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Sean Kingston

Kisean Anderson (born February 3, 1990), better known by his stage name Sean Kingston, is a Jamaican-American rapper, singer and songwriter. He pursued a music career and debuted in 2007 with the album Sean Kingston. Kingston was born on February 3, 1990, in Miami, Florida and moved to Kingston, Jamaica when he was six. He attended high school in Ocho Rios. His grandfather was the noted Jamaican reggae producer Lawrence Lindo, who worked under the stage name Jack Ruby. At age 11, Kingston spent 3 weeks in jail for breaking and entering, and Kingston lived in a car while his mother was incarcerated for identity theft. He began singing thereafter working under heavy influence of his father. Sean Kingston was discovered through MySpace by Tommy Rotem at Beluga Heights, and signed to the label in a partnership deal with Sony. Beluga is a label notable for its focus on discovering and developing artists. In an interview with HitQuarters label head and producer J.R. Rotem described this process with regards to Kingston: "Sean Kingston was a rapper when we found him and it was a development process to get him more melodic. At Beluga we essentially refine the talent so that it's more of a

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Sean Kingston -- Sued for Alleged Gang Rape

Sean Kingston
Sued For Alleged Gang Rape

Sean Kingston and his bodyguard gang raped a drunk teenager in the singer's hotel room back in 2010, according to a new lawsuit -- but Sean says it's B.S.Carissa Capeloto -- now 22 -- claims she… READ MORE >

Sean Kingston -- KIDDING!  I Wasn't Drunk

Sean Kingston
KIDDING! I WASN'T Drunk

Sean Kingston now says he WASN'T drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Lamborghini and roared down Sunset Blvd. Tuesday night, claiming he doesn't drink when he hits the clubs.Kingston just… READ MORE >

- 478 days ago
Sean Kingston -- DANGER BEHIND THE WHEEL ... Drinking, Texting, Speeding

Sean Kingston
DANGER BEHIND THE WHEEL Drinking, Texting, Speeding

Sean Kingston could've killed somebody last night ... 'cause he got behind the wheel of his Lamborghini after BOOZING, pulled out his cell phone to text and then tore down the Sunset Strip at… READ MORE >

- 479 days ago
Sean Kingston -- SAVES HIMSELF from Driving Drunk ... Blames TMZ

Sean Kingston
Saves Himself from Driving Drunk Blames TMZ

Sean Kingston was thiiiiis close to making a TERRIBLE decision last night -- getting behind the wheel of his car after a night of boozing -- but at the last second, he GOT OUT OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT… READ MORE >

- 553 days ago
Eva Longoria and Kevin Smith Rockin' Around the Xmas Tree ... Lot

Eva Longoria & Kevin Smith
Rockin' Around the Xmas Tree ... Lot

Forget the Walk of Fame -- if you wanna go sight-seeing for celebs, your best bet is gonna be Hollywood Christmas Trees, where people like Eva Longoria and Kevin Smith showed off their famous… READ MORE >

- 727 days ago
Sean Kingston Ordered to Pay Landlord $77,000 Over Trashed Mansion

Sean Kingston
Ordered to Pay $77,000 Over Trashed Mansion

Sean Kingston just took a BEATING in court over a Miami mansion he allegedly trashed last fall -- because TMZ has learned, a judge has ordered him to pay up $77,000 to cover the damage he… READ MORE >

- 812 days ago
Justin Bieber: Sean Kingston's A Liar -- I Didn't Gift Him My Car!

Justin Bieber
Sean Kingston's A Liar, I Didn't Gift Him My Car!

Sean Kingston is LYING through his pearly white teeth ... 'cause Justin Bieber DID NOT "gift" him his customized Fisker Karma ... TMZ has learned. Kingston began the charade in front of Boa this… READ MORE >

- 816 days ago
Sean Kingston -- Justin Bieber GAVE ME His Chrome Fisker Karma

Sean Kingston
Justin Bieber GAVE ME His Chrome Fisker Karma

It pays to be Justin Bieber's BFF ... 'cause Sean Kingston tells TMZ the Biebs GAVE HIM his old chrome-plated Fisker Karma simply because he got bored with it. Kingston was leaving Boa Steakhouse… READ MORE >

- 816 days ago
Ne-Yo Makes It RAIN On Drake's Naked Ex

Ne-Yo
Makes It RAIN On Drake's Naked Ex

Ne-Yo dropped an AVALANCHE of singles on Drake's ex-girlfriend's naked body Wednesday night ... a chick who happens to be a VERY famous stripper ... and TMZ has the pics.Sources tell us, Ne-Yo… READ MORE >

- 862 days ago
Sean Kingston -- LET'S-A-GO!!! Get a Mario Kart Tattoo

Sean Kingston
LET'S-A-GO!!! Get a Mario Kart Tattoo

Mama mia! Sean Kingston loves Mario Kart so much ... the singer tattooed a giant freaking memorial to the video game on his arm ... and the pics are kind of awesome.King posted the photos on… READ MORE >

- 897 days ago

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