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Internationally-acclaimed entertainer, Sean Paul will be gunning for yet another Grammy award when music’s most celebrated show takes place next February in Los Angeles.

The Got 2 Luv U singer’s fifth album,Tomahawk Technique was selected on Wednesday as one of five finalists for the Best Reggae Album Grammy. It’s the fourth time that Sean Paul has been nominated for the prestigious honor as previous albums like The Trinity (2006) and Imperial Blaze (2010)have also been selected by The Academy.

Sean Paul previously tasted success at the 2004 Grammys when his multi-platinum CD,Duty Rock was named Best Reggae Album. Should the highly-acclaimed artiste prevail once again in two months, he’ll become the sixth act to capture the accolade.

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Sean Paul to tour the U.S. ahead of album release

Internationally acclaimed entertainer, Sean Paul seeks to successfully grasp the attention one of his biggest markets as he’s set to drop his successful new album in the United States.

Tomahawk Technique will officially debut in the U.S. on September 18, eight months after being unveiled in select markets worldwide. Since its digital release in January, Tomahawk Technique earned Sean Paul chart-topping success in Japan while also earning top-ten plaudits in countries such a Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France.

Now, the physical version of Tomahawk Technique will make its way onto American shelves two weeks from today as Sean Paul seeks to add to his over 10 million albums sold worldwide to date. In an effort to promote his latest project, Sean Paul has announced dates for his Tomahawk Technique North American Tour, which begins the day after his album’s release (September 19) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

According to Sean Paul, Tomahawk Technique should connect with an American fan base that has strongly supported his previous four efforts, Stage One, Dutty Rock (Best Reggae Album – 2004 Grammys), The Trinity and Imperial Blaze.

“I took a different approach on this album in every way,” Sean Paul said via press release.

“I worked with a lot of pop producers and challenged them to make their interpretation of a dancehall beat while also collaborating with some artistes I’ve always admired but never had the chance to work with. The reaction to the album so far has been incredible but I am excited for it to come out in the States and to be able to support it with a great tour.”

Tomahawk Technique features the smash hit, Got 2 Luv U (featuring Alexis Jordan), which has topped charts across the Caribbean and Europe and How Deep Is Your Love alongside former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Rowland.


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Sean Paul to marry Jamaican media personality in late May

It’s official! Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul will finally tie the knot to his girlfriend and prominent Jamaican media personality, Jodi ‘Jinx’ Stewart.

According to a report in Friday’s edition of the Jamaica Gleaner, the Grammy-winning artiste will marry the long time Reggae Entertainment Television (RETV) host in a private ceremony later this month. According to the Gleaner, preparations for the wedding are being kept on such a low key basis to the point that NBC’s Today show was warned show not to air details of the planned nuptials.

Keeping with that theme, those invited to the wedding don’t even know the exact location of the wedding and a shuttle will be used to carry persons to and from the unnamed venue.

Rumors of a marriage between Sean Paul and Stewart were ignited at the start of 2012 when reports emerged that the Never Gonna Be The Same singer proposed to his girlfriend during last holiday season.

Jodi ‘Jinx’ Stewart has been a fixture within the Jamaican media industry since the beginning of the 2000s, becoming one of the first RETV VJs and hosted the behind the scenes program, VIP Backstage, which allowed fans access to parties and celebrities who attended them. She’s also hosted on an international level; holding such responsibilities on BETJ’s video countdown show as well as The Roof, becoming the only English speaking VJ to appear on the show which aired on Latin American television network, Telemundo.

With appearances in overseas publications such as Maxim and Air Jamaica’s in-flight magazine, Island Magazine, Jinx now hails as the regular host on RE-TV’s E-Weekly, which airs hourly.

Sean Paul has been involved with Stewart since he burst onto the international mainstream stage in 2002 with his Grammy Winning album, Dutty Rock which provided several smash hits such as Gimme The Light, Like Glue and the aforementioned Get Busy. Since then, Sean Paul has released four more compilations, including the chart-topping Tomahawk Technique earlier this year and has even ventured into the producing world as his Dutty Rock Music label created the Blaze Fia Riddim last year.



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Sean Paul pledges his allegiance to Dancehall despite criticism

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Sean Paul has become one of Jamaica’s musical pioneers; opening doors internationally for both genres with his evolving sounds. However, those sounds continue to draw as much as eyre as they do accolades, particularly from his local fans.

Despite winning a Grammy Award and securing number one hits such as Get Busy, Temperature, Baby Boy (alongside Beyoncé) and most recently, She Doesn’t Mind, Sean Paul has long drawn criticism from Jamaican fans for not consistently putting out an authentic Dancehall/Reggae sound. However, he finally lashed out at his critics in January via Twitter, strongly insisting that he’s always represented Jamaica with his music and sharply called out fans for their constant bashing of his musical style.

Now, as Sean Paul enjoys chart topping success with his latest album, Tomahawk Technique, the prominent Dancehall superstar faces more scrutiny from home.

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Sean Paul lashes out at Jamaican critics

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Sean Paul appears to have run out with patience regarding staunch critics of his music back home in Jamaica.

The Grammy-winning deejay, currently in the island celebrating his 39th birthday, has long been criticized by Jamaican music fans for not putting out “authentic” Dancehall songs since unveiling his Dutty Rock in 2002.  Known for doing several successful Dancehall/Reggae singles with a crossover vibe, including the recently released Got 2 Luv U featuring American singer, Alexis Jordan, Sean Paul has copped mass criticism from locals yearning for him to produce a more original Dancehall sound.

However, the We Be Burning deejay took to official Twitter account to sharply address said critics; suggesting the work he does should be appreciated more by Jamaicans.

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Grammy winning Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Sean Paul has cut ties with manager, Jeremy Harding following over a decade of working together.

Sean Paul severs ties with long time manager, Jeremy Harding

Grammy winning Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Sean Paul has cut ties with manager, Jeremy Harding following over a decade of working together.

Harding & the internationally acclaimed deejay have worked together since 1996 when Sean Paul released his breakthrough single, “Baby Girl,” via Harding’s label, 2 Hard Records. Other hit singles such as “Hackle Mi” & “Infiltrate,” were released via Harding’s label; establishing Sean Paul as one of the biggest, rising stars within Dancehall music during the late 90s & early 2000s. Additionally, Harding managed Sean Paul’s first four albums, including his first album via VP Records in 2000, “Stage One” as well as his Grammy Award Winning album, “Dutty Rock” in 2002, “The Trinity” in 2005 & most recently, “Imperial Blaze” in 2009.

Headline Entertainment, representatives for Sean Paul, confirmed the split & that Sean will now be managed by David Sonenberg, founder of the music management label DAS Communications & the producer of the Academy Award winning film, When We Were Kings.

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