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Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ Still Tops Charts 36 Years Later

Bob Marley’s Legend: The Very Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers, has continued to top the new look Billboard Reggae Albums in 2020, 36 years later after release.

The album, which was first released in 1984 as Legend, tops the chart leading up to the late Reggae icon’s 75th birthday celebration on February 6.

The album debuted nine years before Billboard’s reggae table was even introduced. It has remained one of the most successful albums of all time.

Over the years the album has been reproduced several times, selling more than 28 million copies worldwide.

Legend is currently number 1 on the Albums chart and has remained in the charts for 13 weeks as of today’s date..

According to Billboard, the album remarkably still sells between 3,000 and 5,000 copies each week.

The new-look chart sees a number of older titles re-entering the chart which were released years ago.

According to Billboard, this is in keeping with developing trends and the way music is consumed by fans via different streaming platforms.

Except retrieved from Radio Update

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BLACK NEWS CHANNEL MAKES HISTORIC LAUNCH

Viewers across America will witness the launch of the nation’s only African American news network, Black News Channel (BNC).

BNC’s state-of-the-art network operations center is based in Tallahassee, Florida, with news bureaus located throughout the country.

Black News Channel is an independent network that is minority owned and operated. It will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 cable news programming dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities. BNC aims to provide access to information and  educational programming to meet the specific needs of this growing and dynamic community that is a major consumer of subscription television services. It is envisaged that BNC will provide an authentic, new voice that represents African Americans in mainstream media and fosters political, economic, and social discourse; the network will be one voice representing the many voices of African Americans. 

BNC’s programming will illuminate truth about the unique challenges facing urban communities and help close the “image gap” that exists today between the negative black stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media news and our enterprisingAfrican American communities.

BNC will provide culturally specific, intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring, and empowering to its audience. BNC’s collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will provide the network access to stories not covered by other news organizations. In addition, BNC’s partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) offers internship and training opportunities for the nation’s next generation of aspiring young journalists.

BNC can be seen on Spectrum, Xfinity X-1 Platform, and Dish Network. Soon after launch and will also be available on Sling, Vizio Smart TVs, Xumo and Roku Channel. 

With its additional distribution partners, the network will have a cumulative total of 100+ million
homes sharing in the BNC experience. Details for these and other distribution platforms will be
announced as they become available.

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The Milton Keynes Reggae Festival

The BIGGEST EVER family friendly Reggae show to hit Milton Keynes. Featuring:

Toots and the Maytals
The Real ASWAD
David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan
General Levy
Mungo’s Hi Fi
KIKO BUN
Channel One Sound System
Levi Roots
Iration Steppas Official
Eva Lazarus
The Marley Experience
+ a VERY SPECIAL HEADLINER TBA

2 stages of Reggae, Dancehall, Dub & Jungle.
Caribbean food market, with food vendors from near & far.

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iJAM Music Festival

Headlined by Morgan Heritage, the Royal Family of Reggae, the iJAM Music Festival includes a star-studded lineup including Busy Signal, Less Than Jake, Baha Men, Marcia Griffiths, Boris Bilbraut, Pumpa, Gondwana, Laza Morgan, Jemere Morgan, Esh x Schief, Sailor Jane and many more.

The family-friendly festival will also include international fare, holistic experiences, Health & Wellness purveyors and Clean the World soap education and a Kidz Zone. iJAM Music Festival patrons will experience the true meaning of “One Love.

“The iJAM Music Festival is a brilliant idea brought to Central Florida by the legendary Morgan Heritage. How can you NOT be a part of it? With such an array of artists from different genres, and iHeartMedia’s ability to reach the masses to promote this event, it’s a win-win combo for our community. We look forward to watching this event grow each year and seeing just how much of a positive impact it has on our little piece of the world and how we can show our commitment to ONE LOVE!” – Supa Dave, iHeartMedia Event Sales & Production Manager/On-Air Talent.

To further their mission, The Morgan Heritage Foundation aims to facilitate and create programs that provides a clear path to success for the youth and has partnered with Clean the World, a non-profit, global health organization committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world through water, sanitation and hygiene for all those affected by poverty, homelessness, and humanitarian or natural crises.

“When Morgan Heritage and Central Florida Deals approached us about being apart of the iJAM Music Festival, we knew immediately that it would be a great fit,” says Shawn Seipler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clean the World. “This festival is an opportunity to raise awareness, build social impact, and serve the community. We are honored to partner with this talented family group of Grammy award winning performers to spread love to those in need.”


“Through our partnership, our goal is to bring awareness about Clean the World’s mission to save millions of people with proper hygienic health,” said Mojo Morgan. “By recycling soap and other discarded hygiene products, Clean the World saves lives with items that traditionally end up in landfills. Thousands of children under the age of five years old, their lives are cut short due to inflections and diseases that are preventable. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed over 53 million bars of soap, hygiene kits and other wash supplies and provided aid to over 10 million people in 127 countries,” said Morgan Heritage Foundation.