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Shaggy emerged in the early ’90s brandishing a cheeky sense of humor and a vocal delivery that was croaky to the point of seeming comical. And though the performer—who was born Orville Burrell in Kingston, Jamaica in 1968 and got his start in music during his stint in the U.S. Marines—might’ve seemed like he was having too good of a time to worry about career longevity, he has happily kept his personal party rolling in the decades since he first hit big with “Oh Carolina” in 1992. A cover of a ska song originally recorded by the Folkes Brothers, Shaggy’s gloriously bass-heavy single became one of dancehall’s first major crossover successes. With the rib-cage-rattling title track of 1995’s Boombasticand his sweet duet with Maxi Priest on “That Girl,” he became one of reggae’s few global sensations since Bob Marley. Shaggy clinched household-name status with “It Wasn’t Me,” an inescapable 1999 smash featuring his sometime singing partner Rikrok that offered invaluable advice to cheaters everywhere. That ode to infidelity ironically helped cement his own audience’s devotion to his funny, frisky brand of dancehall. In the years since, Shaggy’s proved to be just as popular with other artists as he is with listeners. He enjoyed a fortuitous match-up with Sting on the unlikely twosome’s 2018 collaboration 44/876, and his chemistry is just as good with reggaetón king Nicky Jam, one of many guest stars on Shaggy’s typically exuberant 2019 solo album Wah Gwaan?!.

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Hi. We are Jay Siegan Presents. We are the talent liaisons that curate, ideate, and connect you to the right artists to transform special events into experiences of a lifetime. Our roots are those of musicologists and culture hawks, deeply embedded in the living performing arts. This is the foundation of our work, the soul of our business, and what we've been doing for over 25 years. We have the capacity and capability to bring any artist from anywhere in the world to your event. 

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