Sean Kingston (album)

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Sean Kingston
Sean Kingston album.jpg
Studio album by Sean Kingston
Released July 31, 2007
Recorded 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
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[2]
USA Today3.5/4 stars[3]
Yahoo! Music6/10 stars[4]
DJBooth.net3/5 stars[5]

Sean Kingston is the eponymous debut album by Sean Kingston, released on July 31, 2007. The album was produced by J. R. Rotem. Sean Kingston, with help from Evan Bogart, wrote the songs which range from the self-deprecating-schoolboy tale of lost love in the album's most successful single "Beautiful Girls" to the much deeper "Dry Your Eyes", in which he visits the hardship of watching his mother and sister being sent to prison at the age of 15.[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]

1."Intro"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem0:34
2."Kingston"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem3:28
3."Take You There"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas3:57
4."Me Love"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant3:24
5."Beautiful Girls"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Sly "Pyper" Jordan, Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller4:02
6."Dry Your Eyes"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Sly "Pyper" Jordan, E. Kidd Bogart3:32
7."Got No Shorty"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Sly "Pyper" Jordan, Roger A. Graham and Spencer Williams3:22
8."There's Nothin" (featuring Paula DeAnda)Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart3:58
9."Can You Feel It" (featuring Phil Collins)Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, Phil Collins3:27
10."Drummer Boy"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem3:37
11."Your Sister"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart3:30
12."That Ain't Right"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem3:41
13."Change"Kisean Anderson, J.R. Rotem3:38
Sample credits


The original version of "Colors" is found on The Game's 2007 mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 4 - Murda Game Chronicles and features Kingston and Rick Ross[10][11][12][13].


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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[14] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Platinum 100,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[16] Gold 7,500^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[17] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000^

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


  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" Archived 2013-02-25 at the Wayback Machine., 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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  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sean Kingston – Sean Kingston". Music Canada.
  16. ^ "Irish album certifications – Sean Kingston – Sean Kingston". Irish Recorded Music Association.
  17. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Sean Kingston – Sean Kingston". Recorded Music NZ.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Sean Kingston – Sean Kingston". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Sean Kingston in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Sean Kingston – Sean Kingston". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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