Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973) professionally known as Sean Paul is a famous Jamaican dancehall rapper, songwriter, and singer.
He is a musician who is widely considered one of the most prolific artists in the genre.
Facts About Sean Paul
- Full Name: Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques
- Stage Name: Sean Paul
- Born: 9 January 1973
- Age: 50 years old
- Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
- Nationality: Jamaican
- Parents: Frances Henriques, Garth Henriques
- Siblings: Jigzagula
- Spouse: Jodi Stewart (m. 2012)
- Children: Remi Leigh Henriques, Levi Blaze
- Occupation: Rapper • Singer
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
Sean Paul, born Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques on 9th January 1973, hails from a family with a rich history of aquatic prowess.
His mother, Frances Henriques, was a Jamaican painter of Chinese and English descent, while his father, Garth Henriques, was a businessman.
He was raised Catholic but attended Hillel Academy, an elite Jewish school in Jamaica. He has a brother named Jigzagula.
He enrolled in the University of Technology to study commerce.
Former manager and producer Jeremy Harding‘s brother first alerted him to the existence of a singer who sounded remarkably like Super Cat, the renowned dancehall DJ, and toaster, at a small open mic event in Kingston.
Intrigued, Jeremy Harding eventually met the singer in person when Sean Paul came by his studio seeking advice. During the meeting, he recorded a vocal track over Jeremy Harding‘s rhythm, creating the song Baby Girl.
The two continued to collaborate, with Sean Paul becoming a regular at Jeremy Harding‘s studio. Eventually, they produced several songs that they believed were radio-worthy, including Infiltrate.
As his talent began to be recognized in the music community, Jeremy Harding took on the role of managing his operations, even filling in as his DJ, road manager, and security guard to help launch his career.
Later, Jeremy Harding candidly admitted to HitQuarters that he played many roles in the early stages of Sean Paul‘s career.
In 2009, Sean Paul released his Imperial Blaze album to critical acclaim. The following year, he collaborated with producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor on the hit single So Fine.
In 2016, Sean Paul experienced a resurgence in his career thanks to his appearances on three successful singles by Sia, Little Mix, and Clean Bandit, all of which were under the management of Jules Dougall of Dougall Group & Steve Urchin.
His performance at the Pakistan Super League’s opening ceremony that same year also boosted his popularity.
Most recently, Sean Paul and Sia teamed up for a remix of their hit song Cheap Thrills, cementing their status as a dynamic duo in the music world.
- No Lie
- Get Busy
- She Doesn’t Mind
- Mad Love
- Give It Up To Me
- Got 2 Luv U
- Hold My Hand
- Hey DJ
- Dancing On Dangerous
- Calling On Me
- Tip Pon It
- Light My Fire
- Dream Girl
- Gimme The Light
- Shake That Thing
- Like Glue
- We Are Burnin’
- When It Comes To You
- Shot & Wine
- Baby Boy
- How Deep Is Your Love?