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May 9, 2014
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Octane 'Journeys' closer to top Int'l Charts


Reggae/dancehall hitmaker I-Octane continues to solidify his name as a major contender in the industry with the success of his sophomore album My Journey.

After two official album launches in both Jamaica and New York, the album garnered such massive approval that it quickly peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

"I'm very proud of how well the album is doing," I-Octane confirmed. "The fact that it has reached this level on the charts is evidence that my fans appreciate my versatility as an artiste."

Since its release on March 4, 2014, My Journey has been dubbed by many as one of the best reggae albums to be released in years. Despite the fact that I-Octane is known for his prowess as a dancehall artiste, his reggae album has retained the No. 1 spot on the New York Reggae Chart and No. 2 on the South Florida Reggae chart.

Love you like I Do, the lead single from the album, has steadily gained popularity andholds the No. 1 spot on the Fi Wi Choice Charts as well as the Jamaican Music Countdown Charts. Itis on heavy rotation as is the catchy ballad, Stepping in the name of Love, and the hard-hitting collab, A Yah Wi Deh featuring Kymani Marley.

"The work never ends,"I-Octane admits. "Even though the album is out there, there's still a lot of work to be done, and it's important for me to give the people the visuals to accompany the music."

Since the beginning of 2014, the hardworking artiste has already shot videos for two of the songs - Mamma and A Yah Wi Deh - from the album. The video for the dancehall single, Trendsetter was also shot and released last week and is steadily climbing the charts.

The in-demand artiste has also been travelling the world, performing for his loyal fans.

Most recently, he has had sold-out performances at the Luxy nightclub in Concord, Canada; Reggae on the beach in Barbados, and at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York.

Luckily, he managed to find the time to accept three coveted awards at the annual Linkage Awards, 2014. He walked away with the awards for Deejay of the Year, Performer of the Year and Recording Artiste of the Year.

He has returned to Jamaica for a brief stint before he leaves again for more overseas commitments.

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