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Kingston, Jamaica: International dancehall superstar Sean Paul set the record straight in a recently posted five-part Instagram video after reactions to his interview in Britain’s The Guardian hit the internet.

Specifically responding to Jamaican-born YouTube blogger DJ Akademiks, Sean Paul— in the first of the Instagram videos— said the blogger referred to him for the first time on his vlog after the publication of the piece on September 5, 2016.

“I see you mention Popcaan already due to the affiliation with Sir Drake, hear you mention Beenie Man and Vegas due to the same type of thing. I never hear yuh big up me yet. And other Jamaicans yuh big up Gage and Busy Signal,” said the 20-year dancehall veteran.

“So as a Jamaican, born and grow inna Spanish Town, me a big you up fi dat,” he said, while urging DJ Akademiks to talk more about dancehall on his widely watched entertainment vlog.

He went on to say in the videos, that it is not the first time that dancehall has influenced international music hits. “Back in the 90s Ace of Base did some songs that went number one, that to me was dancehall oriented… What I was asked in the interview, my response — there was a little piece left off — I said to some people, it is a sore point. I remember back in the day, when Ace of Base was doing dem ting, it was a sore point to me… that none of us was there; Shabba Ranks and Super Cat was huge artiste to me, and none of them was reflected in that type of song… But I was also proud because it was dancehall music,” the Grammy winner explained.

“My point to them [The Guardian] was, if people are doing these songs and sampling us and thing and we’re not being credited; that’s not a cool thing. But at the same point in time, if those artistes see gold in what we do as Jamaican musicians, more power to we. If those artistes that are being sampled as Jamaicans and appearing in the songs and they’re not getting any credit that you [the general public] see, maybe they’re getting things that we don’t know of, so more power to them. Me nuh mind that. None of this really came out in the interview. So mi just wan’ say to everybody calm down, big up unnu self. I am a dancehall artiste that has nothing else to prove,” Sean Paul said.

Fans can view the videos on Sean Paul’s Instagram page @duttypaul and visit his website www.allseanpaul.com for updates on news, shows and more.

Kingston, Jamaica: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning, superstar Sean Paul has signed with Island Records.

Falling under the internationally acclaimed umbrella brand, Universal Music Group, Island Records has a history of propelling reggae to world success, most notably with the career of music legend Bob Marley.

“What Sean has done for Jamaica and helping reggae music crossover makes him nothing short of a cultural icon,” president of Island Records U.K. Darcus Beese, told billboard.com. “I don’t think there’s anything more potent or authentic than Island Records sitting down with a reggae artiste of his calibre and having a conversation about signing them. It’s absolutely a natural fit.”

For Sean Paul, the signing with Island Records offers the same space and creative freedom that he developed with his own Dutty Rock label.

“Dancehall has now become mainstream international music, rather than underground where it was for years. Island [Records] is an iconic label. It makes me feel new all over again,” said the 20-year music veteran.

“Now I have got a deal with Island where they recognise that ‘he knows what his fanbase needs and knows exactly what he wants to put out’,” Sean Paul explained. “We don’t need to help him in that direction. We need to facilitate people knowing about his work. That’s just a great thing for me.”

The two-time Grammy Award winner officially signed with Island Records in August.

Making the Hits

Sean Paul achieved his fourth Billboard Hot 100 number one song for his collaboration with Sia on Cheap Thrills this year.

Also, Sean Paul’s single with Sak Noel and Salvi Trumpets has received viral success as fans worldwide post their original choreography videos online.

Sean Paul fans can look forward collaborations with Jamaican dancehall artiste Chi Ching Ching with whom he did Crick Neck; the official release of his latest LUV with hip-hop sensation Tory Lanez; as well as a new album in 2017.

Hinting to even more productions with the likes of famous producer David Guetta and Shakira, the Jamaica-based artiste told billboard.com that he is “loving the resurgence of dancehall”.

Sean Paul looks to take the stage at Bestival 2016, to be staged at the Robin Hill Country Park where Sean Paul can be seen on the final night September 11 as well as the already sold out Electric Ballroom in Camden, London on September 13.

For all show and tour updates, visit http://allseanpaul.com/

See Billboard article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7487784/sean-paul-signs-to-island-records-talks-shakira-and-david-guetta

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Kingston, Jamaica: For five weeks— and counting, Multi-platinum, Reggae super-star Sean Paul, continues to be at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with Sia collaboration Cheap Thrills.

The Billboard hit Cheap Thrills by Sia, featuring Sean Paul, has been on the music chart for 26 weeks now. The track has secured its number one position since the start of August and continues to top charts across the world.

Sean Paul has been preparing to take the upcoming month by storm. The artiste has been listed as one of the main acts to perform at this year’s staging of the Bestival Music Festival. An annual four day festival, Bestival 2016 is to be staged at the Robin Hill Country Park where Sean Paul can be seen on the final night September 11.

Having been booked to appear at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London on September 13, the event has already been sold out.

Sean Paul’s Trumpets and Tornado already have over 21,000,000 and 1,000,000 views on Youtube, respectively and fans worldwide have been giving raving reviews for his most recent LUV collaboration with controversial Hip-Hop artiste Tory Lanez.

The Grammy Award winning Jamaica- based artiste recently signed with legendary recording label Island Records, and persists as a standard bearer for Jamaican music on the international scene.

All details and announcements for Sean Paul’s Tour dates and shows will be posted on www.allseanpaul.com. Fans are encouraged to visit the official Sean Paul website for up-to-date information on engagements and appearances.

 Sean Paul in France on Outta Control Tour in July

Cheap Thrills having acquired almost 20,000 spins thus far, is projected to enjoy a third week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the Sean Paul, Sia collaboration.

The gains in performance are officially tallied to the end of the week, however, Cheap Thrills has a lead of over 10,000 spins ahead of the projected #2 song. Though yet to be officially released, the Sean Paul, Sia Cheap Thrills hit projects a third week at the #1 position of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

After the single’s fifteenth week on the Pop chart, Cheap Thrills ousted Drake’s One Dance from its 10 week reign at #1 on music chart. The pop, radio-airplay chart shows Cheap Thrills reaching almost 20,000 spins during the first week of August- Jamaica’s “emanci-pendence” week.

The Grammy Award winning, Jamaican born artiste, Sean Paul opened Drake’s OVO Festival in Toronto on July 30. The reggae superstar shared the stage with Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Montano, performing their One Whine collaboration.

Sean Paul’s Trumpets and Tornado already have over 21 million and one million views on Youtube, respectively.

Kingston, Jamaica: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning, international reggae super-star Sean Paul, has been forced to postpone his appearance on four stops of his Outta Control Europe Summer 2016 Tour on orders from his doctor.

With a note on his official Instagram account duttypaul, Sean Paul said his medical team has ordered him to rest and refrain from all live or recorded performances.

“So disappointed! Doctors orders, I won't be performing for a couple of weeks. I really wanted to see you all for the second leg of the Outta Control Europe Summer 2016 Tour, but the medical team says I must rest up,” Sean Paul wrote.

He also noted he is doing everything to facilitate a full and speedy recovery.

The Jamaican toaster assures his fans in Albania, Italy, and Germany — who were gearing up to attend the shows on August 6 and August 10-12 respectively — that his tour team will be making arrangements to fulfil the shows at later dates.

Over the course of his 25-year career, Sean Paul has delighted audiences worldwide. The artiste recently concluded the three-week long first leg of the Outta Control Europe Summer 2016 Tour from June 26 to July 12. On that leg, he performed in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

All details and announcements for the rescheduled Outta Control Europe Summer 2016 Tour dates will be posted on www.allseanpaul.com. Fans are encouraged to visit the official Sean Paul website for up-to-date information on engagements and appearances.

Sean Paul wishes his fans all the best and looks forward to seeing them as he promotes his next single.

 

 

Kingston, Jamaica: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning, Reggae super-star Sean Paul, is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

For the second week in a row, the Cheap Thrills collaboration with Australian singer/song-writer Sia has peaked at the ultimate position in the music charts.

After being number one on the Canadian Billboard chart and hitting other charts worldwide; this charting is one for the books, giving Sean Paul yet another chart topping track.

Sean Paul’s Get Busy crested the Billboard charts in 2003 when he also topped the chart with Beyonce collaboration Baby Boy. In 2006, his Temperature topped the Hot 100 making way for the Bailando collaboration with Enrique Iglesias which made history in 2014 after having the longest run on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

This Cheap Thrills entry, having been in collaboration with Sia will also go in the Billboard history books. She is now one of two women to have a Chart topping track after reaching 40 years of age. Madonna was the first female to have achieved this.

The first leg of Sean Paul’s Outta Control Europe Summer 2016 Tour which ran from June 26, making stops in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, culminated in Enghien, France on July 12.

Since then, the artiste has been delighting fans on special appearances including joining Jay Sean on stage in France and performing their Make My Love Go collaboration. Sean Paul’s most recent appearance was at Drake’s OVO Festival in Toronto, Canada at which he performed alongside Trinidad’s Machel Montano, performing their One Whine collaboration.

Sean Paul’s Tornado, Trumpets, and Wine it, have been receiving positive feedback worldwide in 2016 and his latest LUV remix with Tory Lanez projects good response from his worldwide fan base.

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