Today multi-platinum artist, writer and producer Sean Kingston dropped fiery new single ‘Darkest Times featuring G. Herbo”, the first track from his upcoming highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘DELIVERANCE’ expected in 2021. Kingston also announced a new expansive deal with EMPIRE. The track and announcement represent a triumphant return to form as a solo artist for Kingston following 2020’s successful string of writing, performing and producing collaborations with Trippie Redd, Lil Tjay, Lil Mosey, NBA Youngboy, and Drakeo The Ruler. Kingston released “Darkest Times” as the first single off the project because as he states, “It’s a beautiful song about how we can come out of everything everyone’s been going through, myself included and make a more positive situation.”
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Regarding his new deal, “I’m excited to have a place to call home and that’s EMPIRE. My new upcoming album, is a rebirth, it’s a whole new musical chapter for my career” said Sean Kingston. Likewise, EMPIRE Founder and CEO, Ghazi stated, “I’ve been following Sean’s career for a long time and think he’s only scratched the surface of what he’s capable of. His fan base is global and the new music is incredible.” Kingston’s new partnership with EMPIRE is part of a larger strategic plan for the Jamaican star which also includes his recent signing with music super-manager Wondge “Won-G” Bruny who orchestrated his new deal, “Sean Kingston is the culture and I know he has a long career ahead of him. I am honored to be managing Sean Kingston. He creates unforgettable melodies and songs that become the soundtrack to fans’ lives” said Kingston manager, Won-G.
The Jamaican raised but Miami born artist Sean Kingston is one of the biggest contemporary pop stars of the past two decades, a chart-topping, award-winning, multi-platinum melody maker whose remarkable body of work (spanning 3 studio albums, 21 singles, 14 Billboard hits, 2 mixtapes, and several sold out world tours) has defined what we come to call Island Pop. Amassing billions of streams across all platforms– including over 240 million streams via Spotify in 2020 alone, and +1.3 billion views on YouTube, Kingston’s fans have long awaited a new solo project from the artist. Throughout his remarkable career, Sean Kingston has collaborated with a truly incredible selection of chart-topping artists, everyone from: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown to Wiz Khalifa, Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie, Wale, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Tiesto, and Rich the Kid to name just a few.