Jay Sean's Birthday
It’s Jay Sean’s birthday today! This man is one talented artiste. He has been involved in most genres of music, ranging from pop to bhangra to hip hop and finally R&B.
You’d be surprised to know that his real name is not ‘Jay Sean’ it’s actually Kamaljit Singh Jhooti! He was raised in Southall, west London, and displayed musical talent at an early age. At age 11, he and his cousin Pritpal Rupra formed a hip hop duo named "Compulsive Disorder".
Later on in life, he founded his own independent label called ‘Jayded Records’. After a gap of nearly four years, he returned in 2008 with "Ride It", which reached No. 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 No. 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 No. 6, and topped the UK R&B Chart. At around this time, he began increasingly incorporating electro pop sounds into his R&B music.
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 copies in the United States that year, eventually reaching four million sales in the United States and six million sales worldwide, making him the most successful British/European male urban artist in US chart history. As of 2011, it is the fifth best selling song by a British artist in the digital era. 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 No. 37 on the US Billboard 200 and reached No. 11 on the Japan Oricon Albums Chart. Sean is sometimes referred to as a "one-man boy band" and was ranked No. 35 in Billboard's Hot 100 Artists of 2009.
Here are the top 5 songs by Jay Sean:
Where You Are
Eyes On You
We wish him a very Happy Birthday!