International recording artist Sean Paul was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards, which won multiple awards and topped the Billboard charts on January 31. The album Live N Livin ‘is the 7th studio album and the first album released on his own label Dutty Rock Productions.
The highly acclaimed album, ‘Live N Livin’ released by Dutty Rock Productions and ONErpm is Sean Paul’s vision to highlight the unity and success of the music of his island of Jamaica.
Sean Paul is making an official comeback with his new LP Live N Livin, a 16-track set with assists from Busy Signal, Buju Banton, Masicka, Jesse Royal and Serani. All in all, this is a solid dancehall project that will be perfect for the dance floor when the outside world opens up again. -REVOLT
For his latest studio album, Live N Livin ‘, instead of bringing dancehall to someone else’s song, he took the dancehall of his home country and brought it back to his studio, collaborating with some of his own favorite names in dancehall today: Busy Signal, Suku Ward, Buju Banton, and more. – EAR MILK
Sean Paul returned with Live N Livin ‘, a 16-track project that brought the dancehall star squarely back to his roots after years of memorable pop, EDM and hip-hop collaborations. The album features appearances by some of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, including Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Govana, Busy Signal and Agent Sasco. – MELTED
For Sean Paul Live N Livin, is a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with some of his favorite Reggae and Dancehall artists and colleagues, such as Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Mavado and Stonebwoy from Ghana to name a few. Dancehall may be stereotypical as a competitive, macho space where sonic clashes reign supreme, but Live N Livin aims to emphasize what is possible when the goal is unity. “We don’t need to divide our fans to achieve on-air rotations or streams,” says Sean. “I hold this album very close to my heart because it shows the collaborative effort rather than the confrontation.”
Sean’s 9th GRAMMY nomination, the 6th nomination for Best Reggae Album, is followed by another honor, as the multiple Billboard 100 chart-topping artist also received a UK MOBO nomination in 2021 for Best Act by reggae. The prestigious MOBO Awards are an annual music awards ceremony honoring achievement in music of black origin, including hip hop, grime, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel and African music.
“This GRAMMY nomination is special,” Live N Livin is a very special project for me, it’s a comeback to hardcore dancehall. Everyone I’ve worked with, from my engineers to producers to artists, even the person who did the artwork is Jamaican and an artist from Ghana. It was truly a collaborative effort and I am proud of the recognition we all received. With this album, I wanted to show my genre that we need to do more collaborative work and less competition between us, ”explains Sean Paul.
About Sean Paul
It is rare for an artist to become the personification of his genre. For just a word or a phrase from their mouth to evoke the whole art form. Sean Paul is one of those artists. Let him say ‘shake the world’ in his bossy voice, and you will hear the epitome of dancehall. Through seven and more studio albums, Sean Paul has propelled the genre to the world, from its origins in clubs in Kingston, Jamaica, to the top of the charts, bringing together some of the biggest venues in over 120 countries. Only Sean has the distinction of being the first Jamaican to play concerts in Kazakhstan and Madagascar. Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock album won Reggae Album of the Year at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004.