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    Sean Paul

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    Genre:Dance, R&B, Reggae, Pop, Hip-Hop
    Rank:60
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    3.6/5 from 20 users
    Albums:10
    Songs:259

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    11 4.4/5
    Rockabye lyrics
    Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie
    2
    99 4.4/5
    Cheap Thrills lyrics
    Sia
    3
    385 4.4/5
    Cheap Thrills lyrics
    Sia feat. Sean Paul
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    686 4.1/5
    Trumpets lyrics
    Sak Noel and Salvi feat. Sean Paul
    5
    816 5.0/5
    No Lie lyrics
    Sean Paul in duet with Dua Lipa
    6
    2,037 4.3/5
    Bailando [English version] lyrics
    Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona and Sean Paul
    7
    2,242 4.5/5
    Summer Paradise lyrics
    Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul
    8
    2,330 4.3/5
    Hold My Hand lyrics
    Sean Paul feat. Zaho
    9
    4,990 4.8/5
    Baby Boy lyrics
    Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul
    10
    7,307 4.8/5
    Breathe [Rap Version] lyrics
    Blu Cantrell feat. Sean Paul

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    470 3.0/5
    Dutty Rock [2002]
    2
    512 3.0/5
    The Trinity [2005]
    3
    1,070 3.0/5
    Ever Blazin' & Rare Tracks [2008]
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    1,554 3.7/5
    Temperature 2 [2006]
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    2,534 3.0/5
    Stage One [2000]
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    6,456 3.0/5
    Imperial Blaze [2009]
    7
    7,094 3.0/5
    Tomahawk Technique [2012]
    8
    3.0/5
    Hood Anthems [2007]
    9
    3.0/5
    Full Frequency [2014]
    10
    3.5/5
    Boxset

    Biography

    Born Sean Paul Henriques in Kingston, Jamaica on January 8, 1975, Sean Paul's lineage truly reflects Jamaica's national motto, "Out Of Many, One People." On his Portuguese father's side there is a family legend about the shipwreck of horse-rustling ancestors during a daring escape from bounty hunters. Sean's mother is a renowned Jamaican painter, and both his parents were noted athletes - a tradition Sean continued as a youth, representing his country in many international swim and water polo meets. After graduation from UTECH, he kept body and soul together by working as a chef and later as a teller in a bank.

    In his early teens, dancehall reggae became Sean's leading passion. Such artists as Lt. Stitchie, Major Worries, and Supercat were important influences.

    A few years later, as Sean began writing his own n lyrics, he made a link and busted some rhymes for Cat Coore, Bunny Rugs, and Carrot Jarret of Third World. "Cat said, 'Your voice sounds great, lets do some demos,'" Sean Paul recalls.
    Sean developed his skills by making dubs and playing barbecues. In 1996, after a couple of singles, he made the crucial connection with then up-and-coming producer Jeremy Harding, owner of 2 Hard Records. Jeremy had just completed the Fearless riddim, and Sean voiced it with "Baby Girl," his first woman-oriented lyric. "Baby Girl" became a huge hit, opening doors all over Jamaica for Sean. During this time, he continued to learn the deejay trade and mature as an artist. He hooked up with the Dutty Cup Crew, a group of aspiring deejays. About the meaning of DUTTY Sean explains, "In life, if you don't work hard and dutty, you won't get nowhere, so our cup is full."

    In 1998, Sean recorded "Infiltrate" on Jeremy Harding's Playground/Zim Zimma riddim. The riddim was a reggae smash, both in Jamaica and internationally, and "Infiltrate" became a top record in the juggling mix. "'Infiltrate' took me to enough places," Sean recalls. Charting number one in Belize, the record rocked hip-hop mix shows in New York and Miami.

    Hitting next with "Excite Me," Sean's name was spreading to the rest of the Caribbean, especially Trinidad and Guyana. He then recorded "Deport Them," which became the #1 record in Jamaica on Tony Kelly's Bookshelf riddim. The song received major airplay in Miami and on New York's hip-hop mix shows, later crossing over onto regular rotation on New York's Hot 97.

    It was around then that Sean Paul joined forces with emerging sing-jay Mr. Vegas. Their first collaboration, "Hot Gal Today," on the Street Sweeper riddim by Steely and Clevie, became a #1 record in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean. Sean and Mr. Vegas also collaborated on the dancehall hit, "Tiger Bone," produced by Richard "Shams" Browne on the Intercourse riddim. In March of 2000, just as "Hot Gal Today" was heating up in Miami and New York, VP Records released "STAGE ONE," Sean Paul's debut album. Meanwhile, Sean and Mr. Vegas joined forces with producer Tony Kelly and multi-platinum rapper DMX for "Top Shotta," a song on the Belly soundtrack, further lifting Sean's rep in the States.

    After a wicked re-mix on the Punany riddim, "Hot Gal Today" joined "Deport Them" in rocking American hip-hop and R&B radio. Together the two tunes thrust Sean Paul's Stateside career into orbit. He became the first reggae artist to have two singles added at the same time to a major American radio station (NYC's Hot 97), and the first reggae artist to simultaneously chart two singles from the same album ("Hot Gal Today" at #66 and "Deport Them" at #85) on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. "Hot Gal Today" also hit #6 on the Billboard Top Rap Singles chart. With all the radio play in New York, Sean built up a major New York City base among tastemaker disc jockeys and true hip-hop fans.

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    The newest Sean Paul album entitled "Imperial Blaze" was released on August 18, 2009. The lead single, "So Fine", which was produced by Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor, premiered on Sean Paul's official website on April 26, 2009.[9][dead link][10] Speaking to Pete Lewis of 'Blues & Soul' magazine in August 2009, Sean Paul stated that 'Imperial Blaze' "Actually signifies 'The King's Fire'. It's that thing inside of you that gives you the desire to do whatever you do, and be the best in the world at it."[11] The new album consists of 20 tracks including "So Fine", "Press it Up", "She Want Me", "Private Party" which are party tracks and also love songs such as "Hold My Hand" (feat Keri Hilson), "Lately", "Now That I've Got Your Love" among others. Producers on the album include Don Corleone, Jeremy Harding, and Sean's brother Jason 'Jigzagula' Henriques. All the full songs of the album have been added to Sean Paul's Myspace page on the day of release of the album.

    Up until now there have been eight music videos: "Always On My Mind (with Da'Ville)", "Give It To You (with Eve)", "Watch Them Roll", "Back It Up" (with Left Side/Mr. Evil), "(I Wanna See You) Push It Baby" (with Pretty Ricky), "Hit 'Em" (with Fahrenheit and his brother Jason "Jigzagula" Henriques), "Come Over" with Estelle, also the video of his first single, "So Fine" from the new album. He has recently been featured in Shaggy's video, "Save A Life", which also includes appearances from Elephant Man and Da'Ville, among others. In an effort to raise money for a children's hospital, Shaggy, Sean Paul and others will be having a benefit concert. All proceeds will go towards getting new equipment and technology 'For Aid to the Bustamante Hospital for Children'. In an interview in 2009 he says he is planning to release a new album in 2011. During the premiere for MNET's Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars on July 18, 2010, he performed his songs "Temperature", "Hold My Hand", and "So Fine". Sean Paul made a show in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    2011–present: Tomahawk Technique

    The first single Got 2 Luv U features vocals from American singer Alexis Jordan. It was released on the July 19, 2011 by Atlantic Records. The song was written by Sean Paul, Ryan Tedder and Stargate, and it was produced by Stargate.

    She Doesn't Mind is the second single from the album. It was written by Sean Paul, Shellback and Benny Blanco and was produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco. It was released on the September 29, 2011 on NRJ & Skyrock (French radios), and to iTunes on October 31. Like its proceeder, "Got 2 Luv U", featuring Alexis Jordan, it topped the charts in Switzerland, but it debuted at that spot. Sean appeared on the Never Mind the Buzzcocks episode which aired on November 21, 2011.

    Sean Paul is featured in the music video for the Simple Plan song Summer Paradise.

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