Entertainment

Jon FX, Sade Serena hit Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer

Thursday, May 22, 2014    

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SINGER Sade Serena entered the Billboard charts early this month with the EP GermiNation which is a joint project between Uprize Music LLC and Island Def Jam Records.

GermiNation contains seven tracks, three of which were produced by Jamaican John Crawford, better known as Jon FX, who also co-wrote two of its songs.

The EP peaked at number two on Billboard's Heatseekers South Atlantic chart and number 46 on Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart.

"Working with Sade Serena was a great vibe. It's good to work with a vocalist who can do almost anything vocally," Jon FX told Splash. "She can sing without any computerised editing."

Jon FX produced the tracks Renegade, Sound of Love and Stranger. He co-wrote Renegade and Stranger.

Sade Serena, who was born in Florida to Jamaican parents, says Jon FX enhanced the project.

"When I met him this year we did a record called Stranger ... There's something called 'magic' in this industry," she said. "It was the perfect timing. His sound was exactly what I was looking for."

Last year, the 25-year-old Sade Serena's first single, Tonight, reached number four on Billboard's Hot Singles Sales chart.

The 29-year-old Jon FX has an impressive record. His credentials include the remix of Akon and Young Jeezy's Soul Survivor (featuring Vybz Kartel, Shabba Ranks and Sizzla); Twerk It by Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj and Lady Saw; Gyptian's I Can Feel Your Pain and Nah Let Go; I Wayne's Book of Life and Sean Paul's Baby.

He also worked on Ce'Cile's new album.

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