Grammy award winning Dancehall legend, Sean Paul, revered as one of the most consistent hit makers in pop music, teams up with Latin superstar J Balvin for the release of his new single ‘Contra La Pared’ (Against The Wall) on Island Records. You can check out the new track below.
‘Contra La Pared’ follows on the heels of Sean Paul’s recent smash ‘Mad Love’ ft. Becky G which was produced by electro-pop phenomenon David Guetta.
The new track is set to be followed shortly by an official video directed by Andy Hines (Kali Uchis, Logic) which was shot at Utah’s Lake Powell. “Working with artists like Sean and J Balvin, these are the kind of artists that I like to work with because they actually do things that are different and they are not afraid to take planes, trains and automobiles to get out to a place like this,” Hines states.
One of the most instantly recognizable voices in music, Sean Paul 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 he 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.
Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, J Balvin has been praised by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years.” With a distinctive style all his own, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling the Urban genre back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide.
J Balvin has quickly notched eleven #1 Latin singles, over 50 million social media followers, and over 20 Billion Total YouTube Views. Balvin’s most recent album, Vibras, was hailed by Time, Rolling Stone, Billboard and more as: “One of the Best Albums of 2018” while also propelling the Colombian star to frequent #1 rankings on both YouTube & Spotify’s global charts.