Slacker Logo

Jay Sean

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

British R&B singer/songwriter Jay Sean is notable for being one of the first British-Asian crossover stars and for his international popularity -- partly the result of five consecutive Top 40 singles in America. Born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti on March 26, 1981, in the London borough of Hounslow, he began rapping at age 11 and eventually switched to R&B music, in part because of his Indian heritage, which made it difficult for him to break into the British rap scene. Sean was signed in 2003 by 2Point9, an all-in-one entertainment company whose roster is comprised of British-Asian artists such as Rishi Rich, and he made his recording debut late in the year with "Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal)." Produced by Rishi Rich and featuring fellow 2Point9 artist Juggy D, "Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal)" became a major hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number 12 on the singles chart. In the wake of his debut single's success, Sean was offered a lucrative major-label recording contract with Virgin Records. He accepted the offer and opted to drop out of Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he was studying to become a doctor. Me Against Myself (2004), his debut album, became a Top 30 hit in the U.K., spawning a pair of Top Ten hit singles ("Eyes on You," "Stolen"); plus, the album became an even bigger hit in India, where it was a chart-topping success and went multi-platinum, thanks in part to Sean's appearance in the Bollywood film Kya Kool Hain Hum (2005). Despite his international success, Sean left Virgin and released his second album, My Own Way (2008), independently via 2Point9 Records. Though its release date was pushed back repeatedly, My Own Way debuted at number six on the U.K. albums chart, a significant improvement over his last album, which had been released by a major label. The album spawned a couple U.K. Top 20 hits, "Ride It" and "Maybe," the former of which also charted internationally in countries including Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Bulgaria. The focus would turn toward America in 2009 when Sean signed with the Cash Money label. The relationship kicked off with the single "Down," featuring special guest and labelmate Lil Wayne. The track would land on Sean's album All or Nothing released in November of that year. The single "2012 (It Ain't the End)," featuring Nicki Minaj, was released in late 2010 and was followed a year later by his mixtape The Mistress. His sophomore release for Cash Money, Neon, was released in July of 2013 and included guest spots from Rick Ross, Ace Hood, and Busta Rhymes. After leaving Cash Money in 2014, Sean released The Mistress II mixtape in November, and followed it with the Mistress II EP, which included acoustic versions of some of the mixtape's songs. Two years later, he returned with "Make My Love Go," his debut single for Sony and a reunion with All or Nothing collaborator Sean Paul; it became his first charting single in the U.K. since 2011. October 2016 saw the release of "Thinking About You," a collaboration with Hardwell. Early in 2017, the single "Do You Love Me," which featured co-production by Rock Mafia, arrived. A string of singles followed over the next two years including 2017's "What You Want" featuring Davido, 2018's "Emergency," and 2019's Gucci Mane and Asian Doll collaboration "With You."~ Jason Birchmeier
Read All Read Less

Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   Down
  3.   Do You Remember
  4.   2012 (It Ain't the End)
  5.   Mars by Rick Ross
  6.   With You by Gucci Mane
  7.   Do You Love Me
  8.   What You Want by Davido
  9.   I'm All Yours by Pitbull
  10.   Ride It
  11.   Waiting in Vain
  12.   Emergency
  13.   Stay
  14.   All on Your Body by Ace Hood
  15.   Maybe
  16.   Now or Later
  17.   Slow Down
  18.   All I Want
  19.   Make My Love Go
  20.   Sucka for You
  21.   Guns N Roses
  22.   Sex 101 by Tyga
  23.   Man's World
  24.   Intro (Balcony Skit)
  25.   Interlude (Irony Skit)
  26.   Do You
  27.   Stay by Skepta
  28.   All or Nothing
  29.   Stolen
  30.   Why Why How Why
  31.   Sealed Lips
  32.   Rouge a Levres
  33.   Make My Love Go
  34.   Message in a Bottle
  35.   Where Do We Go
  36.   Stop Cryin Your Heart Out
  37.   Jameson
  38.   Tears in the Ocean
  39.   Under a Veil
  40.   Break of Dawn by Busta Rhymes
  41.   Passenger Side
  42.   Worth It All
  43.   Deep End
  44.   Close to You
  45.   Miss Popular
  46.   Words
  47.   Luckiest Man
  48.   Neon
  49.   Where You Are
  50.   Hit the Lights
  51.   On and On
  52.   Holding On
  53.   Love Like This (Eternity)
  54.   Tonight
  55.   Murder
  56.   Easy as 1, 2, 3
  57.   Just a Friend
  58.   Used To Love Her
  59.   Waiting
  60.   Eyes on You
  61.   One Night
  62.   Need to Know
  63.   I Won't Tell by Sway
  64.   Cherry Papers
  65.   Same Old Same Old
  66.   Make My Love Go featuring Reik & Maluma
  67.   Yesterday
  68.   Say Yeah by Lupe Fiasco
  69.   Can't Fall in Love
  70.   Movie
  71.   The Mistress
  72.   Where I Wanna Be
  73.   Sex with the Ex
  74.   The Artist
  75.   I'm Gone
  76.   Sex 101
  77.   Like This Like That
  78.   One Minute
  79.   Meri Jaan
  80.   Me Against Myself
  81.   I Believe in You
  82.   If I Ain't Got You
  83.   Stick in the Middle
  84.   My Own Way Album Sampler (Ft. I Won't Tell, Stuck
  85.   Runaway
  86.   Cry
  87.   Good Enough
  88.   Stuck in the Middle
  89.   War
  90.   Cut It Out by Ray J
  91.   She Has No Time
  92.   Love by Birdman
  93.   Pyrite
  94.   Never Been In Love
  95.   Don't Rush
  96.   Come With Me
  97.   I Won't Tell
  98.   Lights Off
  99.   Fire
  100.   Take That Off
See Fewer Songs

Related Stations & Specials

Artists Related to
Jay Sean

Iyaz

FEATURED

Colby O'Donis

FEATURED

Kevin Rudolf

FEATURED

Madcon

FEATURED

Sean Kingston

FEATURED

Tinie Tempah

FEATURED

The Stunners

FEATURED

Travie McCoy

FEATURED

Shontelle

FEATURED

Baby Bash

FEATURED

Taio Cruz

FEATURED

Paula DeAnda

FEATURED

Mike Posner

FEATURED

Bennie

FEATURED

Jessie James

FEATURED

Willow

FEATURED

Nina Sky

FEATURED

Lil Mama

FEATURED

Sean Paul

FEATURED

Sean Paul

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement