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[Music] Jay Sean – Down feat. Lil Wayne

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…..And it’s already 10 years when this beautiful song got debuted!!. Thrill your day with this amazing song from Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne titled “Down“.

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Down” is a song by British singer Jay Sean. The song was released in North America as his debut single from his first album there, All or Nothing. In other markets, including the United Kingdom, the song serves as Jay Sean‘s lead single from his third studio album. The single features American rapper and label mate Lil Wayne and is produced by J-Remy and Bobby Bass. “Down” is the seventh-best selling single of 2009 and has been certified Platinum in several countries. The song went on to sell six million copies in the United States and received a large airplay on radio worldwide.

The track was released to US radio on 31 May 2009 and digital retailers on 30 June 2009. “Down” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the issue dated 17 October 2009, unseating I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas after their 14-week reign at number one. This made Jay Sean the first British act to score a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single since Coldplay‘s “Viva la Vida” in 2008, and the fourth British act overall in the 2000s decade. The song also made him “the first UK urban act ever to top Billboard’s Hot 100“, and the first British act to have reached number one in the United States and not in the United Kingdom with a song since Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” in 1995. 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 1997, and the first by a British Asian artist since Freddie Mercury in 1980.

On 15 October 2008, at the MOBO Awards, Jay Sean announced that he had signed with the American hip hop record label Cash Money Records. 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 2008. Jay Sean and Lil Wayne co-wrote the song with Jared Cotter, Jonathan Perkins, J-Remy, and Bobby Bass. It was also produced by J-Remy and Bobby Bass. The track was originally for My Own Way: Deluxe Edition without Lil Wayne, alongside “War”. The CEO of Cash Money Ronald “Slim” Williams liked the track, played it to Wayne and wanted Wayne to be on the track; Wayne loved it and added a new verse on the track.

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Sean told MTV News that he recorded this song in 90 minutes, after which he received a call from Ronald “Slim” Williams. 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.’ I was like, ‘Really? What?’ He played the song. All of a sudden I heard Wayne’s Auto-Tune stuff, and I’m like, ‘OK. What’s going on? Right! That’s Lil Wayne on my song right now!’ That day was brilliant.”

“The news was on, everything was depressing and we were like ‘look at this man – everything’s so down in the dumps. Why don’t we write a song to take everyone’s mind away from being down?'” explains Sean about how the track came about during a late night recording session in Miami’s Hit Factory studio. According to Sean, “Wayne heard it, fell in love and dropped a verse on it,” which resulted in the up-tempo summer record peppered with Wayne’s gritty pipes.

The BBC reported in 2009 that Jay Sean became “The Most Successful Male U.K. Urban artist in U.S chart history”. “I want to do my best to represent the UK in America and let people really understand that it doesn’t matter if we’re from a little place called Hounslow. As long as you work hard and strive to do you best and make good music, and of course with a bit of luck, it is possible,” Jay told the BBC. The success of “Down” has also led to Sean being considered the most successful European urban artist in North America.

When the track topped the Billboard Hot 100, Jay Sean was on stage with labelmate Lil Wayne, on the first night of the US rapper’s London concert tour. Before he returned to the US, Jay Sean was asked, “How does it feel to have the top song of the week?”, and replied, “This is insane. It’s just incredible to have reached number one with my first release in America. It’s difficult for me to put into words. My head is spinning. I’ve been grinding hard for the last seven years releasing records independently and now to have the biggest record in the USA this week. It’s just a dream come true.” The second time the song hit number one, he was performing at “The Justin Timberlake and Friends Concert Benefiting Shriners Hospitals For Children” on 17 October 2009 with Justin Timberlake. – Wikipedia

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Some Quotable Lyrics

Baby, are you down?
Down, down
Even if the sky is fallin’ down
Down, down

You ought to know
Tonight is the night to let it go
Put on a show
I wanna see how you lose control

So, baby, don’t worry
You are my only
You won’t be lonely
Even if the sky is falling down
You’ll be my only
No need to worry
Baby, are you down?
Down, down
Baby, are you down?
Down, down
Even if the sky is falling down
Get Full Lyrics Here


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