Jay Sean
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1981-03-26
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Jay Sean

Jay Sean Biography (Wikipedia)

Kamaljit Singh Jhooti (born 26 March 1981), better known by the stage name Jay Sean, is an English singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003. This led to him being signed to Virgin Records and having two UK top 10 hits as a solo artist in 2004: "Eyes on You" at No. 6 and "Stolen" at #4. They were included in his critically acclaimed debut album Me Against Myself which, though only moderately successful in the UK, sold more than two million copies across Asia and remains his most successful album to date. Alongside the Rishi Rich Project, Sean was a pioneer of Bhangra-R&B fusion, which his debut album helped popularize among the worldwide South Asian diaspora.

He eventually left Virgin in 2006 and founded his own independent label, Jayded Records. After a gap of nearly four years, he returned in 2008 with "Ride It", which reached No. 11 in the UK and topped the charts in several Eastern European countries, including Romania where it was one of the best-selling singles of the year. It was followed by hits such as "Maybe", which reached No. 7 on the Japan Hot 100, and "Tonight". They were included in his second album, My Own Way, which became his most successful album on the UK Albums Chart, reaching No. 6, and topped the UK R&B Chart. At around this time, he began increasingly incorporating electropop sounds into his R&B music.

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Jay Sean Performances & Interviews


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Where You Are
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Where You Are
Juggy D
Meri Jaan
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Meri Jaan
Rishi Rich
Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)
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Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)
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Ride It
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Ride It
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Down (feat. Lil Wayne)
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Down (feat. Lil Wayne)
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Stolen
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Stolen
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Why Why How Why
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Why Why How Why
The Rishi Rich Project
Dance With You (feat. Juggy D)
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Dance With You (feat. Juggy D)
The Rishi Rich Project
Freak
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Freak
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Maybe
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Maybe
Rishi Rich
Push It Up
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Push It Up
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Why Why How Why [AN RAMP]
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Why Why How Why [AN RAMP]
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Eyes On You
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Eyes On You
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Ride It (Asian Network Live, 10 Mar 2018)
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Ride It (Asian Network Live, 10 Mar 2018)
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Need To Know
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Need To Know
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Stomp
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Stomp
Rishi Rich
Push It Up (Remix)
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Push It Up (Remix)
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Playlists featuring Jay Sean


Past BBC Events

Asian Network Live: 2018
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Arena Birmingham
2018-03-10T11:27:17
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Mar
2018
Asian Network Live: 2018

Asian Network Live: 2018

Arena Birmingham
Live Lounge: Jay Sean
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2011-04-12T11:27:17
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12
Apr
2011
Live Lounge: Jay Sean

Live Lounge: Jay Sean

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Jay Sean
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2010-10-19T11:27:17
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19
Oct
2010
Live Lounge: Jay Sean

Live Lounge: Jay Sean

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Jay Sean
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2009-11-27T11:27:17
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27
Nov
2009
Live Lounge: Jay Sean

Live Lounge: Jay Sean

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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