Is It You, DJ GQ’s four-song debut EP has placed a tremendous impact on the US charts this week. Is It You debuts at Number 10 and is streaming on Billboard Reggae Albums Charts. At the same time, the mini-set opens a Number 1 with sales of 658 copies on the sales-driven US Current Reggae Albums Chart. Born Gary Hardie released his EP on October 9 through Poison Pill and distributed by Zojak World Wide. Tracks present on the Ep include: You Got Me (with Craigy T formerly of TOK), Is It You (featuring singer Casely and Busy Signal), I Still Want You (featuring Kenny Lloyd and Mr Vegas) and Florida (featuring Yaksta). Hardie, who is professionally known as DJ GQ was born in Jamaica and attended Campion College. He then migrated in the mid-1990’s to Florida. It has been 20 years since he became a DJ by profession. However, he got in music production in 2017.
Trending on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart are: Bob Marley and The Wailers’ “Legend” which has been Number 1 for 41 weeks. Popcaan “Fixtape” has jumped from 7 to 6. Also, “Higher Place” by Skip Marley has emerged from 10 to 8. Interestingly, “Legend” rises from 73 to 60 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and has moved from 13 to 9 on the Catalogue Albums table. Moving to the US Current Reggae Albums Chart is “Got To Be Tough” by Toots and the Maytals which moves from 4 to 2 and has sold an addition of 224 copies and brings its total to 3,097 copies. “ More Family Time” by Ziggy Marley is at Number 3 after selling 140 copies. Overall, a total of 1,077 copies have been sold.“World On Figure” by Stick Figure moves from 3 to 4 with another 132 copies being sold which brings the total to 26,203. On the Regional Charts, “People Like You” by Gramps Morgan has taken the lead in the Number 1 position on the South Florida Top 25 Reggae Chart. Also, Buju Bnaton’s “Buried Alive” is the new leader on The Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart in New York.