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ean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Grammy Award winning reggae and dancehall singer, rapper and former lead vocalist of the Dutty Cup Crew. He released his debut solo album, Stage One, in 2000 and followed this in 2002 with Dutty Rock, which won the 2004 Grammy Award for the best reggae album. In 2005 he released his third studio album, The Trinity, and his latest studio album Imperial Blaze was released in 2009.
Sean Paul has Portuguese heritage from his paternal grandfather, Sephardic Jewish heritage from his paternal grandmother, African heritage from his maternal grandfather, and Chinese heritage from his maternal grandmother. Both his parents are Jamaican natives. His nicknames include Zion Lion and King of Israel. Because of his mixed heritage, some consider him a personification of the Jamaican Motto "Out of Many, One People". Sean Paul's voice and style of singing is often compared to Jamaican 1990s dancehall sensation Super Cat.
He played for the Jamaican national water polo team and alleges to be related to King Solomon through his father.
In 1996, Paul and Spanner Banner recorded the Jamaican chart-topper, "Ladies Man", through the singer's Sweet Angel Productions. The song resulted in his embarking on sessions with Jeremy Harding, a then little-known producer who burst on the scene with his production of Beenie Man's crossover hit "Who Am I". The producer released the dancehall favorite "Baby Girl." The following single, "Infiltrate", joined the singer's combination hit in the Jamaican top charts.
A new version of Paul's "Punkie" track from the Dutty Rock album featuring Tego Calderón appeared on a recent (February 2005) Promo Only album with automaten spiele. April 2005's Promo Only Caribbean Series album included a new song by Paul ("We Be Burnin'"). Recently, Paul also collaborated with Nina Sky for his song "Touch My Body". Sean Paul has just recently released his new album, The Trinity. Sean Paul was a feature artist on Beyonce's number one hit, "Baby Boy."
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Release date: 2002-11-12
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Label: VP Records
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