After getting dropped by Virgin Records, Shaggy teamed up with the super-producers Jimmy Jam
and Terry Lewis for the song "Luv Me, Luv Me
," a collaboration with Janet Jackson that was used in the 1998 movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back
. Shaggy teamed with them again for "Dance And Shout," a club-ready dancefloor filler that was released in the summer of 2000 as the first single from Hot Shot
, his first album with MCA. In America, it shot all the way to... #104, making it look like Virgin made the right call.
But months later, the Hot Shot
track "It Wasn't Me
" got some love on the Internet and MCA issued it as a single. It shot to #1 in February 2001, and Shaggy's next single, "Angel
," followed it to the top. The album ended up selling over 6 million copies.