Billboard chart topper Sean Paul continues to make major moves after securing his most recent number one with single titled Cheap Thrills with Sia.
The Jamaican recording artiste has inked a global deal with Island Records, a label associated with reggae music and the Caribbean.
The multi-album deal will see the Jamaica-born artist and producer release future works on the Universal-owned label in both the U.K. and the U.S. This deal brings an end to his brief run as an independent artist.
“Island is an iconic label,” Sean Paul told Billboard.
“From when I was a kid I have heard and loved many artists on their roster, so it is a very familiar name to me. It was also just a very good offer – something that gives me great creative control and the space to experiment, which I’ve always wanted. When it comes down to music there are times when I just want to express myself and be an artist and not be told how to do that. The deal that Island offered me gave me that space that I’ve been searching for quite some time. I’ve had success with other labels [in the past], but we got in each other’s way.”
Sean Paul was previously signed to Atlantic Records for about a decade before going independent.
Sean Paul is busy working on music with a new single expected in November.
He has also done a remix of Tory Lanez’s song called Luv which will be released in September. Luv features a sample of Tanto Metro and Devonte’s single Everyone Falls In Love.
He will also put out another single called Crick Neck, which features Chi Ching Ching.
Sean Paul is currently working on his new album due later this year. He also told Billboard that he has been working with Shakira, Afrojack and David Guetta.
In related news, Sean Paul is expecting his first child with his wife Jinx.
The “Get Busy” deejay shared the news via social media with a photograph of himself around a piano, his wife holding a guitar, and a pair of baby shoes sitting on top of the piano with the caption, “lead singer coming soon.”