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Shaggy net worth 2023: Orville Richard Burrell better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae musician, singer, DJ, and actor who scored hits with the songs “It Wasn’t Me”, “Boombastic”, “In The Summertime”, “Oh Carolina”, and “Angel”.
Shaggy recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his 2000 album Hot Shot by announcing an updated version of the album, called Hot Shot 2020. “It Wasn’t Me” returned as the first single on the updated album with Rayvon. His original collaborator on the song, Rikrok does not appear on the new version
Shaggy Net Worth
Shaggy is one of the richest musicians in Jamaica with a net worth of $15 million. Shaggy started his philanthropy, as a project called Shaggy and Friendz, donating over US$1 million, to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. Along with financial assistance to the hospital, he donated hospital equipment and machinery. He also did his first collaboration in the Caribbean called “Can’t Let my Love go” which he performed with the Queen of Soca Alison Hinds of Barbados.
He has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning twice for Best Reggae Album with Boombastic in 1996 and 44/876 with Sting in 2019, and has won the Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 2002.
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Shaggy was born on October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1987, he took singing lessons and was discovered a year later while singing in the streets with friends. His son Richard O’Neil Burrell is a rapper known as Robb Banks.
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Shaggy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1988 and obtained the MOS of 0811 (Field Artillery Cannon Crewman). He served with a Field Artillery Battery in the 10th Marine Regiment during the Persian Gulf War. The highest rank he achieved was lance corporal, although he was reduced in rank twice. Shaggy perfected his signature singing voice while he was in the Marine Corps.
Shaggy decided to pursue his music career and his first hit in 1993, “Oh Carolina”, was a dancehall re-make of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers, which appeared in the film Sliver.
The same year, Shaggy appeared on Kenny Dope’s hip hop album The Unreleased Project. He worked together with producers such as Sting International, Don One, Lloyd ‘Spiderman’ Campbell, Robert Livingston and Frankie Cutlass on a remix from his Maxi-Single title “Nice and Lovely”.
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In January 2020, Shaggy told the Daily Star in an interview that some of Rihanna’s representatives had reached out to him to collaborate on a song for her ninth album. However, he turned down the opportunity because he was asked to audition, saying that he would “leave that to the younger guys.” In which Shaggy later stated in another interview that he meant no offense by his remarks. Despite passing on the project, Shaggy seemed optimistic about how it would turn out, saying “from what I hear, it should be good.
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- Pure Pleasure (1993)
- Original Doberman (1994)
- Boombastic (1995)
- Midnite Lover (1997)
- Hot Shot (2000)
- Lucky Day (2002)
- Clothes Drop (2005)
- Intoxication (2007)
- Shaggy & Friends (2011)
- Summer in Kingston (2011)
- Rise (2012)
- Out of Many, One Music (2013)
- Wah Gwaan?! (2019)
- Hot Shot 2020 (20th anniversary rerelease) (2020)