OMI of Cheerleader fame announces album release

OMI Announces Me 4 U Album for Release on Oct. 16


Omi – Photo courtesy of Headline Jamaica

International pop sensation OMI has announced that his debut album ME 4 U will be released on Friday, October 16. The album, which will include the #1 hit single Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix) and brand new single Hula Hoop, is available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)and Hula Hoop with additional tracks from the album becoming available as instant downloads in the weeks leading up to release. Additionally, OMI shot a video for Hula Hoop in Miami this week which will premiere in September.

The album announcement comes as Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) locks the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the sixth week, tying for the longest run at #1 on the Hot 100 for a reggae song in more than 22 years. The track, produced by Clifton “Specialist” Dillon for Oufah Music and remixed by Felix Jaehn, has proven to be a breakout success in the U.S., receiving double platinum certification and racking up nearly half a Billion combined video views.

The song has been streamed nearly 400 Million times on Spotify and is one of the biggest hits of the year at multi-format radio, achieving #1 airplay at both Pop & Rhythm radio formats, as well as Top 5 airplay at Adult Pop & Dance radio. The single has reached a staggering 1.6 Billion in cumulative radio audience since launch. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) has received an MTV VMA nomination in the “Song of Summer” category and a Teen Choice 2015 Nomination as “Choice Summer Song,” and OMI has performed the track on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and America’s Got Talent.

Globally, the song has received Gold certification in Germany (3X), Platinum certifications in Belgium, South Africa, the U.S. (2X), Canada (2X), the U.K. (2X), Spain (2X), Ireland (2X), Norway (2X), Switzerland (2X), New Zealand (2X), Denmark (3X), Italy (4X), Australia (4X) and Sweden (7X) and Diamond certification in France.


Omi – Photo courtesy of Headline Jamaica

Additionally, Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) has hit #1 on iTunes in nearly 70 markets. The song has hit #1 on both the worldwide Spotify chart and the worldwide Shazam chart and has taken the #1 spot on the Official Singles Charts in The U.K., Portugal, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa and Sweden, where it remained at the top of the chart for nine consecutive week.

Source: Headline Jamaica



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