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Sean Paul no longer with Atlantic Records: Report

Sean Paul 2014Grammy-winning Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul and prominent American label, Atlantic Records have severed ties after more than a decade together.

According to reports, Atlantic recently dropped the multi-platinum selling deejay/singer, with the label’s chairman and CEO, Craig Kallman confirming to the Jamaica Observer in an email over the weekend that the entertainer is ‘no longer’ with them. Kallman did not elaborate on why the split took place.

Sean Paul joined Atlantic in 2002 as part of a joint deal with independent Reggae/Dancehall label, VP Records and enjoyed a highly successful run with the Los Angeles based record label. He subsequently released his first album under the label, Dutty Rock in November of that year, which went on to sell over six million copies worldwide and featured two Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers: Get Busy and Baby Boy (alongside Beyonce).

He then released his second studio album under the label, The Trinity, which set a record for most albums sold by a Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall act in its debut week with 107,000 copies sold. That compilation, which featured hits such as We Be Burnin and Temperature, sold over 4.3 million copies worldwide.

Since joining with the label, Sean Paul also secured collaborations with top international acts such as Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Keyshia Cole and Enrique Iglesias, among countless others.

Sean Paul’s last two projects released via Atlantic, however, were much less successful in the United States. His fourth album, Tomahawk Technique, sold just over 1,200 copies in its first week in the U.S., though it enjoyed much more success in Switzerland, being certified gold while selling over 25,000 copies.

His latest album, Full Frequency sold just over 2,000 copies in its first week.

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Sean Paul confirmed for Reggae Sumfest 2014

Sean Paul 2014Reggae Sumfest 2014 has added another big name to its growing list as organizers confirmed Grammy-winning deejay, Sean Paul will make his return to the prominent stage show for the first time since 2003.

The entertainer confirmed his appearance via social media on Friday as he posted a video expressing his delight at being back on the Sumfest stage. He will perform on International Night 2 on July 19 and will be joined on stage by a band, dancers and will unveil a few surprises for fans, according to Summerfest Productions executive director, Johnny Gourzong.

“I’ll be bringing the love the world has shown for reggae music home,” he said in a release. “There is no stage like home. I’ve toured the world, but Jamaica is still my favorite place to be.”

Sean Paul is currently promoting his most recent studio album, Full Frequency, which features big name acts such as Damian Marley, Nicki Minaj, Konshens and Iggy Azalea. He is currently on the European leg of his Full Frequency tour, which saw him make stops in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, where most of the tour takes place.

Sean Paul now joins a Reggae Sumfest 2014 lineup which also includes Tessanne Chin, Busy Signal, Wiz Khalifa, Sanchez, Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Chronixx, Jah Cure, Freddie McGregor and many more.

Reggae Sumfest 2014 will take place from the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay from July 13-19. The show is being sponsored by The Gleaner Company Ltd., Jamaica Tourist Board, Digicel, Iberostar, Pepsi, Secrets and IRIE FM.

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Sean Paul to release ‘Full Frequency’ album on February 18

Sean Paul 2014International megastar musician and former Grammy-winning artist, Sean Paul will be unveiling his sixth studio album, Full Frequency on February 18, according toreports Saturday.

The album, which will be released physically and on iTunes, features a number of cross-genre efforts alongside some of Reggae, hip hop and pop’s top stars. Notable collaborators on Full Frequency includeDamian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Konshens, Nyla, 2 Chainz and Juicy J.

Sean Paul, who won the 2004 Best Reggae AlbumGrammy for his multi-platinum record, Dutty Rock has released several singles from Full FrequencyRiot, which features the aforementioned Marley and Want Dem All which features KonshensEntertainment (w/ Minaj, Juicy J and 2 Chainz) and, most recently, The Other Side Of Love.

His last album, Tomahawk Technique struggled to make any significant impact sales-wise in the United States, selling just over 1,000 copies in its first week. However, it was certified gold in France and Switzerland, with its lead single, Got 2 Luv U (feat. Alexis Jordan) in particular scoring number ones on charts in the Caribbean, Europe and Asia to name a few region.

Full Frequency is being distributed by his long-time label, Atlantic Records.

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