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Timbaland Misses Out On Sean

Sean Kingston tells MTV News how Timbaland and Pharrell didnt return his e-mails......

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Like it or loathe it, Beautiful Girls has to be the catchiest tune of 2007, and has been a hit the world over.

The songs heavy rotation makes it seem like Sean Kingston has been around for ages. But there was a time when the teenager was struggling to get his music heard: I was basically just a young kid going to high school, trying to get my music out there and I felt like sending in demos wasnt the best way to do it, Sean told MTV News.

With ambition to match his sizeable frame, he hit the net: I was on MySpace networking, trying to get my music out there. I was hitting up anybody who was anybody like Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Pharrell, all these big producers, just hitting them up like yo listen to my music - just give me a chance!

The super-producers didnt even reply to his messages. Sean continues the story: Those guys never replied, but then I ran across J.Rs [Rotem] page who Im now signed to and who produced my album.

"I saw everything that he did (Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, The Game) and he responded to my email. I was just shocked that he replied back. He flew me out and offered me a contract and the next thing you know Im talking to MTV News!

Watch the whole of this interview right here

Seans new single Me Love is out November 26th