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
(2007)
Tomorrow
(2009)
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]
DJBooth.net 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 3:56
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 4:01
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, Roger A. Graham and Spencer Williams 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
position
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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[10] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[11] Platinum 100,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[12] Gold 7,500x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[13] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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