Fresh from his stint in the I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! jungle, rapper Aggro Santos is back on UK soil, doing what he does best…making infectious pop songs.
Santos, who is signed to Take That frontman Gary Barlow's Future Records label, has left the Aussie bush behind him, forgotten about Gillian McKeith's phantom fainting and has unleashed monster tune, Like U Like, on the charts.
The Brazilian-born rapper, who has previously worked with ex-Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt, has this time teamed up with her namesake, in the shape of Girls Aloud beauty, Kimberley Walsh.
Speaking exclusively about the collaboration to MTV UK, the Candy MC revealed that one man in particular had a helping hand in setting up the duet.
Aggro explained: "I was a big fan of Girls Aloud for years and I mentioned that to Gary Barlow who is a friend of Kim’s. I said I would be up for working with her. He spoke to her and she was up for it, so we made Like U Like."
When asked why he replaced a male vocalist on the track with Walsh, the 22-year old star explained: "I think it suits a girls vocal more. It’s more of a softer song and Kimberley did a great job on the vocals."
He confessed: "Kim is really great down to earth person. The whole thing was just enjoyable. Thanks to her for all of her contribution."
Seeing as Walsh's GA bandmate, Cheryl Cole, has enjoyed a hugely successful solo career, we just had to ask Aggro how Kimberley is feeling about her first musical venture outside the girlband.
Santos revealed: "At the moment everyone is liking the song and in that sense, I have no idea whether she feels pressure or not but we are just doing it. It’s a great song and whatever happens with it, happens."
"One of the good things about music is that you enjoy what you're doing. You don’t always look at it as a job or that it has to do something."
He added: "It's about doing something you love and getting out there. If the public respond to it then great and so far, they have responded to it."
Well said Aggro! Like U Like is out now…
By Joanne Dorken