30th Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals

Shaggy in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Orville Richard Burrell

Place of Birth: Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica

Date of Birth: October 22, 1968

Ethnicity: Jamaican

Shaggy is a Jamaican-born American reggae musician, singer, and DJ. He is known for his hit singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel.”

He is the son of Lorraine and Clinton Burrell. At the age of eighteen, he moved with his family to the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York. He is married to Rebecca Parker. Shaggy has two children, including hip hop recording artist Robb Banks.

One of Shaggy’s grandmothers is named Sylvia Sherman.

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    son of Clinton Burrell and Lorraine Miller

    one of his grandmothers is named Sylvia Sherman

  2. Before there are any ignorant comments, the ethnicity of Jamaica will be known as “black”.

    Yes, Afro-Carribeans has some mixture in them, but that’s the whole point of it. Accept that. :s

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