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REAL NAME: Orville Richard Burrell
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BIRTHDAY: October 22, 1968
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "It Wasn't Me" (2001)
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BIGGEST LP: Hotshot (2000)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1
button.gif (123 bytes) "I'm additcted to women. Believe me, as Shaggy, you get women. After every concert, there's drawers that are dropping." - Shaggy

 
TIMELINE

Shaggybutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy was born Orville Richard Burrell in Jamaica on October 22, 1968. He stayed in Jamaica as a youth and eventually moved to New York in his late teens and fought in the Gulf War. The name Shaggy came early on after his friends nicknamed him after the Scooby Doo cartoon character. By the time Shaggy hit New York his ambition for a musical career was in full-swing and Shaggy had local success with the dance track "Big Up" and "Mampie."

1993...

August
Shaggy - Pure Pleasurebutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released Pure Pleasure and the track "Oh Carolina" became a huge hit in England and several other countries. Shaggy had recorded the track while in the military stationed in North Carolina.

1994...

button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released Original Doberman.

1995... # 67 Singles Artist of the Year

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with "Boombastic."
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for a week and the R&B Singles Sales chart for a week with "Boombastic/Summer Time."

June
Shaggy - Boombasticbutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released Boombastic and found his success crossover to the U.S. Boombastic eventually topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart for 52 weeks.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Boombastic" was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 10 with "Boombastic."
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped the Billboard Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks and the Hot Rap Singles chart for a week with "Boombastic/Summer Time."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Boombastic was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped the UK Singles chart for a week with "Boombastic."

button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy toured Europe with his opening act - the Backstreet Boys.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Reggae Artist and Top Reggae Album (Boombastic).

1996... # 129 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (Boombastic).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 helping out Maxi Priest with "That Girl."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 10 with "That Girl."

November
Shaggy - Midnite Loverbutton.gif (123 bytes) Boombastic was certified platinum.

1997...

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released Midnite Lover. The LP wasn't a big commercial success and eventually led his record label to drop him.

1998... # 129 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Shaggy featuring Janet Jackson - Luv Me, Luve Me (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with Janet Jackson on "Luv Me, Luv Me" from the soundtrack How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

1999... # 155 Singles Artist of the Year

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with "Hope."

2000... # 51 Singles Artist of the Year

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with "Dance & Shout."

August
Shaggy - Hotshotbutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released Hotshot.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) "It Wasn't Me" (featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent) hit the Top 40. The success of "It Wasn't Me" started when a DJ in Hawaii downloaded the track from Napster and began playing it frequently - and gradually the song spread.

December
Shaggy - "It Wasn't Me" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 10 with "It Wasn't Me."

2001... # 15 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the #1 with "It Wasn't Me."
button.gif (123 bytes) "It Wasn't Me" also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, the Top 40 Tracks chart for 4 weeks, and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 5 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with "Angel" (featuring Rayvon).

February
Shaggy - "Angel" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot was certified 4x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 6 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 5 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 10 with "Angel"
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy appeared on Saturday Night Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) "It Wasn't Me" also topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart for 2 weeks.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot was certified 5x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) "It Wasn't Me" hit #1 in the UK for a week.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit #1 on the ARC Weekly Top 40.
button.gif (123 bytes) "Angel" (featuring Rayvon) topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week, the Top 40 Tracks chart for 7 weeks, and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 5 weeks.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy opened for the Backstreet Boys' tour starting in Orlando, Florida.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with "Freaky Girl."
button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot was certified 6x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped the UK singles chart for 3 weeks with "Angel" and Hotshot topped the UK Albums chart for a week.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy won 2 Teen Choice Awards for Choice R&B/Hip Hop Artist and Choice Love Song ("Angel").

September
Shaggy - Hot Shot Ultramixbutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy helped out Michael Jackson in celebrating his 30 years in the music business as a solo artist with a party.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy was nominated for 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Male Act and Best Pop Act.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped Billboard Year-End Charts as Top Pop Artist - Male and Top Billboard 200 Artist - Male.
button.gif (123 bytes) Hotshot was the 2nd best-selling LP in the US for the year, selling 4.5 million copies.

2002... # 95 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Shaggy - Mr. Lover Lover - The Best Of Shaggybutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy was nominated for 3 American Music Awards for Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and and Internet Artist of the Year.
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Mr. Lover Lover - The Best Of Shaggy was released.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("It Wasn't Me" with Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent).
button.gif (123 bytes) A remix LP,
Hot Shot Ultramix, was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy won a Brit Award for Best International Male.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy won 2 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Pop Male Artist and World's Best-Selling R&B Male Artist.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy won a Juno Award for Best Selling Album (
Hotshot).

October
Shaggy - Lucky Daybutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy opened for the Rolling Stones for 2 concert dates.
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released his next LP,
Lucky Day.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy hit the Top 40 with "
Strength Of A Woman."

December
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Lucky Day was certified gold.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 157 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

September
Shaggy - Clothes Dropbutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released Clothes Drop.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy could be heard on
Cyndi Lauper's LP The Body Acoustic on the track "All Through The Night."

2006..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (Clothes Drop).

2007..

April
Shaggy - Intoxicationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy could be heard on Lumidee's LP Unexpected on the track "Feel Like Makin Love."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy released
Intoxication.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy topped the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart with
Intoxication.

2008..

button.gif (123 bytes) Shaggy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (Intoxication).

2016...



LPs
Shaggy - Pure Pleasure Pure Pleasure
Released: August, 1993
Tracks: "Soon Be Done" - "Give Thanks And Praise" - "Lust" - "Oh Carolina" - "Tek Set" - "Bedroom Bounty Hunter" - "Nice And Lovely" - "Love How Them Flex" - "All Virgins" - "Ah-E-A-Oh" - "It Bun Me" - "Big Up" - "Bow Wow Wow" - "Follow Me" - "Mampie" - "Oh Carolina" (Raas Bumba Claat Version)
Shaggy - Original Doberman Original Doberman
Released: 1994
Tracks: "Kibbles And Bits" - "Bullet-Proof Buddy" - "We Neve Danced To The Rub-A-Dub Sound" - "Alimony" - "Jump And Rock" - "Chow" - "P.H.A.T." - "Wildfire" - "Glamity Power" - "Man A Yard" - "Get Down To In" - "Soldering" - "Lately"
Shaggy - Boombastic Boombastic
Released: July, 1995
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 34
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "In The Summertime" - "Boombastic" - "Something Different" - "Forgive Them Father" - "Heartbreak Suzie" - "Finger Smith" - "Why You Treat Me So Bad" - "Woman A Pressure Me" - "The Train Is Coming" - "Island Lover" - "Day Oh" - "Jenny" - "How Much More " - "Gal Yu A Pepper" - "Boombastic" (Sting Remix)
Shaggy - Midnite Lover Midnite Lover
Released: August, 1997
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "My Dream" - "Perfect Song " - "Tender Love" - "Geenie" - "Sexy Body Girls" - "Piece of My Heart" - "Think Ah So It Go" - "Midnite Lover" - "Mission" - "Way Back Home" - "John Doe" - "Thank You Lord" - "Piece of My Heart" (Urban Remix)
Shaggy - Hotshot Hotshot
Released: August, 2000
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 6 weeks)
Tracks: "Hot Shot" - "Lonely Lover" - "Dance & Shout" - "Leave It To Me" - "Angel" - "Hope" - "Keep'n It Real" - "Luv Me, Luv Me" - "Freaky Girl" - "It Wasn't Me" - "Not Fair" - "Hey Love" - "Why Me Lord?" - "Chica Bonita"
Shaggy - Mr. Lover Lover - The Best Of Shaggy Mr. Lover Lover - The Best Of Shaggy
Released: January, 2002
Tracks: "Boombastic" (Sting Remix) - "In The Summertime" - "Oh Carolina" - "Nice & Lovely" - "The Train Is Coming" - "Why You Treat Me So Bad" - "Big Up" - "Piece Of My Heart" - "Luv Me, Luv Me" - "Ey-Yo (The Reggae Virus)" - "Sexy Body Girls" (Eye Of The Tiger Remix) - "Something Different" - "That Girl" - "Better Not Be" - "Hot Gal" - "Boombastic" (Album Version)
Shaggy - Hot Shot Ultramix Hot Shot Ultramix
Released: February, 2002
Tracks: "It Wasn't Me" (Punch Mix) - "Special Request" (Rough Cut Demo) - "Freaky Girl" (Strip Mix) - "Too Hot To Handle" - "Why You Mad At Me?" - "Keep'n It Real" (Swingers Mix) - "Leave It To Me" (Early Mix) - "Chica Bonita" (Players Mix) - "It Wasn't Me" (The Cartel Mix) - "Dance & Shout" (Dance Hall Mix) - "Hope" (Dukes Mix) - "Angel" (live)
Shaggy - Lucky Day Lucky Day
Released: October, 2002
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 24
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Shake Shake" - "Full Control" - "Hooky Jucky" - "Hey Sexy Lady" - "Get My Party On" - "Lucky Day" - "Strength Of A Woman" - "Lost" - "Get Away" - "Strange Love" - "Give Thanks" - "These Are The Lips" - "We Are The Ones Walking In My Shoes"
Shaggy - Clothes Drop Clothes Drop
Released: September, 2005
Billboard peak: # 144
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C-
Tracks: "Clothes Drop" - "Ready Fi Di Ride" - "Broadway" - "Wild 2Nite" - "Back In The Dayz" - "Supa Hypnotic" - "Would You Be" - "Stand Up" - "Repent" - "Love Me Up" - "Ahead In Life" - "Utimatum" - "Shut Up And Dance" - "Don't Ask Her That"
Shaggy - Intoxication Intoxication
Released: November, 2007
Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Can't Hold Me" - "Bonafide Girl" - "Intoxication" - "Those Days" - "More Woman" - "Woman Scorn" - "Mad Mad World" - "Out Of Control" - "Church Heathen" - "Wear Di Crown" - "Criteria" - "Body Shake" - "What's Love" - "Holla At You" - "All About Love"
 
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 It Wasn't Me
[Shaggy featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent]
Hotshot
1(3) 19 2001 Shaggy - "It Wasn't Me" (Single)
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2 Angel
[Shaggy featuring Rayvon]
Hotshot
1(2) 17 2001 Shaggy - "Angel" (Single)
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3 That Girl
[Maxi Priest featuring Shaggy]
Mr. Lover Lover - The Best Of Shaggy
5 12 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 Boombastic
Boombastic
9 14 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 I Need Your Love (Habibi)
[Shaggy featuring Mohombi, Fayee & Costi]

from the
digital download
ARC chart run: 37 - 40 - 40 - 40 - 37 - 33 - 27 - 24 - 23 - 23 - 23 - 21 - 21 - 25 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 74
21 15 2015 Shaggy featuring Mohombi, Fayee & Costi - "I Need Your Love (Habibi)" (Single)
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6 Dance & Shout
Hotshot
14 9 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 Luv Me, Luv Me
[Shaggy featuring Janet Jackson]

from the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 34 - 28 - 22 - 19 - 17 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
120
17 7 1998 Shaggy featuring Janet Jackson - Luv Me, Luve Me (Single)
8 Strength Of A Woman
Lucky Day
21 7 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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9 Freaky Girl
Hotshot
24 6 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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10 Don't You Need Somebody
[Redone featuring Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah & Shaggy]

from the
digital download
ARC chart run: 40 - 37 - 36 - 33 - 32 - 32 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 131
32 7 2016 Redone featuring Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah & Shaggy - "Don't You Need Somebody" (Single)
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11 Only Love
[Shaggy featuring Pitbull & Gene Noble]

from the
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ARC chart run: 39 - 38 - 35 - 38 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 137
35 5 2015 Shaggy featuring Pitbull & Gene Noble - "Only Love" (Single)
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12 Hope
Hotshot
33 3 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Oh Carolina
Pure Pleasure
** ** 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  In The Summer Time
Boombastic
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Piece Of My Heart
Midnite Lover
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Hey Sexy Lady
Lucky Day
** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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