Released last week Tuesday, the album sold just under 550 copies in its debut week. As a result, Etana has become the first female singer since Diana King in 1997 (Think Like a Girl) to top the illustrious chart. This is her fourth album to reach the American Magazine’s Reggae chart.
I Rise, which is being distributed by American Reggae/Dancehall label, VP Records, features covers of Marcia Griffith’s Stepping Out of Babylon and Selassie in the Chapel by The Wailers, as well as production from legendary producer, Clive Hunt as well as songwriting from the likes of Fab Five band member, Astley ‘Grub’ Cooper, Serita Lewis as well as Dwaine Campbell and Aeion Hoilette from the C Sharp band.
Etana has been on tour in the United States since Oct. 23 and will be there until the end of November.