Tessanne, Sizzla hit Billboard


Tessanne Chin scored her first Billboard entry since 2014, with the ballad Love Suicide which debuts at No. 30 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart.

Love Suicide, released on Chin’s Chinita Entertainment label, is the first song by a Jamaican artist to make that Billboard list.

It was written by Blu Jane, whose credits include songs by Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande.

Chin charted three times on Billboard charts between 2013 and 2014. Her cover of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing reached No. 51 on the Hot 100 chart, while her reworking of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water stalled at No. 64. Her take on The Beatles’ Let It Be peaked at No. 76.


Sizzla’s latest album, 876, is his 26th entry on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. Released by Zojak Worldwide, it debuts at No. 3, Sizzla’s highest charter.

His first entry was Praise Ye Jah, which went to No. 13 in 1997. His last album on the table was 2014’s Radical which reached No. 5.

876 is Sizzla’s 71st album. The 13-track set features production from Robert ‘Bobby Digital’ Dixon, Vychalle ‘Kid’ Singh, Jason ‘J-Vibe’ Farmer and Sheldon ‘Calibud’ Stewart.