Who is Shaggy?

Shaggy is a Jamaican musician who perfected his singing voice while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Shaggy was born Orville Richard Burrell on October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. Shaggy joined the Marine Corps in 1988 but later decided to pursue a career in music; he had his first hit with a remake of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers called Oh Carolina. Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica that combines elements of calypso and jazz and is considered to be a precursor of reggae. In 1995, Shaggy released his third studio album entitled Boombastic; the album contained a single of the same name which had great commercial success all over the world, especially in New Zealand and Australia, where it topped the singles charts.

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Shaggy has gone on to release ten studio albums, seven compilation albums, and thirty nine singles. He is considered an international superstar and is well known for his philanthropy; donating over one million dollars to Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica in 2016. Shaggy married Rebecca Packer, an art director and producer, in 2014 at Goldeneye in Oracabessa, Jamaica. In 2018, Shaggy released the single Don’t Make Me Wait from his collaboration album with Sting entitled 44/876.



Quick Facts
Birth Date: 22 Oct, 1968
Age: 51 yrs
Occupations: Singer
Citizenship: Jamaica
Birth Place: Kingston
Gender: Male
Description: Jamaican reggae musician and former U.S. Marine
Net Worth 2020: 14 million
Net Worth 2021: 14 million
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Last Modified: Jun 28 2020
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