Catch Di Riddim - September 23Friday, September 23, 2011
BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer
Sean Paul's Got 2 Luv U rips through European charts
INTERNATIONAL recording artiste Sean Paul is back on active chart duty. His latest single Got 2 Luv U, which features American singer Alexis Jordan, has lit up several charts across Europe.
Apart from being in control of the number-one spot on the pop chart in Switzerland, the track is number four in Poland, number nine in Netherlands, number eight in Belgium, number nine in Germany, number 20 in Australia and number four in France.
Stateside, the track has so far entered Billboard Rap Songs tally at number 24.
Got 2 Luv U is the first single from Sean Paul's forthcoming fifth studio album which is due at the end of this year.
Babee Doll and Black-er collide on Two Man
FEMALE artiste Babee Doll recently released the single Two Man, a collaborative effort with veteran dancehall toaster Black-er. The track has been getting ample airtime locally as well as stateside and in parts of Europe.
In a recent interview, Babee Doll was quite ecstatic about the response to the song. "I feel so happy my song with Blacker is doing well, it's getting a strong push from DJs all over the world. Everywhere I go in New York people are telling me they hear the song," she explained.
The accompanying video for Two Man is climbing the CVM TV Hit List as well as the New York-based GBE TV video countdown.
Sammy British teams up with producer Daniel LaPorte and Yard Rave
SAMMY British launched his career as a recording artiste with the track Free Me. To ensure his career gets going on the right path, he has teamed up with 8:0sicsentertainment group, which is spearheading his debut album, Original or Dead.
The Free Me single which was produced by JE Productions, is being promoted by Yard Rave.
Sammy British has been doing work with famed producer Daniel LaPorte of DML Productions. LaPorte has among his credentials, productions for the likes of Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Ne Yo and Wyclef Jean, among others. Locally he has worked with the likes of Luciano, George Nooks, Lady Saw, and others.
Sammy British's latest single is I'm A Lion.
The UK singles chart boasts a new number one track this week in the form of What Makes You Beautiful by Irish boy group One Direction. Each of the group's five members was rejected as solo acts when they entered the talent search X Factor in the UK. They would later form a group on the advice of one of the judges, and re-enter the competition where they placed third.
Twenty-one-year-old singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran has the number-one selling album in the UK this week with the set titled +.
With 347,000 copies sold, country music trio Lady Antebellum easily takes the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart nudging last week's number one, Tha Carter IV by rapper Lil Wayne down to number three. It is the second number-one album for Lady Antebellum whose 2010 effort Need You Now soared to the top after the group cleaned up at the Grammy Awards.
Over on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera rules the roost for a third non-consecutive week. Veteran singer Tony Bennett debuts at number 87 on the chart with Body and Soul featuring Amy Winehouse. It was 43 years ago that Bennett last scored a hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Over in the UK, Body and Soul cracks the Top 40 at number 40. It's Bennett's first charting single in the UK in 46 years. Back on the Billboard Hot 100, the 85-year-old Bennett is the oldest living person to score a hit on that chart.
Did You Know
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro enjoyed fame when he portrayed the role of Carlton Banks on the 1990’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. But did you know that he charted on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart in the mid-1980s?
Ribeiro took the track Not Too Young (to Fall in Love) to number 69 in 1985. The song was released on the Prism label.
Ribeiro’s parents were originally from Trinidad and Tobago. His grandfather is the late Calypsonian Roaring Lion.