Shaggy, the multiple Grammy Award-winning reggae/dancehall & pop music icon, releases a new reggae holiday album, ‘Christmas in the Islands’, available today on all global digital platforms via BMG.
Filmed in Kingston and in the crystal waters of Jamaica’s finest beaches, the new music video for “Holiday in Jamaica” featuring Ne-Yo and Ding Dong was also unveiled today. Directed by Jay Will, the video transports the viewer to Shaggy’s beloved hometown for a taste of the holiday island experience filled with sun, fun & rum!
‘Christmas in the Islands’ is the quintessential reggae Christmas themed collection that puts a Caribbean twist on traditional holiday cheer with 15 tracks of island-infused songs, featuring guest performances from Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Ne-Yo, Romain Virgo, Ritchie Stephens, Conkarah, Joss Stone & others. The album includes new, original music as well as a modern reggae cover of the classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” among other holiday favorites. Full track listing included below.
‘Christmas in the Islands’ was produced by Tony “CD” Kelly, iLLWayno, Shane Hoosong, Jerry Fuentes, Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum & Richie D. and was mixed by 4x Grammy Award winner Robert “Hitmixer” Orton.