Omi’s sleeper summer hit “Cheerleader” leads Billboard’s Hot 100 again for the fourth straight week. Billboard broke the news this morning.
“OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ stands highest above all other songs, leading the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The reggae/pop smash holds off ‘Can’t Feel My Face,’ by Hot 100 Music Festival headliner The Weeknd, which stays to No. 2 and dethrones ‘Cheerleader’ as the top-selling song in the U.S.”
Billboard adds that Omi’s hit remains on top despite a drop to No. 2 on the Digital Songs chart. Omi holds at No. 3 on both the Radio Songs and Digital Streaming chart. “Cheerleader” is the longest-leading Reggae hit on the Hot 100 since 2007, when Sean Kingston stayed at No. 1 for four weeks with “Beautiful Girls.”
Omi told Fuse TV that he developed a love for lyrical composition at a young age.
“When I started going to the studio, I realized that there was another aspect of music that I needed to grasp before I could pursue this as a career, and that’s where the whole singing comes in. I started experimenting, I started having a feel of my voice and knowing my range.”
Many people thought The Weeknd would dethrone Omi this week with “Can’t Feel My Face,” but it didn’t happen. The Weeknd’s hit jumps from No. 4 to No. 1 with a 21 percent gain in sales on the Digital Songs chart. “Can’t Feel My Face” is at No. 2 on the Radio Songs chart and moves up from No. 6 to No. 5 on the Streaming Songs list — jumping 21 percent in total streaming points.
Silento’s “Watch Me” is at No. 3 and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” which is supposedly about Katy Perry, is at No. 4. Swift is probably laughing at the (probably untrue) rumor that a diss track is coming her way. AllHipHop has the story.
“Taylor Swift put her foot in her mouth after speaking out of turn with Nicki Minaj. But, it may be too little, too late. Rumor has it, Rihanna is working on an actual diss track against the pop star. Sources say the song will be brutal and aggressive.”
It looks like next week, The Weeknd will likely take over Omi on the Hot 100. However, nobody should cry for Omi; his hit will most likely be nominated for a Grammy, and he gave the music world the kick it needs. Billboard’s next Hot 100 chart will be announced next Monday.
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