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Sean Kingston

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A self-proclaimed product of his past, rapper Sean Kingston's history helps describe his sound. Born in Miami, Florida, then raised in Kingston, Jamaica from the age of six, he mixed more than a little dancehall and reggae into his hip-hop. The hard lyrics come from a hard life, which included incarceration, homelessness, and growing up a lot faster than he should have. His young parents didn't play teen pop or teen rap while he was being raised, so he absorbed the adult lyrics of Buju Banton, Ice Cube, and Rakim. He also lived the lyrics and landed a breaking-and-entering charge at age 11. Twenty-one days in jail, boot camp, and living in a car while his mother was incarcerated on an identity fraud rap all followed. None of it swayed the youth against hustling; it just pointed him in a different, more lucrative direction. Taking his ability to write rhymes and hooks, he started working Miami's talent show and showcase circuit hard, eventually sharing the stage with Pitbull, Ludacris, and Trick Daddy. Producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Rihanna) caught his demo and signed the young rapper to his Beluga Heights record label right before the major-label bidding wars were to begin. The Sony imprint Epic won and introduced their new artist in the spring of 2007 with the single "Colors 2007," featuring the Game and Rick Ross. Although he sounded much older, Kingston was only 16 years old when the track landed. With his second single, "Beautiful Girls," he took a sample of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and twisted it into a huge hit. This more polished, smoother, and less hardcore stance suited the singer and figured heavily into his self-titled debut full-length. His sophomore release, Tomorrow, arrived in 2009 and featured the singles "Fire Burning," "Face Drop," and "My Girlfriend." In 2013 the single "Letting Go (Dutty Love)," with special guest Nicki Minaj, appeared, along with his third album, Back 2 Life. ~ David Jeffries
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Albums by
Sean Kingston

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    11 songs

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    Back 2 Life

    14 songs

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    Tomorrow

    15 songs

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    Sean Kingston

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    All I Got - Single

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    Wait Up

    1 song

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    Rum And Raybans

    1 song

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    Rum And Raybans (Clean Version)

    1 song

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    Party All Night (Sleep All Day)

    1 song

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    Dumb Love

    1 song

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    Letting Go (Dutty Love)

    2 songs

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    Eenie Meenie

    1 song

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    There's Nothin (featuring The DEY)

    1 song

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    There's Nothin (featuring The DEY and Juelz Santana)

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    Gotta Move Faster

    1 song

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    Beautiful Girls

    1 song

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    Beautiful Girls Remix (featuring Fabolous & Lil' Boosie)

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    Beautiful Girls

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    Fire Burning

    3 songs

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    Take You There

    1 song

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    Beat It

    1 song

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    Beat It (Clean Version)

    5 songs

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    Me Love [Ringle]

    1 song

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    Back 2 Life (Live It Up)

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    Back 2 Life (Live It Up) (Clean Version)

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Top Songs by
Sean Kingston

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  2.   Beautiful Girls
  3.   Fire Burning
  4.   Letting Go (Dutty Love)
  5.   Take You There
  6.   The Little Drummer Boy
  7.   Me Love
  8.   Beat It featuring Chris Brown
  9.   Dumb Love
  10.   Face Drop
  11.   Rum And Raybans by Cher Lloyd
  12.   Party All Night (Sleep All Day)
  13.   Ice Cream Girl by Wyclef Jean
  14.   There's Nothin
  15.   Wait Up
  16.   Back 2 Life (Live It Up) by T.I.
  17.   Smoke Signals
  18.   Beautiful Girls Remix
  19.   All I Got
  20.   Colors
  21.   Wrap U Around Me
  22.   Can You Feel It
  23.   Intro
  24.   Ayo (16th Floor)
  25.   Why Can't We Be Friends by Jasmine V
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Sean Kingston

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    Sean Kingston: I Am The DJ

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    Bruno Mars: DNA

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    Justin Bieber: DNA

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    '00s #1 Hits

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    Jason Derulo: I Am The DJ

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    Justin Timberlake: DNA

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    Hip Hop/R&B Hits

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    '00s Hits

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    Party Hits

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    Nicki Minaj: DNA

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    Mix 94.9's Christmas Mixer

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Q102 Christmas Hits

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    Kids

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    Michael Jackson: DNA

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    Dance Party

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    New Holiday Hits


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