Sean Kingston is an American born popular singer, songwriter, and rapper who currently is of Jamaican-American origin. He started releasing his songs on social networking sites and picked up from there once people started noticing him. Now let’s have a close look at Sean Kingston’s net worth in 2018.
Sean Kingston Early Life
Born as Kisean Anderson on the 3rd of February in 1990 in Miami, he was Janice Turner’s first child. When he was just six years old, his family shifted to Jamaica. He did his high schooling from Ocho Rios for three years only, and then again migrated to the USA. He is the grandson of popular Jamaican reggae producer who went by the name Lawrence Lindo and had Jack Ruby as his stage name.
Sean was once jailed at the young age of 11 on the charge of breaking-and-entering. He spent a total of 21 days in prison. He was living off a car at a point when his mother was in jail on a charge of identity fraud.
There is not much information on his college education or dating life, but he was into activism. He once recorded an announcement for public service that encouraged teenagers to participate in their communities actively and suggested them to form a kind of club that requires them to do something.
He also appeared in a PETA ad in the year 2010, the ad featured him with his own dog, and sent out a message to people to stop chaining their dogs.
Sean Kingston Career
His musical career started with the social networking site ‘MySpace’ on which he used to put out his music videos. Tommy Rotem discovered him and also got him a contract with Beluga Heights and Sony. He released his single ‘Beautiful Girls’ in the year 2007, and it became an instant hit. Topping the Billboards Hot 100. The song also went on to get the top rank on music charts in Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, England, Spain, and more.
He also got the chance to feature in the opening acts in musical concerts of several leading artists like Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, and Beyonce. He went on to release three of his own studio albums starting with ‘Tomorrow’ in 2009, ‘Back to Life’, and ‘Sean Kingston’.
In many of the songs from his albums, he included other popular as well as unpopular singers. One of his songs ‘Baby’ featured Justin Beiber and worked great for both of them.
Sean has had the chance to work with a few of the most renowned names of the music industry including Akon, Soulja Boy, Flo Rida, Bow Wow, Mel B, Debra Wilson, and more.
Awards & Achievement
A few of the top nominations that he has received include MTV Video award for ‘Best Reggae Video’ which he received for his song ‘Live it Up’ from the album ‘Back 2 Life’. He also received a nomination for the ‘Outstanding New Artist Award’ in the Image Awards of 2008. Sean has also won a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for ‘Beautiful Girls’ and has been nominated on 2 more occasions for the awards.
Net Worth of Sean Kingston
Sean has been in the music industry for long and has managed to build a net worth of $2.4 million. He has had a lavish lifestyle with a series of luxury cars, villas, and other expensive items.
Sean started off on his own, on the basis of his talent and calibre. The songs and poems he used to write, he put it out on MySpace, which was key in making him famous. He also got involved in controversies but maintained his image. He is a favourite of many, and we hope to listen to many more songs and albums from him this year.