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Sean Kingston


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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.   Wait Up
  16.   Kingston
  17.   Beautiful Girls Remix
  18.   Letting Go (Dutty Love) featuring Nicki Minaj by Nicki Minaj
  19.   There's Nothin
  20.   Back 2 Life (Live It Up) by T.I.
  21.   Wrap U Around Me
  22.   Shoulda Let U Go by Good Charlotte
  23.   Got No Shorty
  24.   Girl
  25.   Ordinary Girl
  26.   Colors
  27.   Change
  28.   Your Sister
  29.   Drummer Boy
  30.   Intro
  31.   All I Got
  32.   Seasonal Love by Wale
  33.   Save One For Me
  34.   War
  35.   Gotta Move Faster
  36.   Dry Your Eyes
  37.   That Ain't Right
  38.   How We Survive by Busta Rhymes
  39.   Bomba
  40.   Hold That by Yo Gotti
  41.   Why Can't We Be Friends by Jasmine V
  42.   Why U Wanna Go
  43.   Twist Ya Around
  44.   My Girlfriend
  45.   Magical
  46.   There's Nothin
  47.   Can You Feel It
  48.   Shoota Luv by 2Chainz
  49.   Ayo (16th Floor)
  50.   Welcome to Tomorrow
  51.   Island Queen
  52.   Tomorrow
  53.   Over
  54.   Smoke Signals
  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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