”
“The 14-track album, similar to his 2016 debut ‘New Level Unlocked’, which opened at no. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart and spent 18 consecutive weeks, speaks to his growth and differentiation as a dancehall act,” Shuzrr said.