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Shaggy

October 22, 1968

Artistfacts for Shaggy

  • His real name is Orville Richard Burrill. He grew up in Jamaica and moved to Brooklyn, New York to start his singing career when he was 18.
  • He served as a Marine in the Gulf War. He used his downtime to write songs.
  • The name Shaggy came from his messy hairstyle, which he has since cleaned up.
  • When his album Hotshot hit US #1 in 2001, it was the first Reggae album to do so since Shabba Ranks in 1991.
  • Virgin Records dropped him in 1997 after his third album, Midnite Lover, tanked. He was later signed by MCA.
  • He donates money to a children's hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Comments: 1

I thought he got the name from Scooby Doo.Tom - Trowbridge, England