By Apollo P
Here is the last part of our One Hit Wonders series from 2015-2018. These might sound more familiar as they played only a couple years back.
2015 : Jidenna – Classic Man
© Jidenna | YouTube
Have you ever seen a man so put together but who was only able to produce the one hit? In 2015, Jidenna dropped his huge hit “Classic Man”, which did well commercially. The song peaked at number 22 on Billboard Hot 100. Coming off the success of the hit the well-dressed dapper Jidenna released other singles that never reached the same level of success. In 2017, he released his debut album called “The Chief”, which was met with good reviews. After a moderately successful music career, he went into acting. He appeared in Issa Rae’s popular show called “Insecure.” Now Jidenna is on Instagram wearing casual clothing and playing FIFA on ps4 and doing a traditional African accent.
2016: Young M.A – OOOUUU
© Young MA | YouTube
OOOUUU what happened? Young M.A had some promise back in 2016. After years of trying to pursue music through the mixtape circuit and trying to gain momentum through social media, it finally happened. Young M. A’s song “OOOUUU” finally hit the masses, which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. She overindulges in the rapper lifestyle. What does that mean? Well, there was an abundance of Hennessy and women at are her disposal. She spent a lot of her time investing in her vices and soon after disappeared into the dark. During her time in the dark, she got her health corrected and reappeared to drop her project called “Herstory”, which a lot of people didn’t care about.
2017 : AYO & TEO – Rolex
© Ayo & Teo | YouTube
From Instagram dancers to one hit wonders and back, AYO & TEO made a massive hit with their song “Rolex.” The duo began dancing on social media which started to gain a lot of attention. They got tired of dancing to other people’s music and decided to get out a few songs, and Rolex was the one that caught the attention of the masses. They ended up getting signed to Colombia. The single earned a platinum plaque and peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. They continue to release music that performs well on YouTube, but they haven’t touched the billboards since. At least they are still keeping active.
This concludes our One Hit Wonders series. Do you think 2018 already has a one hit wonder? Let us know on social media @vibe105to or share your favourite one hit wonder from the 2000s!