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Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973), who performs under the two mononyms Sean Paul, is a Jamaican dancehall musician.
He made a quick cameo appearance in the 1998 film Belly on stage performing. In 2000, Sean Paul released his debut album, Stage One with VP Records. In 2002, he began working extensively with a team of producers and choreographers from Toronto, namely Jae Blaze and Blaze Entertainment and announced the release of his second album, Dutty Rock. Pushed by the success of the singles “Gimme the Light” and the Billboard Hot 100 topper, “Get Busy”, the album was a worldwide success, eventually selling over six million copies. Simultaneously, Sean Paul was heard on Beyoncé’s U.S. #1 single “Baby Boy” and Blu Cantrell’s “Breathe”, a chart hit in Europe. Both helped to push his reputation further still in the United States.
During this period, he appeared on Punk’d, 106 & Park, Sean Paul Respect, Making the Video (“Get Busy”, “Gimme the Light”, and “Like Glue”) and his music videos have been broadcast on MTV and BET. Paul’s biggest hits included “Get Busy”, “Like Glue”, “Gimme the Light”, “Baby Boy”, and “I’m Still in Love with You”.
Sean Paul’s third album The Trinity was released in on September 27, 2005. The album produced five big hits, “We Be Burnin'”, “Ever Blazin'”, “Give It Up to Me”,”Never Gonna Be The Same” and the U.S. chart-topping smash hit “Temperature” .
The video of “(When You Gonna) Give It up to Me” (featuring Keyshia Cole) was also featured in the movie “Step Up” in 2006.
He was nominated for four awards at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including male artist of the year, rap artist of the year, hot 100 single of the year, and pop single of the year for his hit “Temperature”. He also won an American Music Award for “(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me” beating Kanye West and Nick Lachey who were also nominated for the award.
His song “Send It On” from “The Trinity” featured on the 2005 Vauxhall Corsa advert. Sean Paul often contributes his songs to various Riddim Driven albums (by VP Records). In March 2007, he returned to his native Jamaica to perform at the Cricket World Cup 2007 opening ceremony.
Sean Paul appears on the game Def Jam Fight for NY as part of Snoop Dogg’s crew and again in the game’s sequel, Def Jam: Icon.