Sean Paul signs with Island Records
After being an independent recording artiste for over a year, multi-platinum, Grammy-award-winning international superstar Sean Paul has signed with Island Records.
"What Sean has done for Jamaica and helping reggae music cross over makes him nothing short of a cultural icon," president of Island Records UK Darcus Beese told Billboard.
After inking the deal with Island Records, the artiste decided to make it official due to a good run so far. Sean Paul has said that the deal has given him the space and creative freedom he has grown accustomed to, having been producing with his own label.
Having maintained a chart-topping peak on Billboard Hot 100 for weeks with the Sia collaboration Cheap Thrills, Sean Paul now sits at number 2 and is still the featured airplay gainer on the music chart.
The artiste has been making numerous strides since signing with Island Records, a deal that Beese describes as "absolutely a natural fit". Sean Paul has been putting in a lot of work since making the collaboration with Sia, saying that he feels renewed. November will see the official release of his latest collaboration, LUV, with controversial hip hop sensation Tory Lanez.
Also, Sean Paul's Trumpets has been going viral, with fans worldwide posting their choreography videos online to be liked and shared by even more Sean Paul fans.
Hinting at even more productions with the likes of famous producer David Guetta and Shakira, as well as Jamaican dancehall artiste Chi Ching Ching, with whom he did Crick Neck, which is already out, Sean Paul is feeling refreshed and ready for even more hits.