"Down" by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne

October 12, 2009
'Down' by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne
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"Down" is a song by British Indian R&B artist Jay Sean. In North America the song was released as his debut-single from his debut-album All or Nothing. In other markets, including his native UK, the song will serve as Jay Sean's lead single from what will be his third studio album there. The single features American rapper and label mate Lil Wayne and is produced by J-Remy and Bobby Bass.

The track was released to official U.S. radio airplay on May 31, 2009 and on iTunes on June 30, 2009. "Down" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the issue dated October 7, 2009, knocking The Black Eyed Peas off the top of the chart after their 26 week reign at #1. Plus, it's the first time since Lady Gaga that another artist went to number one. This also made Jay Sean the first British act to score a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single since Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" in 2008. "Down" has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The video was first shot in London on 24th April 2009 with Cash Money crew without Lil Wayne, the video was shot over two days. The Buckinghamshire mansion featured is Hedsor House, an enormous private mansion and park where Mark Ronson hosted his 33rd birthday and the place where The Golden Compass was filmed. The video was finally completed in Miami, with Jay heading to the U.S. to finish the video with Lil Wayne on 30th April 2009. On 23rd July 2009 was the video Premiered on Jay's Official Youtube page. The video was added to MTV's rotation on 5 August, 2009 include MTV Hits and MTV America.

Birdman, Chipmunk, Ghetts and Tinie Tempah make an appearance in the video. The video also features a lead girl, mansion, dancers and bottles. The video was produced by Shurwin Beckford and directed by Richard Pengelley for Jayded Entertainment/Guerilla Hype/Hey Buddy and edited by Jamie Mac and Adam Wood.

During the week of August 10, 2009, the music video was featured as iTunes' Free Music Video of the Week.


Watch the music video below. Enjoy watching.

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