Sean Kingston (album)

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Sean Kingston
Studio album by Sean Kingston
Released July 31, 2007
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre R&B, reggae fusion, hip hop
Length 51:50
Label Beluga Heights, Epic, Koch, Cinematic Music Group
Producer J.R. Rotem, DJ Felli Fel
Sean Kingston chronology
Sean Kingston
Singles from Sean Kingston
  1. "Beautiful Girls"
    Released: May 26, 2007
  2. "Me Love"
    Released: July 31, 2007
  3. "Take You There"
    Released: October 23, 2007
  4. "There's Nothin"
    Released: March 13, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[3]
Yahoo! Music 6/10 stars[4] 3/5 stars[5]

Sean Kingston is the self-titled eponymous debut album by Sean Kingston, released on July 31, 2007. The album was produced by J. R. Rotem. Sean Kingston wrote the lyrics with help from Evan Bogart. Kingston has claimed his lyrics are totally representative of his personal life. Ranging from the self-deprecating-schoolboy tale of lost love in the album's global chart-topping single "Beautiful Girls" to the much deeper "Dry Your Eyes", where he visits the hardship of watching his mother and sister being sent to prison when he was just 15 years old.[6]

The album has been certified gold by the RIAA as of February 2008 with an excess of 500,000 copies.[7]

The album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at #6 and fell to #13 the following week.[8] The album reached #2 on RIANZ in its second week.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem 0:34
2. "Kingston"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem 3:28
3. "Take You There"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas 3:54
4. "Me Love"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 3:24
5. "Beautiful Girls"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Sly "Pyper" Jordan, Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 4:02
6. "Dry Your Eyes"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Sly "Pyper" Jordan, E. Kidd Bogart 3:32
7. "Got No Shorty"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Sly "Pyper" Jordan, Bing Crosby 3:22
8. "There's Nothin" (featuring Paula DeAnda) Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart 3:57
9. "I Can Feel It" (featuring Phil Collins) Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Phil Collins 3:27
10. "Drummer Boy"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem 3:37
11. "Your Sister"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart 3:30
12. "That Ain't Right"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem 3:41
13. "Change"   Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem 3:38
Sample credits

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 21
French Albums Chart 43
New Zealand Albums Chart 2
Swiss Albums Chart 74
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". August 13, 2007. 
  3. ^ "USA Today review". 
  4. ^ "Yahoo! Music review". 
  5. ^ " review". 
  6. ^ Sean Kingston interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2008
  7. ^ RIAA, "Searchable Database", Recording Industry Association of America, February 12, 2009.
  8. ^ Katie Hasty, "Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200",, August 8, 2007.
  9. ^ "Sean Kingston (Deluxe Version) by Sean Kingston". iTunes US. Apple. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 

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