UK Singer Jay Sean Tops U.S. Singles Chart

Muscle-bound R&B singer Jay Sean has become the first British male solo artist since James Blunt in March 2006 to top the Billboard Hot 100. “Down,” his collaboration with rapper Lil Wayne, ends the extraordinary 26-week run at the top by the Black Eyed Peas. (They have owned 2009 with their two singles, “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.”)

Watch the video. The first five seconds are pretty breathtaking if you have an appreciation for male beauty.

Download Jay Sean’s “Down” on iTunes!

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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