Reggae star Collie Buddz once again solidifies his legacy in the genre’s hall of fame with his recent entry on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. “Take it Easy,” Buddz’s fourth studio album, has debuted at number ten, marking his impressive sixth appearance on the chart.
Back in 2007, Collie Buddz burst onto the scene with his pro-marijuana anthem “Come Around.” The track earned him widespread recognition, paving the way for subsequent hits like “Blind to You” and the soca-inspired “Mamacita.” Today, with a growing discography, Buddz remains a force to be reckoned with.
“Take it Easy,” released on September 29, masterfully weaves together reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop elements, resulting in a sonic tapestry that invites repeated listens. The 12-track collection features collaborations with music heavyweights such as Bounty Killer, B Real, and Danny Towers. Additionally, while Buddz’s unique touch is evident across most of the album, the project is also enriched by contributions from Jason “J-Vibe” Farmer, Bobby Konders, and Fatbabs.
Sharing his enthusiasm for “Take it Easy,” Collie Buddz remarked, “I’m thrilled about how this album materialized. It embodies a celebration of life, love, and the unifying power of music. My hope is that it resonates with and uplifts all who lend their ears to it.”
Highlight tracks on the album include “High Grade (International Herb),” “Brighter Days,” and “Money Up.”
Collie Buddz’s history on the reggae chart includes hits like “Come Around,” “Good Life,” “Hybrid,” “Blue Dreams EP,” and “Cali Roots Riddim 2020.” Notably, “Come Around” also earned spots on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
Elsewhere on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, iconic albums from legends like Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Legend” dominate, holding its stellar number 1 position. Meanwhile, albums from renowned artists like Shaggy, Sean Paul, and Stick Figure consistently enthrall audiences, underscoring reggae’s timeless appeal.
As we applaud Collie Buddz’s continued success, the charts also pulsate with rhythms from other standout artists like Byron Messia and Teejay, emphasizing the vibrancy and dynamism of today’s reggae scene .