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Alkaline now the face of Spotify’s first dancehall playlist

Dancehall sensation Alkaline is now the face of Spotify’s first Jamaican-focused playlist, “Back a Yard”.

The streaming company, last week, announced that it is expanding across 80 countries, with Jamaica included on the list.

Dubbed ‘the latest and biggest tracks from Jamaica’s Dancehall scene’, the playlist currently consists of 51 dancehall tracks from the genre’s leading headliners.

The listening time on the “Back a Yard” Spotify playlist is approximately 2hrs and 51 minutes.

Powering the streams are Alkaline’s loyal fans who took to Twitter when his latest track “Top Prize” was released last month.

Since its release on February 12, the single has reached close to 900,000 streams across DSP with over a million views on his YouTube Channel, Alkaline Musiq. The track is currently featured on several “ones to watch” lists from Pandora, Apple Music and the top 100 Deezer tracks list.

Alkaline performing in Florida last month

Indication of the track’s popularity was evident at his recent show in SD Lawn, Falkenburg Road, Tampa Florida. The highly anticipated performance, Alkaline’s first in 15 months, was met with rapturous applause from eager fans who drank from his musical fountain, singing hit after hit for close to an hour.

Delivering tracks such as “City”, “Formula”, “Move Mountain”, “Block & Delete” and “One More Time” fans frenzied into a fever pitch, first as background vocalists then as lead singers for the performance as over 1,000 in attendance were treated to constant replays of his musical hits.

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