This article is about the OMI song. For the St. Vincent song, see Strange Mercy.

"Cheerleader" is a song recorded by Jamaican singer OMI. The track was written and produced by OMI and C. Dillon, with additional writing by M. Bradford and R. Dillon. It is a reggae fusion song. "Cheerleader" was originally released in 2012 through Oufah Records. "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)" was released through Columbia Records on 19 May 2014. The remix peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and at number one on the UK Singles Chart and in several other countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Release and chart performance:

"Cheerleader" was originally released in 2012 through Oufah Records, charting solely in OMI's native country. The Felix Jaehn remix of "Cheerleader" was initially planned to be released in the United Kingdom in May 2015. However, its release date was brought forward to a new date of 12 April 2015. The decision was made as a result of the remix's popularity on streaming media and it entering the UK Singles Chart at number 37 on streams alone.

Charts:

Felix Jaehn Remix

Chart (2014-15)

Peak,

position

Australia (ARIA)

1

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)

1

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

1

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)

1

Canada (Canadian Hot 100)

1

Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)

1

Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)

5

Denmark (Tracklisten)

1

Europe (Euro Digital Songs)

1

Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)

13

France (SNEP)

1

Germany (Official German Charts)

1

Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)

1

Hungary (Single Top 40)

3

Ireland (IRMA)

1

Israel (Media Forest)

3

Italy (FIMI)

2

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)

1

Netherlands (Single Top 100)

1

New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)

3

Norway (VG-lista)

5

Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)

1

Scotland (Official Charts Company)

1

Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)

1

Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)

4

South Africa (EMA)

2

Spain (PROMUSICAE)

3

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

1

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

1

UK Singles (Official Charts Company)

1

US Billboard Hot 100

7

US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)

29

US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)

8

US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)

14

US Rhythmic (Billboard)

15

Certifications and sales:

Felix Jaehn Remix

Region

Certification

Sales/shipments

Australia (ARIA)

4× Platinum

280,000

Belgium (BEA)

Gold

15,000

Denmark (IFPI Denmark)

2× Platinum

120,000

Germany (BVMI)

3× Gold

600,000

Italy (FIMI)

2× Platinum

100,000

New Zealand (RMNZ)

2× Platinum

30,000

Spain (PROMUSICAE)

Platinum

40,000

Sweden (GLF)

6× Platinum

240,000

United Kingdom (BPI)

Platinum

600,000

United States

641,000

sales figures based on certification alone, shipments figures based on certification alone, unspecified figures based on certification alone, sales/streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history:

Country

Date

Format

Version

Label

Ref.

Jamaica

2012

Digital download

"Cheerleader"

Outfah

Ireland

19 May 2014

"Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)"

Columbia

United States

20 May 2014

Australia

12 December 2014

United Kingdom

12 April 2015

United States

5 May 2015

Contemporary hit radio

Rhythmic contemporary