There is no denying that Sean Paul has been one of two, if not the most successful dancehall artist in the last decade. Only Shaggy comes close to the kind of numbers Sean Paul put up in terms of record sales.
The dutty deejay is not ashamed or afraid to let the world know how much he has meant to the music either. Like, love or hate Sean Paul, he has the numbers and facts to back up his claim.
“I made history in 2014 with the longest run on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with Bailando, my collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, I broke barriers and tapped into new markets for Jamaican music,” Sean Paul said.
“I am the only Jamaican to have won an American Music Award in 2006 for Favorite Pop/Rock Male artiste and also the first Jamaican to be featured on the cover of Vibe Magazine. I am the first Jamaican to perform in Kazakhstan as well Madagascar,” he continued.
There is absolutely no denying that Sean Paul has managed to stay on top of his game since entering the dancehall scene. Whether he is doing dancehall, EDM or pop, the Jamaican continues to shine.
“This year, I amassed all of three nominations for the Brit Awards. My Hair collaboration with Little Mix, as well as my #1 hit Rockabye, with Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie were both singles are nominated for Video of the Year. I also landed a major nomination in the Single of the Year category with Rockabye, which spent nine weeks atop the official UK Music Chart. My Cheap Thrills collaboration also landed me a nomination for an iHeart Radio Award,” Paul concluded.
They say a good man is never honored in his own land but if Jamaicans refuse to honor Sean Paul for his accomplishments, he has no problem honoring himself and deservedly so.
Sean Paul will perform for guests at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Hotel in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Saturday, April 1, before heading to Asia and Europe for a two-week tour, then on to the US for Stephen Marley’s Kaya Fest in Miami on Saturday, April 22.
American Music, Billboard Music, International Reggae and World Music, MTV Europe and MTV Video Japan, Soul Train, and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice, Awards are all renowned awards shows that have given Sean Paul a nod for his music over the years.