'Little Mermaid Live': How Shaggy Wrapped His Head Around Sebastian

Shaggy was born Orville Richard Burrell on October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica, and was nicknamed after the Scooby-Doo character. At age 18, he joined his mom in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York, and shortly began performing with the native Jamaican-fashion sound system Gibraltar Musik. A regular income proved to be a extra pressing matter, nevertheless, and in 1988 Shaggy joined the Marines.
Meanwhile, the album went platinum, almost reaching the R&B Top Ten, and spent a full yr at number one on Billboard’s reggae album chart; it also gained a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. A third single, “Why You Treat Me So Bad,” featured visitor rapper Grand Puba and nearly reached the British Top Ten in 1996, but failed to make much of an impact stateside. Shaggy’s most essential connection, nevertheless, proved to be radio DJ/studio engineer Sting (born Shaun Pizzonia), who received him a gig slicing dubplates at Phillip Smart’s studio.
Shaggy’s final top 40 single in the United States was “Angel” from the album Hot Shot. On March eleven, 2002 Shaggy and Ali G released “Me Julie” from the soundtrack to the movie Ali G Indahouse. The song sold 300,000 copies within the United Kingdom, as acknowledged by the Official Charts Company. It spent 14 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number two.
How much of the United States did Mexico own , Shaggy turned to movie soundtracks to keep his identify in the public eye. He appeared on a minor hit duet with Janet Jackson, “Luv Me, Luv Me,” from the soundtrack of How Stella Got Her Groove Back in 1998, and adopted it by contributing the solo minimize “Hope” to For Love of the Game in 1999. By this time, Shaggy was in a position to land a brand new take care of MCA, and rewarded them with one of the greatest-promoting reggae albums ever. Released in 2000, Hot Shot started off slowly as its lead single, “Dance and Shout,” flopped in the States.