Patoranking’s debut album“God Over Everything(GOE)” makes an appearance for the first time at number four on The Billboard Reggae Album charts.
The singer comes under Future Fambo(Evolve:The Surprise) at number 3, Rebelution (Falling into Place) at number 2 and son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Stephen Marley (Revelation Part 2 : The Fruit of Life) at number one.
The singer had on August 1, 2016, dropped his debut album, two years after he broke through with his single ‘Alubarika’. He talked of the concept guiding the album creation, tying it into his origin and more.
The Reggae album which lasts 61 minutes with 16 tracks featuring artistes such as Olamide, Sarkodie, Phyno, Wizkid and KWAM 1.
On why the album release was delayed, Patoranking in a vulnerable moment admitted that his uncertainty about his level of penetration was the cause for the stalling. The singer admitted to having an album ready after the success of ‘Girlie Oh’ single in 2015, but held back due to personal doubts.
Patoranking also opened up on the concept of the album being guided by God, and how it talks about his life love and God being the ultimate in terms of what truly matters.
The Headies 2014 Next Rated artiste also gave insights into his choice of artistes for collaborations on the album, saying he tried to feature every artiste from different parts of the country, region and overseas that could help promote his album better.
Patoranking shot into limelight with the hit song ‘Alubarika’ which features Timaya of Dem Mama Records, a label he was affiliated with until he got officially signed to Foston Muzik in February 2014 under which he released ‘Girlie O’ and ‘Girlie O’ remix featuring Tiwa Savage.
The dancehall revelation won awards for the Next Rated Act, Best Collaboration for‘Emergency’ featuring Runtown, Skales and Best Reggae/Dancehall single for ‘Girlie O’ remix featuring Tiwa Savage at the Headies 2014.
2015 looks pretty good for the Nigerian dance hall sensation Patoranking, as he recently signed a distribution deal with VP records, one of the world’s biggest reggae music imprints.
The singer announced this on his Instagram page on February 9, 2015 with a picture of himself signing the papers with the label executives with a caption that read quote: Foston Musik/Vp Records. God is great. Impossible is nothing#whayasay.”
VP records was founded in 1979, and it boasts of up to fifty musical acts, a lot of them huge names on the international music scene like Sean Paul, Buju Banton, Gyptian, Beenie Man, and Mavado.
There seems to be a birth of dance-hall in Nigerian music with the likes of Cynthia Morgan, Endia, Yung L and the likes steadily rising.
Seeing how Patoranking has been making waves since he broke into the music industry in 2013 with his hit singleAlubarika, even winning the award for the Next rated act at the Headies 2014, a deal like this serves as a testament to his talent and all the hard work put into his music.