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