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November 9, 2011

Shaggy to perform at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest 2012

Shaggy, Celine Dion and Kelly Rowland to perform at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival 2012
The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival organization just announced that Shaggy, Celine Dion, Kelly Rowland, John Holt, Yellowman, Half Pint, Marcia Griffiths and Toots Hibbert are going to hit the stage at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival at the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, Jamaica!

The festival, which is known to attract visitors from all over the world, takes place from January 26 to 28 2012. Tickets will be available soon in Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as online at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival site.

Shaggy performed at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival before. Below you can watch a video of Shaggy and John Legend performing Broadway & Dennis Brown’s classic tune Revolution!

Shaggy and John Legend live at an earlier installment of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

More upcoming tour dates
For Shaggy’s full 2011 and 2011 concert tour schedule as known so far, check the Shaggy’s 2011 & 2012 concert tour schedule page!

March 19, 2011

Shaggy to be inducted into the Reggae Walk of Fame & nominated for four IRAWMA Awards

Shaggy to be inducted into the Reggae Walk of Fame
Congratulations to Shaggy! Shaggy will be inducted into the Reggae Walk of Fame for his achievements and contributions to the growth of the reggae music industry both in Jamaica and abroad!

Shaggy will receive his induction in the Reggae Walk of Fame when he returns to Trelawny to perform at the official grand opening celebration of the new cruise ship port in Falmouth, Jamaica on March 22. The largest cruise ship of the world, The Oasis of the Seas, will call into Falmouth that day. Other inductees in the Reggae Walk of Fame include Yellowman, Culture, Toots Hibbert, Tony Rebel, Barrington Levy, Third World, Ziggy Marley, Bunny Wailer, The I-Threes and Ky-Mani Marley.

More info: Bob Marley School for the Arts Institute.

Shaggy nominated for four 2011 IRAWMA Awards!
Shaggy has been nominated for four International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA)! Vote here!

  • category 1. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

  • category 22. Best Caribbean Entertainer
  • category 39. Community Service Award
  • category 40. Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award (Shaggy & Friends)

The 30th installment of the IRAWMA Awards ceremony will take place on May 28 the Napa Building in Port of Spain, Trinidad. You can find more info at the IRAWMA site, where you can vote for the awards as well!

March 6, 2011

Shaggy’s Top 10 on BBC, new song: Shaggy & Ricky Blaze – Wave, EME Text voting and NBC Today Show / Smile Jamaica videos

Shaggy’s Top 10 Dancehall Artists
Which dancehall artists had the biggest influence on Shaggy? BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra broadcast Shaggy’s Top 10 dancehall artists last night! Shaggy talked about his beginnings in the music business and the dancehall artists who inspired and influenced him most. So… who are on top of Shaggy’s list and why? And what songs were broadcast?

Listen to Shaggy’s Top 10 to find out! The show is available online for 7 days. If you tune in to BBC Radio 1Xtra at 7 PM GMT tonight, you can hear Shaggy’s Top 10 live on air as well!

Update July 31: this show will be broadcast again at 5 A.M. GMT+1 on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, tune in!

New song: Shaggy & Ricky Blaze – Wave
Shaggy recorded a new song called Wave with Ricky Blaze! The song was produced by Ricky Blaze and it’s featured on Ricky Blaze’s upcoming Party Vibe riddim (FME Recordings), which will be available on iTunes soon.

Sherman Escoffery premiered the new song on his MRI radio show at E2 On Air yesterday. Listen here! (Wave is on around 1 hour 13 minutes into the show)

EME Awards Text Voting
Online voting for the EME Awards is closed, but if you’re a customer of Lime or Claro telecommunications, you can still text vote for the EME Awards 2011! Shaggy is nominated for Artist of the Decade and International Artist of the Year! Shaggy & Alaine’s For Yur Eyez Only received a nomination for Best Collaboration of the Year as well. For voting instructions and more, visit the EME Awards site!

NBC Today Show / Smile Jamaica videos
NBC Today hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb co-hosted a special edition of TVJ’s Smile Jamaica. Shaggy was one of the featured guests on the show. Segments of the show will be broadcast on the Today Show on NBC in May and the entire show will be posted on the Today show’s site! You can watch a couple videos of the show online already: mixing drinks, rum bar & Fired Up and Shaggy, Simon and Neville working the runway!

Models, Shaggy, Simon and Neville walking the runway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YBf5Km_z3M#t=06ms32s

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May 25, 2010

Classic 1998 Shaggy video: Jamaica United – Rise Up!

1998 Rise Up rare music video with Shaggy and other Jamaican artists
When the Jamaican soccer team (the Reggae Boyz) participated in the soccer World Cup in 1998, Shaggy, Ziggy Marley, Buju Banton, Diana King, Maxi Priest, Ini Kamoze, I-Trees, Buju Banton, Tony Rebel, Richie Stephens, Brian Gold and Toots Hibbert teamed up for the song and video of Rise Up. You can now watch this rare video online: the soccer anthem Rise Up! Thanks to International Reggae Day TV and Binu!!

Jamaica United – Rise Up video!

January 5, 2010

Happy New Year and Shaggy & Friends concert photos and reviews

Happy New Year
Happy New Year everyone!

Shaggy & Friends concert
The Shaggy & Friends concert in benefit of the Bustamente Hospital for Children took place last weekend at the Lawns of Jamaica House. Flyer for the Shaggy & Friends charity concert in benefit of the Bustamente Hospital for Children's medical resources Double Dare to Care 2010The event started with an auction, after which Shaggy, Boyz II Men, Mario Winans, Joe, Machel Montano HD, Beenie Man, Baby Trish, Toots Hibbert, Ce’Cile, Alaine, Tessanne Chin, Mikal Rose, T.O.K., Sanchez, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Cham, Queen Ifrica, Chevaughn, Ding Dong, Ity & Fancy Cat, Dr Michael Abrahams, Blakka Ellis and many more were on stage. According to attendees, the concert was overall a huge success!

All proceeds of the concert will go to the Bustamente Hospital for Children, which is the only pediatric hospital in the West Indies. It lacks the resources to provide adequate care for sick children. By attending the hospital or contributing otherwise you can support this worthy cause! More info.

Shaggy & Friends photos
Wanna see some photos of the concert? Here you go! SociaLinga 1, Socia Lingua 2, Socia Lingua 3, SKKAN Media Entertainment, the Jamaica Gleaner, JamediaMark, Tyrone Reviews, Jahkno 1, Jahkno 2, Tara Playfair-Scott, Chawlee and Go-Jamaica all have a lot of photos and photo galleries of the concert, the backstage action, the red carpet and the audience! If you wanna see some more photos of last year’s concert, visit these galleries: Shaggy Foundation and JamediaMark.

Shaggy & Friends concert reviews
The concert was huge! You can read reviews in the Jamaica Gleaner (with photos), Jamaica Observer, Jamaica Observer TEENage, Jamaica Star, Tyrone Reviews (with photos and quotes from the artists), Entertainment Vybz and Buzz Magazine.

Shaggy & Friends Celebrity Pre-Party photos
The day before the Shaggy & Friends concert, a celebrity and press pre-party was held at Fiction Lounge in Kingston. Shaggy, DJ Kue, Ce’Cile, Alaine and many more attended. SociaLingua has a photo gallery!

Shaggy Foundation on Deal or No Deal
Big Yard recording artist Christopher Martin represented the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation in Deal or No Deal, a Digicel tv show in which contestants can try to win a lot of money. He won over $400,000 for the charity! You can read more and view photos in among others the Bajan Reporter, Jamaica Observer, Jamaica Star and Kingston Chronicle.

Shaggy for Shaggy & Friends concert endorsement video
The Shaggy & Friends concert in benefit of the Bustamente Hospital for Children is this Saturday. Here’s a video of Shaggy talking about the concert and how you can get involved!

Shaggy & Friends concert: organizers and auction
So, besides Shaggy, who are the people behind the Shaggy Double Dare to Care concert? The Jamaica Gleaner has a lot of articles about the women behind the Shaggy & Friends concert, who make this huge event happen: Rebecca Packer, Sharon Burke, Angela Thame, Charmaine Franklyn, Jacqui Tyson and Nikki Barbar! You can read a little about the concert’s auction on E-Square.

Shaggy interview about Shaggy & Friends
Real Vibez interviewed Shaggy about his charity work for the Bustamente Hospital for Children. Why does he do this, what kind of equipment has he donated, what will the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation be buying for the hospital in 2010 and what message can he give to the younger generation? You can hear Shaggy’s answers in the interview video!

“If you’re going to do something, make a difference!”

Shaggy’s charity work
Here are some more new articles about Shaggy’s charity work: Jamaica Observer Shaggy makes a difference, Digicel partners with Shaggy and Jamaica Gleaner article about Shaggy’s annual treat at the Bustamente Hospital for Children!

November 1, 2009

Shaggy & Friends Dare to Care 2010 Launch, New video! Street Bullie Riddim Mix

Street Bullies Riddim Mix video
A music video clip was shot for the Street Bullies Riddim! The video features Shaggy, Red Foxx, Christopher Martin, Ce’Cile and Vybz Kartel and was directed by Jay Will for Game Over Films. Carleene Samuels was the producer and the video was edited by I.AM.THE.KRITIK.

The video takes the viewers back to dancehalls from 1984 to 2009. First up in the video is Shaggy with Long Time. Then it’s Red Foxx ‘s turn with Bounce, followed by Chris Martin Vibe is Right, Ce’Cile Nah Stress and Vybz Kartel Slow Motion. You can watch the new video below!

Shaggy receives the Gleaner Honour Award!
The Jamaica Gleaner presented Shaggy with the Gleaner Honour Award for excellence in the category of voluntary service, for his extensive charity work for the Bustamente Hospital for Children. Congratulations to Shaggy! Go to the Jamaica Gleaner for more info and a photo of Shaggy and other members of the Dare to Care team.

Double Dare: Shaggy & Friends Dare to Care 2010 Launch
On October 28 the launch of Shaggy and Friends I Dare You 2010 was held. A new Shaggy & Friends charity concert will be organized in 2010!

On January 1, a celebrity pre-party will be organized, featuring local artists, and on January 2 a new Shaggy & Friends charity concert will be organized! Papa San, Tanya Stephens, Michael Rose, Queen Ifrica, Sanchez, Ce’Cile, Toots Hibbert, Ding Dong, Cham, Machel Montano, Half Pint, Busy Signal, Beenie Man, US singer Joe and Ali Campbell (the former UB40 frontman) will perform!

You can get many more details and info in the articles with photos in the Jamaica Gleaner 1, Jamaica Gleaner 2, Jamaica Observer, Jamaica Star and Shakti Love Fest.

Also, a book will be published later this year about the activities of the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation.

Street Bullies Riddim Medley directed by Jay Will: Shaggy Long Time, Red Foxx Bounce, Christopher Martin Vibe is Right, Ce’Cile Nuh Stress Ova Man and Vybz Kartel Slow Motion!

October 22, 2009

Shaggy’s birthday, new song Kevin Lyttle feat. Shaggy Feels So Good, Raggamuffin Festival 2010

Shaggy’s birthday
Today is Shaggy’s birthday. Happy birthday to Shaggy!

Shaggy to the Raggamuffin Festival 2010
Shaggy will return to the Raggamuffin Festival in Australia and New Zealand in 2010! Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Sly & Robbie, Julian Marley, Sean Kingston, Steel Pulse, Blue King Brown and House Of Shem will perform at the festival in January. For more information, check the official Ragamuffin Festival site for Australia and New Zealand. Tickets will be available starting October 20 at Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand starting October 26. Here are the tour dates:

January 23 2010 Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand
January 25 2010 ME Bank Stadium, Perth, Australia
January 29 2010 Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
January 30 2010 Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
January 31 2010 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia

New Shaggy song! Kevin Lyttle ft. Shaggy Feels So Good!
Shaggy and Kevin Lyttle recently recorded a song together. Here it is: Kevin Lyttle featuring Shaggy, Feels So Good!

New song: Kevin Lyttle ft. Shaggy Feels So Good

Shakti Love Fest auction and photos
The Shakti Love Fest’s auction to raise more funds for the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation continues until noon (Jamaican time) today, Shaggy’s birthday. If you want to purchase an item and help the Bustamente Hospital for Children, you can still do so for a few hours!

Also, there are now more photos online of the performances at the Shakti Love Fest on Facebook, among others of Shaggy and Toots Hibbert sharing the stage (click on next for more photos of Shaggy).

Wave 105 auction
Wave 105 is auctioning a Best of Shaggy, The Boombastic Collection, signed by Shaggy, in their online Cash for Kids Charity Auction. You can get more information or place a bid here.

Mr Vegas and Shaggy live at Greenhouse in NYC
Shaggy and Mr Vegas visited Greenhouse in New York at Mr Vegas’ birthday last month and did an impromptu performance. Here’s a video!

Mr Vegas and Shaggy impromptu performance: Shaggy sings Boombastic, Angel, happy birthday, It Wasn’t Me and Big Up

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