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Sean Kingston

A self-proclaimed product of his past, rapper Sean Kingston's history helps describe his sound. Born in Miami, Florida, then raised in Kingston, Jamaica from the age of six, he mixed more than a little dancehall and reggae into his hip-hop. The hard lyrics come from a hard life, which included incarceration, homelessness, and growing up a lot faster than he should have. His young parents didn't play teen pop or teen rap while he was being raised, so he absorbed the adult lyrics of Buju Banton, Ice Cube, and Rakim. He also lived the lyrics and landed a breaking-and-entering charge at age 11. Twenty-one days in jail, boot camp, and living in a car while his mother was incarcerated on an identity fraud rap all followed. None of it swayed the youth against hustling; it just pointed him in a different, more lucrative direction. Taking his ability to write rhymes and hooks, he started working Miami's talent show and showcase circuit hard, eventually sharing the stage with Pitbull, Ludacris, and Trick Daddy. Producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Rihanna) caught his demo and signed the young rapper to his Beluga Heights record label right before the major-label bidding wars were to begin. The Sony imprint Epic won and introduced their new artist in the spring of 2007 with the single "Colors 2007," featuring the Game and Rick Ross. Although he sounded much older, Kingston was only 16 years old when the track landed. With his second single, "Beautiful Girls," he took a sample of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and twisted it into a huge hit. This more polished, smoother, and less hardcore stance suited the singer and figured heavily into his self-titled debut full-length. His sophomore release, Tomorrow, arrived in 2009 and featured the singles "Fire Burning," "Face Drop," and "My Girlfriend." In 2013 the single "Letting Go (Dutty Love)," with special guest Nicki Minaj, appeared, along with his third album, Back 2 Life. ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Sean Kingston

    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    2 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    1 song

    Party Hits

    Party Hits
    1 song

    Workout Songs

    1 song

    '00s R&B

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    1 song

Albums by
Sean Kingston

Top Songs by
Sean Kingston

  1.   Song
  2.   Beautiful Girls
  3.   Fire Burning
  4.   Letting Go (Dutty Love)
  5.   Take You There
  6.   The Little Drummer Boy
  7.   Me Love
  8.   Beat It featuring Chris Brown
  9.   Dumb Love
  10.   Face Drop
  11.   Rum And Raybans by Cher Lloyd
  12.   Party All Night (Sleep All Day)
  13.   Ice Cream Girl by Wyclef Jean
  14.   There's Nothin
  15.   Smoke Signals
  16.   Colors
  17.   War
  18.   Back 2 Life (Live It Up) by T.I.
  19.   Wait Up
  20.   Beautiful Girls Remix
  21.   Dry Your Eyes
  22.   All I Got
  23.   Bomba
  24.   There's Nothin
  25.   Seasonal Love by Wale
  26.   Can You Feel It
  27.   Letting Go (Dutty Love) featuring Nicki Minaj by Nicki Minaj
  28.   Gotta Move Faster
  29.   Your Sister
  30.   Drummer Boy
  31.   How We Survive by Busta Rhymes
  32.   Magical
  33.   Girl
  34.   Hold That by Yo Gotti
  35.   Why U Wanna Go
  36.   Shoulda Let U Go by Good Charlotte
  37.   Intro
  38.   Why Can't We Be Friends by Jasmine V
  39.   Wrap U Around Me
  40.   Tomorrow
  41.   Over
  42.   Got No Shorty
  43.   Save One For Me
  44.   Ayo (16th Floor)
  45.   Ordinary Girl
  46.   Welcome to Tomorrow
  47.   That Ain't Right
  48.   My Girlfriend
  49.   Twist Ya Around
  50.   Change
  51.   There's Nothin
  52.   Kingston
  53.   Island Queen
  54.   Shoota Luv by 2Chainz
  55.   [CD-Rom Track]
  56.   Beautiful Girls featuring Fabolous
  57.   Colors (2007)
  58.   Take You There by James Blunt
  59.   Beutiful Girl
  60.   Can't Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West
  61.   Back 2 Life (Live It Up)
  62.   Beat It
  63.   Hold That

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