Before becoming a singer, he was a chef and a bank teller.
Sean was the first reggae artist to be featured on the cover of Vibe Magazine.
At the 2006 Jamaican Awards, Sean Paul got an award for Best Hardman.
His brother Jason and his best friend Zameer Masjedee helped Sean open up business connections.
He has a brother named Jason "Jigzagula" Henriques.
He was closely connected to a reggae-pop band, Third World.
He became a DJ after writing his own songs, basing his style largely on the works of Super Cat and Don Yute.
Dancehall music was Sean Paul's first love, and he became proficient at crafting rhythm tracks.
Sean Paul's parents were both talented athletes, and his mother, Frances, is a well-known painter.
Sean Paul was nominated for Best Hip Hop Video and Best Male Video at the 2006 MTV's Europe Music Awards.
Sean Paul was a member of the Jamaican national water polo team from the age of thirteen to twenty-one. However he gave up the sport in order to launch his musical career.
Sean Paul's favorite music artists are Nas, Busta Rhymes, Christopher Wallace, and Snoop Dogg.
Sean Paul admires Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, and Terror Fabulous.
Sean Paul enjoys eating pasta.
Sean Paul combined his songs Temperature and Breakout (both performed by him) in the same music video for Temperature.
In 2005, Sean won a Billboard Music Awards for the best Selling Reggae Artist of the Year and another for Top Selling Reggae Album of the Year (The Trinity). He also won Hot 100 Single of the Year "Temperature".
In 2004, Sean won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (Dutty Rock).
Sean Paul second album, "Dutty Rock", went two times platinum in the US and two times platinum in the UK, both countries alone. Sean sold 6 million copies worlwide.
Sean Paul is part Portugese, Chinese and Jamaican, from his parents had them in their blood.
Discography: Stage One (2000), Dutty Rock (2002), Dutty Rock (New Edition) (2003), The Trinity (2005), The Next Thing (2008).
Sean: I do feel I have a responsibility to the youths. For real.
Sean: Music tells you about the artist and what they were thinking about at the time, because the person has to think about it to sing it.
Sean: Please remember we all come from the same one and we will all return to that one, so there is no reason for fighting.
Sean: Sometimes you have to take a break from being a crazy kid. You can't be doing that all the time. Sometimes you just have to pay respect to your own simple-ness.
Sean: When I got a job at a bank, I began writing my own songs about social change. I then got deeper and deeper into the music world.
Sean: I would like to work with anyone in the business who wants to give respect back to the Jamaican vibe.
Sean: Dancehall is just like hip-hop in that it doesn't always talk about bling; it talks about conscious issues.
Sean: Music is your own talent and is an important tool. Even if you don't want to be a role model, get ready to be in the public eye. Energy is there, you just have to use it.
Sean: My lyrics come from my experiences growing up in life, trying to find out and express who I am. That's basically it. I'm not trying to be a prophet or anything like that. I'm just reflecting on life.
Sean: I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn't take one person's opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.
Sean: Dancehall reggae is not just about the killer riddims; people the world over love the way we speak. This music is here to kick up the bass and burn up the place. I'm talking on behalf of all dancehall.