Sean Paul Biography

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Date of Birth 1973-01-08
Nationality Jamaican
Profession Rapper, Singer, Producer, Songwriter
Name on Birth Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques
Place of Birth Kingston, Jamaica

Sean Paul nicknamed for his original name, Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques is a Jamaican Dancehall rapper, singer-songwriter and producer for his major profession. He has been known as an outstanding rapper to perform in two prestigious music events of The Radio Music Awards and MTV Europe Video Music Awards by mid December 2005. A multi-ethnic person of Sephardi Jewish, Portuguese, Chinese and African ancestry who was given the name of Sean Paul Henriques upon his birth on January 8, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica, Sean has been deeply interested in music since he was merely a little boy although he had been trained in swimming and water polo for years. Even so, he chose to place his priority on his study above singing career instead.

Sean Paul was born on January 8, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Garth and Frances. His parents were very talented athletes from very early time. His mother is a well known painter and his paternal grandfather had Sephardic Jewish ancestry. His family has been migrated from Portugal, and his paternal grandmother was Afro-Caribbean. His mother is of English and Chinese Jamaican descent. Sean Paul was raised as a Catholic, though aware that his grandfather came from an old respected Jamaican Jewish family. Most of the members of his family are fine swimmers; his grandfather was on the first Jamaican men's national water polo team. His father also played water polo for the team in the 1960s, and competed in long-distance swimming, while Sean Paul's mother was a backstroke swimmer. Sean Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of 13 to 21, when he gave up the sport in order to launch his musical career. He attended the Wolmers High School for Boys, Belair School, Hillel Academy High School, and the College of Arts, Science, and Technology, now known as the University of Technology, where he was trained in commerce with an aim of pursuing an occupation in hotel management.

Sean has been deeply interested in music since he was merely a little boy although he had been trained in swimming and water polo for years. Even so, he chose to place his priority on his study above singing career instead, attending Wolmers High School, Kingston then transferred to Bel Air High School in Mandeville before enrolled in Jamaica's College of Arts, Science and Technology (UTECH) where he later obtained a degree in Hotel Management. His journey in music scene begun when he managed to make acquaintance of Third World, a renowned Jamaican reggae band consists of Cat Coore, Bunny Rugs and Carrot Jarret, subsequently teamed up with them to create his own demo after the group got impressed of his talent. Also enjoyed creating dub and playing at barbecues through his job as a DJ, Sean finally secured a great opportunity to collaborate with Spanner Banner in composing a single entitled “Ladies Man” which surprisingly became the chart topper in the country and brought him to wide public attention. Quickly signed in by Jeremy Harding of 2 Hard Records to make another tune following this initial attainment, he again scored smash hit through “Baby Girl,” a dancehall favorite that catapulted him to national recognition. Continued this string of success through "Infiltrate", "Excite Me", and "Deport Them" which all spread his name across the Caribbean, Sean moved further to join substantial Jamaican reggae sing-jay, Mr. Vegas, in "Hot Gal Today," the number one record which paved his way to be enlisted by producer Tony Kelly for the soundtrack of Hype Williams' flick, “Belly” (1998), working together with celebrated rapper DMX.

The renowned singer and actor is a married man. He got married with the beautiful lady named ‘Jodi Stewart’ in the year 2012. Since her marriage date she has been living blissful moment with her husband. 

In 2013, it had been confirmed that Sean Paul is working on his upcoming sixth studio album Full Frequency, set to be released on 18 February 2014. As of 2015, she has accumulated total net worth amount of $12 million dollars.