Sunday, 4 January 2009
Jay Sean, born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti on March 26 1981, is a British singer-songwriter. To date he has released two albums, Me Against Myself (2004) and My Own Way (2008) along with five top 20 hits (of which 2 hit the top 10, 1 even the top 5) in the UK singles chart. Jay Sean has just signed to Cash Money Records in America and his album will be released there in the spring 2009. He was studying Medicine at the Queen Mary University before he dropped out and signed with Virgin Records after his track "One Minute" fell in to Rishi Rich's hands. His first taste of UK chart success was with his collaboration with Rishi Rich and Juggy D with the song, "Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal)" which became a top twenty hit. He secured a million pound record deal with Virgin Records. His second single, "Eyes on You," became a top ten hit, peaking at number six and his third single, "Stolen," which is his biggest hit to date, peaked at number four, with Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu making an appearance in the video. His debut album Me Against Myself(2004) received critical praise and did well both in the UK and abroad, selling two million copies in India. His next album My Own Way (2008) was also received well and he won Best Video and Best Urban Act at the Asian Urban Music Awards in 2008.