Jay Sean may be new to us, but from what we hear, he’s been doing the damn thing oveseas since 2005! His first U.S. single “Down” (featuring labelmate Lil Wayne) is currently sitting at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, after taking the Black Eyed Peas‘ spot and spending a week at the #1 position.
Jay Sean (born Kamalijit Singh Jhooti) is a British Indian Pop/R&B singer/songwriter, born in West London, England to parents who migrated to the U.K. from Punjab, India. He started his music career overseas under Virgin Records and he signed to Cash Money Records over here in the U.S. back in 2008.
Jay and his bosses Birdman and Slim from Cash Money hosted a listening session last night at New York City’s greenhouse nightclub. Executives and artists from Universal Republic (Cash Money’s parent label). R&B singer/songwriter Melanie Fiona was also on hand to help celebrate her labelmate’s recent success of being the first Cash Money artist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this year.
Be on the look out for Sean’s U.S. debut album, All or Nothing, set to be released November 2009.
Continue reading for more pics and Jay Sean and Lil Wayne’s music video for the hit single “Down!”