Dimelo

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"Dimelo"
Dimelo (Single) cover.jpg
Single by Rak-Su featuring Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy
Released3 December 2017
Format
RecordedNovember–December 2017
Genre
Length2:47 (solo version)
3:02
LabelSyco
Songwriter(s)
  • Ashley Fongo
  • Jamaal Shurland
  • Myles Stephenson
  • Mustafa Rahimtulla
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Brahim Fouradi
  • Carlos Vrolijk
  • Edwin Serrano
  • Ian Franzino
  • Andrew Haas
Producer(s)Naughty Boy
Rak-Su singles chronology
"Last Night"
(2016)
"Dimelo"
(2017)
"Pyro Ting"
(2018)
Wyclef Jean singles chronology
"Turn Me Good"
(2017)
"Dimelo"
(2017)
"Sak Kap Fet"
(2018)
Naughty Boy singles chronology
"One Chance to Dance"
(2017)
"Dimelo"
(2017)
"All or Nothing"
(2018)

"Dimelo" is a song by British group Rak-Su, released as their winner's single after their victory on fourteenth series of The X Factor. The band first performed the song on week two of the live shows as part of Latino Week. They performed it again in the final, this time with featured vocals from Wyclef Jean and production from Naughty Boy, with this version released as their first official single. The original solo version of the track was recorded in the studio before its first performance on The X Factor. Within 24 hours of winning the show, "Dimelo" placed at number 46 on the Official UK Singles Chart Update, and has since peaked at number 2, held back from the top spot by Ed Sheeran's "Perfect". The song has also been successful on streaming sites, with it entering the UK Top 50 daily chart on Spotify.

The song assimilates to a genre common among Spanish speakers, reggaeton. It pays tribute to four stars: Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Shakira and Rihanna. A solo version of the song was featured on the group's self-titled debut extended play, Rak-Su.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Dimelo" (featuring Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy)3:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 29
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[2] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 3 December 2017 Syco Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ "British single certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 January 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field.