A Indian/Punjabi descendant, Jay Sean was born in Southall neighborhood of London on March 26, 1981. When he was 11, Jay formed a Hip-Hop duo with his cousin Pritpal Ruprai under the moniker of Compulsive Disorder. Determined to have career in music, he dropped out of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He then recorded his first song "One Minute" and was signed to Virgin Records after the track fell into the hands of producer Rishi Rich.
His debut album "Me Against Myself" was dropped for U.K. release only in November 2004. This record contained such hit singles as "Dance With You", "Eyes on You" and "Stolen". Another track titled "One Night" was even featured on a Bollywood movie "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum".
As a newcomer in music industry, Jay proved himself as the next sought-after artist as "Against Myself" was certified platinum for selling more than 300,000 copies and peaked at number 29 on U.K. Albums chart. Moreover, the set soared to number 1 on Indian Albums chart and got four-time platinum certification due to its 2,000,000 selling point.
Jay's second album is titled "My Own Way". Released in U.K. on May 12, 2008, the album reached number 6 on U.K. Albums chart and ruled the U.K. R&B chart. During that year, he won Best Urban Act and Best Video for his single "Ride It" at 2008 UK Asian Music Awards (AMA). He also got 2008 BMI Songwriter award.
At 2008 MOBO Awards, Jay revealed that he was signed to American Hip-Hop oriented record label Cash Money Records and promised to drop a deluxe edition of "My Own Way" across U.K. and re-release it with the addition of several new songs for U.S. market.
However, the plan for re-release album was scrapped. Instead, Jay works on new studio album "All or Nothing" to treat his fans in U.S. The first single from the album "Down" which featured Lil Wayne peaked at number 6 on Billboard Hot 100. The album itself arrives in U.S. stores on October 13, 2009.