Shatta Wale has made historical past as the primary artist on a Jamaican album and the primary African artist to hit No. 1 at the iTunes Reggae Charts in Canada.
The artist completed the enormous feat along with his tune “Dream,” which seems at the Billboard charting album Tropical Cruises to Jamaica: The Reggae Collector’s Edition, produced by way of Contractor Music Group primarily based in Jamaica.
“Dream” additionally hit the iTunes Singles Chart for all genres in Canada, and past due on Sunday evening, the tune additionally entered the Billboard chart in Canada at No. 26. It’s the primary time the tune hit Billboard Canada, even though the album has featured prior to.
Head of Contractor Music Marketing, Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards, stated he used to be thankful for the enhance the album used to be receiving from Canadian tune listeners.
“Great way to start the year for Contractor Music. Shatta Wale keeps getting bigger on the African continent and we are growing in the market with him. Opening the Canadian market gives us an another country to get sales and streams for reggae and dancehall,” Edwards informed Urban Islandz.
Shatta Wale is understood for his collaboration “Already” with Beyonce, which received 4 Grammy Awards in 2020. The tune Dream used to be produced by way of Tevino productions/ Top Braff.
The Ghanaian artist has been one of the crucial main artists within the Afro-dancehall area in Africa.
Wale just lately sparked controversy when he took the level on Dec 25 in Accra, Ghana, at a sold-out live performance during which he stated that artists from Ghana weren’t as revered as artists from Nigeria.
An inventory of the highest 10 songs on Apple Music being performed in Ghana have been all Nigerian artists, with no less than two that includes Ghanaian artists, one thing that has drawn condemnation from Ghanaian artists for the loss of enhance given to them by way of fanatics.
Shatta Wale, on the other hand, become offended as he spoke concerning the enhance Nigerian artists have been receiving in Ghana in comparison to what Ghanaian artists have been getting into Nigeria.
“Ghana, You are my Nigeria, You are my America. F**k all NIGERIANS!!..” the 37-year-old dancehall artist stated in a level rant.