“Baby Boy”, duet with Beyonce Knowles, hit #1 for 5 weeks on the Billboard Charts
2002 Dutty Rock released November 12, certified 2X
2000 Stage One released March 21- sold in excess of 60,000 units
2003 Opening Act MTV Awards, Europe MTV Awards performance in Scotland with Beyonce Knowles, Saturday Night Live, Carson Daly, Conan O’Brien, Live with Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, MuchMusic Awards, VH-1 “Live from the Hard Rock Caf”
2004 Shark Tale Soundtrack
After the Sunset Soundtrack
1998 Belly Soundtrack
2003 JayZ’s Roc da Mic Tour
2003-2004 Ecko Unlimited
2005 Humanitarian Award
2002-2004 Winner of Multiple ASCAP/PRS awards in Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Rap Categories; Reggae Artist of the Year for successive years, and Winner of one of the most prestigious of all awards – Song of the Year
2004 Billboard Year-End Charts – Top Reggae Artist and Top Reggae Album
Grammy Winner – 2003 Be st Reggae Album, Dutty Rock, and was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance – Male for “Get Busy” and Best New Artist.
23 rd International Reggae and World Music Award Winner – Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year, Best Crossover Song, and Songwriter of the Year
The video for “Like Glue” was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award including Best Choreography.
2003 Billboard Year-End Charts – Top Reggae Artist and Top Reggae Album
Winner of Best New Act of the Year – MTV European Music Awards
Winner of Best Reggae Artist – MOBO Awards
Winner of Best International Video, “Gimme the Light” – Much Music Awards
Winner of Dance-Hall Reggae Album, Dutty Rock – Source Award
Winner of Best Rap Recording – Juno Award
N ominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Dance Video for “Get Busy” and Best New Artist
Nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
2002 High Times Magazine awarded Sean Paul a 2002 Doobie award for “Gimme The Light”
Nearly 3 million albums sold internationally, gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications all over the globe, phenomenal radio airplay all over, incredible video play everywhere, concerts and promotion on every continent (including a sold out headline show at Wembley Arena in London), the "Best New Artist" award at the 2003 MTV Europe Awards, and a MOBO Award for Best Reggae Artist.
While there were incredible stories everywhere -- and no region is unrepresented among the greatest sales stories -- the biggest international markets which deserve honorable mention are: Canada (3x platinum, nearly 400,000 sold), UK (2x platinum, almost 750,000 sold) and Japan (platinum, 360,000 sold), with Europe being the biggest region for us as a whole.
Though there was significant airplay on all of the official singles, "Get Busy" was the most successful track of the bunch that was worked ("Baby Boy" was a fourth smash, going to #2 in the UK), and it went top-5 on the singles charts in a dozen countries -- going #1 on the official singles charts in Italy (7 weeks!) and Holland -- selling 800,000 copies internationally, and achieving numerous certifications.
Some key stats:
Gold: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela
Double Gold: France
Platinum: Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland
Double Platinum: Ireland, UK
Triple Platinum: Canada
International single sales approaching 1.5 million
Single certifications (Get Busy):
Gold: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland
Platinum: Italy, Norway
2004 Jamaica Hurricane Relief- Sean Paul donates $1Million US dollars to relief efforts
Six Million albums sold worldwide – in almost even proportion between U.S. and ROW-reaching such Billboard heights as No. 9 on the Billboard 200
High Charting duets with superstars such as Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, and Blu Cantrell, resulting in, among other highlights, “Baby Boy’s” holding down the No. 1 spot for several weeks on the Pop Charts
First Reggae Artist to appear on the cover of Vibe Magazine
Collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, DMX, The Neptunes, Clipse, Mya, Tony Touch, and Rahzel of the Roots, Beyonce, Santana, Fergie among others.