Dancehall superstar Popcaan has been the topic of many headlines for weeks now, from his legal woes with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to immigration issues in the United Kingdom and rumoured relationship with former Jamaican beauty queen and Miss World Toni-Ann Singh. However, his latest headline is definitely a step in the right direction for his career.
Only days ago, it was revealed that his latest collaboration TAS (Toni-Ann Singh), featuring Burna Boy on the Afrobeat’s star ‘Love, Damini’ album, has bullied its way onto the Billboard and several other charts globally.
The single debuted at No.12 on the Billboard U.S Afrobeats Songs Chart, a first for any Jamaican artist in the dancehall genre. Released by Atlantic Records, it also occupies the No.2 spot on the U.S. World Albums Chart and No.14 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Albums Chart. While in the United Kingdom, it’s No.2 on their Album Chart, No.6 in Canada, Switzerland and Norway.
In TAS, the Unruly Boss heaps praise on Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh as he sings about her beauty. The song has created quite an uproar on social media, especially among his female fanbase, many of whom did not appreciate his public declaration of love for the former Miss Jamaica and Miss World, citing that they felt betrayed.