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YG Marley’s Debut Single “Praise Jah In The Moonlight” Makes Waves on Billboard Charts

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YG Marley ‘s inaugural single, “Praise Jah In The Moonlight“, is making a significant impact, securing the third position on the Billboard New Zealand Songs chart for the week ending January 20. The song, featuring a vocal sample from his grandfather, Bob Marley and an outro with his mother, Ms. Lauryn Hill, delves into themes of love, spirituality, and resilience.

The track cleverly incorporates a vocal sample from the chorus of the 1978 Bob Marley & The Wailers’ song Crisis, showcasing a multi-generational musical connection. Ms. Lauryn Hill’s co-writing and co-producing contributions add to the song’s rich heritage. YG Marley, born Joshua Omaru Marley, performed the song with his mother during The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniversary Tour, sparking widespread interest.

The debut single has quickly gained popularity, accumulating over 5 million plays on Spotify since its release in December. YG Marley’s rising prominence is further underscored by his inclusion as the sole Reggae act in the lineup for the highly anticipated 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Artists Festival.

In the broader context of Reggae dominance on the charts, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Legend continues to reign supreme on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, maintaining the top position for an impressive 209 non-consecutive weeks. The reggae landscape also features notable albums from Shaggy, Sean Paul, UB40, Stick Figure, Masicka, and Byron Messia, showcasing the enduring influence of the genre.