Sean Paul is celebrating the 18th anniversary of his third album, The Trinity, and the Grammy Award-winning superstar reminded his fans that the platinum-certified project took three full years to be completed in Jamaica.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Paul shared music video clips from the album’s five singles, Give It Up to Me, the Billboard chart topper Temperature, We Be Burnin, Ever Blazin, and the Reggae track Never Gonna Be the Same, and asked his fans in the caption, “On this day Mi third album The Trinity came out, recorded entirely in Jamaica it took 3 years to create. All of these songs are timeless, but which ones do you love the most?”.
Released by Atlantic Records on September 27, 2005, The Trinity was Sean’s third LP and was his second consecutive platinum-selling album. It was recorded entirely in Jamaica with some of the island’s finest producers, including Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett, Rohan “Jah Snowcone” Fuller, Steven “Lenky” Marsden, Craig “Leftside” Parks, and Supa Dups.
His biggest hit on the album was the chart-topping third single Temperature, his second No. 1 solo song on the Billboard Hot 100 after Get Busy (2002). Temperature has since been certified triple-platinum in the United States and double-platinum in the United Kingdom.
Sean Paul has said, in the past, that the album was so named because it was his third album, and that it took three years to make, and was “all done right here in the Third World.”
The Trinity‘s first single, We Be Burnin’ and its fifth single, Give It Up To Me climbed into the top ten on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 6 and No. 3, respectively.
The album itself peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 11 on the UK Albums chart. It is currently certified Platinum in the US, for sales exceeding 1,000,000 units, and Gold in the UK for sales exceeding 100,000 units.
The Trinity did not only top the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, but at the time of its release, it became the highest-ever Reggae/Dancehall debut and single-week sales for a reggae artist in the history of SoundScan, the tracking system which traces sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada.
It was nominated in 2006 for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, which was won by Damian Marley’s Welcome To Jamrock.
Sean, who emerged on the Dancehall music scene in the early 1990s, has released eight studio albums so far.
He is also the recipient of a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for his sophomore album, Dutty Rock.
Paul has nine other Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Male Rap Solo Performance for Get Busy, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Cheap Thrills, a collab with Australian singer Sia.
He also has five Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) awards under his belt, an American Music Award, several American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards and an MTV Europe Award.