The folks at Music Power charts have released their Dancehall Chart for December of 2020 with Sean Paul taking the top spot at 17.3 Million spins overall, followed by Popcaan at 16.2M with Dexta Daps rising quickly up the chart at the #4 spot with 7.1 Million. It will be interesting to see if Dexta can keep up the momentum over the holidays.
What is Dancehall you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia, "Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music" that came out in the late 70s "but was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of that decade." In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or "ragga") becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. Key elements of dancehall music include its extensive use of Jamaican Patois rather than Jamaican standard English and a focus on the track instrumentals (or "riddims").
Dancehall saw initial mainstream success in Jamaica in the 1980s, and by the 1990s, it became increasingly popular in Jamaican diaspora communities. In the 2000s, dancehall experienced worldwide mainstream success, and by the 2010s, it began to heavily influence the work of established Western artists and producers, which has helped to further bring the genre into the Western music mainstream.
What are the Music Power Charts and how do they rank songs?
The method used by Music Power charts to determine chart postion is described below.
1. All streams are created equal. This chart counts all streams on all platforms; on demand and programmed, to give you the true number of how many plays an artist gets. US originated streams and sales only are counted at this time. Total streams are show on the chart in millions.
2. Only living artists with a new song or album in the last three years are included.
3. Genres sub-genres, moods and scenes rule. Smaller scenes deserve charts too.
4. An album sale counts as 1500 streams. A digital single sale counts as 150 streams.
We here at MusicBizHub absolutely love the way that Music Power Charts have stepped up to provide charts for many of the genres that get paid less attention to. Genres like Dancehall, Shoegaze, Alternative RandB, Folk Rock, Southern Hip-Hop, Jam, Female Emcees, Transformational Roots and more as well as charts that are specific to certain companies within the music industry like agencies, management companies etc. We will continue to bring you these charts as often as they are published, which at the current rate is a few times per week.
See More Charts belowAugust 10, 2022
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