Jamaican reggae/pop superstar Omar Samuel Pasley aka OMI has sold over a million copies of his debut single ‘Cheerleader’ in the UK alone. The single “Cheerleader” has been a worldwide commercial success and has topped the charts in several countries, including Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The single has had over 188 million YouTube views and 297 million Spotify streams, making it indisputably 2015’s ultimate summer anthem. The track is also currently at #4 on the US’ Hot 100 Billboard chart, with adds at radio every week.
Signed to Syco Music by X Factor mogul Simon Cowell, the global hit song has been named as the biggest selling debut of the year and the first record of 2015 to be certified with 1 million single sales. OMI hit #1 in the UK with “Cheerleader” last month, after the record reached #1 on iTunes in 10 countries and the top 10 in 22 countries. Of the sales feat, OMI said, “as an artist you always dream of having success in the UK, but to sell over a million singles in the country is just mind blowing. Thank you to everyone who has bought Cheerleader and is enjoying the song this summer“. OMI is currently recording a follow up single, due for release later this year.