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Shaggy

United States Marine
Male
Born Oct 22, 1968
Age 46

Orville Richard Burrell, better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American Grammy Award winning reggae singer and rapper. He is perhaps best known for his 1995 single "Boombastic" and 2000 single "It Wasn't Me". He has been noted as having a baritone-range singing voice, and he is easily identifiable by his trademark slurred way of rapping and singing. He is said to have taken his nickname from his "shaggy" hair.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on October 22, 1968.

TEENAGE

1987 18 Years Old In 1987, he took singing courses in Brooklyn and was discovered a year later, while singing in the streets with friends.
1988 19 Years Old In 1988, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewman with "S" Battery, 5th Battalion 10th Marines. … Read More

TWENTIES

1993 24 Years Old Upon his return from the Persian Gulf, he decided to pursue his music career and his first hit in 1993: "Oh Carolina", was a dancehall re-make of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers, which appeared in the film Sliver. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old He had further big hits, including "Boombastic" in 1995, the theme tune of a popular Levi's commercial.

THIRTIES

2000 31 Years Old He then had a major comeback in 2000, with big hit album Hot Shot, which was certified 6x Platinum in the U.S. The album featured worldwide number-one hit singles "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel", the latter of which was built around two song samples - Merrilee Rush's 1968 hit "Angel of the Morning" (which was remade in 1981 by Juice Newton), and The Steve Miller Band's 1973 hit "The Joker". … Read More
2002 33 Years Old 1 More Event
However, his 2002 release Lucky Day, and the 2005 album Clothes Drop, failed to match Hot Shots success, although Lucky Day still went gold. … Read More
Following the release of Clothes Drop, Shaggy began to increase his number of live performances. In March 2007, he performed the official song of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, titled "The Game of Love and Unity", alongside Bajan entertainer Rupee and Trinidadian soca artist Fay-Ann Lyons, at the opening ceremony of the tournament, held at The Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica. … Read More
In January 2008, he completed a six-date arena tour with Belgian singer Natalia. … Read More

FORTIES

2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2009, Shaggy performed at the closing ceremony of the 2009 IPL tournament held in South Africa. … Read More
His collaboration with the Balkan group Sahara (consisting of the Romanian singer Costi Ioniţă and the Bulgarian singer Andrea) and French House DJ Bob Sinclar on a track entitled "I Wanna" was a commercial success, released as a single in March 2010 throughout Europe.
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In 2011, Shaggy released the official videos of "For Your Eyez Only", along with the hit singles "Sweet Jamaica", featuring Mr.Vegas and Josie Wales and "Girlz Dem Luv We" featuring Mavado. … Read More
Shaggy did a collaboration on a charity single called "World Citizen", which was released on April 5, 2012.
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