We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Jay Sean Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Stereotypes are so played out.
The fact that I can unfurl the Indian flag the world over is the biggest honour.
Ride It’ did it for me. Not only did the Asian community love it, but the black community and the white community got to hear about it. The song became such a big hit for me and got me noticed by the CEOs of Cash Money in America.
I grew up on R&B and soul, so that backbone is always there.
I used to re-create the beats that I heard.
I don’t need awards to show me how successful I am or to prove to me that I’m doing a good thing and that I’m succeeding.
When I got my deal with Cash Money, it changed my whole life.
I’m a really hardworking person.
The most important thing is to make quality music that will last.
I believe that if you work hard and you never get to enjoy it then what’s the point. You can’t take any of this with you, the money or nothing. The only thing you can take is experiences, memories and good times, so I like to get amongst it as much as I can.
My father decided early on to get me the best education money could buy. He wanted me to have the opportunities that were denied to him.
I was studying to be a doctor like every good Indian boy, and doing music on the side as a hobby. Then I started to get a little serious and record companies started giving me offers!
When I came into this industry, was there racism? Yes.
For people that don’t know and haven’t seen a Bollywood film, you need to go and see one. They give you everything in one. They give you your comedy, your fear, your horror, your thriller, your rom-com. It’s everything in one.
I was never your average artist, happy to do whatever the record company told me.
A lot of my writing is done on the road so I can take the music on my iPod, work out a melody then record it into Cubase.
I think, honestly, hard work is the only way that you’ll get anywhere and this is not an easy job. People think it’s easy to be a singer or to be an artist. It’s crazy hours and you need a lot of energy and some spirit inside you to do that.
I’ve always been interested in acting because I acted before I did singing.
Managing yourself, writing and performing your own music can teach you a lot.
I get so frustrated when it takes longer than a couple of seconds to load a page – I couldn’t live without the Internet now.
So when I wrote ‘Down’ – when I sang the melody, I sung the word ‘Down’ for no reason. I don’t know why. That’s how I came up with the medley. I was like, ‘I don’t know why I said down, but we got to write a song around it.’
I wanted to save people’s lives. I wanted to do something good in this world.
Fashion is a huge part of my life.
I feel I have a lot to share, I have stories for years, and I’ve been through everything, there’s nothing you can throw at me that I haven’t been through.
I used to dance around, I used to sing a lot, I remember, and beat box.
When I realized that you can actually impact people’s lives like that through music, thats an incredible thing.
I can do whatever I want now. I can drop seven songs in two weeks and fans don’t care about whether it’s from an album or not. They just care about the music.
I have rather skinny legs – I blame my dad’s side of the family.
The thing about touring is you get to see the world, man.
I’m always trying to not spread myself too thin.
I’m so proud of my heritage, and I know who my fans are.
Longevity trumps everything.
I really enjoyed studying.
It used to be OK to have two or three songs out a year – and those are your singles. Now, they don’t want that. They’re like, ‘OK, I heard that. Next!’
When you look at Beyonce, every interview she does is just perfect delivery, perfect execution, and the thing is, she has honed that skill down.
I feel blessed to travel the world and land in a place where, when I sing my songs, they sing along with every word.
My blood is Indian. I don’t need tablas in my music to prove that.
I don’t like to hold grudges, I don’t like to talk ill of people.
I’d say I am a nice cross of R&B and Pop.
While I write for myself, I also write for other artists too.
There was a time when I had spiky hair and I was doing Indian-influenced R&B fusion songs.
Birdman is probably one of the most intelligent music moguls out there.
There are so many egos in this game – maybe we all need to come down a notch.
I remember when Kriss Kross came out! I was round about the same age, or maybe a couple of years younger.
I started writing rhymes in fact when I was 11 or 12 years old. I was actually into hip hop before anything else.
I never did music for awards. I did music because I love it and I do music because I love singing and I love entertaining.
When a hit’s a hit, you can’t hold it down.
I’m a fan of collaborating.
I’m open to all opportunities.
I love watching programs about Discovery Channel and just reading New Scientist, and all that kind of stuff. Im just fascinated by it.
I’ve always found that there are loads of people out there with real talent will never get discovered. Shows like ‘The X Factor’ can help that and give people the confidence to do what they want.
Much like Jennifer Lopez or Ricky Martin who might have started with a hardcore Latin fan-base, I’ll always remember what my foundation was.
I’ve never claimed myself to be a particularly Asian R&B singer. I’m R&B, pure and simple, regardless of my skin colour. Should that matter? I think not.
I think the charity side of things for me is very important, because if you’re not giving something back, there’s an imbalance somewhere in your life.
You should be able to do you. That’s what differentiates an artist from a singer.