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