Originally known as Orville Richard Burrell, Shaggy is the former United States Marine, musician, DJ as well as the singer. His name ‘Shaggy’ came from the famous TV show “Scooby Do”. His songs such as ‘Oh Carolina’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’, ‘Angel’ as well as ‘Boombastic’ became so famous that everyone started knowing him. Let’s glance at the career, early life and net worth of Shaggy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born in the year 1968 on 22nd October, Shaggy was brought in his hometown Kingston in Jamaica. He used to sing in streets and from there, his career in the field of music started. He also took music classes to enhance his voice. Richard O’Neil Burrell, his dearest son became a rapper and is now popularly known as Robb Banks.
Shaggy is married to Rebecca Parker and is a father of two children. One of his two children, Richard O’Neil Burrell, is a rapper and is loved by people from all over the world. He is better known by his stage name, Robb Banks.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Shaggy’s career started in the year 1988 when he was a part of the United States Marine Corps. At the time of Persian Gulf War, he had served Field Artillery Battery, and Lance Corporal was the highest rank that he had achieved till date. He then decided to go for singing, and his songs started becoming hits and blockbusters. He has many hit tracks under his names including “Boombastic” which was known for the famous Levi’s theme tune and “Oh Carolina”, which was his first hit in the year 1993 and because of this song his career was incepted. His 2000s hits “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me” in the album Hot Shot got him 6x Platinum certificate. His song “Boombastic” became a super hit and was ranked 3rd in the Billboard chart out of 100 hit songs.
Shaggy owns a Grammy Award which he won for Best Reggae Album in 1996. His songs got nominated for various awards in all the years like Internet Fans Award and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Shaggy being a musician, DJ, singer as well as a songwriter has earned a good fortune and alone has a net worth of $15 million. All the albums that he has released till now have been a great hit and popular among the youth. However, three of these albums have achieved certified Platinum. He has launched a total of 12 studio albums and various albums released till date. He was very much passionate for his career, and his hit singles and studio albums made him very famous worldwide. His songs made his worth so high.
Shaggy is a very determined and passionate individual. His career took such a great change that he became a singer rather than being in the corps. The song which started his career became such a hit that since then, he never failed and achieved more than what he had expected in his career. Everyone should learn from him, see his life experiments and see where he and his children stand today.