Jamaican American singer, OMI will be part of the New Year’s Eve telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” to celebrate the start of 2016 on ABC. Also appearing with OMI from Hollywood, California, will be Nick Jonas, Pentatonix, Maklemore, Alessia Cara, DNCE, and Nathan Sykes. Headlining the event on the West Coast of the U.S. is One Direction, while Carrie Underwood will headline the Times Square party in New York City. The telecast is scheduled to begin at 8 PM EST on December 31, 2015.
Omar Samuel Pasley was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, and moved to Rochester, New York with his aunt, at 15 years of age. At age 18 he moved back to Jamaica because his aunt had passed away. Omi established in Kingston, after being discovered by the dancehall impresario Clifton “Specialist” Dillonand signed to Oufah, an independent Jamaican label. His first recorded single was “Standing On All Threes” released with a music video. Omi had composed a song titled “Cheerleader” in 2008. He eventually recorded it and performed and released in 2012. It was released in Jamaica along with a low-budget, high-concept video shot in Oregon during OMI’s first trip to the United States, becoming a modest hit in Jamaica and also popular in Hawaii and in Dubai. Never releasing an album, Omi had various local hits in Jamaica like “Take It Easy”, “Fireworks” and “Color of My Lips”, the latter featuring Busy Signal, a well-known Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist. He is currently signed to Ultra Music, a part of Sony Music, and released his debut album Me 4 U on 16 October 2015.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is an annual television special that airs every New Year’s Eve on ABC. The special broadcasts from New York City’s Times Square. The broadcast features coverage of its annual ball drop event, along with live and pre-recorded musical performances by popular musicians from Times Square and Hollywood, respectively.
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