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Sean Paul - First Jamaican artiste to top Billboard Rap Album Charts

seanpaul-imperial-blaze.jpgSean Paul might be in Switzerland, but that won't stop his fourth studio album, Imperial Blaze from continuing to blaze fire on the Billboard charts in the US. The album, his first in four years, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap Album charts, toppling the likes of Eminem, Fabolous and Twista to top the charts.

Sean Paul is also sitting comfortably atop the Billboard Reggae Album Charts, ahead of a Bob Marley compilation, Ziggy Marley's Family Time, and VP Record's Reggae Gold.

This is his first time atop the rap album charts, and his second time on the Billboard Rap Album charts overall as his third studio album, The Trinity, peaked at #3 on the rap charts in 2005. It is also the first time a Jamaican artiste is topping that chart.

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Imperial Blaze is heading for international success, debuting it debuted at #1 when it was released in the dancehall-hungry Asian nation of Japan last week, selling upwards of 50,000 copies in its first week. He topped the Oricon Weekly International Album Sales chart, the first time he has done so, and is holding his own on the Billboard Canadian Albums, France Albums, and European Albums with positions #5, #8, and #20 respectively. It is has also been certified Gold in France.

Aside from those charts, Imperial Blaze is also #3 on the R&B/Hip Hop Album Charts, #12 on the Billboard 200, and #9 on the Digital Downloads charts.

The platinum-selling dancehall superstar, hailed by Essence.com - the online outfit of the popular North American publication Essence Magazine - as the "dancehall king", is now celebrating his first time atop the competitive rap charts.

"Anytime a song or an album makes it on a chart I get excited, and now to be able to top the Billboard Top Rap Album charts is something that I'm especially excited about. Not because it's the Billboard charts, but because it's a dancehall album. It's made in Jamaica by Jamaicans. So I didn't top the Billboard Rap Album Charts, Jamaica did," said Sean Paul from Switzerland.

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Comments (24)

 

gaza gal:
Posted by gaza gal | September 17, 2009 3:40 PM

congrats to you sean paul for keeping jamaica in the spotlight i also wantt o send a big shout to usain bolt, asafa, and the entire female teak an field team...



Ms. Opposer:
Posted by Ms. Opposer | September 17, 2009 3:47 PM

gaza or gully will never see achievements such as sean paul's a dme things yah wi fi fight over good news because gaza and gully will not heading out and before beenie man guh spend quality time on his career so him get out there back like back in the days him running around bout a gaza mi seh f**king fool



Posted by Sophia McKay | September 17, 2009 3:57 PM

Congrats Sean Paul this is what we call success, keep doing your thing, the real ppl knows the real deal!!!



Posted by juicee | September 17, 2009 3:57 PM

Nuff big ups fi Sean Paul..,I totally agree with Ms. Opposer, dem and dem GAZA & GULLY, what is all dat about, all mi cyaan sey is, keep up the good work Mr. Paul, cause you JUMBO!!



Gully Mi Seh:
Posted by Gully Mi Seh | September 17, 2009 3:59 PM

congrats to him yest but i will give him a bigger congrats when him start bussing some other yutes from jamaica him too damn selfish



Mr. Lou:
Posted by Mr. Lou | September 17, 2009 4:02 PM

No joke but if Vybz Kartel bleach a bit more and get brown like Sean Paul two things would happen

1) Him would get back his visa

2) He would be big like Sean Paul running the Billboard charts dem red



Kavelle:
Posted by Kavelle | September 17, 2009 4:09 PM

Sean I don't care what they want to say about you not bussing other artiste all I can say is that you are So Fine



Tiki:
Posted by Tiki | September 17, 2009 4:14 PM

some of you comenters are so ridiculous who there to buss from jamaica that has the same requirements as Sean P the lord help those who help themselves



niki british:
Posted by niki british | September 17, 2009 4:46 PM

Sean has everything that is needed to become an international star what you people are not understanding it's mot only about being a good talent but it's also about possessing the right image



Hustler:
Posted by Hustler | September 17, 2009 5:48 PM

Initially they were marketing this dude as a Puerto Rican wen him first album was going places



maka:
Posted by maka | September 17, 2009 5:55 PM

mr. lou a joke dat de fog done a bleach already fe get him visa and it na work a only god can help him not de devil him marreid a woman already fe get it 2 and it nu work either him a fog so tell fe go married a man dat will help him.



Jam-Two:
Posted by Jam-Two | September 17, 2009 7:44 PM

Sean paul you have done it again but please mek sure dat this time around yuh buss some young talents or even carry a few with yuh pon di road and mi nah talk bout chicken, looga man or kid krupt because dem caan buss again get some fresh talents



katie:
Posted by katie | September 17, 2009 8:26 PM

yow music is something else because hated sean paul new song so fine when just heard it but now I find my self singing it every day yow music is powerful



Vado:
Posted by Vado | September 17, 2009 10:11 PM

do yuh thing youth



Wizzy:
Posted by Wizzy | September 18, 2009 12:45 AM

Congrats to SP, not my favorite artist but i gotta give it to him, him knows what to do and when to do, Y'all know this album going double platinum right? no joke about it.



Julany:
Posted by Julany | September 18, 2009 1:28 AM

mi almost give up pon sean paul thinking that it was the end for his career but di mon bounce right back and now he's hot once more good stuff



chunie:
Posted by chunie | September 18, 2009 1:35 AM

it seems like we all are forgetting something, remember that sean paul's break out single was voiced almost years before it buss di place yuh artiste like Mavado, Vybz kartel and beenie man who catchy hooks that will have you singing immediately but sean paul hooks take its own little time to stuck in yuh head and when it stuck it stuck fi good



talk the truth:
Posted by talk the truth | September 18, 2009 4:26 PM

sean paul looks have a lot to do with it im not saying that he doesnt have talent but if bounty beenie mavado kartel or any other dj besides shaggy was doing the same songs and conducting themselves the same way sean paul does they still wouldnt be big like him and thats a fact white people is the majority and they spend money on music and if they see someone close to them in complection they view that person as marketable its not right but check it out and you will see what im talking about.dont confuse popularity with good music,i will stay with the roots,reality,and culture side of reggae and not the pop side of it.



a gully/alliance mi seh:
Posted by a gully/alliance mi seh | September 18, 2009 4:37 PM

mi cah realy feel sean paul music like that because it seems manufactured mi cant relate with him he is not a reggae star he is a pop star along with shaggy thats why mi have to rate bob marley because him reach the entire world and was still respected on the local sceen and thats hard to do.



Ms, Sean:
Posted by Ms, Sean | September 18, 2009 5:12 PM

no sean paul hot because from once him get more than 20 comments on this website that means seh him hot becasue the comenters only commented on gossip stories or gaza and gully yes sean paul yuh again 20 comments on this forum worth 300,000 people viewing



realmckoy:
Posted by realmckoy | September 18, 2009 8:51 PM

Well mi nuh badmind so all caa saa big up yirself seanpaul. .....but mi nuh rate yuh caa yuh nah help nuh addha yute fi buss



The Truth:
Posted by The Truth | September 19, 2009 5:55 PM

Give the man his dues.He tried very hard to buss Tami Chynn,Looga man,Fahrenheit and Kid Kurup...It just didn't work..



Jermz:
Posted by Jermz | September 20, 2009 5:11 PM

I personally don't really care for Sean Paul's music. It has too much of a pop feel for me to consider him a reggae artist but at the same time he is bringing a wider audience to reggae music so mi wish him more success.



DITAURUS:
Posted by DITAURUS | September 21, 2009 6:06 PM

A JUS SH*T OONUH A CHAT BECAUSE SEAN PAUL HAS THE COLOUR AND ALL THAT,HE IS TALENTED YES,BUT NOT ALL THAT,NO BIAS TING BUT SEAN DO GIRL SONGS AND THEY AREN'T BETTER THAN VYBZ KARTEL'S OR MOST OF THE OTHER DANCEHALL ARTISTE,YES ITS A FACT,NUFF A OONUH A WAGGONISSSSSS!
WHEN SEAN DID HIS SONG BEFORE MAKIN IT BIG ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE,YOU NEVER RECOGNIZE HIM,BUT AS HIM BUSS ALL A OONUH A RATE,**K 0FF



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