Shaggy’s career has spanned over three decades, and shows no sign of letting up. In 1993 he exploded on the music scene with his debut album Pure Pleasure. His remix of the Ska classic Oh Carolina from that album was an instant hit around the world.
His follow up exceeded his initial success. Boombastic the single served as notice for the album of the same name. The album went certified platinum, won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Reggae Album and topped the Top 40 Rhythmic charts, Hot 100, and Billboard 200.
In 2000 he released his fourth album Hotshot which went Diamond worldwide and Platinum 6 times in the United States. “It Wasn’t Me” received a Grammy nomination and became another signature tune for Shaggy.
In September 2013, Shaggy released a collaboration album entitled, “Out of Many, One Music.” On tour in 2010, he combined with Sly and Robbie and conceived the idea and started production in 2012. Recorded in New York and Jamaica, the album featured Neyo , Beres Hammond, Konshens, Taurus Riley, Cocoa Tea, Joe, Morgan Heritage, Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Jimmy Cozier and Damian Marley. The first single “Fight this Feeling” with Beres Hammond was released in May 2013 and has been quickly climbing the charts.
A regular on the road, Shaggy’s touring efforts are phenomenal. He is a regular at both reggae and mainstream festivals and continues to record at a frenetic pace.