Shaggy | Childhood, Career, Relationships & Latest Tea


Shaggy is one of those rare artists who have never let fame get to their heads. He has always stayed very down-to-earth, which only makes you love him more. Take a peek into his early life, the birth of Mr. Boombastic, his career and his dating history, and find out what he’s been up to lately.

Early Life

Born Orville Richard Burrell in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy was passionate about music from a young age. However, he didn’t take very serious steps towards pursuing a musical career until he was older and started taking singing courses.

Shaggy decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps first. He served during the Persian Gulf War and obtained the MOS of 0811.


Shaggy has built quite an impressive career ever since he first graced the stages back in the 90s. Taking the name of the famous Scooby-Doo character, he remade Oh Carolina and made it his first great hit.

In 1995, he released the hit single Boombastic from the album of the same name and immediately topped the charts. In 2000, he released Hot Shot, an album that hit #1 on various charts and reached the Platinum status six times. It featured the world-famous It Wasn’t Me, which further propelled Shaggy to stardom.

More successes and collaborations followed, including the albums Lucky Day (2002), Clothes Drop (2005), Intoxication (2007), and more. He currently has 13 studio albums, and one collaboration album with Sting titled 44/876 (2018).

He also made an acting debut in Blast, and has appeared in Game Over, Man!, American Idol, and The Little Mermaid Live!

The two-time GRAMMY Award-winner is also a passionate philanthropist. His Shaggy and Friendz project contributes to numerous charities focused on children’s hospitals.

Shaggy Relationships: Who Has He Dated?

Shaggy has been married to his long-time girlfriend, Rebecca Packer, since 2014. They have two children together. According to our records, he had only a few flings before he started dating Rebecca.

His dating history includes:

Jennifer Love Hewitt (2002)

Rebecca Packer (m. 2014)

In the News

Shaggy has just finished shooting a new marketing ad for Virgin Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda. As soon as we know more about his new adventures, philanthropic activities, and career & personal life, you will be the first to know.

If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest news about Shaggy, be sure to check back with The Shade Room!


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