Armed with a selection of hit singles and albums, backed by numerous awards and a reputation
Over the decades Reggae Sumfest has featured its fair share of international superstars including Usher, Chris Brown, Flo Rida, Miguel and Ne-Yo and will now once again present jamaica’s own multiplatinum, Grammy Award winning international reggae star Sean Paul.
The artiste’s social media pages came ablaze with the announcement on Friday when the artiste posted a video declaring that he will be back on the festival. This will mark Sean Paul’s first time in a decade performing on the Sumfest stage and the multifaceted singer, songwriter, musician and producer, is expected to bring the set that has excited millions of fans around the world to, Catherine Hall on International Night 2, Saturday, July 19.
He returns to the stage in his home country as a global ambassador for Jamaica. "I'll be bringing the love the world has shown for reggae music home," Sean Paul said of his performance.
The Got 2 Luv U singer will take his unique style to the stage, performing with the full backing of the Badda Banz band.
"In discussion with his team, it has been agreed that Sean Paul will be accompanied by his band, his dancers, effects and a few surprises that I am not at liberty to reveal. Sean Paul will put on a Show!" teased Summerfest Productions Executive Director, Johnny Gourzong.
"Yup," added Musical Director Jason "Jigzagular" Henriques. "In between the Full Frequency Europe Tour and some other shows, we are rehearsing intensely in preparation for Reggae Sumfest."
In the ten years since Sean Paul performed on the Reggae Sumfest stage, the home grown global reggae giant has released an unprecedented four major label albums, topped the Billboard 100 charts, picked up an American Music Award (the first for any Jamaican) and four MOBO awards. The Want Dem All artiste also added another four Grammy nominations to his resume and deejayed in over 100 countries across the world.
Classic hits like Gimme Di Light, We Be Burning and Temperature will likely be mixed in with contemporary hits like Want Dem All, She Doesn't Mind and most recently his radio/club/street banger Come On To Me produced by Major Lazor.
"There is no stage like home," reminisced Sean Paul. "I've toured the world, but Jamaica is still my favorite place to be."