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Beres Hammond tops Billboard chart with latest album

By Marc Parc
OutAroad Writer

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Reggae legend, Beres Hammond has been enjoying lots of international exposure in recent weeks and with good reason as his latest album has topped Billboard.

Hammond's new album, One Love, One Life, peaked at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart in this, its fourth week on the chart. One Love, One Life, which debuted on November 13, has been in the top 5 of Billboard's Reggae chart ever since its release and, according to SoundScan, has sold just under 2,200 copies to date.

Hammond's creativity dominated on the double disc, as he produced or wrote 19 of its 20 tracks. The album contains several conscious and lover's rock songs, the type of music that has made Hammond one of Reggae music's greatest products.

This is the latest in a strong run in the United States for Hammond, who appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show last week, where he promoted One Life, One Live and performed alongside Grammy-winning hip-hop/soul band, The Roots.

He followed that up by performing at the ground-breaking Sounds of Reggae concert inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center on December 12 where he shared the stage with fellow, highly-acclaimed musicians such as Shaggy, UB40 and Maxi Priest. Two days later, Hammond performed at the Hard Rock Café in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
One Love, One Life is available for purchase on iTunes and is being distributed by VP Records, in collaboration with Hammond's Harmony House label.

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