Born Sean Paul Henriques in Jamaica on January 9, 1973. His recording career began in the late nineties with the premiere of his single, “Baby Girl.” In 2000, Sean Paul released his debut album Stage One with VP Records and rose to international fame with hits such as, "Cheap Thrills," "Rockabye," "No Lie," and "Body." His musical career took off in 2002 with the success of his second studio album Dutty Rock, which was fuelled by his Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers, "Gimme the Light" and "Get Busy."
To date, he has released six studio albums, the last five of which are Grammy nominated. The albums include Dutty Rock, 2002; for which he won the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award.The Trinity, 2005, was certified platinum in Europe and by the Recording Industry Association of America. He also went on to release Imperial Blaze, 2009; Tomahawk Technique, 2012, and the most recent Full Frequency in 2014, which were all well received.
Over the span of his career, Sean Paul has worked with quite a number of international and local hip-hop stars such as Busta Rhymes, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, Juicy J, 2Chainz and Nicki Minaj. He has also partnered with reggae and dancehall acts such as Damian Marley, Wayne Marshall, Ce’Cile, and Tami Chynn. Sean Paul is also known for being a top-notch performer and an excellent music producer. He has created music with a number of top Jamaican artists. Konshens, JCapri, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Vanessa Bling, Mr. Vegas, and Denyque, are just a few of the multi-talented artists featured on his Full Speed Riddim that was released in early 2015.