Poland: International pop star OMI, who created history with his smash hit ‘Cheerleader’ is featured on a brand new combination single titled ‘Don’t Stop’ with singer Richie Stephens and DJ Frodo from Poland.
The song which premiered recently in Poland on Radio Eska, was voted the #2 song of the week, beaten only by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber’s single ‘Stuck With U,’ a fundraiser for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which provides grants and scholarships to the children of medical workers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and police officers.
“For me, this project is going back to the roots because reggae and dancehall is the very first music in my DJ life” Frodo shared.
The DJ, who has amassed millions of views on YouTube and has toured the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Bulgaria and Germany as a dancehall hall and electronic music DJ expressed elation working with Stephens and OMI on the new song.
“A combination of three great musicians happens only once every few years! Richie Stephens is a music legend. I remember 15 years ago I bought his music and played it at parties. This is an honor for me. OMI is a very talented singer…a very popular new school artist. He did well on the track” he mused.
OMI is no stranger to international success. ‘Cheerleader,’ is the only song by a solo Jamaican artist to amass over one billion views on YouTube, won the coveted Billboard No. 1 song in the summer of 2014, ahead of stars like Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and Adele. In the UK, ‘Cheerleader’ topped the pop charts for four consecutive weeks, the longest reign at number one by a Jamaican artist.
Award-winning singer Richie Stephens has been an established global superstar for over three decades. Four years ago he was honored with a Pop award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood and an R&B award at the 30th annual ASCAP (R&B) Music Awards in Beverly Hills for his contribution to Rhianna’s hit single ‘Work.’ Stephens is riding the crest of popularity with a number of big projects including his recent release with Reggae Queen, Marcia Griffiths titled ‘White Rum & Reggae,’ recorded on the Mr DC riddim, made famous by Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minott, one of dancehall’s prolific singers who emerged during the 1970s.