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Omi's 'Cheerleader' single tops UK Top 40 Chart

After 289 weeks, the popular Felix Jaehn remake of Omi's single, 'Cheerleader' has landed the #1 spot on the UK Singles Top 40 chart unseating US rapper Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's collaboration, "See You Again." Now certified gold in the United Kingdom from sales of over 400,000 copies, Omi joins a growing list of Jamaican acts who have topped the UK Top 40 chart. The list are as follows:- 

1) 1969 - The Israelites by Desmond Dekker and the Aces  
2) 1971 - Double Barrel by Dave and Ansel Collins 
3) 1971 - Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas 
4) 1974 - Uptown Top Ranking by Althea and Donna  
5) 1978-  Everything I Own by Ken Boothe  
6) 1978 - Rivers of Babylon and Mary's Boy Child by Boney and M (a band with two of its                   members Jamaicans Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett)
7) 1978 - I Want To Wake Up With You by Boris Gardner  
8) 1993 - Oh Carolina by Shaggy  
9) 1994 - Twist and Shout (remix) by Chaka Demus, Pliers and Jack Radics 
10)2013 - What About Us by The Saturdays ft. Sean Paul 

"Cheerleader" now the #1 single in the UK, has churned it's way on Billboard Top 100 chart with a début at #95 last week and appearing in a total number of 22 charts. The song's chart breaking trend has registered #1 positions on Sweden Top 40, Switzerland Top 20, Denmark Top 20, German Top 40, The Netherland Top 40 (twice) and France Top 20 charts

Excerpts: Jamaica Observer
See also: Major distribution deal for 'Cheerleader' singer Omi