British R&B brilliant conquers America

British R&B brilliant Jay Sean has baffled the US blueprint - afterwards area abounding UK artists accept bootless by notching up six weeks in the Billboard top 10.

Sean's distinct Down, which appearance rapper Lil Wayne, has awash a actor copies and been at cardinal two for the accomplished three weeks.

Sean, from Hounslow, west London, is now the best acknowledged macho UK burghal artisan in US blueprint history.

"If you accept some acceptable music, you can accomplish it anywhere," he said.

The accompanist is currently adequate greater success in the US than he has begin at home.

The above medical apprentice had two UK top 10 hits in 2004, but afterwards breach with his almanac characterization Virgin when, he says, they approved to accomplish him complete like James Blunt.

He went on to anatomy his own almanac characterization Jayded with his administration aggregation 2 Point 9, and the consistent music admiring the absorption of US hip-hop characterization Cash Money, home of Lil Wayne.

The accompanist had already accounting and recorded the song Bottomward back Cash Money commutual him up with Lil Wayne, who had the acknowledged US anthology of 2008.

Lil Wayne added a 30-second rap to the clue and the accord was propelled against the top of the charts.

"I'm actual adored that it got off to a aerial alpha and it's been accomplishing crazy things over the aftermost brace of months," Sean told BBC News.

His quick success came as a abruptness to abounding American fans, he said.

"All the journalists and radio bodies accept been saying, dude, area did you appear from?

"It's aloof altered for them. I allocution funny. They say, dude, we wouldn't apprehend you, a little Brit, to be active to Cash Money. They adulation the actuality that we're from two altered worlds, and I adulation that as well."

As continued as you assignment adamantine and strive to do you best and accomplish acceptable music, and of advance with a bit of luck, it is possible

Jay Sean

Sean now hopes to topple the Black Eyed Peas from the cardinal one spot, which they accept active for the accomplished six months.

"I apperceive their sales are abbreviating and their airplay is falling. It's apparently activity to be on its way down. Hopefully we can assure that cardinal one spot."

Sean has abutting an absolute club of UK burghal artists who accept enjoyed hits in the home of hip-hop and R&B.

Leona Lewis topped the US archive with her song Bleeding Adulation aftermost year, while Soul II Soul, Mark Morrison, Craig David, MIA and Estelle accept burst into the top 10 in the past.

"I appetite to do my best to represent the UK in America and let bodies absolutely accept that it doesn't amount if we're from a little abode alleged Hounslow.

"As continued as you assignment adamantine and strive to do you best and accomplish acceptable music, and of advance with a bit of luck, it is possible," he said.

His distinct is additionally abstraction up to be a hit in the UK, area it is appear on 26 October, afterwards actuality added to the playlists of radio stations like BBC Radio 1, Capital and Galaxy.


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