The Persian Prince of Pop Arash, teams up with the American super star Snoop Dogg on the new collaboration ‘OMG.’ In 2009, Arash came third in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The single precedes Arash’s upcoming fifth album.
Arash & Snoop Dogg – OMG
“I grew up with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s album The Chronic. I would say that it’s one of the albums that I’ve listened to most,” says Arash. He approached the famous rapper with the track, and he agreed to record it. In an interview with news daily Aftonbladet, Arash recalls the intensive recording of the video where Snoop Dogg was more relaxed than his entourage.
Née Alex Arash Labaf, the singer was born in Tehran, Iran in 1977. The 39 year old artist Arash debuted in 2005 with hits such as ‘Temptation,’ ‘Boro Boro’ and ‘Bombay Dreams.’ On his last album Superman, the singer collaborated with Sean Paul and T-Pain.
Eurovision Song Contest 2009
In 2009, Arash competed for Azerbaijan. He sang ‘Always’ together with Aysel Teymurzadeh. It came third in the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Moscow. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ won ahead of Yohanna’s ‘Is It True?’ This year, he wrote the track ‘Kizunguzungu’ for SaRaha, which places fourth in the Swedish Melodifestivalen. He collaborated with the singer and Anderz Wrethov on that track.
#ChartFact #House Yes, you’re absolutely right – it isToni Braxton’s 1996 song ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ that you constantly hear on the radio. And, yes – it’s the same singer who brought you Duke Damont’s ‘I Got You.’ Introducing Kelli-Leigh, the vocalist on SecondCity’s UK No.1 ‘I Wanna Feel.’
Kelli-Leigh is a songer/songwriter who introduced her first EP back in November 2011. As a session singer, she has provided backing vocals for Adele’s ’21’ tour as well as working with Leona Lewis.
Back to SecondCity, the Anglo-American DJ Rowan Harrington was born in Chicago back in 1987. In an interview with OfficialCharts.com, he says “I can’t believe my single, ‘I Wanna Feel,’ has gone to Number 1.” To date, ‘I Wanna Feel’ has sold more than 82,000 copies to take the No.1 spot.
Toni Braxton’s ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was originally issued at the end of May 1996. The track was written by Babyface and Bryce Wilson who also produced the single. It was the lead single off Braxton’s sophomore album Secrets, peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached No.7 in the UK, which means that Kelli-Leigh bested Braxton’s original peak.
‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was released as a double-A side single featuring the soundtrack cut ‘Let It Flow’ off the movie Waiting to Exhale. ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was followed by ‘Un-Break My Heart’ in October that year.
Check out Kelli-Leigh on Soundcloud and follow @kellileighmusic on Twitter.
Welcoming Sean Paul to Sweden, the Jamaican dancehall singer performed during last night’s Idol. Sean Paul is here to promote the latest album Full Frequency, slated for release on Nov. 4. Included, is his latest single ‘Turn It Up.’
Sean Paul – Turn It Up
Sean Paul has collaborated with producers such as Stargate, The Cataracs and Benny Blanco. The first single ‘Other Side of Love’ topped the UK R&B singles chart earlier this fall and was produced by Benny Blanco and The Cataracs.
In an interview with Aftonbladet, Sean Paul hails Miriam as a probable Idol winner. He also commend the Swedish success duo Icona Pop. “They’re really great. I like their song. I love it, my mother loves it and my grandma loves it. I’ve heard my grandma singing ’I don’t care..’,” he says.
Looking back on Sean Paul’s chart career, these are his greatest achievements on the Swedish singles chart to date.
5. Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’ (2005)
‘We Be Burnin’’ was produced by Renaissance Crew Productions and was the first single off Sean Paul’s third installment The Trinity. The track spent 20 weeks on the Swedish singles chart, finally peaking at No.14. It was a UK No.2, eventually peaking at No.6 on the Hot 100.
4. Sean Paul – Like Glue (2003)
Lyrics from ‘Like Glue’ was originally included meant for ‘Gimme the Light,’ but transformed into a new song. T.O.K’s ‘Money 2 Burn’ is used as a sample on the track. The track spent 14 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.13.
3. Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul – Baby Boy (2003)
‘Baby Boy’ was included on Beyoncé’s album Dangerously in Love. The release succeeded Beyonce’s ‘Fighting Temptation’ and Sean Paul’s ‘Breathe.’ ‘Baby Boy’ was a huge hit across the globe. The track spent 19 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.5.
2. Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul – Summer Paradise (2012)
The French-Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan originally featured the Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan on ‘Summer Paradise.’ Upon the worldwide release, guest vocals were provided by Sean Paul instead. The track spent 20 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.4.
1. Sean Paul – Get Busy (2003)
‘Get Busy’ is included on Sean Paul’s album Dutty Rock and the video was shot in Woodbridge, Ontario. Produced by Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden, ‘Get Busy’ spent 27 weeks on the singles chart, finally peaking at No.4. A remix of the track was featured in the 2003 film Grind.
Expect Mary J. Blige to make a return to the charts with the second single lifted from her Stronger withEach Tear set. “Each Tear” comes in no fewer than five versions. Rapper Jay Sean was the original artist, but is replaced with Tiziano Ferro (Italy), Vanessa Amorosi (Australia), Rea Garvey (Germany) and K’naan (Canada).
Tiziano Ferro is an Italian latin pop storm who debuted in 2001 with the worldwide hit “Perdono.” In 2004 he recorded a duet with British r’n’b singer Jamelia. The track, “Universal Prayer,” made it to No.1 in Italy, Spain and Greece. The Mary J. Blige collaboration has already made it to No.1 in Italy this March.
Vanessa Amorosi broke internationally with the 1999 hit “Absolutely Everybody,” but since success has been limited to native Australia. Some of you might remember her performance at the Sydney 2000 Olympis ceremony.
German Rea Garvey is the singer of the rock/pop act Reamonn. The group got its breakthrough back in 2000 with “Supergirl,” and has produced a string of hits ever since. Garvey has previously collaborated with Nelly Furtado on a version of “All Good Things (Come to an End).” Finally, K’naan is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper and musician. He got a No.2 hit in Canada last year with “Wavin’ Flag.”
“Each Tear” is produced by Supa Dups, who previously worked with the likes of Akon, Kardinal Offishall and Sean Paul.