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Win tickets to the One Love Peace Festival at Wembley Arena

PUBLISHED: 15:23 08 July 2011

Sean Paul

Sean Paul

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Concert being held to the mark the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death

Reggae fans may be shocked to discover that chart topper Sean Paul nearly didn’t pursue a career in the music business.

Born in a middle class neighbourhood of Kingston, Jamaica, to a family of athletes Sean had his heart set on following his father into a career in swimming at the age of 13.

But eight years later, after representing his country at water polo, he decided it was time to focus on his music.

It turned out to be a wise move, as he’s gone on to sell millions of albums, nab a Grammy and collaborate with the likes of Rihanna, Jay Z and Beyoncé.

Probably best known in the UK for his collaboration with Blu Cantrell on the number one smash “Breathe” he’s sold over 12 million albums worldwide.

The mixed heritage dancehall singer is part of a proud lineage in Jamaican music that includes, among others, Buju Banton, Super Cat, and Shabba Ranks.

Sean will be bringing his radio friendly stylings to the One Love Peace Festival at Wembley Arena..

The festival is being held to mark the 30th anniversary of the passing of Bob Marley which will include special sets from featured artists in tribute to the reggae legend including the reggae legend’s son Julian, Horace Andy. Sandra Cross and Shaggy.

The One Love Peace Festival will take place at Wembley Arena on July 31.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.onelovepeacefestival.com.

The Times has a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.

To be in with a chance answer the following question.

What sport did Sean Paul represent Jamaica in?

Send your answers on a postcard to One Love Peace Competition, Times Series, 100A Avenue Road, London, NW3 3HF.

Please include a contact number. Closing date July 22.

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