He has always wanted to be a singer/rapper. It was his dream job.
He was originally going to name his debut album Musical Youth.
Sean Kingston's Top 5 Beautiful Girls:
5.) Tyra Banks
3.) Christina Milian
2.) Megan Rocelle
In 2007, he released his self-titled, debut album, Sean Kingston.
A few months after Beautiful Girls was released 2007, a new online video service called Votigo began a cover contest in which fans could submit covers of the song for a chance to get a call from Sean Kingston.
In 2007 he appeared in an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.
In October 2007 Kingston was the opening act for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour.
His associated acts are Buju Banton, J.R. Rotem, and Paula DeAnda.
His labels are Beluga Heights, Epic, and Koch.
He sings mainly pop, reggae, and R&B songs.
He was featured in Baby Bash's song, What Is It.
Sean Kingston's partner is a man named J.R. Rotem. He met Rotem on Myspace.
Songs in his self titled album, Sean Kingston:
Take You There
Dry Your Eyes
Got No Shorty
I Can't Feel It
That Ain't Right
Colors(2007) (Reggae Remix)
Sean Kingston's uncle is Buju Banton.
Sean Kingston sold 231,500 albums, with his hit song Beautiful Girls in the U.S.
Kingston was featured on Too Young with Lil Fizz.
Sean Kingston bumped into the Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, at the "New Yorkers for Children" benefit on Tuesday September 18 where he performed to help raise money for educational programs for NYC area foster care kids.
Sean Kingston received an award for Choice Summer Track "Beautiful Girls" in the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.
In the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, Sean Kingston recieved an award for Choice R&B Track "Beautiful Girls".
Sean Kingston was featured in Love Like This with Natasha Bedingfield.
Sean Kingston has a Myspace page and a YouTube channel.
Kingston sang with Butterscotch in the season finale of America's Got Talent.
Kingston was nominated for Best Reggae Artist in the 2007 MOBO Awards.
When Sean was 15, his mother and sister were sent to prison.
Kingston's hit single, Beautiful Girls, is a lyrical association with Ben E. King's 1961 hit, Stand By Me.
Kingston's hit song, "Beautiful Girls" has stayed number one on the Canadian hit list for over six weeks, which is the longest a song has ever stayed number one in 2007.
Many of the lyrics in his song, "Colours" are about his experiences living with his mother and sister in jail.
Kingston prefers writing songs without using curse words.
Famous Jamaican legendary producer, Jack Ruby, is Sean Kingston's grandfather.
Sean Kingston is known for switching between an Urban-American dialect and a Jamaican accent in his music.
In 2007, Sean Kingston released his self titled, debut album, "Sean Kingston."
Kingston was featured in the remix of Fergies' song, Big Girls Don't Cry.
He uses the name Sean Kingston to represent Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.
Kingston writes his own songs.
Kingston's song, Dry Your Eyes is about his feelings when his mother was sent away to prison.
When Sean was six, he moved to Kingston, Jamaica and was raised there.
Sean Kingston: I always had my brother. But when my mother and sister went away, it took a lot out of me. My sister went away for four months and my mom has been away for over a year now. When she went away, I thought to myself, this is too much.' I was only 14. I missed her like crazy but I pulled through and used it as my motivation. "Dry Your Eyes" is a defining song on the album for me because it touches on something that's very personal to me and the dope melody that's on there makes me feel even closer to it.
Sean Kingston: By the end of the three-minute song you get to know the situation. You have to know how prosecutors are…and how the process affects lives.
Sean Kingston: You don't stop and [it's all about] persistence. You gotta keep goin'—and goin' and that's what I've been doin'.
Sean Kingston: (About his mother and sister going to jail) Basically, I was emotional, when I was young. It was very shaky. It was hard for me to go through it. I saw a lot. I had to see them go away from the courtroom. And like you know I gotta make a song about that.
Sean Kingston: Jamaica—Jamaican colors of course. Black, yellow, and green. Because that's where I come from. Jamaica is home. Kingston is the capital and I'm tryin' to put it on the map. You know a lot of Jamaican people love my music right now. So that's why I'd like to get them to go to Jamaica. It goes way deeper. There's a lot more than just Reggae. There's a lot of talent down there.
Sean Kingston(About his song, "Beautiful Girls"): Man, it was like young love. It was like I was going out with this girl for three years. We not doin' nothin' for a long time, and then in that third year, she didn't want us to be together. So, I'm thinkin' what am I supposed to do?
Sean Kingston: Crazy-crazy! I must say, they all different, like Jamaica is kind of similar to Miami, but to go from there to Miami, and then Miami to L.A., it's crazy.
Sean Kingston: Man, it feels good to get that creative freedom.
Sean Kingston: As an artist, my whole goal is to make powerful and classic albums. I want everyone to feel my music and understand my heritage and that's what this album will do.
Sean Kingston: I went to acting school when I was younger, so I want to revisit that one day. I want to get into every aspect of the business and see where it takes me. I'm grateful for the fact that my music is able to bridge genres – I'm ready to do that will any business opportunity that comes my way – it's always been important to for me not to limit myself.
Sean Kingston: In the future I want to have my own label and work on the business side.