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Slow Down: Skip Marley makes history with his #1 ‘Billboard’ hit


Jack McCain Skip Marley’s “Slow Down” collaboration with H.E.R. fast-tracked to the number-one spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart — making him the first Jamaican-born artist ever to hold the top spot on that chart, according to his label, Island Records.

The reggae/R&B mash-up, released last November, represents the legacy of Skip’s late grandfather, reggae icon Bob Marley.

The timing couldn’t be more appropriate, as 2020 also marks the 40th anniversary of “Redemption Song,” from Marley’s final studio album, Uprising. It also comes during Bob Marley’s year-long 75th birthday celebration.

“Ever proud to represent Jamaica achieving new levels in any endeavor,” Marley stated in a press release obtained by Billboard.  “We appreciate all the love all the DJs, programmers, and stations who supported. It takes an army of Jah soldiers to make this type of noise.”

Skip also paid respect to her H.E.R. for elevating the track with her “heavenly vocals.”

“Slow Down” will be featured on Marley’s highly-anticipated album, expected this summer.

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