Shenseea, Buju Banton Makes Billboard Hot 100 Debut
Written by Rika C on September 8, 2021
Kanye West continues to shatter records with his new album “Donda” and the Jamaican stars, as well as others, who contributed to the project are also getting world-class exposure. The Shenseea feature “Pure Souls” and Buju Banton‘s feature “Believe What I Say” landed both artists a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week making it their first appearance on the chart. Both Jamaican stars received writing credits for their respective parts on the album, Shenseea with her melodic background vocals and Buju with his vocals and prose rendition. Shenseea was also featured on a second song of the 27-track album titled “Ok Ok Pt. 2,” where she had much more to say in a lengthier and fiery verse. This song did not make the Billboard Top 100 chart but has been making strides on other charts, as it was ranked at Number 56 on the Rolling Stone’s Top 100 songs this week. Buju Banton, on the other hand, had a few Billboard successes in the past from his albums “Voice of Jamaica,” “Til Shiloh,” “Unchained Spirit,” and “Friend For Life,” which scored positions on other Billboard chart categories.
In the album’s first week of release, the single “Pure Souls” registered over 11 million streams across DSPs, while the single “OK OK Pt 2” received over 7.4 million streams.
Both Shenseea and Buju Banton are currently getting ready to release new albums with the dancehall princess recently revealing that her debut album is done.