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Skip ‘Chained’ to Katy Perry

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer

Tuesday, February 14, 2017    

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Skip Marley is featured on pop singer Katy Perry’s new song, Chained To The Rhythm. Both acts performed the track at the 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

Produced by Max Martin, it was released last Friday.

Chained To The Rhythm is the first single from Perry’s forthcoming album. The song also features Australian singer Sia, who had a big hit last year with Cheap Thrills alongside Sean Paul.

In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Marley explained how the collaboration came about.


“The producer of my new single Lions played the track for her and she loved it and asked if I would be on her next single. I said ‘yes’,” he said.

Lions, Marley’s major label debut, recently hit number one on streaming service Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and Spotify’s US Viral 50.

Born in Kingston, he is the son of Cedella Marley (Bob Marley’s daughter) and Danny Minto. He was raised in Miami, Florida.

Skip Marley recently signed with Island Records, the company that distributed his grandfather’s best-known albums.

In 2015, Perry recorded several tracks at Port Antonio’s Gee Jam studio. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Her hits include I Kissed A Girl, California Girls (featuring Snoop Dogg), Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J), T.G.I.F., Teenage Dream and Wide Awake.

 

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