‘No Lie To No Fear,’ Sean Paul Elated As Dua Lipa Collab Joins YouTube’s Billion Views Club
Written by tropixx105 on April 21, 2022
(Dancehall Mag) – Sean Paul is elated that the video for No Lie—his Dancehall-Pop collab with British singer Dua Lipa—has surpassed the one billion views milestone on YouTube, five years after its release. It’s the Jamaican superstar’s first song as a lead artist to enter the billion views club on the video-sharing platform.
The big milestone coincides with the 4/20 release of the fifth single from his upcoming Scorcha album, titled No Fear with Damian Marley and Reggaeton singer Nicky Jam. That song will appear alongside a slew of new Dancehall-Pop collaborations on the album, which is due out next month via Island Records.
The 49-year-old Grammy Award winner told DancehallMag in a quick interview today (April 20) that he was happy that his music continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.
The No Lie video had surged in popularity in 2021, racking up 239 million views that year, according to data gathered by DancehallMag, after amassing just 124 million in 2020. It had picked up most of its views (275 million) in 2017—the year of its release. The hypnotic video, which featured Sean and Dua singing and dancing in mirrored rooms, was directed by Tim Nackashi, who is known for his work with Maroon 5, OK Go, and Icona Pop, among others.
The Concrete deejay also praised Dua Lipa, 26, for working with him on the song, which was produced by Sermstyle and Phillip Kembo as the lead single on his Mad Love The Prequel EP in 2016.
“Big up Dua Lipa, who was so gracious when she did the tune with me. She wasn’t as big as she is now, so I’m proud to feel like I was ahead of curve,” Sean Paul told DancehallMag.