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SPIN 2015 Exit Interviews: OMI

It's always surprising when a pop song goes from zero to Top 40. There was a time before said song was everywhere, legend has it, but…
James Grebey / December 10, 2015

OMI Celebrates National One-Hit Wonder Day By Releasing New Song

OMI had the song of the summer with "Cheerleader," a terrific, breezy pop wonder, and his follow-up, "Hula Hoop," was pretty good, too — because, let's be…
James Grebey / September 25, 2015

Watch Future, Alessia Cara, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and More Perform at Last Night’s Streamy Awards

Last night's Streamy Awards — a real awards ceremony that actually exists, one that gave awards to Vine stars and featured former Real Housewives of Atlanta participant…
Brennan Carley / September 18, 2015

OMI Shares Joyous Video for ‘Hula Hoop’

OMI, the architect of one of this year's most jubilant songs of the summer in "Cheerleader," returns today with a video for his new LP's…
Colin Joyce / September 16, 2015

OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ Follow-Up ‘Hula Hoop’ Is Here

Update: OMI has also announced his debut album, entitled ME 4 U, which will be dropping October 16 on Ultra / Louder Than Life /…
Andrew Unterberger / August 28, 2015

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

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…
Andrew Unterberger / July 15, 2015

Finally, the No. 1 Pop Song in the Country Is the Best Pop Song in the Country

It's been a long, lonely winter atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015. We'd gotten mutliple weeks into July, over half the year already transpired, with…
Andrew Unterberger / July 14, 2015