The feat follows the project’s successful debut on the Official Afrobeats Charts in the UK after its release on 28 April. Landing at No. 8, the album joins the ranks of other successful releases in the reggae genre.
This is not Stonebwoy’s first appearance on a Billboard Chart. Three years ago, his single ‘Nominate’ featuring US R&B singer Keri Hilson debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart.
Stonebwoy’s first collection under Def Jam, 5th Dimension features a star-studded line-up including Afrobeats supremos Davido, Oxlade, Tiwa Savage, the legendary Angélique Kidjo and South African amapiano progenitor DJ Maphorisa. Others are Shaggy (Jamaica), Dexta Daps (Jamaica) and Mereba (US) and Jaz Karis (UK).
Following a three-year gap since his last studio album, Anloga Junction in 2020, Stonebwoy’s new collection blends pop and pop-related themes with genres like Afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, amapiano and folk. Leading up to its release, the album was previewed by a number of singles, notably ‘Far Away’ and ‘More of You’.
“There’s no other name that could describe my fifth studio album,” Stonebwoy said upon the album’s arrival. “In the space that I find myself in, I want to continue to contribute to my culture, my time, and my generation. The fifth dimension goes beyond the physical – it goes into the astral, it goes into the spiritual. It deals with all aspects of emotions and thoughts. This is vibration, this is levels…”