Posts tagged Shaggy
- 1970 – Singer Diana King is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
- 1954 – Producer Papa Bigs (Harold McLarty) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
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- 2011 – Jamaican/American rap star Heavy D (Dwight Arrington Myers) passes away. [b. May 24, 1967, Mandeville, Jamaica].
- 2000 – Shaggy’s album “Hot Shot” [MCA] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
- 1994 – Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms.
- 1992 – 300,000 demonstrators against racism in Berlin.
- 1989 – Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (Virginia).
- 1988 – Rafael Fernandez Colon elected if President of Puerto Rico.
- 1983 – W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st More >
- 1964 – Bigga Haitian (Charles Andre Dorismond) is born in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
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- 2008 – Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States.
- 2008 – Byron Lee OD, OJ (Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires) passes away. [b. Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee, June 27, 1935, Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica].
- 1996 – Shaggy’s album “Boombastic” [Virgin] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
- 1993 – Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror false report his diet.
- 1993 – Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett.
- 1988 – Jamaican tabloid newspaper The Weekend Enquire More >
- 1997 – “Dancehall Queen”, all-Jamaican film produced by Island Jamaica Films, premieres at Kingston, Jamaica’s Carib Theater. Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Anthony B and Chevelle Franklyn perform in the production.
- 1995 – “Boombastic/Summer Time” by Shaggy hit #4 on the pop chart.
- 1994 – Parliamentary election in Aruba. H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election.
- 1990 – South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference.
- 1988 – South African government bans anti-apartheid film “Cry Freedom”
- 1982 – Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson.
- 1978 – 600,000 attend “Summer Jam” rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York.
- 1973 – $180,000 in Led More >
Songwriter Mikey Bennett says he is not bitter that his composition, Find The Flag, was bounced as the official theme song for Jamaica’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Recorded last year, Find The Flag features veteran acts such as Toots Hibbert and Marcia Griffiths. It was recently announced that it would be replaced by On a Mission, produced by multi-platinum-selling deejay Shaggy.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, Bennett said he won’t be caught up in the politics surrounding the songs.
“My only concern is that the controversy is becoming bigger than the songs. All I want is for the songs to be More >
Jamaica’s dancehall is noticeably absent from the line-up of the 13-day concert to be staged in London’s O2 Arena on July 25 to August 6 this year.
Of the raft of prominent ska, rocksteady, roots reggae and dub poetry acts listed for the event, diamond-selling artiste Shaggy, and singjay Wayne Marshall are the only two dancehall acts listed for the series.
The event being produced by AEG Live — one of the world’s foremost event production companies based in the UK — is being used to promote Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence as well as highlight the exploits of Jamaican athletes at More >
When Rod Hallett arrives in Jamaica today, it will be to launch a project close to the British music industry veteran’s heart.
Hallett is president of International Touring at promotions giant AEG Live. He is also main man behind the July 25 to August 6 extravaganza showcasing Jamaican pop culture at the London 02 Indig02 Arena.
For Hallett, who started his career as a manager/booking agent for top reggae acts like Tappa Zukie and Burning Spear, the show goes beyond business.
“It’s a personal thing for me. When I heard Jamaica was celebrating its 50th anniversary I said, ‘let’s do something More >
- —-: Singer Marcia Davis is born
- 2010 – The U.N. environment agency appoints actor Don Cheadle Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony in Rwanda to mark World Environment Day.
- 2001 – Shaggy’s album “Hot Shot” [MCA] is certified Multi (6.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
- 1993 – Aerosmith’s “Livin’ On The Edge” hits #18.
- 1993 – Liberian Charles Taylors (born Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor, January 28, 1948) rebellion kills 550 fugitives.
- 1993 – Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music).
- 1990 – South African troops plunder Mandela’s dwelling.
- 1989 – Paul McCartney releases “Flowers in the Dirt”
- 1987 – Baseball player Dwight More >