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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. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Sean Paul

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    Peppering - Single

    14 songs

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    Full Frequency

    14 songs

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    Full Frequency

    10 songs

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    Tomahawk Technique

    21 songs

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    Imperial Blaze

    18 songs

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    The Trinity

    19 songs

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    Dutty Rock

    20 songs

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    Dutty Rock [2003 Clean]

    25 songs

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    Stage One

    4 songs

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    Never Give Up

    7 songs

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    How Deep Is Your Love [Remixes]

    3 songs

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    She Doesn't Mind

    13 songs

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    Only Hits

    1 song

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    Crick Neck

    1 song

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    Paradise [feat. KStewart]

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    Paradise

    1 song

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    Outta Control

    1 song

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    Ganja Mi Smoke - Single

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    All-In (feat. Amara La Negra & Mims) - Single

    1 song

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    High Yes (feat. Zj Liquid) - Single

    1 song

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    Hypocrite

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    I Like - Single

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    Want Dem All

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    Entertainment 2.0

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Top Songs by
Sean Paul

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  2.   Temperature
  3.   Get Busy
  4.   (When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me
  5.   Gimme the Light
  6.   We Be Burnin'
  7.   Like Glue
  8.   Got 2 Luv U
  9.   Baby Boy by Beyoncé Knowles
  10.   Never Gonna Be the Same
  11.   Wickedest Style
  12.   So Fine
  13.   She Doesn't Mind
  14.   Crick Neck by Chi Ching Ching
  15.   Do Di Ting
  16.   Deport Them
  17.   Can You Do the Work
  18.   Breakout
  19.   Send It On
  20.   Give Me a Try
  21.   Hot Gal Today by Mr. Vegas
  22.   Want Dem All
  23.   Straight Up
  24.   All on Me
  25.   Riot
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Sean Kingston: I Am The DJ

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    '00s #1 Hits

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    New Hip Hop Now

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    Burn One Down

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    Iggy Azalea: DNA

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    Party Hip Hop/R&B

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    Reggae

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    '00s Hits

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    Party Hits

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    Dance Party

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    Now THIS Is Music


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