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Shaggy

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This article is about the reggae artist. For the Scooby-Doo character, see Norville "Shaggy" Rogers.

Shaggy (born October 22 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica as Orville Richard Burrell) is a Jamaican reggae artist and takes his nickname after Scooby-Doo's companion.

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Biography

His family immigrated to the United States and they settled in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn, located in New York City, in the state of New York.

In 1988, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served during Operation Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf War.

On his return from Iraq, he decided to pursue his music career and his first hit in 1993: "Oh Carolina", a dancehall remake of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers. The same year, Shaggy appeared on Kenny Dope's hip hop album "The Unreleased Project". He worked together with producers such as Sting Intl., Don One (who cut his first track), Lloyd 'Spiderman' Campbell and Robert Livingston.

He had further hits like "Boombastic" in 1995. He then had a comeback in 2001 featuring worldwide number 1s, "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel".

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • 1993 "Oh Carolina" #1 UK
  • 1993 "Soon Be Done" #46 UK
  • 1995 "In The Summertime" (feat. Rayvon) #5 UK, #14 Australia
  • 1995 "Boombastic" #1 UK, #1 Australia
  • 1996 "Why You Treat Me So Bad" (feat. Grand Puba) #11 UK
  • 1996 "Something Different"/"The Train Is Coming" (feat. Wayne Wonder) #21 UK
  • 1996 "That Girl" (Maxi Priest feat. Shaggy) #15 UK
  • 1997 "Piece Of My Heart" (feat. Marsha) #7 UK
  • 2001 "It Wasn't Me" (feat. Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent) #1 US, #31 UK (import), #1 UK (official), #1 Australia
  • 2001 "Angel" (feat. Rayvon) #1 US, #1 UK, #1 Australia
  • 2001 "Luv Me Luv Me" #5 UK, #10 Australia
  • 2001 "Dance And Shout"/"Hope" #19 UK, #42 Australia
  • 2002 "Me Julie" (with Ali G) #2 UK, #13 Australia
  • 2002 "Hey Sexy Lady" (feat. Brian Gold & Tony Gold) #10 UK, #4 Australia
  • 2003 "Strength Of A Woman" #31 Australia
  • 2003 "Get My Party On" (feat. Chaka Khan) #41 Australia
  • 2004 "Your Eyes" (Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent feat. Shaggy) #57 UK
  • 2005 "Ready Fi Di Ride"

External links

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