Sean Paul’s fourth studio album has been creating waves all around the world. Imperial Blaze has copped the number 1 spot on the Billboard Rap Album charts knocking out contenders such as Fabulous and Eminem. This is the first time a Jamaican artiste is topping the Billboard Rap Album charts. Sean Paul’s third studio album Trinity reach only number 3 on the charts in 2005.
The success of the album thus far is evident as on its release in Japan it sold upwards of 500,000 in the first week. Sean Paul is also sitting comfortably in the number 1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts, ahead of a Bob Marley compilation, Ziggy Marley‘s Family Time, and VP Record’s Reggae Gold.
Certified Gold in France, the album is number 3 on the R&B/Hip Hop Album Charts, number 5 on the Billboard Canadian Albums and is doing well on the European charts.
Aside from those charts, Imperial Blaze is also number 12 on the Billboard 200, and number 9 on the Digital Downloads charts.
Imperial Blaze was recorded and produced in Jamaica and had producers such as Jeremy Harding, Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor, Delano Thomas, Don Corleon, Craig ‘Leftside’ Parks, Arif Cooper and Jason ‘Jigzagula’ Henriques working on the 20-traack album.