The year 2013 was arguably one of the most successful years for international recording artiste Sean Paul. Last year saw him touring several countries, riding high off his album Tomahawk Technique and releasing chart-topping hit singles.
Sean Paul has subsequently been nominated for the 2014 Youth View Awards in the category Favourite Local International Artiste of the Year. The singer will be looking to receive the nod for the second year in a row when the seventh annual Youth View Awards are held on Saturday, February 1 at the National Indoor Sports Centre.
Still high off the video release for Riot featuring Damian Marley in December 2013, the Artiste of the Year hopeful is standing tall on a number of local and international successes in the past year. Following several major tours including Europe, Dubai and India; his hit album Tomahawk Technique and hit songs like Riot featuring Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Want Dem All featuring Konshens, from the Full Frequency Album, Other Side of Love and Entertainment 2.0 featuring Juicy J, Nicki Minaj and 2Chainz, it is no wonder Sean Paul a likely candidate for Favourite Local International Artiste of the Year for 2013.
Fans got their first taste of the mega-star in 2014 in a high energy live performance backed by Badda Banz on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica on Friday, January 3. Sean Paul then did his part for charity when he, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Shaggy and Tessanne Chin among other local and international acts performed for a packed Jamaica House crowd at the Shaggy and Friends Concert in aid of the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Saturday, January 4. Damian Marley, Tessanne Chin and Shaggy are also nominated for the same award along with dancehall hit Mavado.
These performances have set the pace for an incredible 2014 for the artiste with the release of his sixth studio album Full Frequency set for February 18, which can be pre-ordered on iTunes with immediate access to Riot. Sean Paul is already booked for appearances in the Unites States and Costa Rica from mid January to the beginning of February, pre-empting the release of the album.