Buju Banton's nephew is representing big time. Buju Banton's 17 year-old Miami-born, Jamaican-raised nephew Sean Kingston is in the pole position of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his smash summer hit Beautiful Girls. The song leaped from number 23 to number 1, bringing an end to the two- week reign of Plain White T's Hey Delilah.
He is the first artist signed to Hip Hop super producer J.R. Rotem's Beluga Heights label, in less than a year Kingston has had two pounding singles with Colors 2007 featuring A-list Hip Hop MC The Game and Miami's resident Hip Hop Mayor Rick Ross, and the catchy Billboard-charting break-up anthem Beautiful Girls. The Colors 2007 Reggae remix features Dancehall rhyme machine Vybz Kartel and Canada's Kardinal Offishall.
He will be rocking this year's Reggae Carifest 2007 concert on August 25th, at Randall's Island in New York City..
In other chart news, on the Billboard Dance Music Club Play chart, Elephant Man's collaboration Whine Up, featuring Latin hip hop princess Kat Deluna, wiggles it way from number three to number one. This is Elephant Man's most successful single to date on the Billboard chart, eclipsing efforts like Pan Di River.