Get ready to party with Shaggy, the Jamaican-American reggae fusion singer and deejay, who is best known for his hit singles “BOOMBASTIC, “IT WASN’T ME, ANGEL and his first hit “OH CAROLINA”. His concert is dubbed “UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with Shaggy” is set to stage in Manila on September 6, 2015, 8 p.m. at the Chaos Bar – City of Dreams.
Born Orville Richard Burrel, his stage name Shaggy is have to have taken from his shaggy hair. Shaggy was born in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of 18, he and his family moved to the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York. In 1987, he took singing courses in Brooklyn and was discovered a year later, while singing in the streets with friends.
Shaggy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and obtained the MOS of 0811 (field artillery cannon crewman). This is where he perfected his signature singing voice and it is also where he got the inspiration for his song “Boombastic.”
In 1993, he decided to pursue his music career and his first hit was “Oh Carolina”, a dancehall re-make of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers, which appeared in the film Sliver. He had further big hits, including “Boombastic” in 1995, the theme tune of a popular Levi’s commercial and won the Best Reggae Album in the 1996 Grammy Awards. In 2000, Shaggy release the abum Hot Shot, which was certified 6x Platinum in the U.S. The album featured the singles “It Wasn’t Me and “Angel.” The album hit number one on the Billboard 200 and U.K. albums chart.
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with SHAGGY is a Steven Browstein Production, the same group who brought American Idol sensation Jessica Sanchez’ Up Close & Personal concert. Tickets are available at SM Tickets with outlets at the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA), all SM Cinema branches and select SM Store branches. For inquiries, please call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or log-in to smtickets.com and CHAOS AT 0917-8863678.