October 28, 2009
VEGAS HITS #1 ON BBC CHARTS
Mr. Vegas shot to the top of the BBC 1xtra Dancehall charts this week with his latest runaway hit Gallis, prying Vybz Kartel's Versatility away from the number one spot.
It is Mr. Vegas second number one single for the year on the BBC charts, following on the huge success of I Am Blessed.
“This is massive…to score my second number one for the year on the BBC reggae chart. I could not have asked for a better year, I just have to continue to give thanks to the fans who support the music,” he
Over the weekend, Vegas brought his high-energy performances to a pair of shows in Guadeloupe, the first, a teen event during the day, before rocking an adults-only show at the same venue, the Lakasa Musik nightclub in La Jaille, Guadeloupe.
“It was great. Both performances sold out. Only Beenie Man I see do something like that, selling out a venue two times in one day when he did it at the Cactus years ago. I just feel great that the show was a
success and the promoters are pleased with the result,” he said.
Vegas said he performed reggae classics by Bob Marley, Chaka Demus and Pliers during his set for the teens.
“That is my way of keeping the reggae music alive and introducing it to a new generation of of fans who might not be otherwise with the music. And they responded well to Maxine and the Bob Marley songs and dem love Heads High,” he said.
Recently, Mr. Vegas stepped up the promotion of his breakout Man a Gallis/Sassa Step singles by making appearances on the popular television programmes CVM HItlist and TVJ’s Intense and Impact shows.
BBC 1Xtra Charts
1. Mr Vegas - Gallis
2. Vybz Kartel ft Indu- Versatility
(Head Concussion Music)
3. Mavado - House Cleaning
(Heart A Love)
4. Chino - From Mawning
5. Vybz Kartel - Bicycle