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January 29, 2012

Shaggy, Tarrus Riley and Ne-Yo at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (video and photos)

Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival 2012
On Thursday night, the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival opened celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. The night featured only reggae performances by among others Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths, Maxi Priest, Etana, John Holt, Mykal Rose and Christopher Martin and saw a record turnout.

Reggae greats honored at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Shaggy, Yellowman, Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Maxi Priest, Richie Stephens, Derrick Morgan and Lloyd Parkes were honored for their past, current and future contribution to the development of Jamaica’s music at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival!

Shaggy’s performance
Shaggy gave a great performance! He entered performing Sugarcane, Strength of a Woman and Angel with Rayvon, after which he brought Tarrus Riley on stage for a live rendition of Just Another Girl (off Shaggy’s Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston & the Kingston 13 Riddim, to be released on January 31)!

Tarrus Riley went on performing She’s Royal and Shaggy performed Bad Man Don’t Cry, What’s Love and his upcoming single Dame (to be released on the Summer in Kingston Lava Edition, in stores February 7) accompanied by Aisha Davis.

When the first sounds of Shaggy’s worldwide number one hit It Wasn’t Me were resonating through Trelawny, Shaggy brought another surprise guest on stage… It was Ne-Yo, who performed It Wasn’t Me together with Shaggy! Ne-Yo also performed Miss Independent and Shaggy and Tony Gold concluded the festival’s first night with Hey Sexy Lady. Attendees and live stream viewers say the concert was amazing!

OnStage TV Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival special
OnStage TV broadcast a Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival special on CVM TV. You can watch a video from the special below!
Shaggy and surprise guests Tarrus Riley and Ne-Yo are featured starting at 11:30 minutes into the video!

OnStage TV Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival video: Thursday night

Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival photos
Check the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival and Visit Jamaica for photo galleries!


From left to right: Shaggy performing with Tarrus Riley and Ne-Yo (2), hanging out with Ne-Yo & Maxi Priest and backstage with Marcia Griffiths.

December 16, 2011

Newly added upcoming tour dates: NBC The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Shaggy & Friends charity concert and Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, Jamaica and Sri Lanka!

Newly added tour dates
Jamaica, US and Sri Lanka Shaggy fans, here’s good news for you! Shaggy will perform near you soon!

NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno (January 4)
Shaggy will make a special appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC on January 4, 2012! Don’t miss it!

Shaggy & Friends charity concert (January 7)
Shaggy is organising the third installment of his Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamente Hospital for Children and the Chain of Hope Foundation on January 7!

The concert takes place on the Lawns of Jamaica House in Jamaica and the artists who have been confirmed to perform so far are Shaggy, Lauryn Hill, Romain Virgo, Coco Tea, Half Pint, Tami Chynn, Wayne Marshall, Chino and Assassin. Reggae singer Maxi Priest has also been added to the list of performers!

Read more about the concert in the Jamaica Observer and the Jamaica Star. You can watch a video of an earlier Shaggy & Friends charity concert below!

Ceylonese Rugby & Football Club Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka (January 21)
Shaggy and crew are going to perform at the Ceylonese Rugby & Football Club Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on January 21!
This concert has been canceled.

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica (January 26)
Shaggy will perform at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, Jamaica on January 26! Other artists to perform at the festival are Celine Dion, Cee-Lo Green, Tickets are available at the official site of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. You can watch an earlier performance at the festival by Shaggy & John Legend below!

Shaggy and John Legend live at the 2006 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

 

More upcoming tour dates
For Shaggy’s 2011 and 2012 tour schedule, check the Shaggy concert tour dates page!

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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June 23, 2010

Newly added tour dates: New York and Belgium

Shaggy’s official MySpace confirms the following new tour dates in New York and Belgium and offers special price tickets to the Brooklyn Music Festival:

Brooklyn Music Festival tickets
Shaggy writes that you can get special price tickets for the Brooklyn Music Festival by entering the promo code SHAGGY on Tix 4 Me when purchasing tickets!

The Brooklyn Music Festival will take place on July 4 and the line-up is stellar! Among others Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, Fabolous, B.O.B., Barrington Levy, Lady Saw, Marcia Griffiths, Tanya Stephens, Tony Matterhorn, Ding Dong, Assassin, Ricky Blaze, Courtney John, Daville, Yellowman and Gregory Isaacs will perform. More info. It’s gonna be a maaad festival!

Party FM Mega Jam 2010 (July 17)
Shaggy, Gyptian, Black Dada, Ultimate, Kardinall Offishal and many more artists will perform at the Mega Jam 2010 on July 17 in the Country Fair Entertainment Park in Medford, New York. You can get more info on the Party FM site. Tickets are available at Wan Tickets.

Suikerrock, Tienen, Belgium (July 31)
Shaggy’s official MySpace confirms that Shaggy will perform at the Suikerrock festival in Tienen, Belgium on July 31! Other artists to perform are The Opposites, Customs, Das Pop, Arid and Grace Jones. More info on the Suikerrock site, tickets are available at Tickoweb and Free Record Shop.

Shaggy’s full tour schedule

June 10, 2010

New tour date: Suikerrock, Belgium

New tour date: Suikerrock, Belgium
Shaggy will perform at the Suikerrock festival in Tienen, Belgium on July 31! Other artists to perform at Suikerrock on July 31 are The Opposites, Customs, Das Pop, Arid and Grace Jones. You can get more info about the festival and tickets at the Suikerrock site. Shaggy will also perform at Kursaal in Ostend, Belgium on July 29!

Brooklyn Music Festival promo video
Shaggy, Fabolous, B.O.B., Barrington Levy, Lady Saw, Marcia Griffiths, Tanya Stephens, Tony Matterhorn, Ding Dong, Assassin, Ricky Blaze, Little Hero, Daville, Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs and more will perform on July 4 at the Brooklyn Music Festival. Here’s a hot new promo video (and a shorter promo video too)! Sounds like it’s gonna be a siick festival!

International Reggae Day
On July 1 the International Reggae Day festival will be held, celebrating Jamaica’s rich cultural legacy, history, and musical impact all across the world. The virtual media event is designed as a Red, Gold and Green I Love Jamaica campaign and global reggae party. Shaggy will be one of the featured artists at the IRD virtual Media Festival! Jamaica Observer and IRD official site.

Shaggy’s full tour schedule

May 16, 2010

Shaggy to perform at Brooklyn Music Festival and organizes a Walk for Peace in Jamaica

Shaggy to Brooklyn Music Festival
Shaggy, Fabolous, Lady Saw, Barrington Levy, Yellowman, Tanya Stephens, Assassin (Agent Sasco), Ding Dong, Gregory Isaacs, Marcia Griffiths, B.O.B., Da’Ville, Tanya Stephens and many more will perform at the 3rd Annual Brooklyn Music Festival!

The Brooklyn Music Festival will be held on July 4 at Aviator Sports and Recreation at Floyd Bennet Field, Flatbush Avenue Extension South, New York. For more info about the festival and tickets, visit the official festival site!

Shaggy’s full tour schedule
 

Shaggy organizes a Walk for Peace: Save Jamaica!
Jamaica has had a long standing problem with violence and after the recent shootings of dancehall artists Oneil (of the group Voicemail) and Mad Cobra, the entertainment community is planning a Peace March on May 23. Edit: please note that the Peace March has been postponed due to the recent unrest in Jamaica.

Shaggy, organiser and spokesperson for the Peace March, spoke to the Jamaica Star about the violence in Jamaica and the event he is organizing. You can read more in this article!

February 22, 2010

Shaggy at Negril Escape One Love concert series, first Ragga Muffins festival video

Negril Escape One Love concert series
Shaggy, Rayvon, Terry Wonder and Escapade will perform at the One Love concert series at the Negril Escape in Negril, Jamaica this Tuesday February 23!

Ragga Muffins Festival video and photos
Shaggy and Rayvon were among the artists who performed at the Ragga Muffins Festival in Long Beach, California this weekend. Michael Zampelli has photos of Shaggy, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Big Youth, Frankie Paul, Mikey Spice and The Dirty Heads. The show sold off! You can watch a video below! Wow!

Shaggy & Rayvon perform Jammin’, Red Red Wine and Welcome to Jamrock live video!

February 15, 2010

New concert tour dates, Youth View Awards 2010 and EME Awards 2010

Newly added tour dates
Here are the newly added tour dates for 2010! The first three concerts have been officially confirmed at Shaggy’s MySpace. The two later dates have yet to be confirmed but they were announced on the concert organizer’s sites.

Ragga Muffins Festival (confirmed)
Shaggy, Don Carlos, Frankie Paul, Yellowman, Big Youth, Gramps Morgan, Mikey Spice, Lloyd Brown, Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew, Mystic Roots Band, The Dirty Heads and Yellow Wall Dub Squad will perform on February 20 at the Ragga Muffins Festival, Long Beach, California!

Bob Marley Movement Caribbean Festival (confirmed)
Shaggy, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Julian “Royal” Marley, Tarrus Riley, Capleton, Jahfe, Vega under Fire, Resolvers and Spragga Benz will perform at the 17th Annual Bob Marley Movement Caribbean Festival in Miami on February 27! More info here.

Negril Escape (confirmed)
It’s official, Shaggy, Rayvon, Terry Wonder and Escapade will perform at the Negril Escape One Love concert series at the Negril Escape in Jamaica on February 23! For information about tickets and more, visit the Negril message board and Negril Escape.

Part of the proceeds will go to the IronShore Basic School, One Love Drive, Negril. The tickets are selling fast, so get your tickets soon!

Spring Break Jamaica
Shaggy and other Caribbean artists (Chino, Laden, Timmi Burrell, Ras Noble, Kurt Riley and ZJ Liquid and maybe also Elephant Man and Beenie Man) will perform in The Jungle in Jamaica during Spring Break on March 6. More info at STS Travel and Jungle Negril.

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival
Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, Toni Braxton, Foreigner and more artists will perform at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival 2010, which will be held 9. Source: Saint Lucia Tourist Board and Saint Lucia Jazz.

Shaggy’s full tour schedule

Photos, videos and reviews of earlier 2010 concerts
Here are a few videos, photos and reviews links of recent concerts!

Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J and Teflon on stage
Shaggy, LL Cool J and producer Teflon joined Wyclef Jean on stage during his performance at the 944 Magazine Super Bowl party at Eden Roc Hotel at Miami Beach during the Super Bowl weekend. Star Traks Photo and Miami.com (Shaggy is in picture 26) have photos! Shaggy sang a very well received rendition of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song. Below is a video of Shaggy & Wyclef Jean sharing the stage!

Shaggy & Wyclef Jean: Boombastic, Bam Bam and Big Up

Shaggy and Usain Bolt in Hollywood photos
Seminole Hard Rock and Dancehall.mobi have photos of Shaggy and Usain Bolt at Jazzy T’s birthday party at the Opium Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida!

Raggamuffin Afterparty in Sydney photos
Meentertainment has a photo gallery (more photos) of the Raggamuffin Festival 2010 Afterparty in Sydney, Australia with Shaggy, Sean Kingston and Julian Marley!

Youth View Awards 2010
Shaggy won the Celebrity Role Model of the Year Award at the Youth View Awards 2010 in Kingston, Jamaica! Christopher Martin accepted the award on Shaggy’s behalf.

EME Awards 2010
On February 4 the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards 2010 ceremony took place in Kingston, Jamaica. Shaggy & Friends show won the award for Show of the Year! Congratulations!

Jamaica Observer shows of the year
The Jamaica Observer chose the Shaggy & Friends concert in benefit of the Bustamente Hospital for Children as one of the shows of the year. Jamaica Observer article.

New single and video shoot: I Wanna!
Shaggy, Costa Ionita, Andrea (Sahara) and Bob Sinclar shoot a video for their hot new single I Wanna in February at the beaches in Jamaica! Libertatea. If the single hadn’t been played on the radio, the song would have been entered into the Eurovision song festival competition. Cancan Showbiz.

Bob Sinclar & Sahara feat. Shaggy I Wanna official single coverBob Sinclar, feat. Sahara and Shaggy I Wanna will be featured on Bob Sinclar’s upcoming 2010 album Made in Jamaica. For a preview of the single and album cover as well as an audio snippet of the song, visit Bob Sinclar.com!

January 13, 2010

New song: Bob Sinclar & Shaggy – I Wanna.., Youth View Awards 2010, Ragga Muffins Festival, Usain Bolt and Shaggy to Hollywood and Shaggy & Friends

New Shaggy song: Bob Sinclar & Shaggy – I Wanna!
Shaggy’s new song with Bob Sinclar premiered on Fun Radio last night. The song is called I Wanna and it’s hot! You can listen to it below.

Bob Sinclar & Shaggy – I Wanna…

Upcoming concert dates
Here are some of the newly added 2010 Shaggy tour dates! So far the Raggamuffin Festival in Australia and New Zealand has been confirmed by Big Yard, the other dates haven’t been confirmed yet but they have been in the media.

Shaggy and Usain Bolt to Hollywood
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, will play the turntables for charity at Jazzy T’s annual birthday celebration at the Seminole Hard Rock Opium Night Club in Hollywood on January 17. Shaggy will also be present, according to the South Florida News!

Raggamuffin Festival Australia and New Zealand
Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Julian Marley, Sean Kingston, Steel Pulse, Lauryn Hill and Sly & Robbie will perform at the Raggamuffin Festival in Australia and New Zealand on January 23-31. For the exact tour dates and locations, here.

Youth View Awards 2010
Shaggy, Ding Dong, Tifa, Aidonia, Elephant Man, Voicemail, Etana, G-Whizz, Tessanne Chin and more artists will perform at the Youth View Awards 2010! And that’s not all, Shaggy has been nominated for awards in the categories of Celebrity Role Model and Local International Artiste of the Year!

The awards ceremony will be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica on February 6. For more information about the awards show and the voting for the awards, log on to the Youth View Awards 2010 Facebook!

Ragga Muffins Festival California
On February 20 and 21, the Ragga Muffins Festival in California will pay tribute to Bob Marley. Shaggy will perform on Long Beach on February 20! You can find more info about the festival and on where to get tickets at the Ragga Muffins Festival site.

Artists who will perform at the two-day festival are among others Shaggy, Gregory Isaacs, Barrington Levy, Capleton, Cocoa Tea, Tarrus Riley, Alborosie, The Mighty Diamonds, Konshens, Yellowman, Gramps Morgan, Kenneth Boothe, Frankie Paul, Big Youth, Don Carlos and Lloyd Brown.

Caribbean Festival Miami
Damian, Stephen & Julian Marley and Shaggy will perform at the Caribbean Festival at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on February 27! Source: Reggae Ville.

All of Shaggy’s tour dates

Reportage Shaggy video
Here’s a clip from a tv show item about Shaggy. Wanna see photos of Shaggy as a baby and as a kid? As well as of some of his magazine covers? And watch video snippets of US MTV Cribs, Oh Carolina, Boombastic, Hey Sexy Lady, live shows and more? You can watch it all in the video below!

Reportage Shaggy video!

Shaggy & Friends raise $30 million for Bustamente Hospital!
The Shaggy & Friends concert raised $30 million (Jamaican) dollars for the Bustamente Hospital for Children! A huge achievement, made possible by Shaggy & Friends, the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation and everyone who attended and contributed. Much respect to Shaggy and the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation for their charity work! Jamaica Gleaner article with photo.

More Shaggy & Friends videos, reviews and photos
The Back a Yard Magazine has photos and a review of the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert on January 2 in Kingston, Jamaica! You can read more about the concert in the Jamaica Gleaner as well: “Shaggy and friends deliver spectacular concert” and “Thank you, Shaggy“! You can also watch a video review at Caribbean Beats tv Season 6 Episode 1.

More Shaggy & Friends 2010 concert photos, videos and reviews!

Shaggy live at Jamaica House
Shaggy performed a tribute to the Jamaican Olympic artists at Jamaica House. Here’s a live video of Shaggy & Jaiden performing Bonafide Girl!

Shaggy Bonafide Girl live in Jamaican House

More Shaggy & Friends 2010 concert photos, videos and reviews!

September 5, 2009

Shaggy and Gary Nesta Pine at The Dome 51 videos, tour update, On Da Reggae Tip

Shaggy & Gary Nesta Pine Fly High live at The Dome
Here’s Shaggy and Gary Nesta Pine performing their summer hit Fly High at the Dome 51 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Fly High is continuing to climb the European charts and the Euro Top Chart. It’s a pretty cool performance!

Shaggy feat. Gary Nesta Pine Fly High live video at The Dome 51 in Cologne, Germany

Shaggy at The Dome 51 Red Carpet videoand photos
Gamezone has 3 photos of Shaggy on the red carpet at The Dome 51 in Cologne, Germany. The Cologne city portal also has 5 red carpet photos of Shaggy wearing his Superman shirt. Thanks to Stefan, here’s the red carpet video from The Dome 51! Shaggy is at around 1:31 minutes into the video.

Shaggy at The Dome 51, Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany red carpet

More The Dome 51 photos
Big Fm has a photo of Shaggy being interviewed on The Dome 51 in Cologne, Germany. There is also a picture of his performance and a meet & greet with a fan. The Dome official site has a photo gallery with photos of Shaggy & Gary Nesta Pine live in concert (click on “nächstes Foto” to see more photos from the show).

Shaggy at On Da Reggae Tip
Shaggy, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, Spice, Serani, T.O.K., Bounty Killer, Jim Jones and more artists performed on and attended the Hot 97 On Da Reggae Tip Live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York yesterday. Splashnews has photos, so does Wireimage.

Hot 97 Fm also has a photo gallery with two pages of photos and a review.

Upcoming tour dates
Here are the recently confirmed concerts! For more info, log on to Shaggy’s MySpace!
December 4 La Réunion
December 5 Mauritius

T5M Shaggy interview videos
T5M interviewed Shaggy about his childhood, his time in the Marines, his trade-mark low voice and Boombastic. You can watch all interview videos on the T5M page. A couple have been embedded below. Enjoy!

Mr Boombastic

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