JM | Oct 14, 2020

Tarrus Riley and Shenseea take No. 1 spotlight on Jamaican YouTube with ‘Lighter’

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The lead single from his 2020 album ‘Healing’, Tarrus Riley sparked a movement with his lovers’ anthem ‘Lighter’ featuring dancehall star Shenseea. (Photo: Vevo for

Jamaican reggae crooner Tarrus Riley has found a sure-fire hit in Lighter as the mega-collaboration with dancehall princess Shenseea dominates the local YouTube charts this month.

According to insights provided by the Google-owned streaming platform, just over a month after its debut, Lighter amassed another 2.22 million+ streams for the top spot. Young Grammy kid Koffee and her feel-good banger Lockdown secured the second spot with over 1.36 million streams this month. 

Fast-rising act Shaniel Muir boasts two songs in the top five places as her Same Guy collaboration with comeback girl Denyque and Yamabella take third and fourth place. St James singjay Tee Jay claims fifth placing with his From Rags to Riches single, which collected over 989,000 streams.

The ongoing pandemic continue to contribute greatly as music fans in Jamaica have buoyed the top 20 songs on YouTube with healthy streams of at least 424,000.

See below the top 20 streaming songs on the island this month:

Top tracks for month September 16 – October 14 (=, same place last week) (-, places dropped) (+, places gained)

1.     Tarrus Riley ft. Shenseea, ‘Lighter’: 2.22 million views

2.     Koffee, ‘Lockdown’: 1.36 million views

3.     Denyque ft. Shaniel Muir, ‘Same Guy’: 1.22 million views

4.     Shaniel Muir, ‘Yamabella’: 1.02 million views

5.    Tee Jay, ‘From Rags to Riches’: 989,296 views

6.     Dexta Daps, ‘Call Me If’: 945,672 views

7.    Masicka, ‘Promise’: 786,009 views

8.     Vybz Kartel ft. Squash, ‘Moon Walk’: 768,125 views

9.    Intence & iWaata, ‘Havoc’: 730,560 views

10.    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, ‘WAP’: 639,911 views  

11.    Kranium, ‘Gal Policy’: 608,276 views

12.    Skillibeng ft. Jada Kingdom, ‘Shake (Remix)’: 592,174 views

13.    Skillibeng, ‘Torpedo’: 590,653 views

14.    Jada Kingdom, ‘WiN’: 576,733 views

15.    Chronic Law & Daddy1, ‘Style Shot’: 505,876 views

16.    Skillibeng, ‘YK Dat Guh’: 484,218 views

17.    Alkaline, ‘Cree’: 473,439 views

18.    Jada Kingdom, ‘Budum’: 464,880 views

19.    Future & Drake, ‘Life Is Good’: 427,971 views

20.    Spice, ‘Inches’: 424,206 views

*NB: Images and videos curated from Vevo, YouTube.

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