R&B hit-maker, Jeremih, has a smash hit on his hands. “Down on Me” featuring 50 Cent, the second single from his All About You album (September 2010) made its way to a Top 5 spot on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart this week. With some help from YouTube sensation, Keenan Cahill, his “Down On Me” video actually featured 50 Cent in it and went viral last week after airing on the popular late night talk show, Chelsea Lately.
The Keenan Cahill “Down On Me” video was masterminded by 50 Cent and funny-woman Chelsea Handler and created a remarkable Internet craze. After three million plus views on YouTube in three days, “Down On Me,” continues to skyrocket up the iTunes charts.
Jeremih and 50 Cent will shoot the official “Down On Me” video today (November 17th) in Los Angeles.
Jeremih is no stranger to creating chart-topping hits. His debut single “Birthday Sex,” from his #1 self-titled debut album, was one of the surprises of the summer of 2009 – it had the distinction of ousting Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It” from the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. “Birthday Sex” rose to #1 on the Mediabase Rhythmic chart, #1 on MySpace (for 3 weeks), and #6 on the Hot 100, while the video was added to MTV, MTV HITS, MTV U and MTV JAMS. To date, cumulative single sales for “Birthday Sex” and its follow up anthem, “Imma Star (Everywhere We Are),” have topped 2.2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Watch Keenan Cahill’s version of “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent!