OMI: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

OMI: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of OMI. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about OMI. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Omar Samuel Pasley

Born: September 3, 1986

Origin: Clarendon, Jamaica

Genres: Reggae – Pop – Reggae fusion

Zodiac: Virgo

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Early Start

  • Clarendon was the parish where Omar Samuel Pasley was born.
  • “Standing On All Threes” was his first single and music video.



Career Journey

  • 2008: OMI had composed his future hit song “Cheerleader”
  • 2012: He recorded it and performed and released the song “Cheerleader”.
  • 2014: “Cheerleader” was given a second chance by Ultra Music’s president Patrick Moxey after he heard it and liked it, offering to remix and relaunch it as a dance track.
  • 2015: “Cheerleader” aced the UK Singles Chart in a four-week row, marking the longest consecutive period any Jamaican artist has held that position on the chart.
  • 2015: He released the single “Hula Hoop” and his debut studio album Me 4 U, which spawned the singles “Cheerleader”, “Hula Hoop”, “Stir It”, and “Drop in the Ocean”.



Awards & Recognition

  • Teen Choice Awards
  • MOBO Awards
  • MTV Video Music Awards
  • NRJ Music Award (2)
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • Radio Disney Music Awards (2)
  • Billboard Music Awards (2)



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • OMI is short for Omar, the nickname his late dad gave him but OMI means “grandma” in German.
  • He is the first Jamaican to reach the Top Rank in US Billboard 100.
  • He’s into upgrading his ride; the looks of his car.




Artist’s Favorites

Performer:  John Legend



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from OMI:

Hula Hoop

Length: 3:25

Release: 2015

Opening Lyrics:

Roller skates, them lines
Have sun, clear blue skies
The waves are crashing by
And when she passed me by
And gave her wink and smile
And I was on cloud nine
The way you move your hips
And lick your lips
The way you dip
You got me up so high (Hey-ey)
And girl you got that body
With them curves like a Bugatti
I just wanna drive, oh

More Songs to Listen to:

OMI: Top 5 Songs



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