Sean Paul Signs New Recording Contract

Published: Friday 26th Aug 2016 by David
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The Reggae-friendly label Island Records has welcomed Sean Paul to its family this week.

Details on the signing below…

The ‘Temperature’ maestro’s deal with the label places him under the Universal Music Group umbrella and sees him obliged to deliver several albums during a period of time the company hopes will be fruitful for both parties.

Darcus Beese, president of Island Records U.K. shared:

He’s one of the very few reggae greats to have gone global. What Sean has done for Jamaica and helping reggae music cross over makes him nothing short of a cultural icon. I don’t think there’s anything more potent or authentic than Island Records sitting down with a reggae artist of his caliber and having a conversation about signing them. It’s absolutely a natural fit.

Sean had this to say about his reasons for departing rival label, Atlantic:

With a big company like that they mass produce the artists and mass produce music, they clump everything together. For instance, a big producer gave me a rhythm track and I loved it. I [record] it and leave thinking: ‘This song is mine.’ And then a year later when I’m trying to put my album together I hear that another artist from the same label wanted it and did it before me. Things like that were happening that didn’t make sense to me. The reason producers do that is because labels have them on a cookie cutter kind of deal: ‘We pay. You just give us hooks, put artists together, switch it up and give us the best things.’ Things like that was kind of crazy to me. That my work would be chopped up with other people’s stuff. Even if I didn’t like the artist, now he’s singing a hook that I was involved in and I had no say. Those things were happening and it pissed me off.

He is yet to announce a due date for his first album under his new deal, but did reveal that the project may feature Shakira.

I can speak about a song I did with Shakira recently. I’ve wanted to work with her for a long time and it’s a production by David Guetta. I think it’s going to be called “Temple.” It’s more of a dancehall EDM type thing. David Guetta put his special touch on it. He’s a very amazing producer. Just when I thought he can’t find no better hook than this one, he finds a better hook. I love the tone of Shakira’s voice. It stands out. She’s an amazing dancer and performer. I always love Latina ladies, so I’ve been a fan of hers for quite some time. 


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  1. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 26, 2016

    I’m not surprised, honestly. It was only a matter of time, since he’s been featured on two smash hits (“Cheap Thrills” and “Hair”) and a comeback one still waiting to happen after being picked up by radio (“Let You Down Easy”.) He’s literally all over radio again like 2002/2003. He’s experiencing his comeback right now.

    • lolhart August 26, 2016

      By Hair do you mean the Little Mix song? The only place that song was a smash was the UK (like all their songs). As for Sean Paul, I think he can enjoy some moderate success but he’ll never have another era like Dutty Rock or The Trinity. And I say that as a fan.

      • IloveD August 26, 2016

        Were you trying throwing shade at LM? cos if that’s the case you’ve failed cos LM aren’t trying to crack America hence no promotion etc, yet they still the best selling girl group in the world , their album will be 1mil WW by end of the year something 5h can’t even do with a WW hit like work from home

      • lolhart August 26, 2016

        Little Mix best selling girl group in the world? AKB48, Girls Generation and all the other girl groups who don’t even sing in English say hello. And I guess all those TV appearances here when they released Black Magic weren’t promotion.

      • lolhart August 26, 2016

        Those 1 mil sales (if true) were nearly all UK. Get Weird chart run in major music markets: USA – 2 weeks; France – 2 weeks; Germany – 1 week. Local act.

  2. Grapejuice fan August 26, 2016

    I thought Sean Paul was so 2008

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan August 26, 2016

    The legendary hitmaker Sean Paul!!!

  4. kwinzy August 26, 2016

    Gwan Sean Paul! Honestly Atlantic is such a s*** record label, they never promote their artists.

  5. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 26, 2016

    The guy that gave bey a classic hit

  6. Empire I August 26, 2016

    The return of Dancehall to too 40, finally! Go Sean

  7. Bissshhhhhh August 26, 2016

    About time! All these island/reggae flavored songs that are out would do him great! I’d love to hear him hop on Hold Up do a remix and murder it

  8. August 26, 2016

    sounds good.

  9. Sunni Day August 26, 2016

    Congrats Sean P.

  10. D August 26, 2016

    I really think he liked beyonce like really mean liked he always spoke highly of her….
    And smiled when they talked about her…

  11. Nice Nowd Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi August 27, 2016

    Why he never performance with beyonce Carter just curious And good for him for being signed to à label

  12. Royalkev August 27, 2016

    Bout time! His experience with Atlantic really sounds shady!

  13. SIR.DONJENNERO GORRELL August 27, 2016

    ? Goúd? Best Grammy king ever.Jah Bless.Thx u. ? ? ? ♎

  14. Bitchpleaseeee August 27, 2016


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