Cheerleader OMI



” Cheerleader ” by OMI the Jamaican singer was released in 2015 and virtually dominated the charts worldwide.
Written by OMI ( Omar Samuel Pasley), Mark Bradford along with Clifton and Ryan Dillon. OMI started working on the melody for ” Cheerleader ” back in 2008. The tune was worked on for several years; then OMI recorded the track with creative Jamaican production duo Sly and Robbie and Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser.
After being released as a single on Oufah the independent Reggae/Pop music label, the song enjoyed success in Jamaica where it secured a Number One for the singer.
A chart-topper in Jamaica wasn’t quite enough, and OMI needed to get the song out to a much more significant audience, so in 2013 he signed to Ultra Music, a US dance label.
The new record company produced remixes, one remix stood out and was favoured by both the label and producers. A young German DJ by the name of Felix Jaehn created a remix that stayed true to the original musical style.
The new remix included trumpet and piano along with a conga beat which gives ” Cheerleader ” the sunny feel it has become world famous.
An extended remix was released the label in 2014, by the end of that year, the song started to gain traction. In 2015 the record began to dominate the airways and charts of several countries including top spots in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia.
Many put the global success of the song down to music streaming, on Spotify, for example, ” Cheerleader ” had plays approximating 450 million. Alongside the popularity of Spotify, the song also had success on iTunes with a Number One position in over fifty-five markets.
The song is a record breaker in the United Kingdom with being the longest-running Number One by a Jamaican artist.

BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1

UK Highest Chart Position: 1

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1, Brazil (Hot 100 Airplay) 46, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Colombia (National Report) 6, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 1, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 5,
Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 13, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 3, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 3, Italy (FIMI) 2, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 46, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 4, Slovenia (SloTop50) 1, South Africa (EMA) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 3, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1

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