Jay Sean

INFORMATION

Artist Birtday : 26/03/1981 (Age 42)
Born In : London, England
Occupation(s) : Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer, Arranger
Genres : R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Bhangra, Soul
Web Site : www.jaysean.com

Kamaljit Singh Jhooti (born 26 March 1981), better comprehended by the staging title Jay Sean, is an English musician, composer, record producer, and arranger. He debuted in the UK’s Asian Subsurface set as a fellow of the Rishi Rich Project with “Dance with You”, which attained No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003. This led to him being signed to Virgin Records and holding two UK top 10 hits as a solo artist in 2004: “Eyes on You” at No. 6 and “Stolen” at #4. They were retained in his critically acclaimed debut album Me Against Myself which, though only relatively successful in the UK, marketed more than two million copies across Asia and stays his numerous successful album to date. Alongside the Rishi Rich Project, Sean was a frontiersperson of Bhangra-R&B fusion, which his debut album assisted popularize among the worldwide South Asian diaspora.

He finally left Virgin in 2006 and launched his own separate label, Jayded Records. After an interval of almost four years, he returned in 2008 with “Ride It”, which attained No. 11 in the UK and outperformed the charts in several Eastern European countries, including Romania where it was one of the topmost-selling songs of the year. It was pursued by hits such as “Maybe”, which achieved No. 7 on the Japan Hot 100, and “Tonight”. They were enclosed in his second album, My Own Way, which became his most booming album on the UK Albums Chart, attaining No. 6, and outperforming the UK R&B Chart. At about this time, he began increasingly incorporating electropop sounds into his R&B music.

From 2009 up to 2014, he was inscribed to Cash Money Records. In 2009, his American debut Song “Down” outperformed the Billboard Hot 100, earning him the first lone artist of South Asian heritage and the first UK urban act to top the Hot 100. It was the seventh-top selling music of 2009, having sold more than three million copies in the United States that year, finally getting six million sales in the United States, earning him the most successful British/European male urban artist in the US chart history at the time. As of 2011, it is the fifth top-selling song by a British artist in the digital era. It was shortly pursued by another hit, “Do You Remember”, which has sold more than a million copies in the US, and entered the top ten on the Hot 100, earning him the first male act since Chingy in 2003 to “simultaneously seem in the Hot 100 top 10 with his first two chartings songs.” They have contained in his American debut album All or Nothing, which debuted at No. 37 on the US Billboard 200 and achieved No. 11 on the Japan Oricon Albums Chart. Sean has also been a featured artist on several hits including “What Happened to Us” by Australian singer Jessica Mauboy, which charted within the top 20 on the ARIA singles chart and was insured platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Sean was ranked No. 35 in Billboard’s Hot 100 Artists of 2009.

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