Masicka's 'Generation Of Kings' First Week Album Sales Are In

Masicka‘s Generation of Kings, his first album under Def Jam Recordings, will make a strong debut on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart tomorrow.

Released on December 1, the 17-track album has sold 3,500 units in sales and streaming in the United States during its first week, according to data provided to DancehallMag from Billboard’s sales tracker Luminate.  Of this, there were 600 copies in pure album sales and 4.4 million in audio and video streaming in the US.

The album’s lifetime sales, which include sales and streaming equivalent album units from its pre-release singles — Tyrant and LimeLight — stand at 7,600 units, including 11.1 million in audio and video streaming in the US.

Masicka – Generation Of Kings

Masicka’s debut album 438, which was released in December 2021, had debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart after selling 2,864 units (including 733 pure copies) during its first week of the release.

438 has so far sold over 50,000 units in the US, according to Billboard.

Generation of Kings featured Popcaan, Dexta Daps, Queen of Dancehall SpiceChronic Law, Lila Iké, Nigerian singer Fave and Haitian-American singer Fridayy.

Masicka has producer credits on ten tracks, with contributions from Mario ‘Dunw3ll’ Dunwell, Boi-1da, Atto Wallance, Moz ‘Mozeeko’ Hamm, and Donald ‘Razzy’ Chen, among others.

Before signing with Def Jam earlier this year, Masicka, whose real name is Javaun Nicholas Fearon, was associated with Corey Todd’s Take Ova Records and then his own labels 1Syde/Genahsyde.

His hit songs include Infrared with Vybz Kartel, Leader with Dexta Daps, Top FormStay StrongPromise, Update, I Wish, Suicide Note, and They Don’t Know.

“I think, personally, mi cover a lot of ground throughout the Caribbean,” he told Billboard of his time before Def Jam.

“I feel like I’ve done everything I needed to in the Caribbean. I’ve traveled the Caribbean like 6-7 times already, over and over again, and it’s just trying to get a greater reach. They [Def Jam] see the talent, they see the creativity. It’s just trying fi expand the content and mek di ting grow and just build it. Nuh sense fi have all this talent and you remain on the same level.”

Added Masicka: “In five years’ time, I really love fi become a fully established artist in the U.S. A fully established dancehall artist selling hundreds of thousands of records, start performing in stadiums, and sign some artists.”

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