Jamaican rapper and singer, Sean Paul, has released his new single “Bend You Back (6:30 Mix)” off his eighth studio album, “Scorcha.”
The Jamaican dancehall singer and rapper broke into the global mainstream in the early 2000s with pop-friendly party jams like “Get Busy” from his Grammy-winning Dutty Rock album, plus the chart-topping smash “Temperature.”
An early proponent of the dancehall pop movement, Paul also earned a reputation as a worthy guest star, appearing on Beyoncé’s hit “Baby Boy,” then enjoying a career resurgence in the latter part of the 2010s when he was introduced to a fresh generation of fans via high-profile collaborations with artists like Sia, Clean Bandit, and Pharrell Williams.
His 2018 EP Mad Love: The Prequel thrust him back in the spotlight, boasting major hits like “No Lie” with Dua Lipa and “Mad Love” with David Guetta and Becky G. Paul carried his success into the next decade with a barrage of singles including 2020’s Tove Lo collaboration “Calling on Me.”
The multi-ethnic Paul (his parents had Portuguese, Chinese, and Jamaican forebears) grew up comfortably in St. Andrew, Jamaica; his mother was a renowned painter.
The singer was a skilled athlete, excelling in swimming and especially water polo, playing for the Jamaican national team in the latter. Although his education was enough to land him a prosperous career, dancehall music remained Paul’s first love, particularly crafting rhythm tracks.
Paul became a DJ after he began writing his own songs, patterning his style largely after Super Cat and finding a mentor in Don Yute; he also found contacts in several members of the reggae-pop band Third World in 1993, which helped him foster business connections.
Paul released his debut single, “Baby Girl,” with producer Jeremy Harding in 1996; it proved a significant success, leading to further Jamaican hits like “Nah Get No Bly (One More Try),” “Deport Them,” “Excite Me,” “Infiltrate,” and “Hackle Mi.”
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