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I was a sex symbol the moment I popped out of the womb.

Pop sensation Jas Mann Jas Mann (born Jasbinder Mann, 24 April 1971, Dudley, West Midlands, England) is a British musician, turned record producer and record label owner. He later lived in Myddle, Shropshire.  reckons he's the sexiest thing to hit the charts in years.

And the Indian-born singer has grabbed overnight chart success - while wearing a sari and mascara Mascara (măs`kərə, mäs`kärä), town (1998 pop. 80,797), NW Algeria. The town is also known as Mouaskar. It is an administrative center, a garrison town, and a marketplace, noted for its white wine and for its trade in !

Boasts blue-eyed Jas: "I was a sex symbol as soon as I jumped out of the womb.

"I love women and there's nothing better than knowing women are sexually attracted to me."

On stage Jas, 24, slips into saris made by mum Avtar, wearing mascara nicked from his three sisters.

Jas laughs: "Saris are really comfortable to wear, just like the kilt kilt

Knee-length, skirtlike garment worn by men as part of the traditional national garb, or Highland dress, of Scotland. It is made of permanently pleated wool and wrapped around the wearer's waist so that the pleats are in the back and the flat ends overlap in front.
 in Scotland, And a lot of fun."

Unknown just seven days ago, pop's latest overnight sensation is now celebrating his first-ever number one.

His group, Babylon Zoo, kicked George Michael's comeback disc off the top of the charts and into orbit with their debut single, Spaceman.

And they did it in style - by becoming the fastest selling record in British music history.

Now the rest of the pop world had better sit up and take notice.

Jas told me: "I always knew Spaceman would be number one because the pop scene is static.

"I'm the only person making music that hasn't been heard before. And I intend to carry on that way."

Instant success hasn't come easy. The Wolverhampton warbler warbler, name applied in the New World to members of the wood warbler family (Parulidae) and in the Old World to a large family (Sylviidae) of small, drab, active songsters, including the hedge sparrow, the kinglet, and the tailorbird of SE Asia, , who still lives at home, says he sacrificed material wealth for a chance of pop stardom.

Jas says: "I had to sell all my possessions and clothes to afford to go into the record studios.

"That paid for my first demo tape which got me a record deal."

Along with 200 other music fans, I crammed cram  
v. crammed, cram·ming, crams
1. To force, press, or squeeze into an insufficient space; stuff.

2. To fill too tightly.

a. To gorge with food.
 into a tiny London studio at the weekend to watch Babylon Zoo provide their historic first-ever live concert - for Channel 4's The White Room.

And their performance showed the band have no intention of joining pop's long list of one-hit wonders List of one-hit wonders can refer to
  • One-hit wonders in Australia
  • One-hit wonders in Canada
  • One-hit wonders in Ireland
  • One-hit wonders in the UK
  • One-hit wonders in the United States

The single Spaceman - cut by top producer Arthur Baker Arthur Baker is the name of several persons:
  • Arthur Baker (calligrapher), calligrapher and typeface designer
  • Arthur Baker (musician), record producer and DJ
 - has already been beamed into the nation's living rooms, thanks to the latest Levi's ad.

It features a rebellious alien girl returning home to her angry parents on planet Gallactica.

Mum and dad are furious because she has been on a shopping spree to Earth to buy a pair of her favourite jeans.

And 16-year-old Russian catwalk queen Kristina Semenovskaia looks stunning as she drops off the keys to dad's spaceship and wanders off into the purple sunset.

Yet Jas probably won't be seen dead in a pair of denims ... unless mum cuts them into a dress.

Now saris for men are set to be all the rage General Public's All the Rage was released in 1984 by I.R.S. Records. Track listing
  1. "Hot You're Cool"
  2. "Tenderness"
  3. "Anxious"
  4. "Never You Done That"
  5. "Burning Bright"
  6. "As a Matter of Fact"
  7. "Are You Leading Me On?"
  8. "Day-to-Day"

"Since I wore one on Top of the Pops, she's been inundated in·un·date  
tr.v. in·un·dat·ed, in·un·dat·ing, in·un·dates
1. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.

 with requests from other people wanting to buy them, too."

Babylon Zoo is the seventh number one from the Levi series of TV and cinema adverts.

Marvin Gaye's Heard It Through The Grapevine was the first to reach the top 10 back in 1985, peaking at number 8.

It soundtracked Nick Kamen's sexy striptease in a launderette where he shrinks his 501s to fit.

But the chart-toppers began with Ben E. King's 50s classic Stand By Me two years later.

Steve Miller's The Joker and punk classic Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash followed soon after.

T-Rex topped the charts with 20th Century Boy in 1991, 14 years after singer Marc Bolan's death.

And unknown Scots Stiltskin rocketed to the top with Inside in 1994, for an ad showing Quaker girls spying on a sexy male bathing in a river.

The last Levi-inspired number one was ragga rag·ga  
A style of reggae music that incorporates hip-hop and rhythm and blues elements. Also called dancehall.

[Shortening and alteration of ragamuffin (
 star Shaggy's Boombastic.

But Babylon Zoo have become the most successful of all-time with supersales of Spaceman.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Dingwall, John
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 23, 1996
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