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New SHAGGY Album, Out July 10, Featuring Angel with STING

New SHAGGY Album, Out July 10, Featuring “Angel” with STING

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Shaggy’s diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020, featuring updated versions of the biggest hits and most beloved fan favorites across Shaggy’s catalog, along with a number of never-before-heard tracks, will be released July 10 (complete track listing for both the standard & deluxe versions included below).

For Hot Shot 2020, says Shaggy, I wanted to modernize songs like “It Wasn’t Me,” “Angel,” “Luv Me Luv Me” and take them to turbo, along with my other hits – ‘Boombastic’ and ‘Oh Carolina.” We retained their original energy and brought in different vibes while exploring some sounds we’d never tried before.”

New SHAGGY Album, Out July 10, Featuring Angel with STING
Beginning May 8, fans can pre-order the album here: https://shaggy.lnk.to/HotShot2020-Inter and instantly access two new songs – “It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)” featuring Rayvon and “Angel (Hot Shot 2020)” featuring Sting. These tracks will simultaneously be available on all digital platforms while the album can be pre-saved on streaming services here: https://umusic.digital/presave-shaggy-us/.

Following recent performances for MTV Unplugged at Home (https://bit.ly/3baKrhn) and Rolling Stone’s In My Room series (https://bit.ly/3dk7Lem), fans can also tune in to ABC’s The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart on May 11 to see performances of “It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)” and “Angel (Hot Shot 2020”).

Throughout the new album, Shaggy showcases the boundary-breaking musicality and world class songwriting chops that have made him a global phenomenon. In shaping the album’s modern sound, he paid careful attention to the rhythmic component of each track, often introducing elements of trap, electronic music, and modern-day hip-hop. As a result, Hot Shot 2020 unfolds with a complex and commanding sonic palette—heavier beats, harder-hitting drums, potent bass lines—all the while preserving the spirit and integrity of the original versions.

While Shaggy’s exuberant side shines on many of Hot Shot 2020’s tracks—including an electro-meets-dancehall reworking of his platinum-selling single “Boombastic”—the album also spotlights his undeniable sensitivity on songs like “Strength of a Woman.”

Further revealing the eclectic sensibilities at the heart of Shaggy’s artistry, Hot Shot 2020 offers some high-spirited nuggets. Along with an infectiously playful version of “Under the Sea” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Shaggy recently starred as Sebastian for ABC’s live televised special), the new album includes his super-charged rendition of Barbadian artist Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue” (he first performed the song at the 2019 benefit concert for the Rainforest Fund; a charity co-founded by Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler). Another track closely tied to Shaggy’s heritage is his horn-powered, groove-worthy cover of Peter Tosh’s rebel-minded “Buk-In-Hamm Palace.”

Recorded in both New York City and at the legendary Anchor Recording Studio in Jamaica, Shaggy, managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, called on a stellar lineup of producers for Hot Shot 2020, including Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga, Madonna), Shane Hoosong (Vybz Kartel), Dave Audé (Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez), and Dwayne “iLL Wayno” Shippy (Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj).

HOT SHOT 2020 TRACK LISTING:

STANDARD EDITION

1. Hot Shot (Hot Shot 2020)

2. It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Rayvon

3. Luv Me Luv Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Amber Lee

4. Angel (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Sting

5. Keep’n It Real (Hot Shot 2020)

6. Primavera (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Sting

7. Buk-In-Hamm Palace (Hot Shot 2020)

8. Oh Carolina (Hot Shot 2020)

9. Electric Avenue (Hot Shot 2020)

10. Caribbean Plans (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Rani

11. Boombastic (Hot Shot 2020)

12. Strength Of A Woman (Hot Shot 2020)

13. Under The Sea (Hot Shot 2020)

14. Hey Sexy Lady (Hot Shot 2020)

DELUXE EDITION

1. Hot Shot (Hot Shot 2020)

2. It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Rayvon

3. Luv Me Luv Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Amber Lee

4. Angel (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Sting

5. Keep’n It Real (Hot Shot 2020)

6. Primavera (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Sting

7. Buk-In-Hamm Palace (Hot Shot 2020)

8. Oh Carolina (Hot Shot 2020)

9. Electric Avenue (Hot Shot 2020)

10. Caribbean Plans (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Rani

11. Boombastic (Hot Shot 2020)

12. Strength Of A Woman (Hot Shot 2020)

13. Under The Sea (Hot Shot 2020)

14. Hey Sexy Lady (Hot Shot 2020)

15. Electric Avenue (Hot Shot 2020) (Dave Audé Remix)

16. Under The Sea (Hot Shot 2020) (Dave Audé Remix)

17. It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Rayvon (Dave Audé Remix)

18. Algorithmo (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Version) – Shaggy, with Willie Peyote & Don Joe

About Shaggy:

When it comes to making dancehall reggae hits that rock the world and stand the test of time, nobody does it better than Shaggy.

Born Orville Richard Burrell and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy got his start as a club DJ in New York City’s burgeoning dancehall scene soon after moving to Brooklyn in his teens. Not long after serving four years in the U.S. Marines (including two tours of duty in the Middle East as part of Operation Desert Storm), he inked his first record deal and quickly scored a global crossover smash with “Oh Carolina.”

The two-time GRAMMY Award-winner & only diamond-selling dancehall/reggae artist in music history, Shaggy, managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, has sold more than 40 million album units to date, in addition to landing eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven albums on the Billboard 200 (including four in the top 40). Along with his collaborative album with Sting, 44/876 (winner of Best Reggae Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards), his most recent projects include his twelfth studio album Wah Gwaan?!, a 2019 release that amassed over four million streams during its first week on Spotify alone and spent a chunk of that year in the Top 10 of the Apple iTunes Reggae Chart.

Not only a multi-award-winning songwriter and hitmaker, Shaggy has long used his platform to strengthen his community and homeland, with his Shaggy & Friends benefit concerts raising millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital (the Caribbean’s only English-speaking children’s hospital, located in Kingston).

Official website: http://shaggyonline.com/

Facebook: @Shaggy

Instagram: @direalshaggy

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