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OMI HITS THE TOP TEN OF THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 @one876

Entertainment News Written by  Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:39 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Big up Omi who is flying the Jamaican colours high overseas enterting the top ten of the Billboard chart, jumping four places to number 7 with his monster hit, 'Cheerleader'.

According to BILLBOARD.COM, OMI notches the week's lone new Hot 100 top 10, as "Cheerleader" climbs 11-7. The reggae-splashed track jumps 5-3 on Digital Songs (135,000); hits the Streaming Songs top 10 (14-10; 8.2 million); and darts 23-18 on Radio Songs (54 million), up by 18 percent in each metric.

The breakout hit for the Jamaican artist (full name: Omar Samuel Pasley) has found global success thanks in large part to its remix by Felix Jaehn. Among its reigns, it led the Official UK Singles chart for four weeks. It also spends a 12th week atop the Reggae Digital Songs chart and has sold 641,000 downloads to-date (with more than half of its release-to-date total scanned in just the last three weeks).

"Cheerleader" joins the elite club of reggae hits that have crossed over to the Hot 100's top 10 over the years. Here are 10 other sunny reggae smashes of note:

Johnny Nash, "I Can See Clearly Now" (No. 1, four weeks, 1972)
Eric Clapton, "I Shot the Sheriff" (No. 1, one week, 1974) (written by Bob Marley)
Two No. 1 smashes by UB40: "Red Red Wine" (one week, 1988) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (seven weeks, 1993)
Inner Circle, "Bad Boys" (No. 8, 1993) (aka, the theme from Fox's Cops)
Big Mountain, "Baby, I Love Your Way" (No. 6, 1994)
Two No. 1s by Shaggy: "It Wasn't Me" (two weeks) and "Angel" (one week), both in 2001
Sean Paul, "Get Busy" (No. 1, three weeks, 2003)
MAGIC!, "Rude" (No. 1, six weeks, 2014)

 
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