& Church Heathen & Bonafide Girl & What's Love & Like a Superstar & Feel Like Making Love & Intoxication & Feel the Rush & Donya & Don't Wanna Fight & Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection & Body A Shake & Bad Man Nuh Cry & Save a Life & Fly High & I Wear My Sunglasses at Night & Keep Ya Shades On! & She's a Lady & Can't Let My Love Go & Long Time & Under the Sun & I Wanna & Rise Again & For Yur Eyez Only & Shaggy & Friends & Girls Dem Luv We & Champagne & Sugarcane & Jamaican Drummer Boy & Smile & Dame & World Citizen & Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & Lengua & Football is My Life & Fight this Feeling & You Girl
January 31 Part IV - Blue Note Jazz Club, New York
According to the Blue Note Jazz Club site, Shaggy is going to perform alongside the legendary duo Sly & Robbie on Monty Alexander's 50 Years In Music celebration on March 1 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York! They will present a special jazz & reggae set. Get your tickets now!
January 31 Part III - Cris Cab feat. Shaggy & Melanie Fiona - Turn You On
Cris Cab's mix tape Echo Boom has just been released! The mix tape features Shaggy and Melanie Fiona on the nice reggae track Turn You On. You can download it from Cris Cab's official site!
January 31 Part II - Kingston 13 Riddim available now!
Today, Ranch Entertainment is releasing the Kingston 13 Riddim! The riddim features contributions by Shaggy feat. Tarrus Riley, Rayvon, Gyptian, Alaine, Red Fox & Alju, J-Boog and Yung Juggz. You can now get it on iTunes and Amazon! Grab your copy now!
January 31 - Shaggy & Friends raise $32 million for Bustamante Children's Hospital
The January 7 installment of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert has raised $32 million JD, which will help to furnish the 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. This brings the amount of money raised by the Shaggy & Friends charity concerts to a total of $97 million JD since 2009. Jamaica Observer. Congrats to Shaggy & Friends for making such in impact!
Shaggy announced the results at a press conference at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Shaggy stated that he was "heartened by the outpouring of support this year by so many Jamaicans" and he pledges "to continue to support this cause and encourage Jamaicans to do so as well!" Check the Jamaica Observer's press conference video!
Tune in to ZIP 103 FM to listen to ZJ Vybzboss' interview with Shaggy today at 8 P.M. and tomorrow at 9 A.M. and 2 P.M. EST!
January 30 Part V - Upcoming: Cris Cab feat. Shaggy and Melanie Fiona - Turn You On!
Miami native Cris Cab is getting ready to drop his Echo Boom Mixtape tomorrow. Shaggy and Melanie Fiona are featured on the track Turn You On! Guess what? You can already listen to a preview!
January 30 Part IV - Dennis Brown tribute concert
Shaggy performed at the Dennis Brown tribute concert at Orange Street in downtown Kingston last night and attendees say his performance was mad!
January 30 Part III - Compound Island launch
After performing as a surprise guest alongside Shaggy at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival (see pix and vids below), Ne-Yo launched his new record label Compound Island in Jamaica this past weekend with Shaggy, Adrienne Bailon, Keri Hilson and Rockmond Dunbar there for support. Check out the party pics on The Life Files!
January 30 Part II - Food for the Poor charity
Shaggy's official Twitter confirms that Shaggy is going to perform at the Food for the Poor's annual Building Hope Gala on February 4 at The Polo Club of Boca Raton, Florida! For more info, tickets, sponsorships and donations, visit Food for the Poor.
January 30 - More Jamaica Jazz & Blues photos & a video
Reggae Ville posted photos of Shaggy, Rayvon, Tarrus Riley and Ne-Yo live at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival 2012, check them out! And if you want to read a new review with pix of the festival, visit Tallawah Magazine.
Watch Visit Jamaica Now's footage of the first night of the festival, at which among others Shaggy, Yellowman and Half Pint performed! The video features the first single off Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston: it's Shaggy's live performance of Sugarcane!
January 29 Part III - Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival video
OnStage TV broadcast a Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival special! Would you like to watch Shaggy performing on the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, with surprise guests Tarrus Riley and Ne-Yo? Take a look at the footage of Shaggy's performance here: Intro and Thursday night video (Shaggy is featured starting at around 11:30 minutes into the video)!
MediaConnec reviewed the festival and concludes "On his Sugar Cane entrance the multi-platinum selling artiste Shaggy closed the night of musical excellence in style. His more than 30-minute performance had the crowd singing and dancing the night away.."
January 29 Part II - Ne-Yo Compound
Shaggy, Keri Hilson, I-Octane Chino, Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor and more joined Ne-Yo at his Compound Beach Party at Secrets Resorts and Spa in Jamaica!
January 29 - Shaggy & Friends
United Reggae features a new review with photos of the January 7 charity concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children!
OnStage TV is broadcasting a Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival special tonight on CVM TV, tune in!
January 27 Part V - More Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
The opening night of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, headlined by Shaggy, saw a record turnout! Jamaica Gleaner. Attendees say Shaggy's concert was absolutely great, the organization writes: "Shaggy & Friends (Aisha Davis, Tarrus Riley, Rayvon, Tony Gold & Neyo) really closed the show with a bang!" and Smirnoff Jamaica writes: "Superb performance from Mr. Boombastic Shaggy!" Check the Jamaica Observer for a new photo (photo 3), scroll down for more photos and photo links!
January 27 Part IV - Jamaica Observer interview
Shaggy spoke to the Jamaica Observer about the upcoming release of the new Lava Edition of his Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston on February 7! Shaggy is also in the process of completing an album with Sly and Robbie, which he expects to be released by summer.
US Shaggy fans: here's even more good news for you: Shaggy says that a US tour is planned for that period! Jamaica Observer.
January 27 Part III - Music greats honored at Jazz & Blues Festival
Shaggy, Yellowman, Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Derrick Morgan, Lloyd Parkes and Maxi Priest were honored for their contribution to the development of Jamaica's music at last night's Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival! Jamaica Gleaner.
January 27 Part II - Shaggy nominated for Carivibez TV Award
Congrats to Shaggy, who is nominated for the Male Video of the Year Award at the Carivibez Awards! Voting starts on January 31!
January 27 / 26 Part IV - Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (updated)
Watch a live stream of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival on INation TV! Update: Shaggy is on now!
01:45 Shaggy's concert has started!! Mr Boombastic just sang Sugarcane (off his upcoming Feb. 7 album Summer in Kingston), Strength of a Woman and Rayvon joined him for Angel!
01:54 Shaggy brings Tarrus Riley on stage! They perform Just Another Girl off Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston and the Kingston 13 Riddim
01:57 Tarrus Riley sings She's Royal
02:02 Shaggy gives a mad rendition of Bad Man Don't Cry
02:04 What's Love
02:08 Shaggy & Aisha Davis sing Shaggy's next single Dame
02:10 It Wasn't Me
02:11 Shaggy brings Ne-Yo on stage to perform It Wasn't Me together!
02:13 Ne-Yo performs Miss Independent
02:18 Shaggy & Tony Gold conclude the festival's first night with Hey Sexy Lady. Vibes were mad!
02:21 Interview. Shaggy says he's going to give away 6 free copies of his upcoming cd Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition) in Jamaica, which will be released Feb. 7! Stay tuned for the contest details! After the interview, Shaggy takes photos with fans
02:25 Live stream is over
Backstage photos Left: Ne-Yo, Maxi Priest & Shaggy! Right: Shaggy & Marcia Griffiths take photos before the concert!
Shaggy is releasing a new edition of his 2012 Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston on his own label Ranch Entertainment on February 7! Wanna get a preview? Check out the hot new Dame feat. Kat DeLuna (or watch a live video of the song premiere on The Tonight Show) and the reggae love song She Gives Me Love! And on January 31 Ranch Ent will release the Kingston 13 Riddim featuring Shaggy's reggae collab with Tarrus Riley, Just Another Girl!
A couple of recent comments on two of the new songs: Jay Blessed about She Gives Me Love: "cool and irie reggae single" and Tropical Bass about the Kingston 13 Riddim: "BIG RELEASE straight from Jamaica!!"
January 26 Part II - UTV interview
Vanessa Lake interviewed Shaggy for UTV back when his Intoxication album was released for the streets in 2007, which was his first album release outside of a major record company. I linked other versions of the interview videos before (March 2008 news), but if you haven't seen them yet, or if you wanna watch them again, here you go: the topics are going independent, choosing a career in music and Bonafide Girl!
January 26 - Today: Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Shaggy is headlining the opening day of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival today, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence! More info.
Update: Wanna win tix? Get over quickly to the Jamaica Gleaner Facebook and enter the competition! The competition just ended.
Update 2: The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is almost opening the gates! Check out the stage that is being set up for the festival, on which Shaggy, Chris Martin, Etana, Maxi Priest, Yellowman and more are going to perform tonight!
January 25 Part III - New Shaggy songs
Shaggy is going to release the Lava Edition of his Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston in physical and digital form on February 7! Check out the hot new Dame feat. Kat DeLuna (or watch a live video of the song premiere) and the beautiful reggae song She Gives Me Love!
And that's not all! Shaggy's label Ranch Entertainment brings you the Kingston 13 Riddim on January 31, which will have Just Another Girl by Shaggy feat. Tarrus Riley. You can listen to previews of all tracks on the Kingston 13 Riddim on Ranch's YouTube!
January 25 Part II - Singapore F1 concert
Shaggy gave two great concerts to a huge audience at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix in September. Check out this 35 minutes video of part of one of Shaggy's hot Singapore shows!
January 25 - Shaggy's ultimate Italian escape
Jamaican superstar Shaggy talked about his ultimate Italian escape to Fox News (new video plus full transcript)!
January 24 Part V - Kingston 13 Riddim
Ranch Entertainment's upcoming Kingston 13 Riddim features contributions by Shaggy feat. Tarrus Riley, Rayvon, Gyptian, Alaine, Red Fox & Alju, J-Boog and Yung Juggz. Check out this preview of Shaggy feat. Tarrus Riley's Just Another Girl! The riddim is set to be released on January 31.
Just Another Girl is one of the songs on Shaggy's upcoming Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition) album, which also features another beautiful new reggae song, entitled She Gives Me Love. Check out She Gives Me Love on Billboard.com!
January 24 Top Story - Billboard Exclusive: She Gives Me Love! (New song on Summer in Kingston!)
In celebration of the Summer in Kingston release as a physical cd and re-release as a digital album, Billboard is exclusively streaming one of its new songs, "She Gives Me Love", produced by Sly & Robbie and Sting International. Visit Billboard.com and get a taste of the new album and She Gives Me Love!
The Summer in Kingston Lava Edition, which will be available Feb. 7 in digital and physical form, features two new tracks ("She Gives Me Love" and "Hurting") and a revamped version of the Latin-Reggae flavored "Dame" featuring Kat DeLuna. Shaggy's EP re-release will include his hit "Sugarcane," which peaked at No. 14 on the Yahoo! Music Video Chart and at No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts.
Shaggy's Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition) album will hit US stores Feb. 7. Don't worry if you're not located in the US: the physical cd will be available worldwide through import order and you will also be able to buy the digital album! A different version of Summer in Kingston will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland later!
January 24 Part III - Fox News Star Traveler
Shaggy, who has given concerts in almost all countries all over the world, is featured on today's Fox News: Star Traveler! He talks about the beauty of Italy, Italian food and shopping on Italy's coast. Watch the interview video here!
January 24 Part II - 10 Jaar Q photos
Shaggy performed at 10 Jaar Q in Belgium in November. Foto Jokko uploaded cool new photos!
January 24 - Shaggy featured on Bubble Gum Riddim
Shaggy is going to be featured on the second part of Washroom Entertainment's Bubble Gum Riddim (Di Nex Flavor), which will be released soon!
January 23 Part II - Reportage Shaggy
Check out this vintage video of Arte TV's "Reportage Shaggy", a documentary about Mr Boombastic! It shows parts of his videos and live performances, an interview, photos of him as a kid and more!
January 23 - 98.7 Kiss FM interview
I admit, I linked this video before. But if you haven't checked it out yet, you can watch Mr Ed Lover's funny interview with Shaggy for 98.7 Kiss FM now here as well!
January 22 Part IV - San Remo 2003 live video
Shaggy is going to perform at the Sanremo Festival 2012 in Italy on February 16! The show will be broadcast on Rai 1. Shaggy first performed at the festival in 2003, here's a live video: it's Strength of a Woman! Wow!
January 22 Part III - Shaggy & Friends photos
Wanna see more photos of the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital? Here you go! Check Nick Foto Works' photo gallery: part 1 and part 2! Scroll down for more photos and videos.
January 22 Part II - NEW: Shaggy feat. Kat DeLuna - Dame (Spanish version)
Check out the muy caliente new Spanish version of Shaggy and Kat DeLuna's hot upcoming single Dame below! Dame was produced by Costi Ionita and the English version will be released on Shaggy's upcoming album Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition), in stores on February 8! Enjoy!
Shaggy feat. Kat DeLuna - Dame (Spanish version)
January 22 - 98.7 Kiss FM interview
Mr Ed Lover interviewed Mr Boombastic at the 98.7 Kiss FM studios. Check out the video... it's a pretty funny convo!
January 21 Part VII - Hot 97 Boston Interview (updated)
Shaggy was just interviewed live on Inside the Dancehall on Hot 97 Boston about his career in music so far, his charity work and more!
January 21 Part VI - Shaggy feat. Kat DeLuna
Did you listen to Shaggy's HOT new joint feat Kat DeLuna yet? Shaggy tweets: "Check out my new song Dame (feat. Kat DeLuna)!"
Shaggy and Kat DeLuna premiered Dame live on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You can watch the awesome performance here as well! Dame is one of the tracks on Shaggy's new album Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition), which is set to be released on February 8!
January 21 Part V - Jamaica Village 2012
See what's in store for you at the Jamaica Village of the 2012 Olympics in the new promo video! Shaggy is featured in the second half of the clip.
The Jamaica Village is a unique 10-day event celebrating the best of Jamaican sport and culture in Finsbury Park, London in the summer of 2012 (August 3-12). Shaggy, Cocoa Tea and many more will perform at the concerts. Get a taste of Jamaica like you never had before and join the celebrations!
January 21 Part IV - Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Here's the new cool promo video for the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival! Shaggy is performing at the festival, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence, next Thursday.
January 21 Part III - New: Cory Lee feat. Shaggy Best Shot (Andy Dixon remix)
You can now watch Pree Dis' coverage of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert online! The video features parts of the performances and interviews with artists, attendees and sponsors about their willingness to contribute and being inspired by what Shaggy is doing for the Bustamante Children's Hospital. Pree Dis is broadcast on Flow TV, Krem TV, Karib Cable and TEMPO Networks.
Check out YardFlex's photo gallery of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert!
January 21 - 98.7 Kiss FM interview
Shaggy stopped by 98.7 Kiss FM last night, where he was interviewed by Mr Ed Lover. Here are twophotos!
January 20 Part IV - Shaggy for Food for the Poor
As per Food of the Poor: Shaggy is partnering with the Florida based non-profit Food For The Poor to help build homes in Haiti. Shaggy is scheduled to perform at Food For The Poor's annual Building Hope Gala on February 4 at The Polo Club of Boca Raton, Florida! For more information, visit Food for the Poor.
January 20 Part III - Shaggy & Friends photos
Wanna see lots of photos of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital? Visit Party Jamaica's photo gallery (you might need to select the Shaggy & Friends 2012 gallery in the menu on the left)! For more photos of Shaggy & Friends, scroll down!
January 20 Part II - KMOX interview (updated)
Shaggy was interviewed on Total Information AM on KMOX (CBS St. Louis) this morning, about his home country Jamaica (which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence), his time in the Marines, Shaggy's charity concerts for the Bustamante Children's Hospital and more! You can download or listen to the on interview on CBS St Louis!
January 20 - Behind the scenes: Smile photos
How about a look behind the scenes of the Smile video shoot by Tamer Hosny and Shaggy? Check the photo gallery that director Tarik Freitekh posted on his Facebook!
The video to Smile reached over 2 million views on YouTube in just about a week! Tamer Hosny and Shaggy's collab Smile is now available on iTunes, grab your copy now!
January 19 Part III - Examiner interview
The Examiner interviewed Shaggy about the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival and Jamaica's 50th anniversary as an independent nation, for which Shaggy is the spokesperson. Why should you attend the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival? What would Shaggy suggest patrons experience at the festival? And what can you expect from Shaggy's performance? Check the Examiner for Shaggy's answers!
Shaggy and Tamer Hosny's uplifting new single Smile is now available on iTunes, get your copy now! The video to Smile reached over 2 million views on YouTube in just a week and a half. Check it out here!
January 19 - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
OnStage TV reviewed the latest edition of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital and broadcast parts of many of the performances. The Shaggy & Friends concert was overall a massive success, with the expected exception of part of Lauryn Hill's set. Scroll down for many more reviews, photos and videos of Shaggy & Friends!
Flow OnDemand will offer a special feature on the recently held concert! All proceeds will go towards the Bustamante Children's Hospital through the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation! More: Jamaica Star and Jamaica Gleaner.
January 18 Part V - Summer in Kingston
The digital edition of Shaggy's feel good album Summer in Kingston has re-entered the Billboard Reggae Albums Top 10 on #8! Don't miss out and get your copy now on iTunes or Amazon and stay tuned for the release of the hard copy Lava Edition on February 8!
January 18 Part IV - 100.3 The Point interview
Did you miss Justin's interview with Shaggy on 100.3 The Point? Don't worry, you can listen to the two part interview on The Point!
January 18 Part III - Village Underground video
Shaggy and Jaiden performed at Village Underground in New York back in '08. Check out this video of Call Me Up & Boombastic!
January 18 Part II - Shaggy in Oman video
Shaggy and Rayvon performed a mad show at Intercontinental Gardens in Muscat, Oman in November. Here's a newly uploaded video by Meisan Events: it's the Crowd Teaser!
January 17 Part II - Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition)
As per Shaggy's official Facebook: "Bringing the heat to you this winter! Summer in Kingston (Lava Edition) will now be available in stores (in the U.S.) starting on February 8th. It'll have 3 brand new songs on it: Dame (feat Kat Deluna), Hurting and She Gives Me Love (from my upcoming album that I'm working on with Sly and Robbie). This version of the album will also be available on iTunes, Amazon, etc! Listen to Dame (feat. Kat Deluna) below!"
Shaggy feat. Kat DeLuna - Dame (official preview)
January 17 - WAMC The Roundtable (updated)
Shaggy was interviewed by Sarah LaDuke for today's The Roundtable show on WAMC. They talked about among others Shaggy's charity work for the Bustamante Children's Hospital, his music career, Shaggy being a spokesperson for Jamaica's 50th anniversary, Summer in Kingston, how Shaggy's collaborations come about, Just Another Girl, Soldier's Story, End of the World (Drink Up) and Dame!
And there's more... When asked about his upcoming projects, Shaggy told The Roundtable that he's working on a hardcore reggae album with the legendary duo Sly & Robbie! The album will probably be ready in the summer of next year and feature collaborations with Ne-Yo, Joe, John Legend and other artists on Sly & Robbie's heavy reggae riddims!
January 16 Part III - Kingston 13 Riddim & Summer in Kingston
January and February are going to be hot months when it comes to new releases!
As for January, Ranch Entertainment will release the Kingston 13 Riddim on January 31! The riddim features Shaggy and Tarrus Riley with the amazing reggae single Just Another Girl! It also features contributions by among others Rayvon, Gyptian, Alaine, Red Fox & Alju, J-Boog and Yung Juggz.
Just a week later, Shaggy's awesome Grammy nominated Summer in Kingston will be released as a hard copy album! The album will have ten tracks and it is set to hit stores on February 7 8!
January 16 Part II - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
TVJ's Entertainment Report reported from the Shaggy & Friends concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital in Jamaica and concludes that it was a great show. Check out the TVJ video!
Your Money eZine contains a review of the January 7 Shaggy & Friends concert, scroll down for more reviews and photos!
January 16 - Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation
Shaggy's Make a Difference Foundation and Flow are teaming up to give additional support to the Bustamante Children's Hospital! They will offer Flow viewers OnDemand access to a special feature about the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the pediatric hospital. Viewers will be able to watch part of the enjoyable performances from Shaggy, Eve, Lauryn Hill, Half Pint, Romain Virgo and more as well as behind-the-scenes footage! More: Jamaica Gleaner.
January 15 Part VI - 100.3 The Point
Justin of 100.3 The Point interviewed Shaggy about his Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston and more. Tune in to 100.3 The Point today to listen to the interview! The first part of the interview will be played around 3:25 P.M. EST, the second part of the interview will be broadcast at 4:25 P.M. EST.
January 15 Part V - Summer in Kingston
Summer in Kingston will be released as a hard copy album on February 7 (US; also available on February 7/17 overseas)! The new album will include three great new tracks: the beautiful upcoming songs Hurting and She Gives Me Love - as well as Shaggy's sizzling hot new single Dame with Kat DeLuna!
January 15 Part IV - Sanremo Festival 2012 (updated)
According to the official Sanremo 2012 Facebook, Chiara Civello and Shaggy are going to perform the classic "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" together on the Sanremo Festival 2012! Rai 1 will broadcast the show, that takes place on February 14-18!
January 15 Part III - Shaggy for the Bustamante Children's Hospital
Shaggy has been doing a lot for the Bustamante Children's Hospital in Jamaica for years! Read Laura Tanna's article in the Jamaica Gleaner about how it all evolved: "Why a superstar supports a hospital"!
January 15 Part II - Tamer Hosny & Shaggy - Smile
The video to Tamer Hosny and Shaggy's uplifting new single Smile has received over 1.6 million views in just 7 days! It's now one of the new trending videos on YouTube!
A couple of photos of Shaggy's performance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Singapore have been added to Shaggy's official Facebook. Check out that huge crowd!
January 14 Part VII - Jamaica Jazz & Blues promo
Join Jamaica celebrating its 50th anniversary and visit the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Trelawny, Jamaica later this month! Shaggy is going to perform at the festival on January 26. Here's a promo video!
January 14 Part VI - 105.9 Kiss Detroit Skype interview
Fantasee Blu of 105.9 Kiss Detroit sat down with Shaggy on a Skype Chat! They talked about Shaggy's Grammy nominated new album Summer In Kingston, the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, New Year's resolutions, Whoopi Goldberg and Shaggy's performance for Jamaica's recently elected female Prime Minister. Watch the interview video here!
January 14 Part V - Rock and the City video
Would you like to take a look at Shaggy's studio in Jamaica? I bet you do! Check out one of the places where Shaggy is cooking up his great music in the Rock and the City: Kingston episode video. You can watch Shaggy and crew jamming to More Woman & an interview at the studio, enjoy!
January 14 Part IV - Shaggy & Friends
Jamrock of Yardrock writes: "Nice work to Shaggy and Friends 2012 Charity Concert!"
January 14 Part III - New: Ida Corr & Shaggy - Under The Sun (Frank Lamboy Radio Edit)
Shaggy's single with singer Ida Corr, Under the Sun, has now been released in the US! Check out the hot new Frank Lamboy Radio Edit. You can get Under the Sun at Radikal Records.
January 14 Part II - Shaggy on vacation
After having been quite busy organizing the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital, performing, recording and giving interviews, Shaggy is taking a well-deserved break. Shaggy tweets: "On vacation with the fam.....portie- mi place!!!!" Have a nice one, Shaggy!
January 14 - Shaggy on Mix 106.1
Logan and Nicole interviewed Shaggy on Mix 106.1! Wanna know what they talked about? Listen to the interview here.
January 13 Part III - Dame feat. Kat DeLuna
So, what is being said about Shaggy's hot new single Dame featuring Kat DeLuna? Here are a couple of quotes: Music ARL: "... it is absolutely flawless and is going straight to the islands of partying... it's a huge summer anthem... check out the track [...] and be blown away!" Music Juzz writes: "Shaggy is back with yet another exciting song titled 'Dame'!"
JPS Pop Files: "Shaggy has brought on Kat DeLuna to assist him for the single remix of his latest, "Dame". The track is sure to be a hot-fire Latin hit, and the sexy Leno performance shows great chemistry between the two!"
Dame will be featured on Shaggy's upcoming hard copy album Summer in Kingston, which is to be released in just a month from now, on February 7!!
January 13 Part II - Shaggy & Friends
Check out Donavan Montague's photo gallery part 1 and part 2 of the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital! For more photos, videos and reviews of this amazing event, scroll down.
January 13 - Shaggy interview on WSMN Radio (updated)
George Papoulias interviewed Shaggy about his Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston and much more for The Beat on WSMN Radio. Wanna hear the interview? Download The Beat's January 13, 2012 podcast (direct link), Shaggy is featured at around 16 minutes into the program!
January 12 Part III - Shaggy feat. Kat DeLuna - Dame
Check out a preview to Shaggy's HOT new single featuring Kat DeLuna from his Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston: it's Dame!
Shaggy and Kat DeLuna premiered Dame live on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You can watch their awesome performance here! A hard copy album of Summer in Kingston, including Dame featuring Kat DeLuna, will be released on February 7!
January 12 Part II - Shaggy on 95.7 Jamz
Shaggy will be interviewed on the Roy Wood Jr show on 95.7 Jamz this morning, tune in!
January 12 - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
Check out Jamaica Star's compilation video of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamente Children's Hospital, including Shaggy and Maxi Priest performing That Girl together. Enjoy!
Nick Guiliano spoke to Shaggy about his awesome new album Summer in Kingston, which is nominated for a Grammy Award, stuff you might now know yet about his performance of Dame with Kat DeLuna and more. You can listen to or download the interview mp3 in the Q105 FM podcast!
January 11 - Shaggy & Friends
Wanna see more photos and videos of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamente Children's Hospital? Take a look at Jahkno and the Jamaica Star for new photos and check Pree Jamaica's videos of Tami Chynn - Over and Over Again and Lauryn Hill - That Thing live! Scroll down for more.
January 10 Part IV - Shaggy interviews
Shaggy will be talking about his upcoming album release and his Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston at Movin 107.7 FM at 7:35 A.M. EST. Also, between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. EST Q105 FM is going to broadcast Nick Guiliano's interview with Shaggy. Tune in!
And don't forget to listen to WSMN Radio on Friday between 10 and 11 A.M. EST, where you can hear George Papoulias' interview with Shaggy on The Beat!
January 10 Part III - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
Last Saturday, the third edition of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert took place at the Lawns of Jamaica House in New Kingston, Jamaica. The concert raised a lot of money, which will go to the Bustamente Children's Hospital. Here's more new coverage of the concert!
TVJ Entertainment Prime
TVJ's Entertainment Prime attended Shaggy & Friends. Check out the tv report!
Wanna see more videos of the Shaggy & Friends concert? Here you go: The Jamaican National Anthem performed by the children of Music Workshop Arts; part 1 and part 2 of Damian & Stephen Marley on stage; and Wayne Marshall, Tifa and Future Fambo performing Swaggin!
Reviews with photos Pree Jamaica: "Star-studded Shaggy & Friends show", Urban Islandz: "Shaggy And Friends Thrills Audience", BE: "Patrons were treated to high quality performances", Examiner and Ishango Photos: "Shaggy and Friends concert was a huge success! ... We are glad that we could have been there to capture such an incredible event. Shaggy and Friends dared Jamaicans and they answered"!
Scroll down for more reviews, photos and videos of the Shaggy & Friends 2012 charity concert!
January 10 Part II - Ida Corr feat. Shaggy - Under the Sun
Radikal Records are releasing Ida Corr's breakout single with Shaggy Under the Sun to the US market! Get your copy of Under the Sun here!
January 10 - Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Werock.ro Photos of Shaggy, Kat DeLuna and Costi Ionita backstage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where Shaggy and Kat DeLuna gave an amazing performance of their upcoming single Dame off Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston!
January 9 Part III - Interviews (updated)
Shaggy has given several interviews today! He was interviewed by Justin on 100.3 The Point earlier today. And Irie FM spoke to Shaggy about Shaggy & Friends.
Tune in between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. EST tomorrow to Q105 FM to catch the Nick Giuliono's interview with Shaggy, about Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston and his upcoming single Dame featuring Kat DeLuna!
January 9 Part II - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
The Jamaica Gleaner features a review with photos of the Shaggy & Friends charity concert in aid of the Bustamante Children's Hospital: "Stellar performances electrify Shaggy & Friends", as well as the pics of the audience. MediaConnec reviews Shaggy & Friends as well: "Shaggy and Friends shine for charity!" The Examiner also features a review! Check Tallawah Magazine for a review with photos as well!
Here's a short video of Cocoa Tea and Junior Reid on stage! Wanna see lots of photos of the concert? Visit Rawtid TV's photo gallery part 1 and part 2, Roger Jones' Photography photo gallery for Panache Jamaica Magazine, Courtney Chen's photos and EMX Group's backstage photo gallery! Scroll down for more photo gallery links!
Cancan features photos of Shaggy, Kat DeLuna and Costi Ionita backstage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where Shaggy and Kat DeLuna gave an amazing performance of their upcoming single Dame off Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston!
Dame featuring Kat DeLuna is going to be featured on the hard copy Summer in Kingston album, which will be in stores on February 7!
January 8 Part III - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
Last night the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Children's Hospital was held. A huge number of people, including Jamaica's Prime Minister, came to enjoy the event and support the only pediatric hospital in the West Indies. According to attendees and live viewers, the event and the concert were great!
Shaggy along with Maxi Priest, Eve, Deniece Williams, Mr Vegas, Gyptian, Cocoa Tea, Romain Virgo, Tami Chynn, Wayne Marshall, Half Pint, Agent Sasco, I-Octane and Lauryn Hill as well as surprise guests Beres Hammond, Junior Reid, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Tessanne Chin, Rayvon, Future Fambo, Mystic Davis, Tifa, Ms Kitty, Rohan Gunter and more graced the stage and made the evening unforgettable for anyone who attended.
Shaggy and Tessanne performed Shaggy's new single Dame together. Check out the video below!
January 8 Part II - Portia Simpson-Miller swearing-in
Shaggy performed at the inauguration ceremony of Jamaica's newly elected Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller. Check Roger Jones Photography's photo gallery for among others photos of Shaggy! Scroll down for videos!
January 8 - Vote for Shaggy at the YVAs
Shaggy is nominated for two 2012 Youth View Awards in the categories Local International Artist (category 16) and Celebrity Role Model (category 6)! Voting is open now. To vote simply text the category NUMBER and the NAME of your favorite nominee to 284-9900!
The much anticipated video to Tamer Hosny and Shaggy's collab Smile has been released today! "We share love & joy, love & joy & happiness!" Let Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny and Jamaican superstar Shaggy put a smile on your faces and check out their brand new video below!
Brand new video: Tamer Hosny feat Shaggy - Smile!
January 7 Part IV - Today: Shaggy & Friends!
Today, the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children will take place! You can find lots of info on the official site. All proceeds go to the Bustamante Children's Hospital. You can also donate by texting 444 4248 from any mobile device ($50 JMD per text)!
Can't attend? No worries! Purchase access to watch the Shaggy & Friends concert live in the LIME tv pay-per-view live stream!
January 7 Part III - Shaggy & Friends warm-up party
The warm-up party for the Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children was held last night at Club Fiction in Jamaica. Emma Scanlan of the Chain of Hope Foundation took a photo with Shaggy at the event. Today the Shaggy & Friends charity concert is taking place!
January 7 Part II - More swearing-in ceremony videos
The newly elected female Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, was sworn in two days ago. Shaggy was one of the artists who performed at the ceremony! Here's one more video from the audience, here are more videos.
January 7 - Upcoming collab: Shaggy featuring Brick & Lace
Shaggy and Brick & Lace have recorded a song together!
January 6 Part VII - Shaggy & Friends
Today's Jamaica Gleaner interviewed PR director Angela Thame about the timing of the concert and the cause. Today's Jamaica Observer features an interview with Shaggy & Friends director Rebecca Packer and articles about the pay per view live stream and Digicel's contribution to the auction! And Red Carpet Shelley, who interviewed Shaggy for Caribbean Runnings on WRFG, writes about her interview with Shaggy about the Shaggy & Friends concert.
January 6 Part VI - Shaggy on TVJ (updated with a video!)
Shaggy joined Simon and Neville on TVJ's Smile Jamaica this morning. He was interviewed about Shaggy & Friends, his new music, performing at Portia Simpson-Miller's inauguration and more. They also played a game of charades.
Shaggy performed at the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller. Jamaica's first female prime minister smiled happily as Shaggy sang Strength of a Woman at the Lawns of King's House, dressed in a chic black suit. You can watch Shaggy's performance below!
January 5 Part V - Portia Simpson-Miller swearing-in ceremony
The newly elected Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, was sworn in today. Shaggy was at the ceremony to serenade her with Strength of a Woman!
January 5 Part IV - Shaggy & Eve on Smile Jamaica tomorrow
All eyes on the upcoming Shaggy & Friends charity concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children! Tune in to Smile Jamaica tomorrow between 6 A.M. and 8 A.M. EST to catch international superstars Shaggy and Eve being interviewed live on TVJ!
Shaggy, Eve, Lauryn Hill, Maxi Priest, Half-Pint, Coco Tea, I-Octane, Gyptian, Mr Vegas, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Deniece Williams, Assassin and Romain Virgo are going to give a performance on Shaggy & Friends on the Lawns of Jamaica House on January 7. All proceeds go to the Bustamante Children's Hospital.
Not in Jamaica? Don't worry, Smile Jamaica will be streamed live!
January 5 Part III - Shaggy nominated for two Youth View Awards
Congratulations to Shaggy! He is nominated for two Youth View Awards (YVA) 2012 in the categories Local International Artist and Celebrity Role Model! Text voting starts this Saturday and continues until January 30. For more info about the YVAs, visit the YVA Facebook.
January 5 Part II - Jamaica Gleaner interview
The Jamaica Gleaner interviewed Shaggy about the upcoming Shaggy & Friends charity concert, of which all proceeds go to the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Here's the interview article: "I will continue as long as I'm needed"!
Shaggy and Kat DeLuna totally owned the stage at NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where they performed their new single Dame! Dame is the second single off Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston.
Tracy Morgan, who was a guest at the show, took a photo with Shaggy. Check out the photo here!
January 4 Part II - Today: Tonight Show with Jay Leno!
Shaggy is going to perform his brand new single Dame featuring Kat DeLuna on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, make sure you tune in! The Tonight Show is broadcast between 11:35-12:35 P.M. ET on NBC.
Dame is the second single off Shaggy's Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston. You can get it on iTunes and Amazon! The album will be released as hard copy on February 7! Shaggy and Kat DeLuna recorded a special new version of Dame in Shaggy's New York studio The Ranch in November.
January 4 Part III - AllHipHop interview
AllHipHop.com interviewed Shaggy about the Grammy nomination for his awesome 2011 album Summer in Kingston, the upcoming Shaggy & Friends concert and much more. Read the interview here!
January 4 Part II - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
Lauryn Hill has arrived in Jamaica ahead of her performance at the Shaggy & Friends charity concert! Read more about the concert and the cause in the Jamaica Gleaner and the Jamaica Star.
January 4 - Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation
The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation site has been updated! Check out the new site here!
January 3 Part II - Shaggy & Friends (updated)
The Jamaica Gleaner interviewed Rebecca Packer, director of the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation, about the upcoming Shaggy & Friends concert for the Bustamente Hospital for Children! Read the article here.
The Jamaica Observer Teenage interviewed the team behind the Shaggy & Friends concert about the line-up (two surprise acts were added to the already star-studded line-up and haven't been disclosed yet!) and what people can expect from the concert, the auction and more!
January 3 - Shaggy covers Tallawah Magazine
Shaggy is on the cover of the January 2012 issue of Tallawah Magazine. Pree the article here: Jamaican of the Year!
January 2 Part II - Let Music Live
Shaggy gave a special guest performance of Church Heathen at Tarrus Riley's free pre-Christmas concert at Emancipation Park in Jamaica! He performed Church Heathen with Tarrus, Dean Fraser and band, he encouraged patrons to attend the upcoming Shaggy & Friends charity concert and he brought Etana on stage. Shaggy announced to the patrons that Tarrus Riley will be co-host of the upcoming Shaggy & Friends charity concert!
In just 5 days from now (on January 7) Shaggy, Lauryn Hill, Eve, Half-Pint, Coco Tea, Maxi Priest, I-Octane, Gyptian, Mr Vegas, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Deniece Williams, Assassin and Romain Virgo will grace the stage at the third Shaggy & Friends charity concert! The Jamaica Observer and Jamaica Gleaner write about Deniece Williams' addition to Shaggy & Friends.
Tickets, as well as access to the concert's live stream, are available. You can also donate to the Shaggy & Friends donation line for the Bustamante Children's Hospital. (Visit the Jamaica Gleaner for more info). All proceeds of Shaggy & Friends will go to much needed equipment for the pediatric hospital.
January 1 Part III - RSNY feat. Dai Burger - One Night
Shaggy makes a hilarious cameo in RSNY's new video One Night feat. Dai Burger! Check it out! One Night is the first single off RNSY's upcoming mixtape Fly or Die 3. The video was directed by Charles Hstyler Terrell.
January 1 Part II - Shaggy & Friends on OnStage TV
CVM TV's OnStage TV interviewed Shaggy and Wayne Marshall about the upcoming Shaggy & Friends concert, Wayne Marshall and Shaggy's upcoming combination and much more, you can hear all about it in the interview & preview video!