103.5 KISS FM Fantabuloso
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
May 21, 2010
British singer Jay Sean has successfully made a name for himself in the United States with his two consecutive hit singles “Down” and “Do You Remember.” Naturally, the omnipresent radio favorite “Down” was an instant smash in America thanks to a guest appearance from Lil Wayne. “Do You Remember” has taken a little bit longer to catch on with listeners and seems to be stuck in second place. The tune, which features Sean Paul and Lil Jon, will most likely never surpass its predecessor, no matter how hard it may try. Any piece of music featuring Lil Wayne is a sure fire winner in the U.S.A., as evidenced by any week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Sean Paul and Lil Jon no doubt can help boost the career of a relatively unknown pop star from another country, but they will never reach the level that is Lil Wayne.
Jay Sean has the potential to survive in the cutthroat music industry and has two outrageously catchy songs to prove it. But the question remains: Does Sean have the talent, skills, voice, stage presence, stamina, and (most importantly) music to keep the fans he has already obtained satisfied and wanting more? If Sean’s debut album All Or Nothing can produce one or two more success stories in the form of hit radio singles and digital downloads, then we have an artist who might just make it. For now though, audiences across the country will have to be happy seeing Jay Sean live in concert performing “Down,” “Do You Remember,” and possibly one more tune from All Or Nothing. But that’s it, folks. Expect no more from a Jay Sean show at the moment.