Spectacle : 19:30
It’s rare for an artist to become the personification of their genre. For just a word or phrase from their mouth to personify the entire artform. Sean Paul is one of those artists. Let him say “Dutty yeah” in his commanding voice, and you’ll hear the nuance of dancehall. Across seven studio albums and counting, Sean Paul has taken the genre global, 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. In the last 20-plus years of music-making Sean has earned several Grammy and Billboard Music award nominations and is the recipient of an American Music award, MOBO awards, Soul Train awards, MTV Music awards, ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music awards, a Source award and a BET award. He is the only Jamaican artiste to have won an American Music award (2006) for Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist. Demonstrating his versatility and good taste, Sean’s upcoming 2021 release will pair him with Ty Dolla $ign for a cheeky ode to sex workers called Only Fanz. In his booming intro Sean sings, “She don’t work but I know she work for that,” setting the tone for this summer bop. Later 2021 release will find Sean reunited with Sia, making magic with the rising dancehall queen Shenseea, and putting Gwen Stefani back in touch with the reggae sound her band No Doubt was known for. Sean is still raising the musical temperature flame.