Jamaican Reggae Singer
As a booking agent for Shaggy we can arrange for Shaggy to sing at your event. Shaggy is a Jamaican reggae singer, musician and DJ who rose to fame with his popular single ‘It Wasn’t Me’. Shaggy is a seven-time Grammy nominee and has won twice for Best Reggae Album. In 2007, Shaggy was awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction and given the rank of Commander.
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy first started to find his passion for music when he began writing songs at only twelve years old. When he turned 18, he moved to Brooklyn in America and it was there he began to shape his talents, taking singing lessons and even being discovered when he was performing on the street with his friends. However, he took a detour from his singing career when he instead decided to join the marines, opting to seek a steady income he was soon stationed in Kuwait during the second Gul War. While serving he used his spare time to perfect his vocals and upon his return dedicated his time to pursuing his ambitions. His first hit came with a dancehall twist cover of the Folkes Brothers ‘Oh Carolina’ which attracted attention overseas, subsequently being picked up for release in the UK and eventually climbing its way to the top of the charts.