Hot off the success of his international hit “Make My Love Go” ft Sean Paul, Platinum award winning artist Jay Sean is back in full force with his new video for “Do You Love Me” and his always stellar vocals and killer style leave us no choice but to answer yes.
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Jay has a new home at Sony and the track is produced by the legendary Rock Mafia (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey) and Cory Enemy (Sia, Snakeships) and is just another infectious jam in his impressive repertoire. With a career spanning almost two decades, Jay Sean remains the most successful British urban act in music history and continues to reinvent and leave his mark.
After selling 18 million songs, topping the billboard charts as the only British artist to have both English and Spanish #1’s, first Asian artist to have a Billboard #1 single, and the first Asian artist in history to have 2 simultaneous Billboard Top 10 singles (“Down” and “Do You Remember”) Jay Sean is one of the biggest selling single UK artists in history.
Over the past few years, he also touched down for captivating performances everywhere from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai Hong Kong and Australia to Trinidad, India, Africa, England, and South America. Born in London and splitting his time between Los Angeles and New York, he remains an international superstar with a global mentality.
His most recent single “Make My Love Go” (featuring Sean Paul) was a bonafide hit in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, amassing 70 Million streams on Spotify and going gold in several territories.
With a career spanning fifteen years,multi-million selling and platinum award-winning artist Jay Sean remains the most successful British urban act in music history. Dipping his toes into various ur-ban genres, and living across different continents, it’s no surprise he’s harnessed his success by constantly evolving.
Born in Hounslow, West London, Jay says, “The way I grew up shaped me as a human being and has definitely shaped my career. Where my family lived in London was heavily South Asian based, but I was fortunate to have a lot of cultural influences, especially at school, and so my way of interacting with the world was incredibly eclectic.”
Jay grew up on a diet of English pop music, but he eagerly absorbed the rich diversity of hip hop, r’n’b, reggae and dancehall influences around him, and although he briefly flirted with a career in medicine – “I was that dude who would do exams and dissections and cut people’s livers open and then in the evening I’d be doing gigs or working on my mixtapes” – fortunately his passion for music was victorious.
After releasing a string of UK Top Ten smash hits such as “Eyes On You”, “Stolen” and “Ride It”, Jay was signed to iconic American label Cash Money Records in 2008 and released his US debut “Down”, which reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually selling over six million copies in America alone, and 10 million worldwide. It was a defining moment, and Jay says, “When that happened, it was like an out of body experience, I was like ‘this is it, this is what I’m meant to do, keep going, don’t ever stop.’ I took it as a sign that things are going well, and since then, I’ve never rested on my laurels. There’s so much more to achieve.”
Apart from releasing further platinum selling hits like “Do You Remember”, “2012” and “I’m All Yours”, Jay has lived in between New York, London and Los Angeles for the last eight years and has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Sean Paul and Mary J Blige (to name a few), and he says, “All the people I’ve worked with, they’re people I looked up to and thought ‘one day I’d love to meet them.’ Fortunately, I’ve been able to meet them and then we text and email, and all of our work has happened really organically. That way, you know it’s going to be something special.”
This organic approach influenced Jay’s last dancehall-infused single “Make My Love Go” which he invited his long-time friend Sean Paul to collaborate on with. Jay says, “I wrote this song last year and hit up Sean and asked him, ‘What do you think of this?’” We’d already worked together on “Do You Remember” and he said “Man, I love it, don’t let this one go. Let’s do it again!”
“Make My Love Go” also features a sample from Maxi Priest’s global Number 1 “Close To You”, and was Jay’s first major release in three years, since leaving Cash Money, releasing two critically acclaimed mixtapes (The Mistress series) and signing a new deal with Sony Music (Via his own imprint Kamouflage Entertainment.) Jay’s never been more focused, announcing, “I’m so happy, I have a great label and management team, and there’s no Plan B with my career. I’m definitely on the right path.”
Jay is also embracing the way the music industry has changed since he emerged over a decade ago, admitting, “I think nowadays, there are no rules. Fans just want music, regardless of whether it’s a remix, a bootleg, a mixtape or an official release. That’s the future and I just want to keep breaking the rules.”
“Make My Love Go”, was a 2016 hit across mainland Europe and the United Kingdom and his next single “Do You Love Me” is set to drop in early Spring 2017. Jay’s trademark ambition is still gaining momentum and he says, “I’m so lucky that people out there want to hear my music, and I just want to keep on doing this forever.”