Singer Alaine continues to reap more success with her poignant tribute You Are Me. The track which was written and produced by Alaine and released on her very own 1 Thirty 1 record imprint, has taken over the number one spot on the MTV Base Africa Dancehall chart.
You Are Me which is featured on VP Records’ Strictly the Best Volume 42 compilation (released in December 2010), is also making inroads on reggae charts in Jamaica where it sits pretty at number twelve on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles chart.
Alaine was quite excited about the success of You Are Me and in a statement to the media she expressed her thanks to the fans for continuously supporting her music. ‘It’s a blessing to be able to sing and entertain persons from all walks of life and I am happy that persons can relate to the message in the song. You Are Me is a very special and personal song to me and I also want to thank all the radio jocks in Jamaica and all over the world for giving the song all the support. It really means a lot to me’, said Alaine.
You Are Me is the second number one single for Alaine within the past few weeks. Her collaborative effort For Your Eyes Only featuring Shaggy, topped the New York Reggae chart a few weeks ago. That song has been fast making its way up several charts in Jamaica and is currently number one on the BBC 1Xtra Dancehall chart in the UK.
And in related news, Alaine was recently named as Female Singer for 2010 by Television Jamaica’s Smile Jamaica Morning Time television programme. Additionally, Alaine is nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category of the Hitz 92 FM Music Awards for 2010.
And further capping off a successful 2010, Alaine recently won two awards in Nairobi, Africa. The nods were for Song of the Year (You Are Me) in the Kingston 10 Reggae Awards in Africa. She also won in the category Live Performance of the Year (Sepetuka, Nairobi).
In an article recently released by a major Kenyan newspaper Alaine’s performance was credited with revitalizing the live show market in Kenya. This has now opened the doors for other artistes to perform there.