Sean Kingston – Taking You There
By Kevin Jackson, Observer Writer
Taken from the Jamaica Observer, Kingston 2008
Sean Kingston’s debut self-titled album has to date sold more than seven million copies worldwide. Discovered on the popular social networking site, MySpace, Kingston has become a force to be reckoned with since his debut outing was released in July of 2007 via Epic Records.
In a just five months, Kingston has accrued more than seven million worldwide sales of ringtones, ringbacks, singles and albums in physical and digital sales for songs including his global chart topping single “Beautiful Girls.” That song went to number one in 21 countries around the world. His second hit “Me Love” was also a gold-certified hit. His latest top ten hit “Take You There” has also gone gold. That single is currently number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, Sean is featured on Natasha Bedingfield’s latest hit “Love Like This.”
Kingston is now wrapping up a national US tour with Grammy-nominated R&B singer Chris Brown, following a national tour with Gwen Stefani. In March, Sean will kick off an international tour performing throughout Europe, Australia and Asia. That tour will run until Spring.
Kingston has been nominated in the “Outstanding New Artiste” category for the 39th NAACP Image Awards that will air live on Thursday, February 14 on FOX. Kingston recently won the US Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B Track for Beautiful Girls. Last year he won the UK MOBO Award for Best Reggae Act.
On the local scene, Kingston has earned nominations in the Irie FM Music Awards and the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards.