About Sean Paul
Some artists cannot be classified by one specific genre, and Sean Paul is one of them. The Grammy Award-winning Jamaican has the vocals of a reggae artist, but combines his voice with different beats – hip-hop, R&B, and so on – to create music that has brought him worldwide success. Since beginning his career in 1998, Sean Paul has released five studio albums, two of which reached number one on the US Rap charts. He has had multiple singles certify gold, including his hit tracks, and what he is best known for, “Gimme the Light”, “Get Busy”, and “Temperature”. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with many notable artists of different genres including DMX, Mr. Vegas, Beyoncé, Blu Cantrell, Keyshia Cole, Eve, Pretty Ricky, Estelle, Alexis Jordan, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland, Busta Rhymes, Rihanna, Jay Sean, Akon, Simple Plan, and Fabolous, as well as several others. In 2013, Paul announced that he was working on his sixth studio album, and later revealed that it will drop on February 18th, 2014. The album, “Full Frequency”, features appearances from Damian Marley, Iggy Azalea, and Nicki Minaj, among others.
Given Name: Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques
Date of Birth: Jan 09, 1973 – Age 48
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Label: LaFace, VP, Atlantic
Sean Paul Facts Only:
- Paul is of mixed ancestry – which includes African, Portuguese Jewish, and Chinese. Second, he is Jamaican born so his accent sounds typically Jamaican.
- “Patois is a Jamaican indigenous language. It’s broken English and mixed with all kinds of stuff – African and different European dialects and slang over 400 to 500 years,” Sean Paul explained.
- Sean Paul is a Grammy-winning Jamaican dancehall rapper and reggae artist who has a net worth of $25 million.
- He was a chef prior to beginning his music career.
- Sean played for the Jamaican National Water Polo Team from the age of 13 to 21.
- He was the first Reggae artist to be on the cover of Vibe.
- He has been nominated for six Grammys, and won Best Reggae Album in 2004 for “Dutty Rock”.