Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist confirms his maiden visit to India!
Music aficionadas in the sub-continent are in for yet another melodic surprise this year end as international music sensation and rhyme singer Sean Paul Henriques who has enjoyed continued pop dominance will be making his debut tour to India to give his fans an exclusive taste of a never seen before musical extravaganza.
The highly successful Jamaican artist of all time on international charts and multi-platinum selling artiste from Kingston has had three Billboard #1 singles and five Billboard Hot 100 top ten tunes with over 110 lakh album sales worldwide. He has had even more chart entries over three worldwide best-selling albums, which have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and earned him a Grammy Award. His hit studio albums include Stage One (2000), Dutty Rock (2002), The Trinity (2005), Imperial Blaze (2009) and Tomahawk Technique (2012). He has contributed to soundtracks for films like The Karate Kid, So You Think You Can Dance , Entourage , Step Up, 2 Fast 2 Furious. He won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album “Dutty Rock” in 2004 followed by an MTV Romania Music Award for Best International Artist in 2005. In 2009, he won a MOBO Award for Best Reggae Act and a Soul Train Award for Best Reggae Artist in the same year. Sean Paul beat out Kanye West and Nick Lachey to win the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist in 2006.
Armed with a new guise and a modified musical aura, the past year has produced a creative outburst from the reggae giant who will dig into his Indian support this November. After a brief hiatus from performing, Sean Paul is back onto the scene with multiple international summer tours in support of his latest albums Imperial Blaze and Tomahawk Technique. His hit singles continue to enjoy steady rotation on local and overseas stations and the tunes are still readily available for download at www.allseanpaul.com. His recent albums showcase a modified direction for Sean Paul, who challenged his new producers to submit their interpretations of a dancehall beat while keeping the global pop sound they are known for.
With an undeniable track record of continual pop dominance for crafting infectious hit singles as a solo artist, as well as a history of taking other artists’ songs to the next level through duet tracks like Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember”, Estelle's "Come on Over," "Give It Up To Me" with Keyshia Cole, "Break It Off" with Rihanna, 'Baby Boy" with Beyonce Knowles and Blue Cantrell’s “Breathe” Sean Paul has established himself as one of the seminal pop voices of his generation.
Although having collaborated with industry heavyweights like Pitbull, T-Pain, Ludacris, Bob Sinclar, CongoRock, Mya, Kelly Rowland, 50 Cent, The Clipse, Jay Sean, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dog, Cecile, Tami Chynn, Vegas, Wayne Marshall, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa, Ke$ha, Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly, P Diddy, Usher, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Alexis Jordan, Kelly Rowland and Shaggy his main emphasis lies is creating individualistic music.
This ace musician, singer-songwriter and producer’s increasing demand and multi-faceted talent has made him a pioneer of dancehall, reggae, R&B and raga. Fans can expect to hear his platinum smash hits such as Get Busy, Gimme The Light, I'm Still in Love with You, Like Glue, We Be Burnin, Ever Blazin, Give It Up to Me, Baby Boy, Never Gonna Be The Same, So Fine, Temperature, Press it Up, She Want Me, Private Party, She Doesn't Mind, Got 2 Luv U, Deport Them, Hold My Hand, Lately, Now That I've Got Your Love to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion Prashant Kumar, Director Operations, Blue Note Entertainment ecstatically states, “India is a huge market for international artists and we aim to capitalize on this opportunity by delivering professionally managed concerts that appeal to the modern youth. A lot of artists talk about "staying on the grind," but few work harder than Sean Paul. He has done much more than any other dancehall artist to bring the dedicated sound of Kingston to new audiences around the world. Moreover an artist like Sean Paul is much loved across the globe and after a research of over one year we decided to bring him down to India. We are working towards concerts in Dubai and Nepal apart from India for Sean Paul and have received stupendous response.”
Adding on Fardeen Shirazi, Creative Head, Blue Note Entertainment says, “We are strategizing on a concept based on Diwali and interestingly our stage set-up and décor will comprise of mirrors, lights and crystals, something that hasn’t been explored before in India. We will also be using international dancers on stage to add a global touch and make it look like one big party as seen internationally at most concerts. We can assure you that his concerts will be mind-blowing and electric and we promise to give all his fans in India a night to remember.”
Speaking from across the globe, Sean Paul confirmed the news, “It’s your boy Sean and you heard it straight from me - India get ready for my live show. The wait is finally over and now for the first time ever, I’m excited to bring my live show to India. I can’t wait for my fans to join me where I’ll be performing all of your favorites and some new songs from my latest album. Watch this space for more to know where all I’m performing”
The Indian edition of Sean Paul Live In Concert is being presented and managed exclusively by Blue Note Entertainment, a company that specializes in big ticket film promotions, exhaustive artist management, prolific corporate events and destination weddings and is now foraying into the concert space for the very first time.
This will definitely be one concert to watch out for as dancehall reggae and hip-hop will fuse together and set the stage on fire with audiences grooving to the superstar dressed in spiritual white and black sunglasses as he sings his way into the hearts of his fans.