Sean Kingston

May
17
New Music: Sean Kingston f/ T.I. – ‘Back 2 Life (Live It Up)’

Back 2 Life (Live It Up)

Following his near-fatal jet ski accident last year, Sean Kingston celebrates life on his new single “Back 2 Life (Live It Up)” featuring T.I. He has already shot a video for the track, which samples Soul II Soul’s 1989 chart-topping hit “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me).”

Kingston has been in the studio working with longtime producer J.R. Rotem on his third album Back 2 Life, the follow-up to 2009’s Tomorrow.

“I’m going back to the whole reggae, island, pop thing, doing that type of feel,” he previously told MTV News. “I’m going back to my roots.”

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Apr
30
Sean Kingston Readies ‘Back 2 Life’ Single with T.I.

Sean Kingston, T.I., and Mike Epps

Sean Kingston is ready to make his return with some help from the King. The 22-year-old singer linked up with T.I. on set of the video for “Back 2 Life,” the street single off his upcoming album of the same name. The two shot the video in Los Angeles last week with comedian Mike Epps.

After surviving a near-fatal jet ski accident and open heart surgery last year, Kingston has been in the studio working with longtime producer J.R. Rotem on the follow-up to 2009’s Tomorrow, due on Epic Records.

“I’m going back to the whole reggae, island, pop thing, doing that type of feel,” he previously told MTV News. “I’m going back to my roots.”

Check out more photos from the set below.

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Mar
28
New Music: Olivia f/ Sean Kingston – ‘Sun Don’t Shine’

Sean Kingston and Olivia

Love stands the test of time on “Sun Don’t Shine,” Olivia’s sweet collaboration with Sean Kingston. “If the world breaks down tomorrow, ’til the end of the Earth I will follow,” sings the “Love & Hip Hop” star over the midtempo melody, while Mr. Kingston provides the sentimental hook. The former G-Unit signee is recording her new album Show the World and gearing up to shoot a third season of the VH1 reality show.

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Dec
30
Sean Kingston Celebrates Christmas with Soulja Boy, Teyana Taylor [Video]

Sean Kingston threw a holiday house party with his closest friends and family at his new crib in the Hollywood Hills. The singer, whose third album Back 2 Life is due next year, celebrated with Soulja Boy, Ray J, Teyana Taylor, Romeo, and his girlfriend, model Maliah Michel. Mama Kingston cooked up the festive meal and guests danced the night away while overlooking the city. Spend Christmas with the Kingstons.

Dec
24
New Music: Sean Kingston f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Born to Be Wild’

Sean Kingston and Nicki Minaj

Sean Kingston goes wild with Nicki Minaj on their second collaboration. The J.R. Rotem-produced song, which samples The Tokens’ 1960s doo-wop hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” features Nicki’s alter ego Martha, the mother of Roman. “I’ve been known to eat these rappers, cook ‘em like Chef Ramsay,” she raps in a British accent. A rough, tagged version of the song previously leaked. Now sample the full below.

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Dec
6
Sean Kingston Freestyles with Soulja Boy in ‘Back 2 Life’ Webisode

Sean Kingston is back on his grind in Chapter 1 of his Back 2 Life web series to promote his upcoming album of the same name. The “Beautiful Girls” hitmaker visits his friend Soulja Boy at SODMG headquarters in Los Angeles before hitting the studio where they freestyle for the camera (starting at 4:21). Check out their flow.

Nov
14
Robin Thicke, Sean Kingston Ring in Christmas at The Grove

Mario Lopez and Robin Thicke

The holiday season got underway at Los Angeles shopping center The Grove with some help from Robin Thicke and Sean Kingston. The entertainers got shoppers in the Christmas spirit by performing at the tree lighting celebration. Rocking a red blazer, the R&B lothario debuted his latest single “Pretty Lil’ Heart” with his band and Kingston brought some island flavor to the outdoor stage as fake snow and fireworks capped off the festivities.

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