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Sean Paul
Sean Paul at the International Reggae & World Music Awards in May 2007.
Sean Paul at the International Reggae & World Music Awards in May 2007.
Background information
Birth name Sean Paul Henriques
Born January 8, 1973 (1973-01-08) (age 34)
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genre(s) Reggae
Dancehall
Occupation(s) Deejay, singer
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) VP, Atlantic
Website Sean-Paul.net

Sean Paul Henriques (born January 8, 1973[1][2]) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. He is professionally known only by his first names, Sean Paul. Sean P (born Sean Paul Joseph in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper and one half of the group YoungBloodZ. He has appeared on various songs without his other half J-Bo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 402 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (859 × 1280 pixel, file size: 258 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ... A Deejay (in a reggae context) sings or toasts to an instrumental riddim (rhythm). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... VP Records is the reggae label best known for being the home of Sean Paul. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ...

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Background

Sean Paul was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and spent his early years "comfortably" (according to his VH1 biography[1]) in Upper Saint Andrew Parish, a few miles north of his birthplace. His parents were both talented athletes, and his mother Frances, is a well-known painter.[3] Sean Paul is a very diverse man. He has many different backgrounds, although he and his parents were all born in Jamaica. His father Garth is Portuguese and his mother is of Afro-Caribbean and Chinese descent, although both were born in Jamaica.[2] The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Saint Andrew (capital Half Way Tree) is a parish, situated in the south east of Jamaica in the county of Surrey. ... Look up athlete in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Afro-Caribbean may refer to: the British Afro-Caribbean community other members of the African diaspora in or from the Carribean This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Many members of Sean Paul's family are swimmers.[4] His grandfather was on the first Jamaican men's national water polo team.[5] 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.[6] Sean Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of thirteen to twenty-one.[7] However, he gave up the sport in order to launch his musical career. Swimmer redirects here. ...


Musical career

Dancehall music was Sean Paul's first love, and he became proficient at crafting rhythm tracks. He became a deejay after writing his own songs, basing his style largely on the works of Super Cat and Don Yute. The latter was later to become his idol and mentor. Sean Paul was closely connected to the reggae-pop band Third World. His brother, Jason "Jigzagula" Henriques, and his best friend Zameer Masjedee helped him open up business connections. Sean Paul released his debut single "Baby Girl (Don't Cry)" with producer Jeremy Harding in 1996.[citation needed] It proved a significant success, and led to further Jamaican hits like "Nah Get No Bly (One More Try)", "Deport Them", "Excite Me", "Infiltrate", and "Strategy". A Deejay (in a reggae context) sings or toasts to an instrumental riddim (rhythm). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Third World is a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1973. ...


In 1999, Sean Paul started to attract audiences in the United States. He was commissioned to collaborate with fellow dancehall hitmaker Mr. Vegas on a production for rapper DMX, entitled "Top Shotter". The song went on to be included in the film Belly (dir. Hype Williams). Paul also recorded the Jamaican chart-topper "Ladies Man" with rapper Spanner Banner, through the latter's label, Sweet Angel Productions. The success of "Ladies Man" resulted in Sean Paul being approached by the then little-known Harding, who burst on the scene with his production of Beenie Man's crossover hit "Who Am I" and most famously recorded "Baby Girl (Don't Cry)" with Sean Paul. The following single, "Infiltrate", joined the singer's combination hit in the Jamaican top charts. Also that year, Paul scored a top ten hit on the Billboard Rap chart with "Hot Gal Today", which quickly became his signature tune. Sean Paul fell out very publicly with Mr. Vegas over the packaging of Vegas' remix of "Hot Gal Today", but this did not slow Sean Paul's career momentum. Mr. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name, DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... Belly is a 1998 motion picture, the feature film debut of music video director Hype Williams. ... Harold Hype Williams (born 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American music video and film director of African-American and Honduran descent. ... Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. ... Who Am I is a reggae single released by dancehall artist Beenie Man in 1998. ...


He then appeared on Punk'd, 106 & Park, Sean Paul Respect, Making the Video ("Get Busy", "Gimme the Light", "Like Glue", "We Be Burnin'", and "Temperature") and his music videos have been broadcast on MTV and BET. Paul's biggest hits include "Get Busy", "Like Glue", "Gimme the Light", "Baby Boy", "I'm Still in Love With You", "Temperature", and "(When You Gonna) Give It up to Me" (featuring Keyshia Cole).The video of "Give It Up To Me" was also featured in the movie "Step Up" in 2006. Punkd was an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live is a top-ten video countdown that has airs weekdays on BET. It is the networks #1 rated show. ... Making the Video is an MTV show, consisting of half-hour episodes, which chronicles the process of filming various music videos. ... Get Busy is a 2003 re-released hit song by Jamaican dancehall reggae toaster Sean Paul, from his album Dutty Rock. ... Dutty Rock is the second album by reggae/dancehall singer Sean Paul. ... Like Glue is a single by Sean Paul, released in 2003, with a song length of 4:00 and is in the fourth track from his second album Dutty Rock. ... We Be Burnin (Stepz riddim) is the first single of The Trinity, the Jamaican King Of Dancehall - Sean Pauls 3rd album. ... Temperature is an reggae–dancehall song written by Sean Paul for his third album The Trinity (2005). ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Im Still In Love With You is a music album by Roy Orbison recorded for Mercury Records and released in 1975 . ... Temperature is an reggae–dancehall song written by Sean Paul for his third album The Trinity (2005). ... (When You Gonna) Give It up to Me (also known as Give It up to Me) is a reggae–dancehall song written by Sean Paul for his third album The Trinity (2005). ... Keyshia Michelle Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer known for her soulful voice. ...


He was nominated for four awards at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including male artist of the year, rap artist of the year, hot 100 single of the year, and pop single of the year for his hit "Temperature".[8] He also won an American music Award for "(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me" beating Kanye West and Nick Lachey who were also nominated for the award. The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Temperature is an reggae–dancehall song written by Sean Paul for his third album The Trinity (2005). ...


Sean Paul is one of the artists that has made appearances on various Riddim Driven albums with various other dancehall artists.He returned to his native Jamaica to perform at the Cricket World Cup 2007 opening ceremony. A riddim is a rhythm pattern consisting basically of a drum pattern and a prominent bassline. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is currently taking place in the West Indies from March 13 to April 28, 2007. ...


Stage One (2000)

In March 2000, Paul released his first album, Stage One, on VP Records, which included many of his previous hit singles and compilation cuts, plus several new tracks. He played the Summer Jam 2000 in New York City, where he was held in high acclaim. Sean Paul's fanbase grew tremendously with fans from all over the world. In 2001, Sean Paul appeared on Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall's Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1 on a single called "Money Jane", which was released in Canada the previous year and featured Jully Black. The video for "Money Jane" won Best Rap Video at the 2001 MuchMusic Video Awards, and the song was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 2001 Juno Awards.[9][10] Stage One is the debut album by reggae/hip-hop singer Sean Paul. ... VP Records is the reggae label best known for being the home of Sean Paul. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Kardinal Offishall (born Jason Harrow on May 21, 1976 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian hip-hop MC and producer of Jamaican descent. ... Jully Black publicity photo, c. ... The following is a list of the MuchMusic Video Awards winners for MuchVibe Best Rap Video from 2002 to present. ... Michelle Trachtenberg at the MuchMusic Video Awards preshow, 2004 The MuchMusic Video Awards (or the MMVAs, as they are also known) are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the years best music videos. ... The Juno Awards of 2001 were held in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. ...


Dutty Rock (2002)

In 2002, he announced the release of his second album, Dutty Rock. Pushed by the success of the singles "Gimme the Light" and the Billboard Hot 100 topper, "Get Busy", the album was a worldwide success, eventually selling over six million copies. Simultaneously, Sean Paul was heard on Beyoncé's single "Baby Boy" and Blu Cantrell's "Breathe", both chart hits in 2003, and helping to push his reputation further still in the United States. Dutty Rock is the second album by reggae/dancehall singer Sean Paul. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Get Busy is a 2003 re-released hit song by Jamaican dancehall reggae toaster Sean Paul, from his album Dutty Rock. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... This article is about the Beyoncé song. ... Blu Cantrell (born Tiffany Cobb on October 1, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a Grammy Award-nominated R&B and soul singer. ...

Sean Paul in September 2005.
Sean Paul in September 2005.

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The Trinity (2005)

Sean Paul's third album The Trinity was released in on September 27, 2005 which include the hits We Be Burnin', Ever Blazin', Give It up to Me, Temperature and Never Gonna Be The Same. Special Edition cover The Trinity is the third album by Dancehall artist Sean Paul, released in the United States by Atlantic Records on September 27, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Sean Paul spent part of 2006 opening for Mariah Carey's Adventures of Mimi Tour. In September of that year he started work on his fourth album, and was featured on the single "Break It Off" (High Altitude Riddim) with Rihanna, on her A Girl Like Me album. Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... The Adventures of Mimi Tour is a 2006 concert tour of arenas by American R&B/pop singer Mariah Carey. ... Sean Paul singles chronology (When You Gonna) Give It up to Me (2006) Break It Off (2006) Give It to You (with Eve) (2007) Break It Off is a song written by Barbadian reggae/pop singer Rihanna and Reggae Superstar Sean Paul. ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ... Alternate cover A Girl like Me: Ultra Platinum Deluxe Edition Singles from A Girl Like Me Released: March 7, 2006 Released: July 17, 2006 Released: September 2006 Released: December 2006 A Girl like Me is the second album by R&B/pop singer Rihanna. ...


Discography

Main article: Sean Paul discography

This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by Jamaican dancehall singer Sean Paul. ... Stage One is the debut album by reggae/hip-hop singer Sean Paul. ... Dutty Rock is the second album by reggae/dancehall singer Sean Paul. ... Special Edition cover The Trinity is the third album by Dancehall artist Sean Paul, released in the United States by Atlantic Records on September 27, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ...

Awards

Michelle Trachtenberg at the MuchMusic Video Awards preshow, 2004 The MuchMusic Video Awards (or the MMVAs, as they are also known) are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the years best music videos. ... -1... Like Glue is a single by Sean Paul, released in 2003, with a song length of 4:00 and is in the fourth track from his second album Dutty Rock. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ... The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December, is one of four major United States contemporary music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December, is one of four major United States contemporary music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Temperature is an reggae–dancehall song written by Sean Paul for his third album The Trinity (2005). ...

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/paul_sean/bio.jhtml
  2. ^ a b http://spec.hamilton.edu/arts.cfm?action=display&news=1512
  3. ^ http://top40.about.com/od/artistsls/p/seanpaul.htm
  4. ^ http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/8685
  5. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,1123326_4%7C102882%7C%7C0_0_,00.html
  6. ^ http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/8685
  7. ^ http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/8685
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/awards/index.jsp
  9. ^ http://www.mvdbase.com/video.php?id=31377
  10. ^ http://theenvelope.latimes.com/extras/lostmind/year/2001/2001juno.htm

External links

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See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sean Paul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (886 words)
Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 8, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a popular dancehall deejay.
Paul came from mixed multiracial origins, as he himself explains: "My grandmother on my mother's side was born in Coventry, England, but the rest of my grandparents were Jamaican in origin.
Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of thirteen to twenty-one.
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