Talk:Shaggy (musician)

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Page moved[edit]

I want to move Shaggy to Shaggy (artist), because there was a name collision between this page and the page about Shaggy Rogers, and thus I want to make this page into a disambiguation page. Serpiente negra 14:04, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Shouldn't it instead have been moved to "Shaggy (musician)"? - eo 12:56, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Shaggy now redirects here. Pointless. #29 (talk) 10:56, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

The Link Hot shot goes to a disambiguation page —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:09, 8 October 2007 (UTC)


Two comments on the article: 1)I don't think you can really call the Folkes Brothers "Oh, Carolina" ska. Maybe pre-ska? 2)Why no mention of "Bam Bam" on Toots and the Maytals' "True Love" album?--Bionicrat (talk) 22:15, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

2)Why no mention of "Bam Bam" ... because YOU haven't written it yet. That is the great thing about Wikipedia, you have as much of a right as I do to write stuff in the article. ---Billy Nair (talk) 21:38, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I seem to recall in the early 90s that his former Marine co-workers outted him and Shaggy was really from Philadelphia (or something like that) and that this whole Jamaica thing was just his act to try to give credibility to his style. That would also explain why his accent comes and goes. Anyone know about this?

Awkward sentence[edit]

Can anyone source the following? After that, it needs copy editing.

Speaking on 'This Morning' on August 27, 2008, Burrell states the name Shaggy is a reference to his then hairstyle.

KConWiki (talk) 01:53, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Name origin[edit]

I fail to understand this sentence: "Shaggy is (...) a nickname given to him by his friends during his teenage years because his name bore a similarity to the Scooby Doo character".

Where is the similarity between "Orville Richard Burrell" and "shaggy" ? (talk) 06:28, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Erm... "Orville Richard Burrell" and "Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers"? Do you see similarity now? (talk) 17:08, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
  • I see what he's saying, it should be "because he bore a similarity to" rather than "because his name..." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:13, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Spam sentence[edit]

There is a clause in the introduction, posted below, that should be removed, but I am not sure if there was anything that this replaced.

" who takes his nickname cos of his shaggy hairs and later he got to know that in UK "2 shagg" means to have sex thats how he build his image up with mr.lover lover." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:56, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

^ Yep saw the aforementioned sentenced, very amusing but also very confusing. This may have at least some sort of valid material in it but I'm in the process of gathering a source. I think that I'll just rewrite that for the moment (in English this time...) and find a decent source to either back up the information or replace it soon. If anybody else finds a source before that please feel free to remove that sentence and replace it with the proper information, as I mentioned before it's most likely just proper English that took it's place and not guaranteed to be accurate. Jakeh89 (talk) 06:36, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Removing claim of Diamond certification for the album "Hot Shot"[edit]

In one of the headlining paragraphs of this article, it was claimed that Shaggy " the second reggae artist and the only dancehall artist to receive a Diamond Certification for his 2001 album Hot Shot denoting for worldwide sales of more than 10 million copies. Six million of those copies were sold in the United States."

This is incorrect, and proven so by the last sentence. Whomever wrote this non-fact, is clearly not familiar with the RIAA's qualifications for certifications. In order to receive Diamond certification, an album has to sell at least 10 million units DOMESTICALLY or in the United States, alone. Worldwide sales ARE NOT considered when dealing with RIAA U.S. certifications. Diamond status also translates to the equivalent of ten times platinum (10x Platinum). Shaggy only sold 6 million copies of "Hot Shot" in the U.S., which means that according RIAA rules, the album is only certified as going six times platinum (6x Platinum). The citations used to backup the claim of "Diamond" status, are vague, but people who know their stuff about music will be able to decipher they are including worldwide sales in their count.

Thus, I am removing the claim that this album went Diamond. --Maryland Pride ... a Wikipedia contributor (talk) 22:26, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Origin ?[edit]

The word 'Origin' means the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.

So how can you put United States when he originates from Jamaica ? Am I wrong Dearglass (talk) 17:42, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

In the musical artist infobox, origin means where the subject began his music career. Jim Michael (talk) 14:24, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

missing information[edit]

Dear editor, Please add Brian and Tony Gold as associated acts, they performed and toured with Shaggy during the late 90s to 2007, they were featured artists on numerous tracks from the lucky day and hot shots album. They are on the noted hit single "Hey Sexy Lady" and Brian Gold co wrote "It wasn't Me". I look forward 2 seeing the changes. Thank you. Anu Brian Di Lion (talk) 15:35, 31 May 2016 (UTC)