On January 9, 1973, Frances Henriquez gave birth to her son Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriquez with husband Garth Henriquez in Kingston, Jamaica. Sean Paul’s parents are known talented athletes. Frances is also a well-known painter. Most of the family members are talented swimmers. His grandfather is one of the members of the first team to champion in water polo team in Jamaica. His father joined competition for long-distance swimming, while his mother joined in backstroke category. Following their family’s tradition, between the age of thirteen and twenty-one, Sean Paul also played water polo with the Jamaican team. Sean Paul has to let go of the tradition and pursue a music career. He studied in different schools and finished college with a degree in hotel management.
Sean Paul was discovered when he participated in an open mic event and heard by Jeremy Harding, now his manager and producer. They recorded songs entitled “Baby Girl” and “Infiltrate.” When they are convince that it is good to release to the market, they first aired it on local radio stations. The outcome attracts listeners, gaining his popularity. Harding took over in managing Sean Paul’s career, not only that Harding was Sean Paul’s DJ and security guard.
In 2000, “Stage One”, Sean Paul’s debut album was released with VP Records.
In 2002, Sean Paul focused on producing his second album entitled “Dutty Rock.” Two of the hit singles in the album were “Gimme the Light” and “Get Busy.” His second album was able to be out in the market worldwide, and sold six million copies. Sean Paul also collaborated with Beyonce and Blu Cantrell.
In 2005, “The Trinity” was Sean Paul’s third album released. His song “Give It Up To Me” was used in the movie Step Up.
In 2006, Sean Paul got nominated in four categories in Billboard Music Awards. He also won an award with American Music Award for his song “Give It Up To Me.”
In 2007, Sean Paul returned to Jamaica and had an opening performance in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
In 2009, his fourth album “Imperial Blaze” was released. Sean Paul also supports Shaggy’s campaign “Save a Life.”
In 2011, his single “Got 2 Luv U” featuring Alexis Jordan was released and topped charts.
In 2012, his fifth album was released in US. This album was nominated in Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album. He also collaborated with Simple Plan in a single entitled “Summer Paradise.”
In 2014, Sean Paul released his sixth album “Full Frequency.”