Though prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Sean Paul may not be reaping the rewards he hoped for in the United States regarding his latest album, the entertainer has scored a major milestone through the North American country’s biggest video-sharing outlet.
The official video for Got 2 Luv U, the chart-topping single from Sean Paul and American pop princess, Alexis Jordan has clipped the 100 million views mark on YouTube, via Atlantic Records’ official channel. This makesSean Paul the first Jamaican artiste to reach such a milestone with one single as the lead track off his new album, Tomahawk Techniquehas struck a chord with his fans in around the world, particularly in the United States and Europe, since its release in September 2011.
Sean Paul’s nine figure achievement blows away his Jamaican compatriots as Reggae legend, Bob Marley (No Woman No Cry, One Love) and Dancehall megastar, Shaggy (Angel)are the only other artistes from the island to top 50 million views with one song.
What also makes Sean Paul’s milestone remarkable is that he could soon achieve it once more as the video for his second single off Tomahawk Technique, She Doesn’t Mind has over 95 million views to date since its unveiling 10 months ago on Atlantic Records' official channel. However, combined with the audio version, She Doesn’t Mind has now been viewed over 132 million times on YouTube.
All this hails as great news for Sean Paul after sales figures for his Tomahawk Technique CD in the United States have been paltry as only 1,200 copies of the album were bought in its opening week, while the compilation has not appeared on many of Billboard Magazine’s major charts. Currently, Tomahawk Technique stands at number four on Billboard’s Reggae albums chart.