Grammy award winning Reggae superstar Shaggy, is showing no signs of slowing down or taking a break. Last year we saw Shaggy tour his album “Out of Many, One Music”, which received 2014 Grammy nomination for Reggae album of the year. Some may have asked, ‘What’s next for Shaggy’? Well, “I Need Your Love” is whats next. Released September 2014 “I Need Your Love”, featuring Mohombi, Faydee and Costi, immediately gained global notoriety with over 800,000 YouTube views in less than one week. Its no surprise that this single is currently in the Pop Top 40.
“I Need Your Love” is truly a global collaboration, featuring Afro-pop star Mohombi, Australian singer Faydee, Romanian producer Costi and Shaggy whose dancehall mix brings something extra special to the track. Currently playing on mainstream radio, “I Need Your Love” commanded over 750 spins in one week resulting in a 7 place jump from 46 to 39, entering Shaggy on the top 40 pop chart. This is Shaggy’s 9th hit on the billboard charts.
“The success of the single is not solely on me, I must thank my team as it is definitely a team effort to reach where we are right now. So much more to do but definitely pleased with the success” says Shaggy.
Shaggy recently premiered a video for a new single “Picture” featuring Melissa Musique, exclusively via the leading music identification app Shazam. While “I Need Your Love” continues to excel on social media, on the air waves, in the clubs and currently over 20 million views on YouTube, it is evident “I Need Your Love” will be a hit for 2015.
I love Teddybears. The group and the bears. And now, the group returns with a psychedelic summer jam, “Sunshine” (out now via Big Beat Records) which highlights their signature—pop x electronica x rock n’ roll x hip-hop x reggae x punk—and arrives with a video to accompany that shares an outrageous mix of themes and color schemes.
Featuring Jamaican dancehall star Natalie Storm and Swedish musician Kee Marcello (hailing from mega-bands Europe and Hellacopters); smashing a drum-kit made of ice, this playful video, combined with equal parts electric guitar, gold lamé, and neon illustrations is simply fun to watch – and definitely not like anything else you’ll see all day.
Jamaican dancehall artist, Daniel “Chino” McGregor, unleashes his second video “Driving Me Insane,” off his debut self-titled album released May 24, 2011 on VP Records. As the son of reggae icon Freddie McGregor and brother of acclaimed producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, Chino is not only part of a reggae dynasty, but poses a new formula in reggae and dancehall music. His first video and single “From Mawnin’ (Never Change),” was recently chosen as NPR’s Song Of The Day , stating that Chino has a “sexy-yet-sweet persona” and “smooth sing-jay vocals.” He was also awarded Best Male Sing-jay at Jamaica’s 2010 Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (EME) and gained numerous corporate sponsorships in Jamaica, including the spokesperson for Coke Zero and Nestle Supligen.
Going to see him Saturday (the 12th) at Brillobox! Tickets available through TicketWeb if anyone else is interested!