Cash Money’s Jay Sean Gets ‘Down’ Stateside

Jay Sean

Lil Wayne and Drake may be receiving all the attention, but there’s another member of the Cash Money/Young Money family who’s primed for the spotlight.

He’s already a star in the U.K., but British-Indian singer Jay Sean is now conquering the U.S. with his hit single “Down.” The Lil Wayne-assisted song is currently No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sean spoke to Rap-Up.com about what to expect from his U.S. debut and third overall album.

“The whole Cash Money family is on the album,” he reveals. “This album is so tight and I’m not just saying that from an egotistical point of view. I’m saying it from a place where I’m so proud of the body of work that it is. I did not wanna make an album where you’ve got four or five hot joints and the rest are just fillers.”

Sean has been called the U.K.’s answer to Ne-Yo, whom he admires. “To be honest, this new album is very Ne-Yo-esque in terms of the writing, in terms of the pop, R&B. And I look up to him as a songwriter like crazy, so it was a huge compliment.”

His first single is burning up the charts, but he hasn’t selected a follow-up yet. “There’s a few candidates. ‘Ride It’ is floating around and wasn’t supposed to be a single. It might kick off and there’s going to be another feature on it.”

Just because he’s signed to Cash Money, don’t expect the usual names on this album because he’s already done that. “At the moment, the producers I’ve worked with, they’re not big names. I did the big producers on my last album,” adds the 26-year-old. “I had my own record company and I couldn’t afford to buy a $300,000 song from Timbaland out of my budget. Timbaland actually called up my CEO of Cash Money and was like, ‘Yo, who’s this dawg, Jay Sean? I wanna work with this cat.’”

Jay Sean’s U.S. debut is scheduled for a November 24 release.

–Reporting by Rajul Punjabi

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32 Comments

  1. 100% Nikehead

    This dude is very talented!!! The video is incredible, like nuttin else out right now. This is Cash Moneys secret weapon. Im lookin foward to the album most definately!

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  2. LilWayneHQ

    He making the UK peeps proud :)

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  3. DJ Triumph

    congrat to him.

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  4. DJ Triumph

    a good song and video.

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  5. 100% Nikehead

    Rap-up did yall hear about Omarion getting dropped from young money for leaking a unnoficial song with him and wayne on it. Dude just got signed and he already got dropped. Shits crazy!

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  6. EMINEMFAN

    lol omarions gay…..jay sean is sick

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  7. Jeni

    Jay Sean has a nice body and weezy was just soo creepy

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  8. melissa

    yea, i like it… &his body’s like WOAH. lmaooo =]]

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  9. melissa

    yea, i like it… &his body’s like WOAH. lmaooo =]]
    P.S. – Sorry, forgot to tell you great post!

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  10. Poondy Mann

    all i gotta say is jay sean is amazing…
    he is very talented and i feel hes accomplished a lot for a british indian singer…keep it up hun, u r awesome, i love the music and u are seriously the best…reperesent and show everyone how much talent us indians also got!;-)

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  11. jayseanluver

    hes a hot indian:)

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  12. vinayk

    jay sean is going to being more indians into the hip hop and r and b industry. it time to open the doors for us. i threw partys with jay sean when he was a star in uk. people just started listen to him. he got songs better then down out there. Go back like more then five years jay sean still had what the so call talent

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  13. Navdip

    Jay Sean n Drake makin songs together wil be SICK

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  14. :)

    JAY SEAN ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!! AHH LOVE HIM♥ :D:D:D

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  15. MiMi

    0MMMMGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
    i L0VE jAY SEAN WiT A PASSi0N! yU dNT EVEN KN0!
    (:

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  16. M-B-

    Is Cash Money just like BadBoy…the owners have to bee part of every song and every video?!?!?!?!? Annoying!!!!!

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  17. Solomon Nadar

    Hey jaysean you already rocked UK , india and now you rocking in US all the best man i wishing you to get grammy

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  18. Joe

    Jay Sean is gunna blow, hes amazing! I love ‘Down’ and ‘Ride It’

    The British are coming

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  19. Sohail Ahmed

    i love jay sean song and his songs iove him he is my punjabi brother…………………………

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  20. Akshay Puri

    Jay Sean Im Your Biggest Fan In The UK!

    Your New Single DOWN Is Totally Amazing!

    Your Parents Live Round The Block From Me.

    I Met You in Southall Earlier This year, But I didnt Get The Chance to Take a Picture!

    Hope to See You Soon..And Best of Luck With Your New Album.

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  21. Hennat

    there are so many songs that anyone can relate to…
    not only is jay sean’s voice great, he can dance -we need to see more of that in the music bizz. everyone has their dancers, but where are the actual singers dancing aside from ginuwine, ne-yo, mario, etc. jay sean has had a break through for the indians. and now let’s get even higher with his amazing talent!

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  22. Mona

    Jay sean has an amazing voice..his albums are worth watching.

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  23. David

    Jay Seanwe are great fan of you…all the best for your future project

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  24. Erika

    He’s hot

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  25. Preet

    Jay Sean is amazing. Increadable voice and over all very talented w/ his dancing. Your going to blow US away. I love “down”….. I first herd it on B4U >.< lol.

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  26. Jazz!

    omggg wowww i love u jay sean like ive alwayz loved u n ya songs juz soo amazin to see ya go international to the usa i love ya new track down but my personal fav frm u is STOLEN still good n i love all ya songs i love ur voice gawsh wat dnt i love abt u … ur juz the best singer in the world we all love u jay xx

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  27. Alisha4jaysean

    Hey jus sayin i soo proud ov y JAY . Since i av met him 3 times ca personally sayhe deserves to be successful !Im just waitin 4 his album 2 come owt n England !
    chek owt my youtube its full ov Jay sean stuff
    ma channel iz alishaluvsalisha
    i luv ya jay ! Xx

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  28. Laura Bojidara

    JAY SEAN IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know any artist out there as perfect as him… he has everything from talent to smarts to humor and of course, can’t leave out THE LOOKS ! hahha

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  29. Danielle

    i really like all of his videos and songs but i really want to know when his albumb is gonna come out in the us???

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  30. Rocio

    Veryyyy talented=songwriter,dancer,sings.
    and actually has a reallllllyyyyy nice voice.
    Geez, dude I literally like ALL his songs,
    There is not a single bad one because the lyrics and his voice makes it just perfect. I really hope he gets a grammy or at least get nominated for one.

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