Sean Paul’s monumental, Dua Lipa-featuring smash hit, “No Lie,” has officially reached one billion views on YouTube.
The track, which was originally released in 2017, is a club-ready banger with evocative lyrics performed by Dua, who sings, “Feel your eyes, they all over me/ Don’t be shy, take control of me/ Get the vibe, it’s gonna be lit tonight.”
Fast forward half a decade, and Paul is set to heat up 2022 with his eighth full-length album and Island Records debut, Scorcha, on May 27.
Billboard exclusively broke the news of the record’s arrival. The outlet wrote, “Paul’s wave of dancehall was not just about the music. It became a worldwide cultural movement, filled with unapologetically Jamaican style, visuals, dance moves and traditions.”
Additionally, unveiled a candid behind-the-scenes vignette for the music video of the first single “How We Do It,” which features Pia Mia.
“How We Do It” caught fire right out of the gate. It has already amassed just shy of one million Spotify streams in addition to gathering over 400K YouTube views on the music video. PAPER premiered the visual and exclaimed, “Legendary dancehall singer Sean Paul is back with pop star Pia Mia, just ahead of summer, to provide their dance floor duet, ‘How We Do It,’ as a sexy explainer detailing the many ways they like to, well, ‘do it’.” Meanwhile, REVOLT hailed it as “perfect for sending fans off in to the weekend ready for a good time.”
Sean recently earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album for his 7th studio album Live N Livin, which was released in 2021. The album is a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with Buju Banton and Damian Marley. Dancehall can be stereotyped as a competitive, macho space where sound clashes are king, but Live N Livin set out to emphasize what’s possible when unity is the goal. “We don’t need to divide our fans to attain the rotations on the airwaves or streams,” Sean says. “I hold this album very dear to my heart because it shows the effort of collaboration over confrontation.”