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April 5, 2012

BRAND NEW VIDEO: Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen!

Brand new video: Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen!
It’s here! The brand new World Citizen video by Jahcoustix and Shaggy premiers today and you can check it out right here! Enjoy!

Brand new video: Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen!

Shaggy and Jahcoustix shot the video to their charity single World Citizen in Berlin, Germany in February. All proceeds of the single will go towards the Think Big Project, which supports young people’s ideas to create a better world! The Radio Edit of this cool & irie charity single is already available on German, Swiss and Austrian iTunes!

You can get to know more about the project and download a free copy of the Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy “World Citizen Tiger Hifi Dub” on O2 Think Big!

March 31, 2012

Video teaser: Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen!

Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen (Video Teaser)
Check out the brand new teaser to Jahcoustix and Shaggy’s upcoming video World Citizen, which is set to premiere on April 5!

Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen video teaser!

Shaggy and Jahcoustix shot the World Citizen video in February, you can watch behind the scenes videos here!

Jahcoustix feat. Shaggy – World Citizen single
01. World Citizen Radio Edit
02. World Citizen Alternative One Mix
03. World Citizen Dancehall Mix
04. World Citizen Tiger Hifi Dub Mix

World Citizen was recorded for the We Are World Citizen Project. The single will be released on May 4 on Embassy of Music and all proceeds will go towards the Think Big Project, which supports young people’s ideas to create a better world. The Radio Edit of Shaggy’s cool & irie charity single with Jahcoustix is already available on German, Swiss and Austrian iTunes!

January 31, 2012

Shaggy & Friends charity concert raises $32 million for Bustamante Hospital for Children

Shaggy & Friends charity concert raises $32 million for Bustamante Hospital for Children!
The third installment of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children raised $32 million (JMD) for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew, Jamaica! The concert, which was held on the Lawns of Jamaica House, featured artists such as Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Tami Chynn, Wayne Marshall, Tifa, Future Fambo, Maxi Priest, Eve, Half Pint, Agent Sasco, Mr Vegas, Gyptian, Cocoa Tea, Beres Hammond and Lauryn Hill. It was the biggest of the three so far.

Shaggy announced the results at a press conference, held at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. The proceeds will furnish the pediatric hospital’s new ICU/cardiac ward in partnership with Chain Of Hope Jamaica, a group of volunteer doctors and nurses who perform surgeries each year on our children with heart problems.

Shaggy says: “I am heartened by the outpouring of support this year by so many Jamaicans and I pledge to continue to support this cause and encourage Jamaicans to do so as well!” Watch a video of the press conference below thanks to the Jamaica Observer, or check the photos on Caribbean Celebs

Jamaica Observer’s footage of the Shaggy & Friends press conference

You can watch videos and view photos of the 2012 Shaggy & Friends charity concert here or on the main page!

January 21, 2012

Upcoming tour dates: Food for the Poor charity (Florida) & Sanremo Festival 2012 (Italy)

Shaggy for Food for the Poor, Boca Raton, Florida (February 4)
Shaggy, who just organized the massive Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica, has partnered with the South Florida based-nonprofit organization Food For The Poor to help build homes in Haiti. He is scheduled to perform at Food For The Poor’s annual Building Hope Gala at The Polo Club of Boca Raton on Saturday, February 4!

Haiti is still reeling from the devastating earthquake in 2010, which affected nearly 3 million people and killed about 220,000. About half a million Haitians are still homeless. Attendees of the Gala will be invited to create a legacy by pledging to build critically needed houses during the charity’s live house-rally. For additional information regarding the Building Hope Gala, sponsorship levels, and tickets, visit Food for the Poor.

Shaggy & various artists – Rise Again (2010 song for the Haiti Relief Fund)

Sanremo Festival 2012, San Remo Italy (February 16)
The Festival di Sanremo 2012, also known as the 61st Sanremo Music Festival, will be taking place from February 14th to 18th 2012, in San Remo, Italy. Chiara Civello and Shaggy are going to perform the classic “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” together on February 16! The festival will be broadcast on Rai 1.

More tour dates
All upcoming tour dates as known so far!

January 8, 2012

Shaggy & Friends 2012 first video and photos

Shaggy & Friends 2012 first video and photos
Last night the third edition of the Shaggy & Friends concert was held. A huge number of people, including Jamaica’s Prime Minister, came to enjoy the event and to support the only pediatric hospital in the West Indies. Many people from all over the world also watched the concert in the LIME TV live stream. According to attendees and live viewers, the event and the concert were great!

All proceeds of the Shaggy & Friends concert will go to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. This year’s edition focuses on raising money for the cardiac unit of the only pediatric hospital in the West Indies.

Shaggy along with Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Tami Chynn, Wayne Marshall, Tifa, Future Fambo, Deniece Williams, Ms Kitty, Maxi Priest, Eve, Mystic Davis, Half Pint, Agent Sasco, Mr Vegas, Gyptian, Rayvon, Tessanne Chin, Cocoa Tea, Junior Reid, I-Octane, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Beres Hammond, Lauryn Hill, Rohan Gunter and more graced the stage and made the evening unforgettable for anyone who attended.

Check out these photo galleries by Infuzion.inc, Fun in Jamaica part 1 and part 2 and Lime Jamaica!

Shaggy and Tessanne performed Shaggy’s new single Dame feat. Kat DeLuna – which premiered on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this week. Check out the video below!

Shaggy and Tessanne Chin perform Dame live on Shaggy & Friends

January 6, 2012

Shaggy & Friends 2012 charity concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children

Shaggy & Friends concert
Tomorrow, the third edition of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert is taking place at the Lawns of Jamaica House in Jamaica! The concert, which includes performances by Lauryn Hill, Eve, Maxi Priest and Shaggy, will raise funds to the construction of a 15-bed cardiac intensive care unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrews, Jamaica. All proceeds go to the Bustamante Hospital. If you’re in Jamaica on January 7, I dare you to come support the Shaggy & Friends charity concert and Make a Difference!

Shaggy & Friends 2012 charity concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children flyer

Line-up
Shaggy, Eve, Lauryn Hill, Maxi Priest, Half-Pint, Coco Tea, I-Octane, Gyptian, Mr Vegas, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Deniece Williams, Assassin, Romain Virgo and two huge surprise acts are going to give a performance on Shaggy & Friends!

Tickets
Tickets to the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert are available at Liguanea Drug & Garden, Susie’s Bakery & Coffee Bar (Southdale), Music Mart, LG Service Stations (C. Spring Rd.), Sun Island outlets islandwide, Tracks & Records, The Jamaica Pegasus, Wyndam Kingston and selected LIME outlets (Half Way Tree, Carlton Crescent, Bargain Main, Portmore Mall, Knutsford and Sovereign). There are three tickets levels for adults and two ticket levels for children. For more ticket info, visit the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation!

Tickets to the concert live stream
Can’t attend? No worries! You don’t have to miss this prestigious benefit concert or any of the performances, as LIME TV is offering a pay-per-view live stream. Get access now! Proceeds of the live stream will be donated to Shaggy & Friends.

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December 8, 2011

Shaggy & Friends charity concert on January 7, 2012

Shaggy & Friends charity concert (January 7, 2012)
Shaggy is organizing the third edition of his Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamente Children’s Hospital and the Chain of Hope foundation on January 7, 2012! Shaggy, Lauryn Hill, Eve, Half-Pint, Coco Tea, Maxi Priest, I-Octane, Gyptian, Mr Vegas, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Deniece Williams, Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin, Romain Virgo more are set to perform.

The concert will raise much needed funds for the children hospital in Jamaica as well as for the Chain of Hope foundation. Tickets will be available for 25,000 (Platinum), 10,000 (Gold) and 5,000 (Silver) Jamaican Dollars. If you’re in Jamaica, make sure you attend and Make a Difference!

Jamaica Star video of the Shaggy & Friends launch

More interview videos from the Shaggy & Friends launch: Pree Jamaica and CVM TV. For photos, visit Infuzion.Inc, United Reggae and Jamaicans.

November 17, 2011

Shaggy & Friends charity concert 2011

Shaggy & Friends 2011 charity concert
Shaggy launched the third edition of his Shaggy & Friends charity concert in Kingston, Jamaica yesterday! The concert will take place on January 7, 2012 and Shaggy, Ne-Yo, Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Bunji Garlin, Cocoa Tea, Assassin, Deniece Williams, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Chino, Romain Virgo, Half Pint and Faye-Ann Lyons will perform!

Shaggy & Friends 2011 promo & line-up

Photos from the Shaggy & Friends launch
Shaggy launches Dec 30 Shaggy & Friends concert with Ne-Yo, Lauryn Hill,  Stephen Marley, Bunji Garlin, Cocoa Tea, Assassin, Deniece Williams, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Chino, Romain Virgo, Half Pint and Faye-Ann LyonsShaggy & Friends benefit concert launch 2011Shaggy & Friends benefit concert launch 2011

September 1, 2011

Upcoming tour dates: Kansas and Illinois & Win tix to Shaggy at Marquee Theatre Tempe

Newly added upcoming tour dates: Kansas and Illinois
Kansas, Illinois and Arizona Shaggy fans, do you wanna see Shaggy live? Check this!

Win tickets to Shaggy at the Marquee Theatre, Tempe, Arizona (September 10)
Shaggy is going to give a concert at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona on September 10 and you can get tickets on ETIX! Wanna win tickets? Visit KISS 104.7 FM‘s Kiss Club VIP and join in!

Slammin’ Sammy’s Birthday Bash, Hartman Arena, Wichita, Kansas (October 15)
Shaggy is going to perform at Slammin’ Sammy‘s Birthday Bash at the Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas on October 15! Tickets will be available on September 2.

Children’s Miracle Network Benefit, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (October 16)
On October 16, Shaggy will perform at the Children’s Miracle Network Benefit at the Norris Student Center Louis Ballroom, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois!

More
All of Shaggy’s 2011 tour dates as known so far

July 28, 2011

UK Shaggy interviews

Shaggy in the UK for the One Love Peace Festival (July 31)
Shaggy, Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, Gyptian and many more are going to perform at the One Love Peace Festival at the Wembley Arena in London, UK this Sunday, July 31! Shaggy arrived in the UK this morning. He tweeted: “Jus touchdown ina London town!!!”

Did you get your tickets to the One Love Peace Festival yet? Tickets are still available and extra tix have been made available at several ticket stores. Go get your tickets now, the festival is gonna be maaadd!

Tomorrow morning: ITV & Choice FM
Tune in to ITV1 or ITV1 HD tomorrow morning to catch Shaggy live on Daybreak between 6 and 8.30 A.M. GMT+1! He’ll be on the Kojo & Max Breakfast show on Choice FM tomorrow morning, tune in at 6 A.M. GMT+1 to listen to Mr Boombastic live on air! More to be added!

 
More UK interviews

Voice Online: music, critics, being a role model, what his grandmother taught him and more
Voice Online interviewed about Shaggy’s music, critics, being a role model, lessons he learned from his grandmother, what people can expect from his performance at the One Love Peace Festival and much more!

“IN AN industry where hype and bravado are often on par with actual talent, it’s always refreshing to hear an artist telling it like it is, without the pretence. Case in point: Shaggy.” Read the full interview on Voice Online!

“Once you’re in a position of prominence, you will be a social role model,” he says. “But role models aren’t just celebrities. Role models are in your everyday life. Parents, friends, they’re all role models. But anytime somebody looks up to you, you automatically become a role model. So yeah, I consider myself a role model.”

 
Phina Oruche of BBC Radio Merseyside interviews Shaggy for Upfront
Phina Oruche interviewed Shaggy about his performance at the One Love Peace Festival in London on July 31 and his new album Summer in Kingston. Here’s the interview audio of part 2 (Shaggy is featured at around 25 minutes into the show, after Luv Me Luv Me)!

 
Daddy Turbo of ICRFM: Summer in Kingston & One Love Peace Festival
Daddy Turbo of ICRFM interviewed Shaggy about his new album Summer in Kingston and performing at the One Love Peace Festival in London (for which you can win meet & greet tix on the festival site), listen to the interview audio here!

 
Teen celebrity & showbiz reporter Eve-Yasmine interviews Shaggy for Superstar Magazine
Teen celebrity & showbiz reporter Eve-Yasmine interviewed Shaggy about his style, swagger, confidence, kids, music, new album, the One Love Peace Festival and more… Read the interview on Super Star Magazine!

A quote from the interview: How would describe the sound and special style for this new Summer in Kingston album? What made you decide to go for a digital album?

Summer in Kingston
I just wanted to create a real feel good album, when you’ve been doing it for as much time I as I have, you want to re-invent and do something that still lives. It’s a digital album and the best part is, I’m giving you a recession price – $2.99! A sign of a appreciation more so than anything, I just wanted to get everybody back, involved, feelin’ it and lovin’ it.

Next year: physical cd release with more songs to be added!
It’s a 2 year project that we are having, we will eventually put the hard copy out with more tracks to it. At the moment there are 8. Sugarcane is the first single which is doing really well over here in the states, lots of buzz, lots of vibes…. we’re doing our thing, so fingers crossed. Read more.

 
Unique Radio: Shaggy’s music, One Love Peace Festival, new album and more
Shaun Powerz of Unique Radio interviewed Shaggy! They talked about Shaggy’s songs from Oh Carolina to Intoxication, his upcoming show at the One Love Peace Festival and his upcoming album Summer in Kingston, to be released on July 19 on Ranch Entertainment! And Shaggy says he’s going on a world tour next year, yay!!

 
Tellstream Radio: new album, launch, charity, 2012 Olympics and more
Big John New000 interviewed Shaggy for Tellstream Radio about Shaggy’s new album, album & video launch, charity concerts, the 2012 Olympics and much more!

Shaggy & Friends charity concert 2011
Shaggy told Big John New000 he’s going to launch a Shaggy & Friends charity concert again this year! In 2009 and 2010, Shaggy organized concerts through the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation benefiting the Bustamente Hospital for Children, and the proceeds provided the Bustamente Hospital for Children with much needed equipment!

Jamaica Village at the Olympics 2012
Shaggy is the spokesperson for the Jamaica Village at the Olympics 2012 in the UK! The Jamaica Village will feel like Jamaica and it’ll have 10 nights of concerts! Shaggy, who performed alongside Barrington Levy at the Jamaica Village Launch (photos), says: “Jamaica will run the place!”

Unfortunately, Jamaica Village was canceled due to lack of funding.

Check back later for more interviews – or you can add a link to another interview in the comments!

April 11, 2011

Shaggy receives International Humanitarian Award and performs with The Jolly Boys (with videos)!

Shaggy receives 2011 International Humanitarian Award
Congratulations to Shaggy! He was honored with the 2011 International Humanitarian Award for his dedicated philanthropic efforts by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) at their 7th Annual Peacock Soiree. Attendees say the event, which took place at Jungle Island in Miami, was great!

Shaggy & The Jolly Boys perform Oh Carolina together
After Shaggy accepted his award, the Jolly Boys performed. When they burst into Oh Carolina, Shaggy joined them on stage! “Together Shaggy and the Jolly Boys tore the venue apart with a fantastic performance that will be remembered” as Rick Elgood wrote on the Jolly Boys’ Facebook.

Videos
Videos of this spectacular event are online now! Watch Shaggy receive his award and perform with The Jolly Boys below!

Shaggy receives the American Friends of Jamaica 2011 Humanitarian Award for his dedicated philanthropic efforts!

The Jolly Boys perform Oh Carolina and Shaggy joins them on stage for a joint performance!

The 7th Annual Peacock Soiree was by Ambassador Sue Cobb, the president of the American Friends of Jamaica and the board of directors. The proceeds of the event are to benefit Jamaican charities in education, healthcare and economic development.

April 9, 2011

Shaggy to be honored with the 2011 International Humanitarian Award by American Friends of Jamaica today

Shaggy to be honored with 2011 International Humanitarian Award
Shaggy will be honored with the 2011 International Humanitarian Award by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) at their 7th Annual Peacock Soiree today! The event takes place at Jungle Island in Miami, Florida and it is hosted by Jamaican Ambassador Sue Cobb, the president and the board of directors of the AFJ. Entertainment will be provided by the Jolly Boys. Proceeds of the gala are to benefit Jamaican charities in education, health care and economic development.

The event will take place amidst the tropical elegance of Miami’s Jungle Island with cocktails, dinner and dancing well into the night. The Peacock Soiree promises to be spectacular, chic and fun attracting dignitaries, sport stars and business professionals.

Shaggy has always lived on the premise that “to whom much is given, much is required”. What began as donations of medical equipment and visits to the Bustamente Hospital For Children to distribute gifts during the holidays, paint rooms, donate beds and creation of a garden, developed into the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation. He recruited business associates, fellow recording artists and sponsors to assist in hosting an annual Shaggy & Friends charity event in which all proceeds are donated to the pediatric hospital to help defray the cost of medical equipment.

Shaggy also sought other avenues to raise funds; he co-wrote “Shaggy Parrot“, an educational book and cd for children. He sang the voice of the main character and donated his proceeds to charity. Shaggy recorded Save a Life for the Bustamente Hospital for Children and Rise Again for the Digicel Haiti Relief Fund for earthquake victims. Shaggy has remained humble, taking his career in strides. He continues to break down barriers for those who dare to follow in his footsteps.

Jamaican ambassador Sue Cobb, AFJ’s Chairperson comments, “Shaggy is the essence of the charitable spirit we celebrate in our continued support of the Jamaican society and its people. The Peacock Soiree is a celebration of this spirit for all to enjoy while raising funds for good causes”.

Watch some of Shaggy’s charity concert and music videos below!

Shaggy & Friends perform Save a Life at the 2009 Shaggy & Friends Charity concert for the Bustamente Hospital for Children

Shaggy & Friends – Save a Life official music video

Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Etana, Tessanne Chin, Alison Hinds, Shontelle Layne, Edwin Yearwood, David Rudder, Kees Dieffenthaller, Destra Garcia and Belo – Rise Again (for the Digicel Haiti earthquake victims relief fund)

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January 16, 2011

Youth View Awards & Today: Buju & Friends Live Before the Dawn concert and web cast

Today: Buju & Friends Before the Dawn concert
Buju Banton, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Stephen Marley, Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser, Sly & Robbie, Nadine Sutherland, Everton Blender and many more will perform at Buju Banton’s Before the Dawn concert today. Here’s a concert promo video. Visit Buju Live for more info! Can’t go to the concert? You don’t have to miss out on this historical event! CMX Events in association with Gargamel Music and Rocker’s Island are offering a $24.95 live web cast, with video on demand being available through January 17. And if you’re in Jamaica, you can watch the concert live for free on LIME Mobile TV! Shaggy tweeted on Friday: “Did rehearsal yesterday with Shilo band and Steve Marley.. Buju seemed in good spirits! Wish him the best! .. ..Di concert ago maaad!!!”

Shaggy nominated for two Youth View Awards
Shaggy has been nominated for Celebrity Role Model (category 19) at the Youth View Awards 2011 for his extensive charity work for the Bustamente Hospital for Children and the Shaggy & Friends charity concerts! The 2010 charity concert raised JMD $31 million for the children hospital! Aside from organizing two huge charity concerts for the hospital, he has contributing equipment, time and money to the children’s hospital and other charities and causes for many years.

Besides his nomination for Celebrity Role Model, Shaggy is also nominated alongside Sean Paul and Mavado for Favourite local international artiste of the year (category 12).

Vote for the Youth View Awards 2011
If you’re in Jamaica, vote now by texting the category number followed by the name of the artist you think deserves to win to 284-9900! The Youth View Awards ceremony is held on February 5 in Kingston, Jamaica. More info.

Youth View Awards 2011 flyer Shaggy Mavado Yendi Phillips Tifa Sean Paul Jay Will Game Over and more nominated

Carivibez Video Web Awards and For Yur Eyez Only number one on the UK Dancehall Charts

Shaggy & Alaine nominated for Carivibez Video Web Award
Shaggy and Alaine’s ultra hot new video For Yur Eyez Only has been nominated for a Carivibez Video Web Award in the category Collaboration of the Year! The video was directed by Jay Will for Game Over and the song was produced by producer extraordinaire Tony “CD” Kelly. It features lots of hotness, symbolism and African jewelry. Wanna see it for yourself? Check it out below!

Carivibez Video Web Awards 2011Vote for the Carivibez Video Web Awards
Do you like Shaggy and Alaine’s new video For Yur Eyez Only too?

Then go VOTE HERE for the Carivibez Video Web Awards 2011! You can cast your vote for your favourites once every 24 hours through Friday, February 11, 2011.
 

Shaggy & Alaine’s hot new video: For Your Eyez Only, check it out here!

iTunes

Shaggy feat. Alaine – For Yur Eyez Only #1 on the UK Dancehall Charts!
Shaggy featuring Alaine For Your Eyez Only produced by Tony CD Kelly smash hit single coverShaggy and Alaine’s very hot new song For Yur Eyez Only is the number 1 song on the UK Dancehall Charts! The UK Dancehall Charts are weekly broadcast by Robbo Ranx on his dancehall radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Source and link to the radio show! For Yur Eyez Only has also held the number one spot on the New York Reggae Charts and is climbing other charts fast!

January 14, 2011

American Friends of Jamaica to honor Shaggy

The American Friends of Jamaica will honor Shaggy, philanthropist and international recording artist, at its 7th Annual Peacock Soiree at Jungle Island in Miami on April 9! More info at the American Friends of Jamaica.

Shaggy’s 2011 schedule.

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