Highly acclaimed Reggae singer, Protoje, has released his highly anticipated sophomore album, The 8 Year Affair .
Protoje recently hosted the official album launch for The 8 Year Affair at Tuff Gong International studios in Kingston.
Instead of delivering his new material live on the mic, the conscious reggae artist opted to play out his 14-track project for guests.
The 8 Year Affair features singles such as This Is Not a Marijuana Song and Kingston Be Wise, which talks of the infamous incursion in Tivoli Gardens in 2010. The album also features collaborations with singing sensations, Romain Virgo, Tessanne Chin and Toi as well as production from Lifeline Music as well as Protoje’s cousin and internationally-renowned hitmaker, Don Corleon, who produced 13 of the album’s 14 tracks.
After such a recent album debut, Protoje is already reaping international rewards for his work, as The 8 Year Affair debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Chart, already surpassing its predecessor – 7 Year Itch.
Additionally, he achieved fourth spot on the Billboard-affiliated Next Big Sound chart, which tracks musicians who are statistically poised to achieve future success determined by their impact across social music websites. The 8 Year Affair alsolanded at number two on the iTunes Reggae chart in Germany while placing third on the same chart in the United States, only trailing Reggae icon, Bob Marley for the re-mastered and deluxe editions of his classic album, Legend.
The project has also copped top ten positions in countries such as Canada, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Finland and the United Kingdom.
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