Tanto, Devonte celebrates Billboard success

July 08, 2016
File Tanto Metro (left) and Devonte.

Veteran dancehall duo Tanto Metro and Devonte are celebrating Billboard chart success, this as a remake of their dancehall single, 'Everyone Falls In Love', released by rapper/singer Tory Lanez, has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 96.

The new version of the song is titled Luv, and sees Tory Lanez literally singing Tanto Metro and Devonte's chorus along with some new verses. The original dancehall instrumental was also remade using the similar cadence.

Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR, the duo said good music no longer gets played on local radio.

"Making good music is always a priority to us, we've maintained the standard no matter a hit or not, some how good music always prevails. Good music is still being made today they're just not been played, sad isn't it," said the duo.

Tanto Metro and Devonte also said negotiations for their writers credit in regards to Tory Lanez version of the record is underway.

"There are discussions still pending with writers credits. Acknowledging the fact that a piece of our craft has emerged once again on the Billboard Hot 100, knowing our creation was that infectious, it feels really good. We have gotten a few calls mainly concerning the covering of the hit single," they said.

Tanto Metro and Devonte have had previous Billboard Chart success, with their album The Beat Goes On peaking at number 4 on the Billboard reggae chart. Their album Every One Falls In Love went all the way to number 1 on the Billboard reggae chart. They also had success with the single Give It To Her peaking at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album Everyone Falls In Love was produced by iconic record producer Donovan Germain. Dancehall has had an interesting year in the United States with commercially mainstream artistes like Tyga, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Drake, Sia, Major Lazer among others borrowing from the genre.

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