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Jay Sean

Personal information
Birth nameKamaljit Singh Jhooti
Also known asJay Sean
Born26 March 1981(age 29)Harlesden, Brent, London, England
GenresPop, R&B, hip hop, bhangra
OccupationSinger � songwriter, rapper, beatboxer, record producer, arranger
InstrumentsGuitar, piano
Years active2003 � present
LabelsRelentless, Virgin, 2Point9, Jayded, Cash Money, Universal Republic, Island
Associated actsBirdman, Craig David, Drake, Kevin Rudolf, Lil Jon, Lil Wayne, Sean Paul, Sway, Thara, Keisha Buchanan

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Kamaljit Singh Jhooti ( ; born 26 March 1981), better known by his stage name Jay Sean, is a British singer-songwriter, rapper, beatboxer and record producer. He debuted in the Asian underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003. This led to him being signed to Virgin Records and having two UK top 10 hits as a solo artist in 2004: "Eyes On You" at #6 and "Stolen" at #4. They were included in his critically-acclaimed debut album Me Against Myself which, though only moderately successful in the UK, sold more than two million copies across Asia and remains his most successful album to date. Alongside the Rishi Rich Project, Sean was a pioneer of Bhangra-R&B fusion, which his debut album helped popularize among the worldwide South Asian diaspora.

He eventually left Virgin in 2006 and founded his own independent label, Jayded Records. After a gap of nearly four years, he returned in 2008 with "Ride It", which reached #11 in the UK and topped the charts in several Eastern European countries, including Romania where it was one of the best-selling singles of the year. It was followed by hits such as "Maybe", which reached #7 on the Japan Hot 100, and "Tonight". They were included in his second album, My Own Way, which became his most successful album on the UK Albums Chart, reaching #6, and topped the UK R&B Chart.

Since the end of 2008, has he been signed to Cash Money Records. In 2009, his American debut single "Down" topped the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first solo artist of South Asian origin and first UK urban act to top the Hot 100. It was the seventh-best selling song of 2009, having sold more than three million digital copies in the United States, and six million copies worldwide, making him the most successful British/European male urban artist in US chart history. It was soon followed by another hit, "Do You Remember", which has sold more than a million copies in the US, and entered the top ten on the Hot 100, making him the first male act since Chingy in 2003 to "simultaneously appear in the Hot 100 top 10 with his first two charting singles." They were included in his American-debut album All or Nothing, which debuted at #37 on the US Billboard 200 and reached #11 on the Japan Oricon Albums Chart. Sean is sometimes referred to as a "one-man boy band" and was ranked #35 in Billboard's Hot 100 Artists of 2009.

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DH! Exclusive: Behind the Scenes with Jay Sean at MOBO's - Desi Hits! Tweet this news
Desi Hits!--The who's who of the music biz attended UK's Music of Black Origin Awards and -Jay Sean- was there to represent. The R&B sensation was in a great mood and in ... - Date : Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:04:43 GMT+00:00
Jay Sean: I couldn't have done it without 'Baba' - Hounslow Chronicle Tweet this news
Hounslow Chronicle--CHART-TOPPING R&B star -Jay Sean- has paid an emotional tribute to his late grandfather, without whose support he says he never would have achieved such ... - Date : Thu, 25 Nov 2010 13:47:19 GMT+00:00
WATCH - Interview With Jay Sean - The Hot Hits Tweet this news
The Hot Hits--The Hot Hits team sat down with -Jay Sean- for a chat while he's in town for Summerbeatz. We wanted to know if he would prefer to work with Lady Gaga or ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 05:08:18 GMT+00:00
Priyanka with Jay Sean in moment of crisis - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--Though Priyanka wasn't with -Jay- in his moment of crisis but we learn that she has reached out to him. Priyanka has also apparently called him up and spoken ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:21:46 GMT+00:00
Jay Sean Forced To Cancel Diwali Surprise Appearance - TaleTela Tweet this news
TaleTela---Jay Sean- was scheduled to make a surprise appearance at Trafalgar Square, but it was cancelled at the last minute. ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:25:46 GMT+00:00
Audio: Hear Jay Sean's New Single With Nicki Minaj! - Us Magazine Tweet this news
Us Magazine---Jay Sean- been doing? Laying down more potential hits to join last year's mega-No. 1, "Down," for his stateside follow-up disc, Freeze Time, out November 2. ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:13:40 GMT+00:00
Jay Sean Partners with 'Keep A Kid Alive' - Desi Hits! Tweet this news
Desi Hits!---Jay Sean- is taking a side step from his music to give back to the community. This week, -Jay Sean- has officially partnered up with Keep A Child Alive (KCA) ... - Date : Sun, 22 Aug 2010 07:42:08 GMT+00:00
Jay Sean - "2012 (It Ain't the End)" featuring Nicki Minaj - About - News & Issues (blog) Tweet this news
About - News & Issues (blog)--Just a year after -Jay Sean- stormed the US pop charts with his first hit, the #1 smash "Down," he is back with the first single from the next album Freeze ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 15:52:24 GMT+00:00
Drega Remixes Jay Sean's '2012' - Desi Hits! Tweet this news
Desi Hits!---Jay Sean- is quite an inspiration to fans and fellow artists. He reps Desi singers on a greater platform and has helped bridge the gap between America and UK ... - Date : Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:45:34 GMT+00:00
Nicki Minaj announces 'Pink Friday' release, collabs with Trey Songz, Jay Sean - HitFix Tweet this news
HitFix--Us magazine has debuted -Jay Sean's- track with her, "2012 (This Ain't The End)." It's to be featured on Sean's own Cash Money set, "Freeze," out Nov. 2.--- - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 19:30:10 GMT+00:00

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