Sean Kingston, Turbulence in concert

One of the music industry’s hottest new stars – Sean Kingston – is set to perform in Cayman later this month.

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Sean Kingston

Dubbed Saturday Nite Live, the concert will be held at J Bodden Marl Pit on Sparky Drive, Saturday, 31 May.

Described by promoter Hailond Nottage as one of the most exciting concerts this year, the line-up also includes Jamaican reggae artist Turbulence and local artistes Glamaton, Big J, Stuart Wilson and Ali-Be.

‘This without a doubt will be a sell-out event,’ Mr. Nottage said. ‘This is the first time a promoter in Cayman is bringing in an American artist who is at the top of his game. Sean Kingston has hits on the top of the charts all over the world.’

Born in Miami, 18-year-old singer, rapper and songwriter Sean Kingston – aka Kisean Anderson – shot to fame with the infectious doo-wop, reggae and hip-hop flavoured platinum hit Beautiful Girls in 2007. The hit, which heavily samples Ben E. King’s 1961 classic Stand By Me, made history as one of the fastest ascents of the charts ever. The singer, who spent his formative years in Jamaica and is the nephew of reggae legend Buju Banton, quickly garnered two more hits, Me Love and the platinum Take You There.

To date, the artist has already sold a staggering three million digital singles, more than three million ring tones and has toured with artists such as Gwen Stefani, Chris Brown and Kelly Clarkson.

In January he garnered back-to-back hits with Take You There and Love Like This. Additionally, Sean Kingston is featured on Natasha Bedingfield’s latest hit Love Like This.

His self-titled debut album, Sean Kingston – released July 2007 – was certified Gold by the RIAA in March this year.

Discovered on the popular social networking site, MySpace at the tender age of 16, Sean Kingston was quickly snapped up by producer J.R. Rotem, and has become a force to be reckoned with.

The artist has recently completed an international tour, performing across Australia, Europe and Asia.

Effortlessly combining rap, reggae, hip-hop, pop and doo-wop, Sean Kingston’s universal appeal has sealed his status as an international pop star, appealing to young and old alike.

Tickets are $35 in advance and are available from Funky Tangs, Reflections and dms Broadcasting, $45 at the gate. VIP tickets are $75. Admission for children younger than 12 is $15. Gates open at 6pm, show time is 8pm until 12am. A donation will be made to the Francis Bodden Girls Home, Bonaventure Boys Home and the paediatric ward at George Town hospital.