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OMI Performs ‘Cheerleader’ and Discusses the Song’s Creation on ‘Fallon’

OMI, the Roots

As part of his victory lap following hitting number one on the Hot 100 earlier this week, Jamaican-born singer OMI made his first-ever late-night appearance last night, on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. The dapper crooner of course performed that chart-topping hit, “Cheerleader,” with assistance from the Roots — including, yes, some excellent live trumpet soloing.

Watch the performance here, and also check out a web exclusive from the show, where OMI talks about the creation of his smash, including the key contributions from reggae legend Sly Dunbar (of Sly & Robbie) and German DJ Felix Jaehn in getting the song to where it is today.