Skip Marley Gets First Billboard Number 1

Reggae Singer Skip Marley and American R and B Star  H.E.R.’s “Slow Down” moves up one spot to top Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart dated May 23.

The collaboration climbs through a 23 percent surge in plays in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the largest jump among all 30 songs on the list.

“Down,” released on Tuffgong/Island/Republic, gives the 23-year-old Marley both his first leader on Adult R&B Songs and first No. 1 on any Billboard airplay chart.

He previously came closest as a featured act on Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” which hit the top 10 on Adult Pop Songs (No. 7), Pop Songs (No. 8) and the all-genre Radio Songs chart (No. 9) in 2017.

According to a release Marley said, “I never set my sights on a chart position when we recorded the song, but I give praise and thanks to the almighty that the music can reach these heights and connect to a wider audience.”

“Ever proud to represent Jamaica achieving new levels in any endeavor. We appreciate all the love all the DJs, programmers, and stations who supported. It takes an army of Jah soldiers to make this type of noise. Maximum respect to H.E.R. for lifting the track with her heavenly vocals.”

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