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Collie Buddz bosses Billboard

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Number one: Collie Buddz

Collie Buddz, one of Bermuda’s most successful musicians, has topped Billboard’s Reggae Album charts.

The reggae star’s third album, Hybrid, was released on May 24 and has been at the top of the charts for a week.

The self-produced ten-track album follows on from his 2017 song Good Life and includes a rap by Tech N9ne and collaborations with Russ, B Young and Ghanaian Grammy-nominated singer Stonebwoy.

Collie Buddz, whose real name is Colin Harper, was born in New Orleans, but moved to Bermuda as a child after his father passed away.

He was soon influenced by reggae music and when he was 19 attended Full Sail Academy in Orlando to pursue an audio engineering degree.

Since then he has toured the world with his music supporting artists including Cyprus Hill, Rebelution and Matisyahu and has played at major music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Summer Jam.

He continues to record new music, which he releases on his own record label Harper Digital and owns Bermudian radio station Vibe 103 on top of being a father.

Hybrid by Collie Buddz has topped the Billboard’s Reggae Album Charts