Multi-Award-Winning Dancehall Star Sean Paul and Hot 97 Announce Dutty Rock 20th Anniversary Concert
New York, New York, [October 20, 2022] – International Dancehall Superstar, Sean Paul and Hot 97 celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of Sean’s Grammy-winning album, Dutty Rock, on November 12, 2002, with a special anniversary concert. Sean Paul will light up the stage at Webster Hall in New York City on November 16, 2022. Tickets are on sale now at TICKET LINK.
Sean Paul’s multi-platinum album changed the pop music landscape in 2002 with its authentic Jamaican dancehall tracks, spawning his first number 1 U.S. single, “Get Busy”. The album was more than just a one-hit-wonder, spinning out 5 consecutive Top10 Billboard singles topping the charts in both the U.S and UK: “Gimme the Light”, “Like Glue”, “I’m Still in Love with You”, and “Get Busy” and his duet with Beyoncé “Baby Boy, his second Number One single. The reggae superstar stayed true to his Jamaican roots as all his hit records were recorded on authentic Jamaican dancehall and reggae rhythms or “riddims” which made the crossover success of Dutty Rock even more of an urban and pop music cultural phenomena. The Dutty Rock album, was independently produced almost entirely in Jamaica by Sean Paul and his team.
“We knew we were on the road to somewhere big, but nobody could foresee just how big the album would become, especially internationally. It was a story of an artist reaching the highest heights against all odds” said Murray Elias Sean Paul’s A&R executive for both Dutty Rock and the multi-platinum Trinity album.
Sean Paul’s success led to his historic signing to Atlantic Records as part of an equally historic joint venture with reggae label VP Records. With more than six million sales worldwide, he laid claim to platinum and gold success in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Australia.
Sean Paul has had an unprecedented and unmatched run of more than 20 “Top 20” Billboard Hot 100 commercial radio crossover hits starting in 2002 with “Gimme The Light” through to the present day. His legacy of his 20 plus year run of industry success and longevity has secured his place in history and that all began with Dutty Rock. And on November 16, at Webster Hall, Sean will celebrate that legacy with a special Dutty Rock 20 concert and party.
Sean Paul continues to build on that legacy, as he recently earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album for his 7th studio album Live N Livin, which was released in 2021, featuring collaborations with Buju Banton and Damian Marley. He is currently enjoying a major resurgence with a new generation of fans through high-profile collaborations with artists like Sia, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit, and Enrique Iglesias.
“I’m looking forward to celebrating with my Hot97 family and my fans the 20th anniversary of Dutty Rock. This album changed the landscape of dancehall and pop music worldwide, therefore its only right we have a party. I’m inviting you all out to celebrate with me and my band November 16th inside Webster Hall, NYC”. Says Sean Paul.
About Sean Paul
Multi-Award-winning Jamaican dancehall artist Sean Paul broke into the global mainstream in the early 2000s with pop-friendly party jams like "Get Busy" from his Grammy-winning Dutty Rock album, plus the chart-topping smash "Temperature", along with guest appearances on mega-hits like Beyoncé's “Baby Boy” and Busta Rhymes “Make It Clap”. Across seven studio albums and counting, Sean Paul has taken the genre globally, from its origin in clubs in Kingston, Jamaica to the top of the charts, packing some of the biggest venues in more than 120 countries. Only Sean has the distinction of being the first Jamaican to play shows in Kazakhstan and Madagascar. To learn more about Sean Paul, visit www.allseanpaul.com.