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In less than two months, singjay Chino McGregor will release what promises to be another stellar album for the Japan market.
The still untitled album will be released in early September to coincide with his Japan tour to promote the album. The celebrated artiste is no stranger to the market; in fact, not only have all his previously released albums done well, but they have also topped the charts in the region.
Chino’s sophomore Japan album, Never Change, released in the summer of 2010 shot to the second spot on the iTunes Reggae chart, where it remained for a number of weeks. In addition, later that year his hit single, From Mawnin’, also featured on the album went on to become the number one purchased and downloaded track/ringtone on Japan’s most established ringtone site, Reggae Zion. This was the first time anyone outside the region had accomplished such a feat.
Chino says he not only hopes to replicate this success in the region, “We have been putting in a lot of work into the album and hopefully it will be well received by the fans there and we will be able to reach more fans in the Japan market.”
The singer who recently released his Rich Tomorrow video, and the Miss Universe single says fans can expect the video for Be Around (Ride or Die) – which is a follow up to the Miss Universe single – in a few days. In addition, fans can catch the ace-singer performing at this weekend’s JCDC Festival Queen Competition finals.Tags: Chino, Dancehall, Jamaica, Japan, Reggae