Jay Sean Talks New Album and Transition

Cash Money recording artist Jay Sean is gearing up for the release of his second US album, ‘Freeze Time,’ which is led by the single “2012” featuring labelmate Nicki Minaj. “‘Freeze Time’ for me…the reason why I called it that was because last year was so amazing for me,” Sean tells KTLA morning show. “I did so many things, met with so many wonderful people. I was like, you know what, if just for a second, I could just freeze time and take it all in.’ And that’s actually how I live my life now. I’m like you know what, I’m going to enjoy this moment; I’m gonna enjoy every moment, it’s about the journey not the destination. In moving from the UK to NYC, Jay Sean says the transition was easy because of where he lived. “I came from London so for me I’m so used to the busy lifestyle, the hecticness, the rushing around, so New York wasn’t so much of a mad transition,” he says. “I mean if I went to Wisconsin that could be a little stress.” Earlier this year (May 10), Usher was asked about what he thought of the stateside success of R&B artists like Jay Sean and Taio Cruz. “Sustaining longevity is all about time. They have a lot to prove.” Usher said. Usher’s answer stirred a possible beef in the blogosphere, but Jay Sean went a different route. “He’s been in the game for, what, 17 years? I completely agree with what he says. Longevity trumps everything. America has only heard one album. I’m so new to America. I’ve got so much more to show them, so much more to give them,” Sean said. Confirmed guest appearances on the new album, ‘Freeze Time,’ include Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige. In 2009, his American debut single “Down” topped the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first solo artist of South Asian origin and first UK urban act to top the Hot 100. His American debut album ‘All or Nothing,’ debuted at #37 on the US Billboard 200 and reached #11 on the Japan Oricon Albums Chart.

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