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'Cheerleader' singer Omi to tour India in February

Jamaican singer Omi
Jamaican singer Omi
Jamaican singer-songwriter Omi, best known for his worldwide hit "Cheerleader", will visit India on a debut tour in February when he will perform in three cities -- Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
 
The tour is being organised by White Fox India, the New Delhi-based event management outfit that brought Canadian megastar Justin Bieber to India for the very first time last year.
 
Omi, 31, is the first Jamaican singer after Bob Marley to grab global attention. His chartbuster single “Cheerleader” was officially hailed as “Song Of The Summer” by Billboard after a lengthy six week reign at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
 
The song snagged an incredible 800 million combined video views and was streamed over 400 million times on Spotify. The hit notched platinum-plus sales in the UK, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Australia, 3X platinum certification in Spain and Diamond certification in France.
 
After that, Omi delivered Hula Hoop in his debut album “Me 4 U” which garnered  over 100 million views and a platinum certification.  The album also features tracks like “Stir It”, “Drop In The Ocean”, “These Are The Days”, “Hitchiker” and “Babylon”.
 
The affable singer/songwriter, who hails from the rural Jamaican parish of Clarendon -- ‘a stone’s throw from Kingston’ -- pursued his interest in music from the age of 14 years. He has worked with A-list artistes like Felix Jaehn, Shaggy, The Vamps, Kid Ink, Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne and is a frequent caller of major music award ceremonies all around the world.
 
A press release from White Fox said Omi would perform at Kitty Su, Mumbai on February 23, at Privee, New Delhi on February  24 and at Artistrey in Hyderabad on February 25.
 
Omi said, " Hey Namaste India, I just want to say thanks for the invite to share your culture. I am really looking forward to the experience of the food, the music, the people and the awesome sights to see. Big ups to White Fox India for finally making this happen, looking forward to seeing you all really soon."
 
Arjun Jain, Founder, White Fox India states, "Omi has a huge fan following in India and after a lot of fan requests we decided to bring him to the sub-continent for the very first time for a three-city showcase. In addition this year we plan to host a bouquet of commercial acts who haven't performed in the country before."
 
Tickets for the shows will be available on bookmyshow.com, with prices starting at Rs. 1000, the release added.
 
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