Nothing could stop Skip Marley and H.E.R. on the charts.
Marley and H.E.R.’s collaborative single “Slow Down” has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs Chart for the week of May 23. It has also secured the top spot at urban adult contemporary radio. He is the first Jamaican-born artist to accomplish this feat.
“I never set my sights on a chart position when we recorded the song, but I give praise and thanks to the almighty that the music can reach these heights and connect to a wider audience,” Marley said.
He continued, “Ever proud to represent Jamaica achieving new levels in any endeavor. We appreciate all the DJs, programmers, and stations who supported. It takes an army of Jah soldiers to make this type of noise. Maximum respect to H.E.R. for lifting the track with her heavenly vocals and much love to Wale for blessing the remix.”
Island Records President/CEO Darcus Beese added, “Skip not only continues to build on the success of the Marley legacy but has carved out a unique lane for himself in this business. As the first Jamaican artist to reach #1 on the Adult R&B Songs chart, his Island Records family couldn’t be prouder.”
“Slow Down” is lifted from Marley’s forthcoming project that is slated to release this summer via Island Records.