Sean Paul Is Born

Sean Paul was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and spent his early years "comfortably" in Upper Saint Andrew Parish, a few miles north of his birthplace.

His parents, Garth and Frances, were both talented athletes, and his mother is a well-known painter. His paternal grandfather was a Sephardic Jew whose family immigrated from Portugal, and his paternal grandmother was Afro-Caribbean; his mother is of English and Chinese Jamaican descent. Sean Paul was raised a Catholic. Many members of his family are swimmers.His grandfather was on the first Jamaican men's national water polo team.[8] His father also played water polo for the team in the 1960s, and competed in long-distance swimming, while Sean Paul's mother was a backstroke swimmer. Sean Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of thirteen to twenty-one.However, he gave up the sport in order to launch his musical career. He attended the Wolmers High School for Boys, where he was trained as a classical flautist, Belair High School and the College of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST) which is now known as the University of Technology (UTech).