Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, says he wasn’t too surprised when his latest album, ‘Reign’ made it to the Billboard charts.
According to him, the album reaching that success level was his target.
The album made it to Number 6 on Billboard World Album chart just after a week of its release.
The dancehall act released the album at a mammoth concert at the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, on Saturday, October 13.
Shortly after the release, some persons criticized the album with some describing it as ‘trash’.
The 17-track ‘Reign’ album has songs like ‘Gringo’, ‘Bend Over’, ‘I Regret’, ‘If I See’ and ‘Wonder’ with Nigeria’s Olamide, the only artiste featured on the album.
A businessman and his wife shocked patrons at Shatta Wale’s album launch when they purchased the first copy of the album for ¢150,000.
Commenting on the feat, he told Daniel Dadzie in an interview on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM: “It wasn’t too surprising…That was the target.”
According to him, his target was “To the get the world know about Ghana.”
He explained that the album is a culmination of his study of the music industry and his growth as an artiste.