The lead single “Richest Girl” co-written by Vincentian Mark Cyrus is now No.1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts as part of Etana’s iRise album.

The song Richest Girl was written in Negril, Jamaica by Cyrus, Etana and Ayanna Howard at a C2w Music song writing camp in 2012. For the first time in 17 years, a Jamaican female reggae artiste has topped Billboard’s Reggae album chart. Etana’s fourth studio album I Rise (VP Records) leaps from seven to number one.

Richest Girl is the main single off the album. The Clive Hunt-produced album is Etana’s fourth entry on the album chart.

The last time a Jamaican female reggae artiste topped the chart was 1997 with Diana King’s Think like a Girl.

Etana, who is in the middle of an American tour, is ecstatic about topping the Billboard chart.

“I am grateful to all my fans who purchased the album in the United States of America the first week and all those who pre-ordered the album, also. It is because of them, actually. Thank you so much,” Etana told the Jamaica Observer.

Asked what kind of work went into the album, Etana said: “It was well-thought out by the A&R, the producer and myself.