Orville Richard Burrell CD, better known by his professional name Shaggy, shot to fame with mega hit singles “Angel,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Boombastic” and “Oh Carolina.” “Boombastic” also won him a Grammy Award in the “Best Reggae Album” category. This Grammy Award winning reggae fusion singer is all-set to perform live in your town. So, grab these Shaggy tickets now and get ready to party with one of the hottest singers of our time. Shaggy’s fans would remember that his last studio album came out in 2011. With no plans of recoding another, the best way to enjoy his latest music is by attending one of his concerts. So, get your tickets today, while they are still on sale.
In addition to winning the Grammy Award, Shaggy has also been nominated for a variety of other awards, including American Music Awards and others.
Shaggy, Where Does the Name Come From?
Burrell became Shaggy when he was named after the famous cartoon character Shaggy Rogers of the Scooby-Doo television series. Whether Shaggy looks like Shaggy Rogers and possess his attributes is for you to decide, but there is no questioning the fact that the reggae fusion singer Shaggy is a much bigger star than Shaggy Rogers.
Shaggy’s Early Years
Shaggy was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He was very young when his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. While growing up, he took singing lessons and used to sing with his friends in the streets. He later enlisted in the US Marine Corps. It was here that he perfected his signature singing voice.
After leaving the Marines, Shaggy decided to pursue music professionally and became an instant hit with the release of “Oh Carolina.” The song was released in 1993 and it was a dancehall remake of ska song by the Folkes Brothers. The song also featured in the movie Sliver, a Sharon Stone and William Baldwin erotic thriller. Needless it say, it did wonders for Shaggy’s budding career.
“Boombastic” however was a much bigger hit than “Oh Carolina.” Released in 1995, it peaked at No.1 position on charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, the UK and the US. It was also certified platinum in the US by the RIAA. “Boombastic” also featured in a popular Levi’s TV commercial. Later, it featured in movies such as George of the Jungle, Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Barnyard.
Shaggy’s Hot Shot
Hot Shot was Shaggy’s fifth studio album. Released in 2000, it spawned some of his biggest hits such as “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me.” The album peaked at No.1 position on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified 6× platinum in the US.
In a career spanning over two decades, Shaggy has collaborated with a variety of artists. In 2002, he and Ali G released “Me Julie,” a single from Ali G Indahouse. He has also collaborated with Toots and the Maytals, a famous Jamaican band, on one of its albums titled True Love. This album also won a Grammy Award for the “Best Reggae Album.” He has lent voice to “Rise Again,” a song featuring a variety of artists including Sean Paul. This song was written to support victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has also worked with the Balkan group Sahara. In addition, Shaggy has also headlined tours with other artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Rupee, Fay-Ann Lyons, Natalia, and others.
Shaggy and Cricket
Due to his Jamaican background, Shaggy is also a cricket fan. While there is no information available on him ever playing the sport, he sang the official song of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, titled “The Game of Love and Unity.” In 2010, Shaggy again performed before cricket fans at the ICC T20 World Championships.
Shaggy’s Other Hits
In addition to his famous songs listed above, here are a few more of Shaggy hits: “Habibi Love,” “Wild 2Nite,” “Repent,” “You Girl” and “I Need Your Love.” In addition, you can also sample a few more of his hits from “Fight This Feeling,” “In The Summertime” and “Mad Mad World.”
Shaggy is more on the road than inside a recording studio. This has been his routine for the past couple of years. So, if you want to see him live, get these Shaggy tickets now and get ready to see your favorite reggae fusion star in your town.
Nothing beats the joy of watching your favorite music artist perform live! Shaggy's concert dates are out and fans are looking forward to the upcoming shows. The next concert will be held in New Haven at the Toads Place CT on 13-Apr-18. For complete information regarding dates and venues, please visit our website.
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