Pure pop never dies, it just changes accents. Meet the latest Caribbean (think Rihanna, Sean Paul) export to play hopscotch up the pop charts: Iyaz. Like his pal Sean Kingston, Iyaz excels at taking sun-kissed pop songs and imbuing them with a subtle island flair. (And maybe even a little Miley Cyrus.)
On his out-of-nowhere hit, "Replay," Iyaz delivers a summer hit just in time for Christmas. Over bubbling keyboards and a harmless beat, Iyaz effortlessly switches between choirboy singing and Virgin Islands patois. The result is as intoxicating as Kingston's "Beautful Girls."
Look for Iyaz's debut album early next year and check out the video for "Replay" below.