With every entry that Sean Paul supplies to the Hot 100, he strengthens his claim to one of the most elusive goals of pop stardom: longevity. Within three years of first making landfall on the Hot 100 in 2002, Sean Paul scored three No. 1s with Get Busy, Baby Boy, and Temperature, making him a household name in the U.S. and worldwide.
His fourth No. 1 came over a decade later with Cheap Thrills, but there were plenty of placements dotted throughout his unprecedented run. Sean Paul’s ability to make every release land like a blockbuster allowed him to change what it means to be a global superstar.
In 2002, Sean Paul dropped his banger Gimme the Light, which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. He surpassed the milestone of his first hit song with his 2003 Get Busy tune, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained at the top spot for three weeks.
He also dropped Breathe (featuring Blu Cantrell) in 2003, which went up to No. 70 on the chart. More of Paul’s 2003 songs immediately became chart-fillers, with his song Like Glue peaking at No. 13.
The No. 1 hit song, Baby Boy by Beyonce featuring Sean Paul in 2003 was another milestone in the artiste’s career. The lover’s tune, filled with melodies, spent nine weeks at the top spot. I’m Still In Love With You (featuring Sasha) also dropped in 2003 and peaked at No. 14.
In 2005, He released his We Be Burnin’ track, which speaks about smoking weed. The fast-tempo song peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Temperature is another chart-topper that was released in 2006. The song, a dance number for the ladies, stayed at No. 1 for one week.
Paul’s (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me (featuring Keyshia Cole), in which he pursues a female, was released in 2006 and peaked on the chart at No. 3. He also dropped his song Break It Off (featuring Rihanna) in 2006, which went up to No. 9.
2009 saw the release of So Fine, which went to No. 50 on the chart, and Do You Remember (Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon), which went to No. 10. Shake Senora (Pitbull Featuring T-Pain) and Got 2 Luv U, two of his 2011 singles, peaked at No. 69 and No. 84, respectively.
Paul’s 2012 single, She Doesn’t Mind, went to No. 78 on the chart, and his 2014 Bailando single (featuring Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona) went to No. 12. The dancehall artiste found another chart-topper with his 2016 collaboration with Sia, Cheap Thrills, and the track stayed at the No. 1 spot for four weeks.
Paul entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart again with his 2016 collaboration with Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie, Rockabye, which went to No. 9. Finally, Subeme La Radio, a 2017 song featuring Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, went to No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aside from racking up four number ones and nineteen entries on the chart, Sean Paul has managed a total of ten top 10 tracks on the chart.