Sean Kingston Biography

Sean Kingston Biography on Monsters and Critics

Summary

"Kisean Jamal Anderson" (born February 3, 1990), better known by his stage name, "Sean Kingston", is an American reggae fusion singer.

Life and career

Kingston was born in Miami, Florida. In a joint venture between Epic Records and Koch Records, Kingston recorded and released the single 'Beautiful Girls' in May 2007. The single, based on the bass line and lyrical 'association' of the 1961 hit 'Stand By Me' by Ben E. King, reached number one on the US "Billboard" Hot 100 for three weeks and topped the UK Singles Chart along with many other international charts. Similarly, the song 'Me Love' is a loose derivative work of Led Zeppelin's 'D'yer Mak'er', from their 1973 album "Houses of the Holy". The song also debuted at number one in Australia, where it knocked off Fergie's Big Girls Don't Cry which had been at number one for nine weeks. The song stayed on the Canadian Hot 100 number one spot for over six weeks before getting knocked down to third place by the Plain White T's. 'Beautiful Girls' remained at number one in Canada longer than any other song in 2007. In 2007, Kingston was the opening act for Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" Tour and for select dates on Beyonce's "The Beyonce Experience" Tour.

In 2008 he collaborated on Flo Rida's album "Mail on Sunday", as a featuring in the track titled Roll, which reached #61 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In early 2009, Kingston released the lead single from his sophomore album. The single, 'I'm At War' featuring Lil Wayne, did not gain any mainstream success, and therefore was dubbed as a 'promo single'. In April, 2009, Kingston released the official lead single from his sophomore album. 'Fire Burning' was released on April 24, 2009, and has peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single is the lead single from his forthcoming album "Tomorrow" which is set to be released on September 22, 2009. Three more singles have since been released from the album: 'My Girlfriend', 'Wrap U Around Me', and 'Tomorrow'.

Discography

Albums

2007: "Sean Kingston"

2009: "Tomorrow"

Awards/nominations

Image Awards

*2008, Outstanding New Artist (Nominated)

MOBO Awards

*2007: Best Reggae Acts

Teen Choice Awards

*2007: Choice R&B Track 'Beautiful Girls'

*2007: Choice Summer Track 'Beautiful Girls' (nominated)

*2009: Choice Summer Song 'Fire Burning' (won)

Featured in media

(2007) Cloverfield (Beautiful Girls)

(2007) Gossip Girl (Beautiful Girls)

(2007) Desperate Housewives (season 4 , second promo) (Beautiful Girls)

(2008) Dance On Sunset (Beautiful Girls)

(2008) The Hills (Beautiful Girls , Take You There , Fire Burning)

(2009) Dancing With The Stars (may promo) (Fire Burning)

(2009) So You Think You Can Dance (Fire Burning)

(2009) Teen Choice Awards 2009 (Fire Burning)

External links

(Official website)

(Official UK website)

(Review of 'Fire Burning' on the Daily Music Guide)

(Sean Kingston) at YouTube

Credit

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