Italian Composer, Multi-instrumentalist Giancarlo Erra Releases New Single & Video “A Blues For My Father”

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Giancarlo Erra – “A Blues For My Father”

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Taken from the forthcoming new album “Departure Tapes” released on Kscope on 2nd July 2021

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, May 31, 2021 / — Having announced his new album “Departure Tapes” and released the first single “Departure Tape”, UK based Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Giancarlo Erra has revealed his next single and video, the moving and poignantly titled “A Blues For My Father”.

Giancarlo explains the song’s touching significance, “After my father’s passing, the mourning brought back the curiosity to go re-look at all the material I wrote during the previous months and I realized I had an album that made a lot of sense. It was dark, experimental for me, confusing but also a discovery, it was a mirror in music of what I was going through. Something was missing, ‘A Blues For My Father” the only track that I wrote once back home, and the mournful yet peaceful closure”.


The deeply personal video he recalls came about after a visit to his father in hospital, “on this particular visit he seemed unusually happy and excited to show me a DVD”, he recalls. “The footage was from the 1950’s and of his family and childhood, sadly his memory was failing at this point but once we started watching these moments came back to him, the people and the places, he was laughing and genuinely happy. I love this footage as it shows my father with his siblings and is the perfect mirror for the peaceful and warm meaning of this closure, a closure to an album and to many other things.”

The new studio album “Departure Tapes”, the follow up to 2019’s “Ends I-VII”, consists of 6 contemplative recordings, written while travelling between the UK and Italy and reflect the extremely difficult year Giancarlo experienced due to the death of his estranged father. Erra comments, “In 2019 my first solo album was just being released, and I already had the view that I wanted to be more experimental with the second one, but no precise idea how at that point. Then my father suddenly got ill with cancer, and everything changed. I found myself taking care of this man, someone who I have been distanced from for so long. During this time both of us came to terms with many things. I wanted to get closure, but a positive one, for him and for me. Creativity it was an interesting period for me – writing this album without realizing I was actually writing it, as it is so intrinsically linked to one of the hardest and yet more healing parts of my life. The end result is the most experimental, and at the times, the darkest material I have ever written, without compromise or set plan. It contains all the elements of my music in a very unconscious free flowing way.”

“Departure Tapes” sees Erra play and record every instrument himself along with taking on full production responsibilities at his own studio (

Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and the more electronic/ambient recordings of Brian Eno may offer a reference point by which to enter Erra’s world, but the depth within his recordings is truly original.

“Departure Tapes” tracklisting

1. Dawn Tape [06:15]
2. Previous Tape [01:48]
3. 169th Tape [02:51]
4. Unwound Tape [08:24]
5. Departure Tape [16:51] WATCH VIDEO
6. A Blues For My Father [07:31]

“Departure Tapes” will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order HERE (
• A gatefold LP on oxblood coloured 180g vinyl
• 2-disc CD/DVD with the DVD-A/V including high resolution stereo & 5.1 mix:
DVD-V: stereo 24/48 LPCM lossless mixes, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 96/24 5.1 Surround and DVD-A: 5.1 Surround 24/48 LPCM lossless mixes
• Digitally (with digital pre-orders receiving the single “Departure Tape” as an instant download from 22nd April)

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OMBRE ET LUMIERE (Between the darkness and the light) Peter CONRAD

Peter Conrad . Couleur Blues

PARIS, 75000, FRANCE, May 31, 2021 / — Peter Conrad is a French blues songwriter and singer. Peter has been singing his own blues songs in French for many years.

He has begun a musical partnership with the guitarist and composer Norbert Miguel to produce four EPs.

Here is Peter’s new record, named « Couleurs blues » including four true blues songs.

All lyrics are written by Peter while all musics are composed by Norbert Miguel.
Check out « Ombre et lumière » (Between the darkness and the light), a song that Peter wrote after the death of George Floyd, to protest against police brutal actions.

Peter has been travelling the USA many times ; he is very much concerned about what is going on over there and that’s why he really wanted to take a stand.

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Braata Folk Singers to Perform at Jamaica Performing Arts Center

The Braata Folk Singers

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The concert will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2021

QUEENS, N.Y., USA, May 31, 2021 / — Caribbean Folk Group the Braata Folk Singers will be expanding their repertoire in their first live production since the pandemic began. The New York-based group will include inspirational and reggae songs at their June 20, 2021 concert.

The Braata Folk Singers, under the creative direction of Jamaican born actor, singer, and producer Andrew Clarke, and the musical direction of Joel Edwards, will present “Rebirth” on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. A contribution of $20 is recommended per ticket. Tickets can be reserved at The Center is located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York, near the Parsons/Archer subway stop.

Braata Productions is dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists a platform to showcase their work and talents. Their mission is to transform lives through cultural awareness and the arts and bring Caribbean folk culture, artists, music, stories, movement, and theater into more prominent spaces while providing an opportunity for Caribbean artists to receive greater recognition. The Braata Folk Singers are proud ambassadors of Caribbean folk music. Queens County is home to one of the world’s largest communities of Caribbean expatriates in the world.

The title of the show is a metaphor for the world emerging from the pandemic. Clarke stated the program is inspired by people coming out of their cocoons of homes, apartments, and lofts to a different world than people who lived in pre-covid.

“It is a rebirth of sorts. A rebirth of ways people interact with each other and share space. It is a rebirth in the way we greet strangers and friends. It is a rebirth because we now have a new way of doing things,” Clarke explained. “As COVID winds down, the big query is not how are you doing, but have you been vaccinated?”

Clarke said this is an opportunity for a rebirth for the group as well. “After ten years, we considered discontinuing performances in 2019 before the pandemic hit due to a general lack of support from the community that would allow the group to continue to operate profitably.” The group was largely being offered stipends for performances, which was not a sustainable model. It was then decided that instead of discontinuing performances, we would broaden their musical focus and allow the group to experience a rebirth in the hopes of acquiring more lucrative bookings in the future.

Advanced ticket purchases are encouraged to minimize in-person purchasing and to observe Covid protocols. For those unable to attend the concert, donations are encouraged towards the Braata Folk Singers’ continued existence.

The program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Member Alicka Amry-Samuel.

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Non Profit Launches Business Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

We have to change the narrative. We need to take the politics out of our governance. We need to come together as a community if we are to be successful.”

— Steve Anderson

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 31, 2021 / — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colors associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. The Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and extensive research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity, and taking advantage of a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, not some, but ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses. Steve is a good man, and SBE needs his character to bring everyone together.

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

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Van St John Family Of James Brown The Legendary Godfather of Soul Launches RainV Entertainment In The Global Arena

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — Van St John family of James Brown The Legendary Godfather of Soul and former songwriter for Sony Music Entertainment, has launched RainV Entertainment and is developing game changing experiences in the music, arts, cinematic, and entertainment space partnering with celebrity music artists from the world's of pop, rock, soul, R&B, and hip hop. Mr St John has written songs for an array of music artists, and has brokered multiple deals in entertainment and music with global brands including Coca Cola, Sony Music, Olympics, Virgin Records, Formula One, J Walter Thompson, BBC, Universal Music Group, Chanel, RCA Records, MTV, Broadway New York City, Microsoft, Elite Models Management, Leading Fashion Brands music integrations and music activations, Proctor and Gamble, Women Models Management, NAACP Image Awards, Grammy Awards, and in the creative division for broadcast to television for PBS. As a songwriter for Sony Music International he was represented by David Lowman of Paul McCartney's MPL Communications, and has been a music entertainment provider for NASA's Astronauts for their space explorative missions.

RainV Entertainment is currently developing music and entertainment projects on iconic names in music and legendary creative figures such as Little Richard, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly And The Family Stone, Donna Summer, Karl Largerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Johnny Cash, Dick Gregory, Berry Gordy, Auguste Rodin, Noted Art World Artists, Olympics, Black 'Wall Street' Tulsa 1921, Iconic Hip Hop Artists, Major Record Labels Recording Artists, and upcoming documentaries, original scripted and unscripted television films and streaming productions, global pop music television competition show, groundbreaking music magazine and music books publishing division, sports management, music merchandising and branded entertainment.

On September 5th RainV Entertainment is producing Marvin Gaye's What's Going On 50th Anniversary Global 'Concert Of The Ages' Simulcast Celebration in New York City featuring music's biggest stars, with it's extraordinary epic revelation depiction of the devastating and challenging social issues that reverberated throughout America in the 1970's, and its relevance to the current societal upheavals still going on in America and around the world 50 years later. Marvin Gaye's What's Going On 50th Anniversary Global 'Concert Of The Ages' Simulcast will reach audience demographics across the globe. The broadcast will feature Grammy Awards winning music artists and noted creative talents from the worlds of art, film, video, visual arts, multimedia, VR and AI technology integrations, 50 digital media large scale screens in landmark destinations in New York City, and strategic NFT's digital art and multimedia displays, in a groundbreaking production that will highlight and feature through artistic expression of creative works, Marvin Gaye's multifaceted musical prolificacy for causes of social justice.

In September 2020 Rolling Stone Magazine placed 'What's Going On' at the top of it's 500 greatest albums of all time list, bestowing upon it a singular distinctive historic honor. Marvin Gaye's What's Going On 50th Anniversary Global 'Concert of The Ages' Simulcast Celebration performance venue, performing artists, economic equity partners, television network broadcasters, sponsors, and media partners will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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Breaking Barriers and Bursting to the Scene – Up and Coming Punk Artist ‘Lunatic’ Has Arrived in Spectacular Fashion



Lunatic considers himself to be an aura of dark, negative energy and has one escape for it that he wants to share with the world – his music.

WESSON, MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — It is quite rare for newbie artists to cause a stir in a community as saturated and successful as the hip-hop and punk industry – if a new artist makes an impression early on, you know they are good. This can be said for up-and-coming hip-hop and punk sensation – ‘Lunatic’. Being a verified artist on Spotify, ‘Lunatic’ has a dedicated following of 1700 monthly listeners, which is unheard of for artists who are just starting out. So far, ‘Lunatic’ has released 5 singles, titled: ‘Happy’, ‘Aggression’, ‘Giving Up.’, ‘Darker Days’, and ‘It’s Disappearing’.

‘Lunatic’ makes sure that his songs and lyricism embody the internal situation of his emotions, and he channels them beautifully into his music which is complemented by up-beat rhythms that make the experience more harmonious for the listener.

Check out his new release “Happy” and learn more about ‘Lunatic’ on the links below and/or reach out via the contact information for interviews, collaborations, and promotional access.



‘Lunatic’ is an ambitious and aspiring pun artist who hails from Mississippi. He has recently started making big strides in the hip-hop music industry with his effortlessly relatable yet poignant singles which depict his emotional state of mind. He believes that there are ups and downs in everyone’s life and the way he is overcoming his dark times and struggles is through the music that he creates. ‘Lunatic’ wants to share the catharsis his music emanates with the rest of the world. As someone who passionately started rapping at the young age of 16, and burst to the scene at 18, ‘Lunatic’ sure has a long way to go, but it is undeniable that he has earned the spotlight that is shining on him – especially due to his latest single “Happy” which is out on all streaming platforms.


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Brendan Daugherty's Newest Single "Cocaine" Breaks Thematic Boundaries

Brendan Daugherty

Brendan Daugherty

Listen to Brendan Daugherty’s Eclectic New Single “Cocaine” in All its Thematic Glory

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — Brendan Daugherty is no stranger to the world of music, having performed live across any number of venues, clubs, bars, and musical theatre. Coupled with his tour experience, that has helped him refine his skills as an artist, an endeavor still ongoing for him.

The artist most often releases captivating indie-pop songs, with a primary focus on LGBTQ themes. His latest tune, “Cocaine”, is no different. Daugherty calls the song his “Amy Winehouse and Johnny Cash collaboration”, yet he manages to tell a story quite unlike anyone else.

The single is the perfect amalgamation of nostalgia and wholesomeness. It tells the tragic story of a love triangle between two men and cocaine. “Cocaine” does inadvertently end in heartbreak. However, the single’s fun atmosphere will have listeners grooving to the secretly devastating lyrics.

Despite being an inherently pop song, it successfully crosses genres with Cash-like guitar storytelling and Winehouse-like blunt, witty lyrics. This single is a true testament to Daugherty’s forte as not only a singer/songwriter but also a storyteller.

Stream, download, and listen to Brendan Daugherty’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms. Listeners can also visit the artist’s official website to stay up-to-date on the latest releases. Follow him on Instagram to keep up with him and his life.



Brendan Daugherty is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, actor, performer, and filmmaker. He has been honing his skills as a musician through various live performances in venues and on tour with the band Doo Dah Beasties. He finds inspiration in several genres and artists but idolizes Amy Winehouse and Frank Ocean, in particular. Daugherty’s future plans involve releasing a complete album with storytelling films accompanying each song.


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Clark Ford, songwriter, lyricist and composer.

"In Your Eyes" by Clark Ford featuring Michael Lusk is a touching love song with impressive expression of profound love.

UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / —
Meet Clark Ford:

Award-winning songwriter Clark Ford charms us with his sentimental and touching love song, “In Your Eyes”.

Ford has been a lifelong listener of music and composes songs in many genres, including pop, country, rock, sacred, Celtic, jazz, and blues.

Both of Ford’s grandmothers taught the piano, and he was raised in a musical family. Following in their footsteps, Ford plays the piano and saxophone for his compositions, as well as crafting powerful lyrics that deeply connect with his listeners.

His 2020 single release “In Your Eyes” is a powerful expression of love. Ford told us: “I wanted to write a romantic love song about the deep connection between two people in love. Something you can see in another’s eyes, something I have personally felt”.

“In Your Eyes” features singer, Michael Lusk and was mastered in Nashville, by Underground Treehouse.

Listen to "In Your Eyes" here:

“In Your Eyes”

“In Your Eyes” is a beautiful country love song about falling in love and the journey to walking down the aisle to marry the one you love.

Ford’s lyrics perfectly portray the emotions of being in love. The beauty you see in your partner, the deepness of connection, acceptance, and seeing your future with that special person.

The song features Michael Lusk as the lead vocalist. His charismatic voice will charm any listener as he gently sings: “In your eyes, the universe opened up to me, in your eyes I could see we were meant to be”.

This is a mid-tempo country song with a touching and joyful melody that inspires you to dance with the one you love. If you enjoy music from artists such as Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw, then Clark Ford’s “In Your Eyes” will fit perfectly on your country playlist.

What’s Next:

Ford is intensely passionate about music and plans to continue composing and writing songs. Keep an eye out for his future releases.

In the meantime, he has a message for all his listeners: “Thank you for taking the time to connect to my songs. Whether fun or serious, fast or slow, country, or pop, or jazz. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of the songs as I do!”.

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Real Rap – Is Back – No Caps – The wait's over J Almighty and Spoatymac

J Almighty and Spoatymac

J Almighty and Spoatymac

J Almighty and Spoatymac are artists from Las Vegas who made plans to storm the Hip Hop scene with superb lyricism and catchy hooks to ride to. J Almighty

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, May 30, 2021 / — J Almighty and the Spoatymac are entering the world of HipHop music with a new album that seeks to blow the minds of the listeners. The album is one of its kind with sounds everyone can appreciate, featuring artists such as Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Knoc- Turn’al and Juicy J to name a few. The album also features production by Hitman Beatz, Super Dope Quayz, Cederic Schoeman, J-Toven, Dreamlife beats and Leek Thats Fye.

J Almighty and Spoatymac made a lot of noise on the underground HipHop music scene. Drawing inspiration from acts such as Run DMC, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DMX, LL Cool J and old school R&B. They believe music is an art and should be kept alive with fresh sounds, creativity and articulate lyrics. One of their goals as artist is to maintain the original art of music by creating sounds that appeals to everyone. Especially those that understand and appreciate the true essence of Hip Hop.


J Almighty and Spoatymac spent years on the music scene receiving various awards and other media recognition between the two, along with multiple solo releases on their respective labels. Heat City Recordz and Roughhouse Entertainment. They have collaborated on the singles “Pop that Thang” and “All on the line” before agreeing to combine efforts to finally develop a joint project, “The 9th Power”. J Almighty and Spoatymac have one goal in mind, and that is to maintain and pay homage to the artform while keeping if fresh and creative.

Be sure to check out their new single and video The Takeover. Also available is the female anthem… She Got That.



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Alkaline's Sophomore Album Secures Multiple Billboard Chart Placement

His 2016 debut on the Billboard charts was evidence of unlocking a new level, so it is no surprise that Alkaline's 2021 sophomore album would follow suit.

Five years after New Level Unlocked Alkaline has shown us that he remains a top talent in dancehall reggae with Top Prize. His evolution as an artist continues in his high-wire lyrics and storytelling”

— Diego Herrera, Reggae/Caribbean Music Pandora.

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 30, 2021 / — If his 2016 debut to the Billboard charts was evidence of unlocking a new level, then it is no surprise that his 2021 sophomore album would follow suit.

Unquestionably “The Man Himself”, reggae-dancehall artiste Alkaline latest project titled “Top Prize effortlessly secured several Billboard chart placements within its first week of release.

Billboard Placement

Top Prize after its first initial week of sales and streams debuted at the #2 position on the Billboard Reggae Album charts and #56 on the US Current Albums Sales chart. The album also went on to securing the #19 position on the Heatseekers charts which highlights "Breaking and Entering" music, issued weekly by Billboard magazine.

Doubling his prior effort, Alkaline’s chart standing globally speaks immensely as an independent artiste demonstrating his marketability. This is evident with his additional placements on the Billboard Emerging Artiste charts at #37.

"Numbers don't lie, and the placements support our stance from day one. It's a great day for the artiste, the team and the fans but more importantly the genre and all independent artiste out there. Alkaline remains focused on his craft and to the Vendetta Fanbase which is growing extensively: loyalty above all else, stand firm and stay the course" states Shuzzr, Alkaline publicist.

Record-Breaking Debut

With over 6 major DSP throwing their support behind the artiste, pre-orders sales piloted the album onto several charts ushering in the way for the Billboard debut.

“Five years after New Level Unlocked Alkaline has shown us that he remains a top talent in dancehall reggae with Top Prize. His evolution as an artist continues in his high-wire lyrics and storytelling, and fans are reacting to the lead singles as well as album cuts like “More Life”, “Hostage” and “Magic”. It’s also worth mentioning that he carries the entire album on his own – something that has become less common in this era of feature laden singles. Despite the lack of guest appearances there’s never a moment on the album where he slows the momentum as his lyrics drive the listeners through each song”- states Diego Herrera, Reggae/Caribbean Music Programming, Curator and Creator services at Pandora.

The album captured the #1 spot on Amazon Music’s best-selling album charts in three categories – International, Reggae and Caribbean& Cuba for several weeks and saw all 14 tracks from the album occupying Deezer Top 100 playlist in Jamaica. On YouTube, 10 of the 14 tracks have already amassed over 10 million views collectively and has been trending on the popular streaming platform ever since.

On the Canadian iTunes charts, it debuted at #7 and secured the #1 spot on the Apple music charts in Jamaica; the album then went on to being the #1 on Apple music reggae album charts worldwide. Currently at #10 on the US iTunes chart, Alkaline’s album also debuted at #28 on the United Kingdom iTunes chart.

Top Prize landed at the #1 spot on the iTunes reggae charts and peaked at #6 on the worldwide charts, sharing the top 10 with the likes of J. Cole and Nicki Minaj who occupied the #1 and #2 spots, respectively.

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