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International Dancehall Superstar, Sean Paul and Hot 97 will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of Sean’s Grammy-winning album, Dutty Rock, in November with a special anniversary concert.
Sean Paul’s multi-platinum album changed the pop music landscape in 2002 with its authentic Jamaican dancehall tracks, spawning his first number-one US single, “Get Busy”.
The album was more than just a one-hit-wonder, spinning out five consecutive Top10 Billboard singles topping the charts in both the U.S and UK: “Gimme the Light”, “Like Glue”, “I’m Still in Love with You”, and “Get Busy” and his duet with Beyonce “Baby Boy, his second number one single.
The reggae superstar stayed true to his Jamaican roots as all his hit records were recorded on authentic Jamaican dancehall and reggae rhythms or “riddims” which made the crossover success of Dutty Rock even more of an urban and pop music cultural phenomenon.
The Dutty Rock album was independently produced almost entirely in Jamaica by Paul and his team.
“We knew we were on the road to somewhere big, but nobody could foresee just how big the album would become, especially internationally. It was a story of an artist reaching the highest heights against all odds” says Murray Elias, Paul’s A&R executive for both Dutty Rock and the multi-platinum Trinity album.
Paul’s success led to his historic signing to Atlantic Records as part of an equally historic joint venture with reggae label VP Records. With more than six million sales worldwide, he laid claim to platinum and gold success in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Australia.
Paul has had an unprecedented and unmatched run of more than 20 “Top 20” Billboard Hot 100 commercial radio crossover hits starting in 2002 with “Gimme The Light” through to the present day.
The legacy of his 20-plus year run of industry success and longevity has secured his place in history and that all began with Dutty Rock. And on November 16, at Webster Hall, Sean will celebrate that legacy with a special Dutty Rock 20 concert and party.
Paul continues to build on that legacy, as he recently earned a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album for his seventh studio album Live N Livin, which was released in 2021, featuring collaborations with Buju Banton and Damian Marley. He is currently enjoying a major resurgence with a new generation of fans through high-profile collaborations with artists like Sia, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit, and Enrique Iglesias.
Paul says; “I’m looking forward to celebrating with my Hot97 family and my fans the 20th anniversary of Dutty Rock. This album changed the landscape of dancehall and pop music worldwide, therefore it’s only right we have a party. I’m inviting you all out to celebrate with me and my band on November 16 inside Webster Hall, NYC”.
Tickets are on sale now at TICKET LINK.