Eamon was born Eamon Jonathan Doyle in Staten Island, New York City, the son of Diane (née Zizzo), a nurse, and Walter Doyle, a counselor with a private practice. His father was a member of a doo-wop group by the name of "The Elations". He began singing at age nine and touring and performing with his father's group at the same age. At fifteen, while working in a music studio, he caught the attention of songwriter/producer Milk Dee, who had worked with musicians such as MC Lyte, Janet Jackson, and Mary J. Blige. Dee and his co-producer Mark Passy helped refine Eamon's sound. Eamon was eventually signed to Jive Records.
Eamon was born in Staten Island, New York.
The success of the single and the controversial nature of its lyrics prompted production of an answer single, "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)", by unknown female singer Frankee who had claimed to be Eamon's ex-girlfriend (which Eamon denied).
The song also earned Eamon a Guinness World Record for "the most expletives in a #1 song