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Skip Marley Becomes the First Jamaica to Hold the Top Spot On Billboard’s Adult R&B Chart

As Jamaica continues to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the birth of reggae icon Bob Marley, his legacy, Skip Marley became the first Jamaican-born artist to hold the top spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B Chart.

His hit single, Slow Down featuring American rhythm and blues singer HER, went number one on the Adult R&B Songs Chart last week.

Island Records President/CEO Darcus Beese stated, “Skip not only continues to build on the success of the Marley legacy but has carved out a unique lane for himself in this business. As the first Jamaican artist to reach #1 on the Adult R&B Songs chart, his Island Records family couldn’t be prouder.”

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The song has some 12 million views on Youtube and almost 50 million global streams. Skip Marley also became the first Jamaican-born lead artist inside the Top 15 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in nearly a decade and a half (since Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole in 2006, “When You Gonna Give it Up to Me”).

The success of “Slow Down” underpins Jamaica’s continuing 75th-anniversary celebration of the birth and life of music legend Bob Marley, Skip’s grandfather.

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