In other markets, including the United Kingdom, the song serves as Jay Sean's lead single from his third studio album. The track was released to US radio on 31 May and digital retailers on 30 June This made Jay Sean the first British act to score a Billboard Hot number-one single since Coldplay 's " Viva la Vida " in , and the fourth British act overall in the s decade. It was also the best-selling single by a British and European male artist in North America since Elton John 's " Candle in the Wind " in ,    and the first by a British Asian artist since Freddie Mercury in He explained, "It's always been a dream for me to sign to an American label. And it's great to be accepted by the best in the game. It was rumoured that his first single in the US would be a remix of the single, " Tonight " featuring Lil Wayne. In fact, a remix had not been produced, but the song "Down" which originally began recording in December It was also produced by J-Remy and Bobby Bass. He recalled: "Slim called me up and was like, 'Yo, man, there's something wrong on the second verse that just doesn't sound right.
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More: ways you can take action against racism right now. More: Beyonce seeks 'swift and decisive action,' urges arrest of police involved in Breonna Taylor's death. What is new is that perhaps now they will be heard by more people because of the scope of global reaction against the George Floyd murder. Floyd's death factors heavily into the latest wave of Black Lives Matter music, with many artists name-checking him and other victims such as Breonna Taylor in their songs.
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It was released in August as the lead single from their self-titled debut album Naughty by Nature. The song was one of the first rap songs to become a pop hit when it reached No. Its declaration, "Down Wit' O. P", was a popular catchphrase in the U. The song was a hugely successful single; Spin magazine named it one of the greatest singles of the s, offering a brief verdict with the rhetorical question , "Ever wonder where Puffy came from? Its lyrics concern sexual infidelity, with "O. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. December 7,
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