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Sean Paul

 

Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Grammy Award winning reggae and dancehall singer and rapper. He released his debut solo album, Stage One, in 2000 and followed this in 2002 with Dutty Rock, which won the 2004 Grammy Award for best reggae album and generated four top twenty Billboard Hot 100 hits, including #1 ‘Get Busy’. His new cd, Tomahawk Technique, was released in February 2012 and has generated another hit “She Doesn’t Mind”.Also in 2012 he married Jodi Stewart and made some songs for here like body.

In 2005 he released his third studio album, The Trinity, and collected another #1 hit, ‘Temperature’. Sean Paul’s 2002 sophomore album, Dutty Rock, is his most successful, with 4 top 20 hits, including the worldwide smash “Gimme the Light”, “Get Busy”, “Like Glue” & “I’m Still In Love With You” were also huge hits, keeping the Dutty Rock album a best seller throughout 2003. “Temperature,” from his 2005 follow-up cd, The Trinity, was a Billboard #1 Hot 100 hit.

Dancehall superstar Sean Paul began scoring hit singles in Jamaica in 1996 and steadily attracted international attention thereafter, eventually breaking into the pop mainstream in 2002 with Dutty Rock. Born Sean Paul Henriques on January 8, 1973, the multi-ethnic Paul (his parents had Portuguese, Chinese, and Jamaican forebears) grew up comfortably in St. Andrew, Jamaica, his mother a renowned painter. He was a skilled athlete, excelling in swimming and especially water polo, playing for the Jamaican national team in the latter. Although his education was enough to land him a prosperous career, dancehall music remained Paul's first love, particularly crafting rhythm tracks. He became a DJ after he began writing his own songs, patterning his style largely after Super Cat and finding a mentor in Don Yute; he also found contacts in several members of the reggae-pop band Third World in 1993, which helped open up business connections.

Paul released his debut single, "Baby Girl," with producer Jeremy Harding in 1996; it proved a significant success, leading to further Jamaican hits like "Nah Get No Bly (One More Try)," "Deport Them," "Excite Me," "Infiltrate," and "Hackle Mi." In 1999, Sean Paul started to make inroads to American audiences; he was first commissioned to collaborate with fellow dancehall hitmaker Mr. Vegas on a production for rapper DMX; titled "Here Comes the Boom," the song was included in director Hype Williams' film Belly. Also that year, Paul scored a Top Ten hit on the Billboard rap charts with "Hot Gal Today." Unfortunately, Paul had a very public falling out with Mr. Vegas over the packaging of the latter's remix of "Hot Gal Today"; still, it didn't slow Paul's career momentum, as he played the Summer Jam 2000 in New York City, the center of his American popularity.

That fall, Paul released his first album on VP Records; the sprawling Stage One collected many of Paul's previous hit singles and compilation cuts, plus a few brand-new tracks. Dutty Rock (2002) and The Trinity (2005) were extremely successful. Both albums peaked in the Top Ten of the album chart and featured a handful of mainstream smashes. His 2009 release Imperial Blaze featured the singles "So Fine" and "Hold My Hand," the latter a duet with Keri Hilson. The loose Odyssey Mixtape dropped in 2011 and was followed a year later by Tomahawk Technique, a more pop and dance-oriented album with production from the likes of Stargate, DJ Ammo, and Benny Blanco. In 2012, he collaborated with CongoRock and Stereo Massive on the single "Bless Di Nation." In 2013, he announced details of Full Frequency, his sixth studio album, which was released in early 2014. The singles "Other Side of Love," "Entertainment," "Turn It Up," and "Want Dem All" were released in preparation for the record.

Many members of Sean Paul's family are swimmers.
His grandfather was on the first Jamaican men's national water polo team.
His father also played water polo for the team in the 1960s, and competed in long-distance swimming, while Sean Paul's mother was a backstroke swimmer.
Sean Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of thirteen to twenty-one.
Sean Paul appears on the game Def Jam Fight for NY as part of Snoop Dogg's crew and again in the games sequel Def Jam: Icon.
He also has an exclusive track in the game as well titled "All Out".

 

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