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

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