Love Situation, the latest album from reggae superstar Tarrus Riley, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart this week.
The album was released independently on February 4th in a partnership between JukeBoxx Records, Cannon Productions, BSMG and Zojak World Wide. Along with its debut on the #1 spot on Billboard's reggae chart, the album has also been steady at #1 on the iTunes reggae chart for the last week.
Reviews of the album have been excellent, and Riley and his band are currently on tour in the United States performing to enthusiastic crowds in the western states.
Pat Meschino of Billboard Magazine stated, "Tarrus Riley's Love Situation is a stunning tribute to Jamaican rock steady as well as a landmark career recording. The use of classic Jamaican rhythms, which are given renewed luster through the immaculate production of Dean Fraser and Shane Brown, as well as the artist's superb, deeply affecting singing and songwriting yields an irresistible album that may finally bring Tarrus and by extension, contemporary Jamaican reggae, a much deserved, widespread audience throughout North America."
The overwhelming response to Love Situation is a testament to the power of high-quality, professionally produced reggae music.
I have permission to share this story from Zojak World Wide.