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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

    Workout Songs

    Workout Songs
    1 song

    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    1 song

Albums by
Sean Kingston

Top Songs by
Sean Kingston

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Beautiful Girls
  3.   Fire Burning
  4.   Take You There
  5.   Letting Go (Dutty Love)
  6.   Me Love
  7.   Beat It
  8.   Dumb Love
  9.   Face Drop
  10.   Rum And Raybans by Cher Lloyd
  11.   Ice Cream Girl
  12.   Party All Night (Sleep All Day)
  13.   There's Nothin
  14.   War
  15.   Kingston
  16.   Your Sister
  17.   Colors
  18.   Intro
  19.   Back 2 Life (Live It Up)
  20.   Why U Wanna Go
  21.   Over
  22.   There's Nothin
  23.   Dry Your Eyes
  24.   Trust Me
  25.   Girl
  26.   Wait Up
  27.   Can You Feel It
  28.   Drummer Boy
  29.   Breather
  30.   Chance
  31.   All I Got
  32.   Seasonal Love by Wale
  33.   Ayo (16th Floor)
  34.   How We Survive
  35.   Bomba
  36.   Hold That
  37.   Welcome to Tomorrow
  38.   Twist Ya Around
  39.   Tomorrow
  40.   Shoulda Let U Go
  41.   My Girlfriend
  42.   Island Queen
  43.   There's Nothin featuring Juelz Santana
  44.   Beautiful Girls Remix
  45.   Change
  46.   That Ain't Right
  47.   Got No Shorty
  48.   Save One For Me
  49.   Ordinary Girl
  50.   Smoke Signals
  51.   Letting Go (Dutty Love) featuring Nicki Minaj by Nicki Minaj
  52.   Wrap U Around Me
  53.   Gotta Move Faster
  54.   Why Can't We Be Friends by Jasmine V
  55.   Shoota Luv by 2Chainz
  56.   Magical

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