Label: Island Records | Universal Music
Release date: 05/27/2022
Primed for a massive summer, multi-award-winning Billboard chart topper Sean Paul will heat up 2022 with his eighth full-length album and Island Records debut, Scorcha, on May 27.
Billboard exclusively broke the news of the record’s arrival today. With adoration, the outlet wrote, "Paul’s wave of dancehall was not just about the music. It became a worldwide cultural movement, filled with unapologetically Jamaican style, visuals, dance moves and traditions."
Additionally, Sean Paul has unveiled a candid behind-the-scenes vignette for the music video of the first single “How We Do It” (feat. Pia Mia).
“How We Do It” caught fire right out of the gate. It has already amassed just shy of 1 million Spotify streams in addition to gathering over 400K YouTube views on the music video. PAPER premiered the visual and exclaimed, “Legendary dancehall singer Sean Paul is back with pop star Pia Mia, just ahead of summer, to provide their dance floor duet, ‘How We Do It,’ as a sexy explainer detailing the many ways they like to, well, ‘do it’.” Meanwhile, REVOLT hailed it as “perfect for sending fans off in to the weekend ready for a good time.”
Most importantly, it paves the way for more to come from Sean Paul with the impending arrival of Scorcha.
Sean recently earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album for his 7th studio album Live N Livin, which was released in 2021. The album is a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with Buju Banton and Damian Marley. Dancehall can be stereotyped as a competitive, macho space where sound clashes are king, but Live N Livin set out to emphasize what’s possible when unity is the goal. “We don’t need to divide our fans to attain the rotations on the airwaves or streams” Sean says. “I hold this album very dear to my heart because it shows the effort of collaboration over confrontation.”
He also announced 2022 U.S. Scorcha tour dates. Returning to the stage following two years since touring due to the pandemic, he is eager and excited to reconnect with his fans live and in person. See full tour routing below. Fans can purchase tickets HERE.
Throughout his career, the international superstar has carved a home for himself while championing dancehall, as being an artist with a unique sound, look and passion. His ability to show the power and unity in music through various collaborations, across many genres has catapulted his career over the years on various charts, awards and with an enormous fanbase. Effectively Sean has brought that same concept back to his own genre and collaborated with some of his colleagues in reggae and dancehall, highlighting that together we can also make great music.
Stay tuned for more from Sean Paul soon.
Sean Paul U.S. Dates:
04/22/22 Boston Massachusetts – House of Blues (Boston)
04/23/22 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
04/25/22 Brooklyn New York – Elsewhere
04/26/22 Brooklyn New York – Elsewhere
05/14/22 Las Vegas NV – Lovers & Friends
05/15/22 Las Vegas NV – Lovers & Friends
05/27/22 Los Angeles California – The Novo
05/29/22 Monterey California – Monterey Fairgrounds
About Sean Paul
It’s rare for an artist to become the personification of their genre. For just a word or phrase from their mouth to conjure the entire artform. Sean Paul is one of those artists. Let him say “shake dat ting” in his commanding voice, and you’ll hear the embodiment of dancehall. Across seven studio albums and counting, Sean Paul has taken the genre global, from its origin in clubs in Kingston, Jamaica to the top of the charts, packing some of the biggest venues in more than 120 countries. Only Sean has the distinction of being the first Jamaican to play shows in Kazakhstan and Madagascar.
The Grammy Award-winning, international superstar has ignited stages in over 120 other countries, performing for huge audiences in some of the biggest venues around the world. Sean Paul has earned several Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominations and is the recipient of an American Music Award, MOBO Awards, Soul Train Awards, MTV Music Awards, ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards, a Source Award and a BET Award. He is the only Jamaican artist to have won an American Music Award (2006) for Favorite Pop/Rock Male artist.
As We Enter
Scorcha (Hot Peppa Mix)
Only Fanz (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
How We Do It (feat. Pia Mia)
Bouncing (feat. Jada Kingdom)
Dynamite (feat. Sia)
Light My Fire (feat. Gwen Stefani & Shenseea)
Calling On Me (feat. Tove Lo)
Pon Di Reel (feat. Stylo G)
Back It Up Deh (Remix)
Bend You Back (6:30 Mix)
No Fear (feat. Damian Marley & Nicky Jam)