New York, New York, July 21, 2023. Summer is already proving to be a busy season for Grammy Award-winning Jamaican dancehall, and reggae artist Sean Paul. He successfully completed his Canadian tour last week and is preparing to embark on an electrifying tour of Europe. He has also achieved a remarkable milestone on Spotify, making history as the first Jamaican artist to have three albums surpass one billion streams on the platform.
Some of ‘Get Busy’ megastar’s stops in Canada included Summerfest in Milwaukee, where the toured kicked off on July 1, the History Night Club in Toronto, Soif de Musique Festival in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Festival d'été de Québec and the Festival International de Musiques Militaires de Québec and Stampede Festival Tent in the city of Calgary in Alberta. Patrons got a mouthful of Sean Paul’s catchy tunes matched by his charismatic stage presence and he also hosted a meet and greet where he made time to sign autographs for loyal fans.
In additional to a great start to the summer, Sean Paul is celebrating the release of ‘Rebel Time’ his first-ever collaboration with lover’s rock legend Beres Hammond, as well the success of Dutty Rock (2002), The Trinity (2005), and Tomahawk Technique (2012) on Spotify. He is now the first Jamaican artist to have three albums surpass one billion streams on the platform curated by World Music Views.
"This is a huge achievement for me and for dancehall music. I'm humbled and honored to be the first Jamaican artist to reach this level of streaming success. I want to thank all my fans who have been streaming my music over the years and supporting my career,” Sean Paul thanked fans, adding that, “you are the reason I do this. Big up!”
He is currently gearing up for a three-week European tour, where he is set to perform at several venues and festivals across the country. The UK leg of the tour is slated to begin on July 28 at the Bristol Amphitheater. This is followed by dates across European including Reggae Rotterdam in the Netherlands on July 29, then he returns to the UK for MADE Festival in Birmingham on July 30, on to Smukfest in Denmark on August 2, Suikerrock Festival in Belgium on August 4 and Loosefest in Newcastle on August 5. He will also perform in France, Sweden and Norway.
Sean Paul's UK tour is expected to produce sold-out shows, as he has a loyal fan base in the region and a reputation for delivering unforgettable performances. He will be performing songs from his latest album Live N Livin', as well as some of his classic hits such as "Temperature", "Get Busy", "No Lie", and "Cheap Thrills".
Staying busy, Sean Paul is also gearing to release his newest single titled. "summa Hot", from his label, Dutty Rock Productions on July 28th.
ABOUT SEAN PAUL
Sean Paul, a true ambassador of Dancehall music; his commanding voice has become a personification of the genre. Each word that leaves his lips propels the entire art form. Recording artist, songwriter, and producer, Sean Paul continues to make an immense contribution to the culture, garnering a global audience and consistently filling venues in over 120 countries and counting.
His monumental 21-track Dutty Rock, album, earned multi-platinum certification and the Grammy Award for ‘Best Reggae Album’, and a nomination in the category for ‘Best New Artist’, the first time a dancehall artist had garnered such a distinction. Songs such as “Gimme The Light”, “Like Glue”, “I’m Still In Love With You” and “Get Busy”, made it to the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with “Get Busy” being Sean Paul’s first solo No. 1 hit.
Through his 2006 album, The Trinity Sean Paul was able to secure another solo No. 1 hit, with “Temperature”, the eleventh track on the list. The song remains a scorching party starter driven by hammering percussion. Proving that Dutty Rock was not an outlier, The Trinity also went platinum, cementing his status as a hitmaker for which he is still recognized to date.
Sean Paul's latest album Scorcha, a Grammy-nominated project which was released in 2022, further epitomizes his status as a hitmaker, after more than two decades in the music business. The tenacious spirit of the award-winning act is partly owed to the culture of his birth and for this reason, he continues to pay homage to his Jamaican roots and represent as a proud ambassador of Dancehall and Reggae. With his recent collaboration featuring reggae legend Beres Hammond, titled “Rebel Time”, Sean Paul demonstrates a firm, yet the trailblazing approach to the dynamic Jamaican genres as it fuses elements of lovers’ rock with modern dancehall. “Rebel Time is a testament to the enduring legacy of Jamaican music and the importance of persistently exploring ways to evolve and innovate within the genre.
Sean Paul has proved his versatility time and time again and has demonstrated that to have rebelled throughout his career, he has become a conscious and consistent contributor to Jamaica’s culture and a true ambassador of dancehall.
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