Shaggy – American reggae artist
Shaggy’s real name is Orville Richard Burrell. He was born on 22 October 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica. The boy showed passion for Jamaican music since childhood. He also followed the new music trends. In 1988, the aspiring musician decided to enlist in the army. He served in the USA Marine Corps. He was sent to the Persian Gulf during the operation Desert Storm. While serving in the military, Orville worked on his music skills. He sang in the choir.
After leaving the army, the musician started looking for ways to earn money. While serving, Orville came up with lyrics for many songs. In 1993, he released his first single “Oh Caroline”. The song was a big hit. It reached high spots on many charts and topped UK Singles Chart. The single was featured in the artist’s debut LP Pure Pleasure, which came out in August 1993.
Shaggy became very successful. Many hip-hop artists started asking him to participate in their projects. One of the big results of such collaborations was Kenny Dope’s album, The Unreleased Project. At the same time, many fans wanted to book Shaggy for private events. However, he was mostly busy recording new music.
In 1994, the artist released his second studio album, Original Doberman. It featured such popular songs as "Kibbles and Bits", "Jump and Rock", "Get Down to It", and "We Never Danced to the Rub-a-Dub Sound"