American band Stick Figure has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with their latest album titled Wisdom, dethroning Reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers, who had enjoyed a previously unbroken 140-week run at No. 1 with the greatest hits collection, Legend.
Wisdom, released independently on September 9 via Ruffwood Records, has sold 34,900 units from sales and streaming in the United States in its first week of release.
The 14-track album’s first week total includes 10,900 copies in pure album sales, and 32.3 million from audio and video streams in the US, according to data provided to DancehallMag from Billboard’s sales tracker Luminate.
Wisdom featured Barrington Levy on the track Soul of the World.
It’s the biggest opening week for a Reggae album since Sting and Shaggy’s 44/876, which moved 10,180 copies in its first week in 2018, and Stick Figure’s previous album World On Fire, which had moved 10,283 copies in its first week in 2019.
This is also the fourth No. 1 Reggae album for Stick Figure, which is led by frontman Scott Woodruff.
Their albums Burial Ground (2012), Set In Stone (2015) and World On Fire (2019), had all peaked at No. 1, while Smoke Stack (2009) had peaked at No. 8 on the chart.
Set in Stone: Instrumentals (2015) peaked at No. 7, while Fire and Stone: Prince Fatty Presents Stick Figure (2021) peaked at No. 3.