Kamaljit Jhooti, 26 March 1981, Southall, Middlesex, England. The highly talented vocalist Jay Sean became the first UK Asian R&B artist to breakthrough into the mainstream, riding high on the pop charts during 2003/4 with a string of hit singles. Jhooti had always dreamed of becoming a singer and while still at school formed the rap duo Compulsive Disorder with his cousin Pritpal. Academic success led to the offer of a place at London Universitys Queen Mary & Westfield College to train as a doctor, although Jhooti maintained his commitment to music by continuing to perform and write songs in his spare time.
Having tired of the rap scene during his time with Compulsive Disorder he began to drift towards R&B. Renaming himself Jay Sean, the pivotal point in the singers career came at the start of 2003 when he teamed up with esteemed producer Rishi Rich. A demo of his track One Minute had been passed on to...