Jamaican reggae/dancehall phenomenon Sean Paul continues to find favour with international music awards committees, after receiving a nomination for the American Music Awards (AMAs) under the Pop/Rock Category for 'Favourite Male Artiste' for 2006. This makes him the only reggae artiste to be recognised for this year's awards show scheduled for November 21 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The accolades keep coming for Sean Paul, as the reggae dynamo just picked up the MOBO Award for 'Best Reggae Act' for his second single, We Be Burnin, off his current platinum album, The Trinity, and in August Sean Paul was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards.
Sean Paul has also been nominated for two awards for this year's MTV European Music Awards scheduled for November 1 in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. He has been nominated in the categories of 'Best Male Artiste' alongside Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Pharel and Robbie Williams as well as 'Best Hip Hop' alongside Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, Missy Elliott and P Diddy. As if that weren't enough, Sean Paul has also received two World Music Award nominations.
Sean Paul has already garnered a number of prestigious honours, including a Grammy for Best Reggae Album - while redefining the category in the process. He has also won MTV Europe's Best New Artiste as well as Source, MOBO, Juno, Much Music, and International Reggae and World Music awards.
Showing no signs of slowing down, the deejay's current single, Give It Up To Me featuring Keyshia Cole continues to surge on the charts after reaching #5 after 16 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 Charts and is included on the soundtrack to the summer Touchstone/Disney film, Step Up. Sean Paul is also currently gearing up to release the fourth single from The Trinity, a poignant remembrance to lost ones entitled, Never Gonna Be The Same.
A true international superstar, Sean Paul kicked off the summer with an extensive 4-week European tour with enthralling sold-out crowds in Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Switzerland. He also captivated audiences Stateside with his explosive, live stage performance while on tour with Mariah Carey for her "Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour". Sean Paul performed his chart-topping hits, from his current LP, The Trinity, including Temperature, We Be Burning, Ever Blazin' and Never Gonna Be The Same along with hits from his six-times platinum sophomore album, Dutty Rock, including Get Busy, Like Glue, and Gimme The Light.
Critics and fans alike agreed that Sean Paul brought true reggae rhythm to the stage, The Los Angeles Times wrote that Sean Paul's "infectious grooves and smooth delivery help make his concerts feel more like a party", while Time Out New York wrote, "Dancehall crossover king Sean Paul deserves his own government post in Kingston: ambassador of groove".
As the most successful Jamaican artiste ever on US charts, Sean Paul continues to break records as The Trinity made history by being #1 on Billboard's Reggae Charts for 41 weeks. Currently in its 51st week, The Trinity continues to soar on national US charts, and remains a huge international hit, selling over 1.2 million copies overseas. It is certified platinum in Canada, France, and the Gulf States, and gold in Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Switzerland, Japan and the United Kingdom.