Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul, will be presented with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander for his’ contribution to the global popularity and promotion of Reggae Music’ on National Heroes Day.
The dancehall artiste, whose real name is Sean Paul Francis Henriques, will be one of 143 Jamaicans who will be conferred with national honors at Kings House, the official residence of the Governor General of Jamaica, on the public holiday which falls on Monday, October 21.

He joins an elite list of music producers and artistes who have made sterling contributions to the development of various genres of Jamaican music.

The 46-year-old Kingstonian burst onto the international scene with his hit “Gimme The Light,” the first single from his 2002 album, Dutty Rock, which peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Sean Paul later won his first Grammy for Best Reggae Album for Dutty Rock for 2003 and was also nominated in the category of Best New Artiste and Best Male Rap Solo Performance for his other hit titled Get Busy.

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