Reggae star Jah Cure critically acclaimed album, ‘The Cure’ has returned to the number one spot on Billboard Reggae Album charts, 26 weeks after the album made its debut at #1.
Released in July, ‘The Cure’ is thirteen tracks of roots reggae and lover’s rock with R&B and pop-fused elements. This is Jah Cure’s seventh album. Since its Grammy nomination was announced last December, ‘The Cure’ received a boost in sales. He is making every effort to get the attention of Billboard and Grammy on Instagram with every post since.
“Be paiteint and understanding. As magic is gifted to those who do not rush thier destiny. ………. #thealbum #thecure @thegrammys @billboard @vprecords @thecurealbum,” is one of his many posts [as is] tagging and imploring to the organizations.
Initially, the album topped Billboard’s Reggae Album Charts for three consecutive weeks before becoming a fixture in the top ten for the last 26 weeks. It was reported that the album had sold just over 10,000 copies before it earning a nomination, according to music sales monitor Soundscan.
The 37-year-old singer from Hanover, Jamaica, will be among five nominees for Best Reggae Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards, which includes Morgan Heritage, Luciano and Barrington Levy.
In support of his new album, Jah Cure toured Europe to promote the album, his first in three years.
Jah Cure co-produced the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher “Sketch” Carey, Clive Hunt, Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Trevor “Baby G” James.
The Cure features recent hits like his #1 reggae chart-topping John Legend cover “All of Me” (which received over 5 million YouTube views), “Rasta,” “That Girl” and “Life We Live” as well as brand new singles including “No Friend of Mine” “Made In California,” “I Surrender” and more. Jah Cure’s multi-faceted story of struggle and love is intertwined into The Cure. “My struggles made me who I am today. That’s why I sing with feelings, it comes from my heart cause I feel the pain. Who feels it knows it,” he states.