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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

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    1 song

    Dance Pop

    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.   Smoke Signals
  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 by Paula DeAnda
  16.   Wait Up
  17.   Kingston
  18.   Drummer Boy
  19.   War
  20.   Beautiful Girls Remix
  21.   Over
  22.   Seasonal Love by Wale
  23.   Back 2 Life (Live It Up) by T.I.
  24.   Your Sister
  25.   Wrap U Around Me
  26.   Change
  27.   Can You Feel It
  28.   How We Survive by Busta Rhymes
  29.   Welcome to Tomorrow
  30.   Twist Ya Around
  31.   Tomorrow
  32.   Shoulda Let U Go by Good Charlotte
  33.   My Girlfriend
  34.   Magical
  35.   There's Nothin
  36.   Colors featuring Kardinall Offishall
  37.   That Ain't Right
  38.   Intro
  39.   Shoota Luv by 2Chainz
  40.   Ayo (16th Floor)
  41.   Ordinary Girl
  42.   Why Can't We Be Friends
  43.   Gotta Move Faster
  44.   Dry Your Eyes
  45.   Bomba
  46.   Letting Go (Dutty Love) featuring Nicki Minaj by Nicki Minaj
  47.   Why U Wanna Go
  48.   Island Queen
  49.   There's Nothin featuring Elan
  50.   Got No Shorty
  51.   Save One For Me
  52.   Hold That by Yo Gotti
  53.   [CD-Rom Track]
  54.   Beautiful Girls featuring Fabolous
  55.   Colors (2007) featuring Kardinall Offishall
  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.   There's Nothin
  61.   Beat It
  62.   Hold That

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