Gen Z and millennials may recognize the name. Several years before the turn of the past decade, Kingston was a rising R&B singer whose hit “Beautiful Girls” had gone global and pioneered a new reggae-inspired R&B sound that has since been imitated by several musicians.
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and it helped secure opening slots for Kingston with stars like Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, and Kelly Clarkson. It looked like the Jamaican singer was on his way to becoming the next big thing in R&B and reggae,
But then his name started getting thrown around in less-than-great celebrity circles, and suddenly he was nowhere to be found. The question then becomes, “What happened?” As for Kingston, what exactly has he been up to this entire time?
Who is Sean Kingston?
Raised a Kisean Sean Kingston was born Sean Anderson on February 3, 1990, in Miami, Florida. He and his family emigrated to Kingston, Jamaica when he was six years old. He studied there for three years before returning to the States. His grandpa, the legendary Jamaican reggae producer Lawrence Lindo, ensured that Kingston’s musical destiny was etched into his family tree from an early age.
About the year 2007, Kingston was found on YouTube, and soon after, he struck a collaboration arrangement with Sony. He had really begun his career in the industry as a rapper before label executives and producers opted to work with him to create a more melodic sound.
As a result, Kingston was able to release his debut song, “Beautiful Girls,” from his debut studio album, simply titled Sean Kingston. The song went on to become a global smash, topping the charts in countries as diverse as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Kingston quickly began touring and appearing on the recordings of other artists as he prepared to release his next studio album. Two more years passed before Kingston unveiled his follow-up studio album, Tomorrow, in 2009.
What Happened to Sean Kingston?
On November 5, 2021, Kingston allegedly attacked a video director and drew a gun on him inside Kingston’s Los Angeles house, as reported by Urban Islandz. The video director, who posts under the handle GXDLIKE on Instagram, reportedly spent three months living at Kingston’s home in order to shoot footage for a project.
In his account, Kingston instructed him to film inside the house at about 2 in the morning on November 5 of last year. The singer became angry and punched the director in the face when he learned that the director had claimed his phone was dead at the time. After that, Kingston allegedly threatened him with a gun and told him to pack his bags and leave the house.
The singer’s camp issued a statement refuting the rumors, saying that Kingston had nothing to do with it. My client, Sean Kingston, is innocent of the allegations that have been made against him in recent days, the statement stated.
After being fired, Sean’s videographer made the terrible decision to try to become famous. Everything you say will be shown to be false. Kingston has been rather low-key since, likely because the incident is still being looked into. So far as anyone knows, he is still hard at work on Deliverance in the studio, though with all he has going on at the present, progress toward a release date may end up slowing quite a little.
Is Sean Kingston still Alive?
The singer’s legion of devoted followers was ready to start death rumors once again, and they had good reason to. When Sean Kingston was seriously injured in a jet ski accident in 2011, many people feared for his life. The reports of his death persisted, despite the fact that he managed to recover. As a result of an album release delay, this was still weighing on his mind in 2015.
Sean Kingston Today
In 2017, Sean got back into composing music and has since released a number of new songs. Preceded by the track “Chance” featuring Vybz Kartel, he announced the release of the mixtape “Made in Jamaica” in March of that year.
The next year, he worked with Tory Lanez, and as of May 21, 2021, his newest single, “Darkest Times,” starring G Herbo, had been released. The Knockturnal included an article about Sean’s musical comeback and reinvention on its cover the same year.