SEAN KINGSTON

 

 

It becomes everyday buzz that new artists emerge on music industry but amid the heavy competition, Sean Kingston was making strides in the point of his career that hardly any freshman do. Perhaps what makes Sean a big buzz out there is not only his reggae root but also his choice on avoiding profanity for his lyrics. If many starters choose to steal the limelight by creating controversy, Sean prefers to go easy by talking about a broken relationship in "Beautiful Girls". Not being mistaken for its mildness, the first single from his debut album already gained acknowledge from both music lovers and fellow musicians.

The song climbed steadily from #57 to #43 before peaking at #21 in Billboard Hot 100 chart, all without the help of a digitally released single. Radio DJ Steve Kraus gave high recommendation of the song as one of "sizzling singles burning up the summer airwaves" and even Outkast's Andre 3000 would really love to do a remix of the song. Apparently, Sean shows that simplicity works in this industry.
The talented rapper has all the music vibe in his blood. Born February 3, 1990 in Kingston, Jamaica, he inherited the endowment from his grandfather ...


 

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Jack Ruby who took profession as a music producer. He also became acquainted to his native music after Reggae legend Buju Banton befriended his family. All in all, Sean was in healthy dose of music stream that he started taking aspiration on the field. Realizing how tough the industry is, Sean tried every possible way to get in touch with music producers. He ambitiously mailed every music-related people on MySpace but none was willing to answer. The opportunity came when a message popped on his computer signed by J.R. Rotem. The producer was interested in Sean's different quality and asked him to come by. All fell into its place as coincidentally Sean was planning to migrate from his hometown to Miami, Florida himself. Upon meeting, more than impressed, Rotem believed that Sean has the quality to be a star. He said, “I worked with some of the best and I don’t see why Sean can’t grow to be one of them. His potential is limitless.” With the trust came a contract that made him the first artist under Epic Records' joint venture label Beluga Heights. Time to get to the business, the record journey started when he heard a sample ...

 

 

Music Career

2007–2008: Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston was discovered through MySpace by Tommy Rotem at Beluga Heights, and signed to the label in a partnership deal with Sony.[7] Beluga is a label notable for its focus on discovering and developing artists.[8] In an interview with HitQuarters label head and producer J.R. Rotem described this process with regards to Kingston:

"Sean Kingston was a rapper when we found him and it was a development process to get him more melodic. At Beluga we essentially refine the talent so that it's more of a marketable product."[7]

In a venture between Epic Records and Koch Records, Kingston recorded and released the single "Beautiful Girls" in May 2007.[9] The single, based on the bass line and lyrical "association" of the 1961 hit "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King, reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and topped the UK Singles Chart along with many other international charts. Similarly, the song "Me Love" samples the main hook out Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er", from their 1973 album Houses of the Holy. The song also debuted at number one in Australia, where it knocked off Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry", which had been at number one for nine weeks. The song stayed on the Canadian Hot 100 number one spot for over six weeks before getting knocked down to third place by the Plain White T's. "Beautiful Girls" remained at number one in Canada longer than any other song in 2007. In 2007, Kingston was the opening act for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour and for select dates on Beyoncé's The Beyoncé Experience Tour. Since Sean is a Jamaican singer, he got his stage name "Kingston" from the capital of Jamaica called Kingston, Jamaica. Which lead him to having the stage name "Sean Kingston".

 

2009–2010: Tomorrow

The album Tomorrow was released on September 22, 2009. Big-name producers involved in the album included former Fugee Wyclef Jean; RedOne (of recent Lady GaGa fame); plus Sean's original mentor, J.R. Rotem.[10] So far, the singles "Fire Burning", and "Face Drop" have been released. Additionally, five promotional digital singles were released leading up to the album.

Kingston co-wrote Jason Derülo's "Whatcha Say". He also found the R&B-reggae singer Iyaz on MySpace and signed him to his record label.[11] He also recorded the track "Miss Everything" for the UK girl-group Sugababes studio album Sweet 7 which was released March 15, 2010 in the UK. Kingston and DJ Khaled are being featured on Bow Wow's new single "For My Hood", from the upcoming movie, The Lottery Ticket.[12]

2010–present: Third studio album, King Of Kingz and other projects

According to Sean Kingston, he is already working on his next album. The lead single was confirmed to be "Dumb Love". The song's chorus samples 1957's, Come Go With Me by the Del Vikings. The song is also featured in a episode of The Suite Life on Deck which Kingston guest starred on. The album will also feature T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, Akon and Dr. Dre.[13][14] The first single from the album is "Eenie Meenie" featuring Justin Bieber, released on March 23, 2010,[15] which is also included on Bieber's My World 2.0 album. This collaboration with the young star has been the source of much disapproval from the rap community. The second single from the album is "Letting Go (Dutty Love)", which features a verse from Nicki Minaj. It was released on iTunes August 3, while the third is "Dumb Love" and was released on iTunes September 8. Sean Kingston's new song "She Moves" samples Irena Cara's "What a Feeling" from the film Flashdance. This has not been release as a single. A fourth single "Party All Night (Sleep All Day)" was released on December 21, 2010. The song leaked online in December 2010. The music video has already been shot. The video was released on December 23, 2010. Sean said this would be the song of the new year.

Kingston represented the continent of America to sing the Official Theme Song of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Everyone. He collaborated with four other international artists representing their continent, South African Jody Williams representing Africa, Singaporean Tabitha Nauser (Asia), British Steve Appleton (Europe), and Australian Jessica Mauboy representing (Oceania)[16] However, Kingston was unable to attend, the Singapore Youth Olympics 2010 opening ceremony, due to passport mix ups.[17] Sean was invited to featured on Cash Money Records/former So So Def member Bow Wow on his single "For My Hood". He performed it with him along with DJ Khaled on BET's television program 106 & Park the day after release.

Sean Released his first mixtape King Of Kingz on February 3, 2011 as a free Download only. The mixtape includes guest appearances by Akon, Flo-Rida, Soulja Boy, Justin Bieber, B.O.B and Tory Lanez.

Kingston will release a mixtape with pop star Justin Bieber, called Our World. It will feature about 12–14 songs and includes their versions of songs like "Pretty Boy Swag" and "Billionaire". The mixtape is finished and Kingston showed his fans a preview on uStream on August, 19, 2010[citation needed]. The release date is yet to be confirmed. Kingston also went on to perform on first leg of Bieber's tour. On April 25, 2011, Kingston performed at Cross Roads Hotel in front of 2,000 people in Lilongwe, Malawi. Kingston was recently in Zimbabwe performing there and is scheduled to perform in Ghana in June 2011. He performed a street concert on April 29, 2011, at Utah State University.[18]

 

 

 

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