Beenie Man & Bounty Killer Verzuz battle

Verzuz battle

Beenie Man and Bounty Killer

After their historic Verzuz battle on Instagram Live, both Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have registered a bounce in sales of their individual singles. 

Since the climax of the clash on the two-hour livestream, there has been mushrooming interest in both artistes as more than 450,000 people tuned in to see them perform on Saturday – including Barbadian singer Rihanna, music mogul Diddy, and Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.

There have been several thousand mentions on Twitter and IG, glowing editorials in music magazines and national newspapers, brutally comic parodies, sarcastic memes (read Beenie Man’s beer belly) and best of all, a gentle explosion in sales. 

Beenie Man’s ‘Girls Dem Sugar‘ featuring Mya , released June 29, 2000 is at #19, and the original, released with just Beenie’s vocals in 1996, is at #87. When it was first released, this single peaked at #13 on the UK Top 100 charts and also peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 2, 2000

One of Beenie Man‘s most popular and controversial singles, Who Am I’, which was released December 9, 1997, is now at #24 on iTunes reggae chart. When first released, ‘Who Am I’ was a worldwide hit which peaked at #10 on the UK charts and peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 22, 1998. 

Popping up at #31 is the single, ‘Romie‘ from the Best of Beenie Man album, released January 1, 1996.

Bounty Killer’s chart-topping ‘Living Dangerously’ combination with Barrington Levy clocks in at #32. It was released on the ‘Nah No Mercy’ album on September 17, 1996. 

Beenie Man’s ‘King of the Dancehall’, released July 24, 2004, from the eponymous album is at #37 while Bounty Killer’s ‘Look’, released January 1, 1999 from the ‘Nah No Mercy’ album is at #38. 

Beenie Man’s ‘Dude’, released January 27, 2004 is at #58 on the iTunes 100 chart. ‘Dude’ is Beenie Man’s highest charting single on the UK charts, clocking in at #7, and peaking at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 12, 2004. 

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2020 Ninja Man – Shame

New Ninja Man in stores

One of the most popular dancehall DJs of the late ’80s and early ’90s, Ninjaman was also perhaps the most controversial, thanks to his often violent, progun lyrics. His bad-man image overshadowed the fact that he was a hugely talented freestyle lyricist, and the owner of a theatrical, stuttering delivery that made him a highly distinctive toaster. What was more, he did delve into social commentary at times, protesting war and the harsh realities of ghetto life rather than glamorizing their attendant violence. By the late ’90s, 

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Vybz Kartel is the streaming king – Deejay tops local numbers with arch-rival Alkaline trailing

Alkaline may have fired subliminal shots at incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel in his latest track, ‘ Nah Fi Like’, but instead of releasing a diss track of his own, the ‘Worl’ Boss’ has been opting to let his catalogue speak for him. In a number of posts made to the deejay’s page, the account holder has been showing off Kartel’s streaming numbers on YouTube, which show Alkaline lagging behind on the 2020 charts Vybz Kartel is the streaming king – Deejay tops local numbers with arch-rival Alkaline trailing

Chronic Law came in at number two with a total of 6.05 million views, while Alkaline came in at number three with 5.09 million views. Alkaline was also behind on the weekly and monthly charts.

During THE STAR‘s research, it was also discovered that over the three-month period for 2020, Dancehall & Reggae superstar Vybz Kartel amassed a total of 101 million plays on YouTube. That number reflects the number of times the artiste’s songs were viewed in different countries.

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