Shaggy Shaggy

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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.
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  • 2016
    Age 46
    In 2016 he collaborated with French singer Mylène Farmer on "City of Love".
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    In 2015, his single "Habibi (I Need Your Love)", featuring Mohombi, Faydee & Costi peaked at 66 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as charting in several international territories.
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  • 2013
    Age 43
    Shaggy performed live in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, on August 23, 2013.
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    On May 14, 2013, Shaggy released the lead single from the album, entitled "Fight This Feeling", featuring Beres Hammond.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    In December 2012, Shaggy confirmed that the album would be released in the summer of 2013.
    Shaggy confirmed in January 2012 that he is working on a new studio album, where all of the tracks will be produced by production duo Sly and Robbie.
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    Shaggy launched his own label, Ranch Entertainment, on June 4, 2012, at a press launch in New York City.
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    On April 5, 2012, Shaggy released the lead single from his eleventh studio album, Rise.
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    In February 2012, he re-released his EP, Summer in Kingston, in the form of the Lava Edition, containing two new tracks, one of which was taken from his upcoming Sly & Robbie & Shaggy project, plus a remix of the track "Dame" featuring Kat Deluna.
    On January 7, 2012, Shaggy released a collaborative single with Egyptian star Tamer Hosny, "Smile", with a music video filmed in New York City.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    On July 16, 2011, he launched the album Summer in Kingston which contained his single "Sugarcane".
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    In 2011, Shaggy released the official videos for "For Your Eyez Only", along with the hit singles "Sweet Jamaica", featuring Mr.Vegas and Josie Wales and "Girlz Dem Luv We" featuring Mavado.
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  • 2010
    Age 40
    On July 17, 2010, he performed at the Party FM Meja Jam Concert in Country Fair Entertainment Park, Medford, New York.
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    In May 2010 he once again performed before cricket audiences at the ICC T20 World Championships, also providing between play performances.
    Shaggy later performed the track several times during Miami's Winter Music Conference in April 2010.
    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.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In August 2009, he performed live at the Ottawa Reggae Festival in Ottawa, Canada.
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    In May 2009, Shaggy performed at the closing ceremony of the 2009 IPL tournament held in South Africa.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    In August 2008, he performed live at the Dar es Salaam festival, to mark the Zain Global Brand launch in Tanzania. The concert was held at the Leaders Club. In December 2008, Intoxication was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 51st Grammy Awards.
    In July 2008, he appeared on VH1's "I Love the New Millennium", talking about his video "It Wasn't Me".
    In June 2008, a live DVD of his concert material was released under the name Shaggy – Live.
    In April 2008, Shaggy was chosen to record the official anthem for the Mascots (Trix and Flix) of the Euro 2008 football tournament held in Austria and Switzerland.
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    In January 2008, he completed a six-date arena tour with Belgian singer Natalia.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    In October 2007, he was awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction with the rank of Commander.
    In August 2007, he joined Cyndi Lauper live on stage in Singapore for the Sonnet Music Festival, where they performed "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" together.
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    On March 11, 2002 Shaggy and Ali G released Me Julie from the soundtrack to the film Ali G Indahouse.
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    Shaggy also recorded the theme for the 2002 movie Showtime.
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    However, his 2002 release Lucky Day, and the 2005 album Clothes Drop, failed to match Hot Shots success, although Lucky Day still went gold.
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    In 2001 Shaggy performed with Rayvon at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary the songs Angel and It Wasn't Me from Hot Shot.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    In 2000, Shaggy released the album Hot Shot, which was certified 6x Platinum in the U.S. The album featured the 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".
  • 1995
    Age 25
    He had further big hits, including "Boombastic" in 1995, the theme tune of a popular Levi's commercial, and sang with Maxi Priest on his Top 20 hit from 1996 "That Girl".
  • 1993
    Age 23
    Shaggy 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.
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  • 1987
    Age 17
    In 1987, he took singing courses and was discovered a year later, while singing in the streets with friends.
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  • 1968
    Age -2
    Born on October 22, 1968.
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