Jamelia feat. Beenie Man
Released: 21st February 2000.
R&B has been pretty much the same for the past few years, but this Birmingham-born diva looks set to change that and put Britain back into the US music scene. Her second single is something we've never heard before, with a totally unique operatic sound. Some stunning vocals, fantastic production and fantastic writing skills have gone into making this track. If the rest of her album is anything like this, she could even give Ms Houston a run for her money!
When exactly did Brandy change her name to Jamelia? OK, so the song is easily recognisable by its original opera elements, but original and unique are not the words to describe Jamelia. However, the song is quite good, and despite Beenie Man's unnecessary 'screams' at the beginning, his part gets better later on. Worth listening to, but worth buying? Not sure.