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Emerging in the first ’90s, Shaggy was the largest crossover success in dancehall reggae. Not merely did he end up being the genre’s most commercially potent musician within the worldwide marketplace, he was also a lot more than just a usual flash within the pan, handling to sustain a profession during the period of several very popular albums. Probably partly because he wasn’t located in Jamaica, he hardly ever really needed to own it both methods: virtually overlooking the hardcore dancehall audience, his music was unabashedly aimed toward good times, an agreeable (if horny) persona, and catchy party anthems. He wasn’t timid about raising hooks low cost from pop strikes of days gone by, a chart-ready blueprint much like that of hip-hop superstars like Puff Daddy, but he also acquired fairly eclectic preferences, giving his information a musical range lacking from various other dancehall stars. Because of this, he became among the scant few reggae performers to best the record and pop singles graphs in America, not forgetting numerous various other countries where he’s acquired even greater achievement. Shaggy was created Orville Richard Burrell on Oct 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica, and was nicknamed following the Scooby-Doo personality. At age group 18, he became a member of his mother within the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY, and soon started performing with the neighborhood Jamaican-style audio system Gibraltar Musik. A reliable income became a far more pressing matter, nevertheless, and in 1988 Shaggy became a member of the Marines. Stationed at Camp Lejeune in NEW YORK, he continuing to go after music in his leisure time, and often produced the drive back again to NY for recording classes. He cut his first solitary, “Man a Mi Backyard” b/w “Bullet Resistant Friend,” at age group 20 for maker Don One’s personal little label; for the follow-up, “Big Hood” b/w “Duppy or Uglyman,” he caused maker Lloyd “Spiderman” Campbell. Shaggy’s most significant connection, nevertheless, became radio DJ/studio room engineer Sting (created Shaun Pizzonia), who got him a gig slicing dubplates at Phillip Smart’s studio room. One particular information, “Mampie,” became a big success among NY reggae enthusiasts; its follow-up, “Big Up,” was a lot more well-known locally, and designated the to begin many duets with Brooklyn vocalist Rayvon. Nevertheless, Shaggy still acquired obligations towards the armed forces, and his budding profession was interrupted by Procedure Desert Surprise in 1991; he was delivered to Kuwait for the five-month tour of responsibility. After time for Camp Lejeune, Shaggy resumed his periods in NY, and waxed a cover from the Folkes Brothers’ ska strike “Oh Carolina.” Originally documented for Prince Buster’s label, the melody was given today’s dancehall update filled with a prominent “Peter Gunn” test. Initially, “Oh Carolina” was merely another local strike, but because of some overseas advertising, it was found for release within the U.K. by Greensleeves in past due 1992. It had been an instantaneous smash, vaulting completely to the very best from the United kingdom pop graphs early another year and carrying out exactly the same in several various other Europe. “Oh Carolina” wasn’t as big popular within the U.S., where it stalled in the low fifty percent of the graphs, despite its addition for the strike soundtrack towards the Sharon Rock film Sliver. Furthermore, its follow-up singles, the tongue-in-cheek gospel of “Shortly BE ACHIEVED” as well as the jazzy “Great and Lovely,” didn’t duplicate its achievement. Nonetheless, the abroad achievement of “Oh Carolina,” in conjunction with the high-profile Maxi Priest duet “YET ANOTHER Possibility,” was more than enough to property Shaggy a profitable cope with Virgin Information. His debut record, Pure Pleasure, premiered in 1993, and included a lot of his latest singles; the next year, Greensleeves released a collection known as Initial Doberman, which protected a lot of his first recordings. Now strongly a celebrity in European countries, Shaggy continued to overcome the U.S. along with his following recording, 1995’s Boombastic. The name monitor was an inescapable strike, selling more than a million copies; it reached number 3 around the pop graphs and number 1 around the R&B graphs, and in addition became his second U.K. chart-topper. “During the warm months,” the turn side from the American solitary launch of “Boombastic,” climbed in to the U.K. Best Five like a follow-up. In the mean time, the recording went platinum, almost achieving the R&B TOP, and spent a complete year at number 1 on Billboard’s reggae recording chart; in addition, it received a Grammy for Greatest Reggae Album. Another solitary, “Why You Deal with Me SO VERY BAD,” featured visitor rapper Grand Puba and almost reached the United kingdom TOP in 1996, but didn’t make a lot of a direct effect stateside. Shaggy implemented his breakout achievement with a thorough globe tour, consolidating his Western european following, and documented popular duet with Maxi Priest, “That Female,” in 1996. He came back to solo actions in 1997 using the Midnite Fan record. The first one, a dancehall edition of YOUR GOVERNMENT & the Keeping Company’s “Little bit of My Center” offering duet partner Marsha, was a member of family flop within the U.S., even though it acquired some worldwide success. Likewise, the record was a industrial disappointment, and Virgin, let’s assume that Shaggy’s minute acquired passed (since it quickly experienced for most of dancehall’s crossover hitmakers), fallen him from its roster. Undaunted, Shaggy considered movie soundtracks to maintain his name in the general public eye. He made an appearance on a strike duet with Janet Jackson, “Luv Me, Luv Me,” from your soundtrack of How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998, and adopted it by adding the solo slice “Wish” to For Like of the overall game in 1999. By this time around, he could land a fresh cope with MCA, and compensated them with among the biggest-selling reggae albums ever. Released in 2000, Sizzling Shot began gradually as its business lead solitary, “Dance and Shout,” flopped in the us. Nevertheless, a radio DJ in Hawaii downloaded the monitor “It Wasn’t Me” (offering Rik Rok) from Napster, and started playing it on his present. Soon it had been a national strike, rocketing in the pop graphs and hitting number 1 in early 2001; normally, it did furthermore within the U.K. and several other Europe. Its follow-up, “Angel” — a rewrite of the united states strike “Angel from the Morning hours,” offering Rayvon on vocals — also proceeded to go straight to number 1 within the U.S. and U.K. Scorching Shot, on the other hand, spent six weeks at number 1 in the record graphs and eventually marketed over six million copies within the U.S. by itself — an nearly unheard-of figure to get a reggae launch. While Shaggy ready his follow-up recording, more bits of product to enter the market in 2002: Virgin released Mr. Enthusiast Enthusiast: THE VERY BEST of Shaggy, Vol. 1, a compilation covering his years in the label, while MCA released a remix recording, Sizzling Shot Ultramix. Prior to the end of the entire year, Shaggy released his fresh recording, Lucky Day, that was loosely designed like a respectful tribute to womankind. Its 1st two singles, “Hey Sexy Woman” and “Power of a female,” didn’t fare well in the U.S., however the recording offered respectably well, heading yellow metal by year’s end and charting in the very best 30 on both pop and R&B entries. In 2005 he came back with Clothing Drop, this time around over the Geffen label. Early in 2007 his “Cathedral Heathen” one started dominating the dancehall picture thanks partly to its video starring the renowned Ninjaman being a priest. The best strike one arrived on Shaggy’s record Intoxication, released that same calendar year. His ninth record, 2011’s digital-only Shaggy & Close friends, saw the vocalist collaborating with longtime pals Rayvon and RikRok, amongst others. A fresh EP, Summer months in Kingston, was released just a couple months afterwards, yielding the strike one “Sugarcane.” Carrying out a Western european release of that which was essentially a repackaged Summer months in Kingston known as Rise, Shaggy uncovered that he’d been collaborating with renowned companies Sly & Robbie on a fresh project. The causing record, Out of several, One Music, premiered in the summertime of 2013. The collaborative solitary “Habibi (I WANT Your Like)” presented a multicultural group of Shaggy, Swedish-Congolese vocalist Mohambi, Australian-Lebanese vocalist/songwriter Faydee, and Romanian vocalist/songwriter Costi. Sung in British, Arabic, and Spanish, the music reached quantity 66 within the Billboard 100 in 2015. The varied collaborations continued on the following yr, as he made an appearance with Kylie Minogue, Fernando Garibay, and Mylène Farmer.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shaggy
Date Of Birth October 22, 1968
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Keyboard Player
Nationality American, Jamaican
Spouse Rebecca Packer
Children Robb Banks, Richard Burrel, Sydney Burrell
Parents Clinton Burrell, Veronica Miller
Awards Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist, Billboard Music Award for Male Albums Artist of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist
Music Songs It Wasn't Me, Boombastic, Angel, Hey Sexy Lady, I Need Your Love, In the Summertime, Oh Carolina, Strength of a Woman, Luv Me, Luv Me, Wild 2Nite, That Love, You Girl, Church Heathen, Bonafide Girl, Only Love, Keep'n It Real, Feel the Rush, Repent, Body A Shake, Ready Fi Di Ride, Mad Mad World, Get My Party On, Me Julie, Go Fuck Yourself, Leave It to Me, Dance & Shout, Big Up, Train Is Coming, Promises, Seasons, Bridges, Nice and Lovely
Albums Hot Shot, Lucky Day, Out of Many One Music, Summer in Kingston, Shaggy & Friends, Pure Pleasure, Boombastic, Original Doberman, Clothes Drop, Dance & Shout / Hope, Midnite Lover, Rise, Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection, Mr. Lover Lover: The Best of Shaggy...part 1, The Best of Shaggy, Intoxication, Ultimate Shaggy Collection, Out of Many, One Music (XL Edition), Ready Fi Di Ride/Sexy Gyal Whind (EP), Intoxication - Deluxe Edition, Hot Shot Ultramix, Boombastic Hits
Nominations Billboard Latin Music Award for Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event, Brit Award for British Single, Soul Train Music Award for Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com), American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Pop, Billboard Music Award for Top Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album, NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album, NRJ Music Award for International Male Artist of the Year, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist, Premio Juventud for the Perfect Combo, MuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite International Artist, Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist of the Year, American Music Award for Internet Artist of the Year
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Blast, Shaggy: Live at Chiemsee Reggae Summer, Unite the People: 11th Anniversary: Vol. 3
TV Shows I Love the New Millennium


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Factor 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche 2015 performer: "Boombastic" / writer: "Boombastic" - as Orville Burrell
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie performer: "It Wasn't Me" / writer: "It Wasn't Me"
The Comix Scrutinizer 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Girl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Britain's Got Talent 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
My Mad Fat Diary 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dance Paradise 2010/II Video Game performer: "Hey Sexy Lady" / writer: "Hey Sexy Lady" - as O. Burrel
The Legend of Dick and Dom TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
I Love the New Millennium 2008 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Church Heathen" / writer: "Church Heathen" - as Orville Richard Burrell
Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 performer: "Boombastic" / writer: "Boombastic" - as Orville Burrell
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Barnyard 2006 as Orville Burrell, "Boombastic" / performer: "Boombastic"
She's the Man 2006 performer: "Hey Sexy Lady" / writer: "Hey Sexy Lady" - as Orville Burrell
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture 2005 performer: "Angel"
After the Sunset 2004 performer: "Boombastic Sting/Shaggy Remix"
Little Black Book 2004 performer: "Angel"
Along Came Polly 2004 performer: "LUV ME LUV ME", "HEY SEXY LADY" / writer: "LUV ME LUV ME", "HEY SEXY LADY" - as Orville Burrell
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 TV Movie documentary performer: "Hey Sexy Lady"
The Real Cancun 2003 Documentary performer: "Boombastic"
Holes 2003 performer: "Keep 'N It Real" / writer: "Keep 'N It Real" - as O. Burrel
Kangaroo Jack 2003 performer: "Hey Sexy Lady" / writer: "Hey Sexy Lady" - as Orville Burrell
Die Sketch Show 2002 TV Series performer: "Hey Sexy Lady"
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 performer: "Shaking the Tree 02 Remix"
Scooby-Doo 2002 lyrics: "Shaggy, Where Are You?" / performer: "Shaggy, Where Are You?"
Ali G Indahouse 2002 as Burrell, "MR BOOMBASTIC", "ME JULIE" / performer: "ME JULIE"
Showtime 2002 performer: "Showtime" 2002, "Swingin" 2002 / producer: "Lie Till I Die" 2002 / writer: "Showtime" 2002, "Lie Till I Die" 2002, "Swingin" 2002 - as D. Burrell
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shottas 2002 writer: "Gangsta Story" - as Orville Burrell
Presença de Anita 2001 TV Mini-Series performer: "Sexual Healing"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1995 - 2001 writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 2001
Boston Public TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Manchala 1999 performer: "Boombastic" / writer: "Boombastic" - as Orville Burrell
Unter uns: Die Highlights 1999 TV Movie performer: "Mr. Bombastic"
Esrim plus 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
T.V. Kaiser 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 performer: "Luv Me, Luv Me" / writer: "Luv Me, Luv Me" - as Orville Burrell
Caught Up 1998 performer: "Ey-Yo! The Reggae Virus" / writer: "Ey-Yo! The Reggae Virus" - as O. Burrel
Tohuwabohu TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1998 writer - 2 episodes, 1998
Beavis and Butt-Head 1996-1997 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
George of the Jungle 1997 performer: "Boombastic Sting Re-Mix" / writer: "Boombastic Sting Re-Mix" - as Orville Burrell
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 performer: "My Dream" / writer: "My Dream" - as O. Burrell
Welcome to Woop Woop 1997 performer: "I Got You Babe"
Jungle 2 Jungle 1997 performer: "Shaking The Tree Jungle Version"
Baywatch 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flipper 1996 performer: "In the Summertime '96 Version"
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vacanze di Natale '95 1995 performer: "Boombastic"
Money Train 1995 performer: "The Train Is Coming" / writer: "The Train Is Coming" - as Orville Burrell
The Reggae Movie 1995 Documentary performer: "Oh Carolina"
Scam 1993 TV Movie performer: "BOW WOW WOW"
Sliver 1993 performer: "Oh Carolina"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arianna: Sexy People (The FIAT Song) 2013 Short
Blast 2004 Mace

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mardi Gras: Spring Break 2016 Short music by
Loucuras De Carnaval 2016 Short music by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2001 TV Series Himself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 2001 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Summer Music Mania 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2001 TV Movie Himself
In Action 2000 Documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series Himself
Baywatch 1996 TV Series Himself
Hotel Babylon 1996 TV Series Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1995 TV Series Himself
The Greatest Music Party in the World 1995 TV Special Himself
The Reggae Movie 1995 Documentary Himself
Zona franca 1995 TV Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Himself
The Word 1993 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Shaggy-Off
Peter Andre: My Life 2012 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Dome 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest
Cesko Slovensko má talent 2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Audience Member
Cesko Slovensko má talent PLUS 2011 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Angela and Friends 2009 TV Series Himself
Die ultimative Chartshow 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Star Academy 2008 TV Series Himself
TV total 2001-2008 TV Series Himself
I Love the New Millennium 2008 TV Mini-Series Himself
Seitenblicke 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Tonga News 2008 TV Series Himself
The Friday Night Project 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Himself
The 2007 World Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
MOBO Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Opening Ceremonies 2007 TV Movie Himself
Decades Rock Live 2007 TV Series Himself
The Tom Joyner Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Advertising's Greatest Hits 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Riddim Driven: VP Records 25th Anniversary Concert 2005 Video documentary
MTV Backstage Pass: VP Records 25th Anniversary 2004 TV Special
Michael Jackson: The One 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2003 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2003 TV Series Himself
Hardware: Uncensored Music Videos - Hip Hop Volume 1 2003 Video Himself (segment "Freaky Girl")
Exposed 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Soul Train 1995-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2002 TV Series Himself
MADtv 2002 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1995-2002 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002 TV Series Himself
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Cribs 2002 TV Series Himself
Party in the Park 2002 2002 TV Special Performer
The 2002 World Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The 31st Annual Juno Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Brit Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Hughleys 2002 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Record of the Year 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Música sí 2001 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Himself
Party in the Park 2001 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert 2001 TV Special Performer
Jenny Jones 2001 TV Series Himself
All My Children 2001 TV Series Himself
The 2001 World Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2001 TV Series Himself
125 milioni di caz..te 2001 TV Mini-Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Fashionably Loud: Spring Break, Cancun 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie Himself (as Shaggy feat. Rayvon)
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women' 2008 Video Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
SexTV 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1995-2001 TV Series Himself

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