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Cheerleader falls from Hot 100, Hula Hoop gains momentum

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 1:00 AM
OMI performing at the recent Shaggy & Friends benefit concert.

Recording artiste OMI has had a bittersweet start to 2016 as his hit record Cheerleader has fallen out of the Billboard Hot 100 after spending more than 10 weeks, while his new record climbs.

However, OMI, who recently performed at the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert, still has reason to celebrate since Cheerleader still sits on the Canadian Digital Billboard Chart at No. 43.

His follow-up effort, Hula Hoop, is yet to break into the Billboard Hot 100; however, the single is already showing signs of becoming a hit, and currently sits at No. 32 on the Canadian Digital Billboard Chart, moving up from No. 40 last week.

Hula Hoop now sits ahead of Fetty Wap's Trap Queen, Taylor Swift's Bad Blood, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, and Major Lazer's Lean On, among others.

On the Reggae Billboard chart, Jah Cure has risen to No. 2 with his Grammy-nominated effort The Cure. However, VP Records continues to hold down the No. 1 spot with Reggae Gold 2015.

Billboard's Reggae Artiste of the Year Joss Stone has fallen to No. 5 this week with her album Water For Your Soul.

curtis.campbell@gleanerjm.com