Jamaican Superstar Set to Perform in Ocho Rios to Kickoff Busy April
Success in the music business is hard to come by, but achieving legendary status at the top of a certain genre requires another level of dedication and talent. That is what Kingston’s own Sean Paul has given, and that is what he has become: A true legend in the field of Jamaican dancehall.
Gimme The Light Shines the Light
After first taking the world by storm in the early 2000s with his breakout single “Gimme the Light,” Sean Paul has vaulted back into worldwide prominence almost a decade-and-a-half later with a recent onslaught of high-charting singles and prized collaborations with a number of music’s biggest names.
Even though he makes it look easy, the road to the top has been a long and arduous one, spanning over two decades and six studio albums, with a seventh on the way. His much anticipated LP will be a coronation of sorts for Sean Paul, who just revealed to Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast a few of the big name collaborators he’ll showcase in this new production: Shakira, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, and innovative hip hop act Migos, with whom he’s releasing his latest single, “Body.”
More to Come
A week ago he scored his 10th Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to the smashing single “Rockabye,” where he shared credits with Brits Clean Bandit and Anne Marie. This bona fide worldwide hit topped the UK Single charts for an impressive nine weeks and achieved similar success in 20 other countries.
All in all, Sean Paul has scored four No. 1s during his career, including last year’s Grammy Award nominated “Cheap Thrills” with acclaimed singer Sia.
So, what’s next? For starters his consolidation as one of dancehall and hip hop’s most engaging live acts, a treasure trove of hot singles stemming from the anticipated new album and the guarantee that, at 44, Sean Paul will keep working on those infectious beats and killer rhymes for as long as he wishes to stay on top. Not a bad place to be.
And for his legion of fans, they can expect to see Sean Paul onstage for years to come, especially if the hits keep coming. He kicks off an incredibly busy April concert tour at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in front of his home country fans in Ocho Rios on Saturday, April 1st, followed by 8 dates in the month in Europe before finishing off in Miami on April 22nd.