15 March 2019 (Toronto, ON) - Grammy award winning Dancehall legend, Sean Paul, one of the best loved and most consistent hit makers in pop music, teams up with Latin superstar J Balvin for the release of his new single “Contra La Pared” (Against The Wall) via Island Records/Universal Music Canada. The new single follows Sean’s recent David Guetta produced hit “Mad Love”, the Jhene Aiko collaboration “Naked Truth” and recent Steff London banger “Shot & Wine”. Balvin, described by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years” boasts a very distinctive style that pays homage to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars. His infectious anthem “Mi Gente” was the first-ever all-Spanish language song to reach #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart and landed him a hot remix with Beyoncé which then lead to the Colombian superstar joining Beyonce onstage at Coachella 2018.
Listen to “Contra La Pared” HERE
The accompanying video was directed by Andy Hines best known for his work with Kali Uchis and Logic and was shot in Utah, on the same locations where Westworld Season 2 & the original Planet Of The Apes were filmed. The guys had a lot of fun speeding around in a series of seriously souped up ATR vehicles.
Watch the music video HERE
One of the most instantly recognisable voices in music, Sean has been responsible for an unbroken string of massive hit singles in the last 2 years, including Body featuring Migos, the worldwide hit No Lie featuring Dua Lipa. Clean Bandit’s Rockabye, which spent nine weeks at number one in the UK charts and, of course, his Grammy nominated Number 1 Billboard, global smash with Sia Cheap Thrills.
It’s fair to say that Sean has rarely been away from the higher reaches of the charts and indeed last year he was presented with a disc from the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) for selling a staggering 26 million records.
Finally some stats to make your eyes water and your mind boggle:
Sean Paul "Naked Truth" - 2.6 million views in a month
Sean Paul & Major Lazer "Tip Pon It" - 27 million views
Sean Paul, David Guetta "Mad Love" - 140 million views
Sean Paul "No Lie" ft Dua Lipa - 494 million views