Musical genre(s): Reggae pop reggae fusion
Years of experience: 2012-present
“Cheerleader” is a song that is heard everywhere! I enjoy it. It is such an entertaining song that has such a good beat. Another summer hit! Having seen the two different videos, I feel like going to a beach to relax and sunbathe.
Omi’s voice is smooth, and joyful. I look forward to hearing more songs of his, even an album. He has potential because his songs reflect Jamaican music, which has a distinct style. I can’t wait to hear to more songs of his. The melody of “Cheerleader” (Felix Jaehn version) is rhythmic with fluid composition.
Omi was discovered by the dancehall impresario Clifton Dillon. Soon after, he signed with Oufah, a Jamaican label. The first song Omi recorded was “Standing On All Threes”. He also has other hits that are known in Jamaica “Take It Easy”, “Fireworks”, and “Color of My Lips” ( featuring Busy Signal, Jamaican reggae artist)
The song was composed in 2008. It was not recorded however, until 2012. The song was a hit in Jamaica, Hawaii, United States. There are two remixed versions of “Cheerleader”: one by Felix Jaehn, and the other by Ricky Blaze.
In 2014, Patrick Moxey, the president of Ultra Music ,heard the song “Cheerleader”, and offered to relaunch into a dance music version of it. The song became a hit became a success in Europe, starting with Sweden, then eventually France, Italy and Germany, etc. In May, it became a hit in the United Kingdom. Since then it has become an international hit!
Here three other different videos for the same song:
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix, at the beach)
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) with The New England Patriots Cheerleaders
Cheerleader- Official Video (Original version)
Originally Written: July 29, 2015