Grammy award winning Dancehall legend, Sean Paul, revered as one of the most consistent hit makers in pop music, teamed up with Latin superstar J Balvin for the release of his electrifying new single “Contra La Pared” (Against The Wall) via Island Records earlier this year. The new single follows on the heels of Sean’s recent smash “Mad Love” ft. Becky G which was produced by phenomDavid Guetta. On collaborating with Balvin, Sean states, “It was great working with J Balvin! He’s a star from the Latin world who has such a great knowledge & respect for Dancehall music so when the dons of Dancehall & Latin team up the result is pure fire!”
Balvin added, “Working with Sean Paul was a real blessing. I’ve been a fan of his music for a long time, and since Reggaeton obviously has strong roots from Reggae, it was really exciting to bring our world’s together.”
One of the most instantly recognizable voices in music, Sean has been responsible for an unbroken string of massive hit singles in the last two 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 plaque from the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) for selling a staggering 26 million records.