Artists

Sean Paul

Jamaica

Saturday 20. 7.17:00-18:00

Česká spořitelna stage

"Two decades of hits in 60 minutes."

The Kingston, Jamaica native has established himself as a rapper and singer who has largely set the course for dancehall and reggae music over his decades in the music industry. After a successful debut at the turn of the millennium, he gained international recognition with the singles Get Busy and Temperature from his second album Dutty Rock, which reached the top of the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Throughout his career, the rapper's recordings have almost regularly received Grammy nominations for Best Reggae Record of the Year.

Paul has so far managed to visit many different spheres. He starred in Hype Williams' Belly. He has collaborated with prominent musical figures such as Beyoncé, Blu Cantrell, Clean Bandit, Sia and DJ Snake. The musician's inventiveness has even transcended his professional bubble. He has also started his own label, Dutty Rock Productions, through which he tries to keep in touch with his Jamaican roots. Given the musician's versatility, it probably comes as no surprise that he even started his own brand of Jamaican pancakes.

Aside from the difficulties he faced early in his career, Sean Paul has matured into a conscious artist who can successfully combine a party image while using his privileged position to benefit pressing social issues such as climate policy. It is not without reason that the musician is an ambassador for climate change in the Caribbean.

In recent years, Paul's fan base has seen an influx of a younger generation of listeners rediscovering his music through newer platforms like TikTok. The rapper's ability to blend infectious rhythms with catchy melodies in pulsating and energized performances transcends generational boundaries, making him a timeless icon in the music industry as well as one of Jamaica's most influential exports since Bob Marley.

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