VIBE MAGAZINE: The Last Client Lou Pearlman Ever Signed: Sean Van Der Wilt
After opening up for the Black Eyed Peas, dancing alongside Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Usher, Rihanna, Beyonce and other legendary musicians as well as appearing in films such as My Week With Marilyn, Bring It On and The Producers, to name a few, Sean’s career was obviously picking up steam as he headed for stardom.
Most notably, Sean was the last client to ever be signed by the infamous music mogul Lou Pearlman, who established his notoriety by signing and building boy bands such as The Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, Aaron Carter and more, before it was learned that Pearlman had been running one of biggest Ponzi schemes in entertainment history.
Then came a huge blow to the thrilling roller coaster ride of success Sean was experiencing in 2008, when Pearlman was caught on the run and sentenced to 25 years in prison, pleading guilty to conspiracy, money laundering, and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding.
Amidst the Pearlman debacle, family health issues and a tarnished ex-record label, Sean amazingly regained his momentum, performing alongside Pong Long for the inaugural ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, acting in theatrically distributed films (listed above) and most recently linking up with Mark Cole (Chris Brown, etc) to produce his latest single and music video, “SWC” (Shoulda Woulda, Coulda) released by VEVO less than two weeks ago. The video features the stunning Tyne Stecklein (of Dancing with the Stars acclaim) and clearly marks Sean’s re-entrance to the world of pop, now with a new dash of EDM to go along with his already familiar dance, stunning voice and his indisputable and remarkable showmanship.
His new single, “All In” will be premiered at one of Hollywood’s finest venues and one of the biggest, most prestigious events of the year. Details soon to be announced.
Watch the SWC video here: