The Baha Men, who in 2000 rocketed to fame with the now ubiquitous international hit “Who Let the Dogs Out,” will return March 26 with “Move It Like This.” The S-Curve/Capitol album is led by the title track, which is featured in the Universal film “Big Fat Liar,” opening in Feb. 8 U.S. theaters.
The Bahamas-based nine-piece act, which combines local junkanoo rhythms with pop, reggae, rap, and R&B, is expected to launch an international tour early this year in support of the new set. The tour will likely hit the U.S. in April.
With its anthemic chorus chant, “Who Let the Dogs Out” became a staple in sports arenas shortly after its summer 2000 release by S-Curve/Artemis. Even with its nearly universal saturation, the single only managed to reach No. 40 on The Billboard Hot 100, and No. 18 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart. The song did win the 2-decade-old group a Grammy award for best dance recording.
The album, however, peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top World Music and Top Independent Albums charts. It has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 3 million copies in the U.S.
Although released in 2000, the album’s continuing strength led it to be Billboard’s Top Independent and World Music Album of 2001. The group was Billboard’s Top Independent Label Artist and Top World Music Artist of the year.
Capitalizing on the success, the Baha Men headlined last year’s Radio Disney tour, which also featured Hoku, and found themselves on treks with ‘N Sync and 98 Degrees. The group also contributed the new track “Best Years of Our Lives” to DreamWorks’ hit “Shrek” soundtrack.
“It has truly been an amazing couple of years for us,” founding group member Isaiah Taylor says, “and we are so proud to be the ones who finally put the Bahamas on the musical map.”