Sean Kingston – American rapper
Sean Kingston’s real name is KiSean Anderson. He was born on 3 February 1990 in Florida. When Sean was six years old, his family moved to Jamaica, spent 3 years there, and came back to the USA. Kingston loved music since childhood. His grandfather was one of the best Jamaican music producers known as Lawrence Lindon. In the USA, he used the pseudonym Jack Ruby.
Sean’s heritage gave a jump-start to his career. He became famous at 17. Anderson sent his work to Epic Records and Koch Records. Both accepted it. Later, the representatives of both companies said that the singer seemed very talented but lacked melodic sound. Meanwhile, his lyrics also needed some adjustments in order to become commercially appealing. The first solo single “Beautiful Girls”, came out in May 2009. It climbed to high spots on numerous charts in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and many more countries. The song became part of the artist’s debut studio LP, Sean Kingston.
For some time, Sean worked with such celebrities as Beyoncé and Gwen Stefani. He performed as an opening act for Kelly Clarkson’s tour in 2008. At about the same time, the singer adopted his pseudonym. It was based on the musician’s heritage since Kingston is the capital of Jamaica.