First Liberians to Land on the Billboard 100

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Lroc and Cyrus DeShield have used their greatest ingredient to produce a smashing hit that has spent weeks on the top Billboard 100, making them the first twno Liberians to ever land on the Billboard.

Last week in LIB Life, we featured Cyrus after Bel Biv Devoe’s (BBD) recent ‘Three Stripes’ single ‘Finally’  hit the Billboard top 100 charts and Musiq Soulchild’s single ‘Start Over’.

Cyrus has been the talk of the town since then.

But what’s extraordinary is how the song ‘Finally’ came about and in case you don’t know, Billboard.com shows that it lingers at spot #22, although it peaked at spot #16.

According to Cyrus via FaceBook, about a year ago, he visited songwriter and producer, Lroc, at his ‘Da Kitchen’ recording studio and asked for a beat.

“Lroc was working with another artist and I just stopped by to see what he was doing. He told me he ‘got an idea and played the idea. I liked it and took it home,” Cyrus added.

One year later, while working on his own project which he says he had at that point, ‘basically switched up his style’, BBD came to him.

“I was in the studio, I had already put some words to the beat and I was finishing up when BBD said they wanted me to play them a certain type of song and I played that one and they were like, ‘oh man’! It ended up being their single featuring SWV that is now #22 on the charts,” added Cyrus.

But as exciting as the idea of producing and writing a hit track is, what’s more ecstatic is the fact that Cyrus and Lroc are the only Liberians ever to compose a hit that has been on the charts for weeks.

More developments are coming and in our next edition, we will be featuring more information on Lroc.

Lroc is known for co-writing and producing singles like Janet Jackson’s ‘Call on me’, Monica’s ‘Every time the beat drops’, Mariah Carey’s “Call on,” and he has now added a Billboard hit to his list.

Congratulations, men, for representing Liberia to the fullest.

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