Jamaican dancehall superstar Sean Paul has been nominated for his third Grammy award. The Kingston born rhyme slinger’s 2009 smash album Imperial Blaze for VP/Atlantic Records was on Wednesday December 3, nominated in the category of Best Reggae Album. This is Sean’s third album with Atlantic Records and he continues to rack up worldwide recognition for his work.
In an interview with Sean Paul, he said, “I feel proud of being nominated I never count my eggs before they are hatched. I am very proud of all the persons nominated as they deserved to be there and I am honoured to share this category with them.” The other nominees in the Best Reggae Album category are Buju Banton Rasta Got Soul (Gargamel Music), Gregory Isaacs Brand New Man (Tad’s Record), Julian Marley Awake (Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic) and Stephen Marley Mind Control (Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic).
After copping the best reggae album at the 2003 Grammy’s with Dutty Rock (Atlantic/VP), Sean Paul is keen to cop the double with Imperial Blaze which has been creating major buzz around the world, including Japan, Canada, Turkey, and France where the album is certified gold.
The 19-track album which was released August 2009, is the first ever Jamaican album to debut atop the Billboard Hot Rap Albums chart and features blazing tracks such as chart toppers So Fine, Press It Up and Hold My Hand.
Some of Jamaica’s dancehall heavy weight producers are featured on the album with eleven of the tracks being produced by Stephen ‘the Genius” Mcgregor, while other production work came via the talent of producers Don Corleon, Craig “Leftside” Parks, Jeremy Harding, Arif Cooper, Jason “Jigzagula” Henriques and Sean Paul himself, who laid down his creative touch on the track I Know You Like It.
2009 has been a remarkable year for the multi talented artiste who has won the “Best Reggae Act” at the MOBO awards as well as the “Best Reggae Artist” at the Soul Train Awards. Currently heating up the charts as well is the single Do you remember by Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul.
The 52nd Grammy Awards will take place on January 31, 2010 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles California.
Source: Headline Entertainment