Shaggy to perform at Heineken St. Maarten regatta

Friday, 25 January 2008

Heineken St. Maarten N.V., in cooperation with the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, is proud to announce the top musical performance for the largest sailing event in the Caribbean, the 28th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The headline performance for the outdoor beach concert, scheduled to conclude the St Maarten Heineken Regatta on Sunday, March 9th 2008, is Mister Lover Lover himself, Shaggy!

Shaggy (born Orville Richard Burrell, October 22, 1968, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican American reggae singer whose distinctive sub-baritone voice has made him an international supstar..

After one decade, six albums, two of them multi-platinum, five number 1 hits, and eleven top ten singles world wide, Grammy award winning Big Yard recording artist Shaggy is on the grind. Making music that celebrates his Caribbean culture, Shaggy is an ambassador for Reggae and Dancehall music, and he is also considered Jamaica’s only living Diamond-plus selling artist.

In the early 1990’s, Shaggy entered the scene with “Oh Carolina”, and the album “Boombastic” solidified Shaggy as a dancehall hit-maker, winning the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. When “Hotshot” dropped in 2000, it became a best-selling album and sold over 13 million albums worldwide. It topped the charts in the US, UK, Germany and Australia simultaneously. Hotshot rocketed to the top of the charts with two phenomenal singles, “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel”.  Shaggy's 2005 effort Clothes Drophad serious radio-play in Jamaica and Japan, and it propelled the dancehall singer's career all the way to 2007 with the release of the "Church Heathen" single. That tune took the dancehall world by storm, re-established the singer's footing in the U.K., and began to make a big impact in the States closing off 2007. The album “Intoxication”, his worldwide comeback hit, samples hot crossover material — "What's Love" with Akon, "Bonafide Girl" with Rik Rok , "Mad Mad World" with Collie Buddz and  "Wear di Crown" with Mischieve,  and boldly declares itself "Big Yard Music". With Intoxication, Shaggy has once again found that perfect balance of slick and streetwise.  To date, Shaggy has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

The St Maarten Heineken Regatta, whose motto is “Serious Fun”, is famous for the High-Energy parties that surround the Word-Class racing.  Heineken St Maarten Director John Leone Adds, “ We are so proud to announce a great artist like Shaggy to perform during the St Maarten Heineken Regatta.  Shaggy continues a great tradition of incredible music acts to headline the St Maarten event. Past performers have included, Jimmy Cliff, Ozomatli, Damian and Stephen Marley and the Black Eyed Peas. This is one weekend you do not want to miss!”

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta kicks off Thursday March 6, 2008 and runs through to Shaggy’s performance on the beach of Kim-Sha on St. Maarten on Sunday evening March 9th. The weekend is filled with world class sailing during the day and music filled Heineken Parties at night. Music fills the weekend with Caribbean and St Maarten/St Martin bands featuring Reggae, Dancehall, Rock and Roll, Steel Pan, Soul, Hip Hop, Soca, Kompa and more! Last week, Heineken announced that Alison Hinds is set to headline the Saturday March 8th musical lineup.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 25 January 2008 )