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About Shaggy

Shaggy emerged in the early '90s as the biggest crossover success in dancehall reggae. Not only did he become the genre's most commercially potent artist in the international market, he managed to sustain a lasting career over the coming decade thanks to wildly popular albums like 1995's breakout Boombastic (featuring the chart-topping singe of the same name) and 2000's multi-platinum Hot Shot. Perhaps in part because he wasn't based in Jamaica, he never really needed to have it both ways; virtually ignoring the hardcore dancehall crowd, Shaggy's music was initially geared toward good times, a friendly (if horny) persona, and catchy party anthems. Later in his career, he's nurtured his collaborative spirit, recording with friends like Rayvon and RikRok, and releasing full albums with Sly & Robbie and Sting.

HOMETOWN
Kingston, Jamaica
GENRE
Reggae
BORN
Oct 22, 1968

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