All hail the king! It has been done — Jay Sean, an Asian- American British (is that what they are called?) has finally climbed the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has become the highest ranking Asian recording artist in [recorded] history. News has been confirmed by Billboard.com that Jay Sean’s hit single ‘Down’ will be replacing The Black Eyed Peas rein over the #1 spot, which has been held for 26 weeks consecutive weeks for the singles “Boom Boom Pow” (12 weeks) and “I Gotta Feeling” (14 weeks).
Jay Sean has also earned the title of being Cash Money Records first recording artist to secure the #1 spot in the charts, according to NewsWire’s account of a Universal Republic release. Stay tuned for more information and story as the Billboard Charts officially become available tomorrow.