Break through artiste Popcaan is well on his way to become the biggest dancehall star of 2012.
The Portmore Empire deejay’s smash hit single “Only Man She Want” is storming up the Billboard R&B/HipHop chart. The single debut on the chart at number 89 this week, and is expected to climb higher with the boast in popularity.
Weighing in on the achievement, Popcaan told the Star that he is very grateful.
“Entering the Billboard charts is a good achievement and also can help keep international focus on dancehall music. We are happy for this and grateful to all the fans and the industry people working to make it possible. We will keep making songs and work to build on all our success. Big up and respect to dancehall fans worldwide.”
The song’s producer, Elvis Redwood and Johnny Wonder of Hapilos Entertainment, said Vybz Kartel was a main force behind the creation of the single.
“Is a good feeling, as it was brought about by a combination of efforts from Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, So Unique Records and Hapilos Entertainment. I met Vybz Kartel, we had a long conversation and him seh mi a good producer and him ago give me the break,” Redwood said.
“We’re proud of the song. It was a lot of hard work and it was a long time coming. Hot 97 took it up and pushed it and from there it started spreading to other stations like Power 105, said Johnny Wonder.
Only time will tell if the single will hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart.