How SisQo predicted 'Thong Song' would be a hit 15 years ago
Though it seems hard to believe, Nov. 30 is the 15th anniversary of the release of SisQo's debut album Unleash the Dragon... AKA the record that brought us the crazy, catchy track "Thong Song."
The album was an instant smash and sold 6 million copies in the U.S.
But when ET talked to SisQo back in 1999, he was confident that "Thong Song" was going to be huge. "My next single off of my new album [is] the 'Thong Song,' which is going to be like an international supersmash," he told ET before the single even was released. "It's going to be really big."
The 36-year-old has kept a relatively low profile since the early 2000's, releasing Return of the Dragon in 2001 and then lying low until he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother 7 in 2010 and Celebrity Wife Swap in 2013. But, the "dragon" is now coming back in a big way and will be releasing his third album, Last Dragon, on Jan. 13, 2015!
In honor of the 15th anniversary of Unleash the Dragon, we've compiled a list of 15 times SisQo's unleashed his inner social media dragon on Twitter.1. His inspirational guidance.
3. When he realized the date.
Simpsons,Family Guy episode freakin loved it gone buy whn it go on sale.speaking of on sale cop dat "A-List"lol🐉 pic.twitter.com/2tT8WTmmRw- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) September 30, 2014
4. When he talked Thanksgiving preparation.
It's crazy how 2014 jus flewwww by- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) November 26, 2014
5. His special appreciation for all those grocery store goers.
Who got them turkey marinatin? Lol- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) November 27, 2014
6. When things escalated quickly.
Shout out to everybody in these stores getting thanksgiving dinner together- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) November 26, 2014
7. He proved, yet again, that he is devoted to dragons.
This weather went from 0 to -100 real quick lol- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) November 20, 2014
8. Even though he missed the Aaliyah movie, he wound up being cool with it.
HAPPY FRIDAY🐉- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) November 21, 2014
9. His shameless self-promotion.
Missed the Aaliyah movie cuz I was performing.assuming it waz terrible by the waz y'all r goin off lol- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) November 16, 2014
12. When we realized he might love comic books more than he loves thongs. gravity.
Nintendo,why do me and Brian Altano have to wait so long for New 3DS to come to the states!?😫 pic.twitter.com/7TkqskwArL- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) October 19, 2014
15. He wasn't trying to keep it undercover that he absolutely lovesUndercover Brother.
Frm "LIP's" video set gettin my levitation on!🐉 pic.twitter.com/uZJIN1Ctj6- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) September 29, 2014
One of my favorite movies.Eddie Griffin is a living Legend!🐉😎👊 pic.twitter.com/z0lhirRWXu- SisQó (@OfficialSisQo) September 21, 2014
Check out the video to see how he predicted the success of "Thong Song" before it was ever released!
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