Shaggy Hot Shot Facts

For Shaggy's biggest tour yet, the Hot-Shot-Tour in 2000 and 2001, a tour programme was issued. It is a 20-page glossy program of the finest quality with removable poster. Content is facts about Shaggy's everyday life as a star on the road, an insight into the creation of hot-shot, a short biography and a lot of facts about the tour and the responsible team.

When it became clear that hot shot hits all recent sales figures (with the exception of Bob Marley's posthumous album "Legend") in the reggae business, even a counter has been set up, which finally stopped just over 10 Mio!!

To celebrate the platinum award for the album, a big event was organized - those responsible for the record company got their own polo shirts with the appropriate imprint.

As already mentioned above, no efforts were to high for the hot shot tour back in 2001. Everyone should know that HE, Mr. Hot Shot, is in town. A help was the famous "hot shot banana" bus, which represented Shaggy's tour bus within the US.

The Hot Shot album was in many respects decisive. With his song "Angel" Shaggy is also found in the Guinness Book of World-Records. The song held the record for most radio plays in one week

Hot Shot 2020 Trivia

Shaggy's album Hot Shot 2020 was released as a digital version and as CD. Beside that, a vinyl-Version is available. Basically in classic black color, a limited colored vinyl edition is offered in France. Buyers got it delivered the day before the official album release. also got a copy. A photo of it was published on our Instagram account (all_about_shaggy). Because of the fact, that it is a limited Edition, no photos beside the official advertising shots were available on the net. Therefore Shaggy and his manager Martin Kierszenbaum (MkCherryboom) reposted the article. In addition, the pic was reused by many grants of the reggae and dancehall scene for their posts and stories on Instagram. Shaggy also used it for a video-call interview as background. Here is a small excerpt:


Shaggy & Sting

A gigantic project was launched in the spring of 2017. Shaggy met Sting. The plan was actually only 1 song together. They became friends very fast, so two tracks were recorded. In autumn 2017, Shaggy asked Sting if he would like to participate in Shaggy&Friends 2018. He agreed, and in the course of the conversation, the idea of a joint album was born. At the beginning of January 2018, Sting was in Jamaica for one week. The to-do list was packed:

  • Rehearsals for Shaggy&Friends
  • Joint visit to the Bustamante Hospital
  • Press conference
  • Appearance at Shaggy&Friends
  • Premiere of the first song together called "Don't make me wait"
  • Video-Shoot for "Don't make me wait"

Impressions of Sting´s Jamaica trip and their New York trip a few days later for you exclusively here:

Over the course of 2017, a deep friendship developed between Shaggy and Sting. It quickly became clear that 2 songs together are not enough. A joint-album was the goal. In the second half of January 2018, after an intensive preparation time, Shaggy and Sting recorded almost day and night in a studio in New York. Pictures of this recording marathon you can see here:


In 2018, the Grammy Awards took place in New York for the first time in 15 years. Before that, it was held in Los Angeles since 2003. As a surprise guest this year, a singer who has already won a Grammy, but has never occurred at the ceremony: Shaggy. Together with Sting he performed their common song "Don't make me wait". And as an addition they have performed a short version of Sting's "Englishman in New York" in the modified, because extremely suitable variant "Jamaican in New York". Here are some impressions of the gala:



On Feb. 4th, 2018, the 52nd Superbowl (Superbowl LII) took place. Shaggy and Sting performed their joint-song "Don´t make me wait".

As one of the many major television interviews in the course of the album release the one on "Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show" should be mentioned. 

For their more than successful cooperation, Shaggy and Sting have already received gold records in several countries.




Shaggy and Sting appeared as coaches on 'The voice France'.

By the way, Sting and his manager Martin Kierszenbaum designed the back of the album box. They simply cut up a tracklist of the album written by Sting during the recording sessions and glued them together in the correct order. On the right you can see the original and the final version on the box and Sting at work.



All tour stops from the 44/876 tour on the right.

Additional dates: 5.11.18 Ekaterinburg, Russia / 7.11.18  Kazan, Russia / 9.11.18 St. Petersburg, Russia / 11.11.18 Moscow, Russia / 14.11.18 Kiev, Ukraine / 16.11.18 Prague, Czech R. / 17.11.18 Lodz, Poland / 19.11.18 Gdansk, Poland / 24.11. 18 Budapest, Hungary/ 19.05.19 London, UK/ 22.05.19 Newcastle, UK/ 24.05.19 Birmingham, UK/ 25.05.19 Manchester, UK

Further cooperation from 2021

When Shaggy and Sting were on "44/876 Tour" in 2018, they also stopped in Norway. On a day off, they drove together to a remote fjord and chatted into the day. Shaggy is a Frank Sinatra fan. He brought a radio and played some Sinatra songs. Sting came up with the idea that it must sound great if Shaggy records these songs in a reggae-style. This rudimentary idea eventually turned into a renewed collaboration between the two from 2021. On the album "Com fly wid mi" Shaggy reinterprets 11 Sinatra songs, Sting acts as the producer. It was released in May 2022.


Most watched YouTube videos

# 1 Angel 510 million views
# 2 Sunset 370 million views
# 3 It wasn´t me 350 million views

Shaggy has had a remarkably successful year in the music industry, racking up an impressive 522 million global views on YouTube. With hits like ‘It Wasn’t Me’ under his belt, it’s not hard to see why Shaggy’s unique blend of Dancehall and Reggae rhythms has captivated audiences around the world yet again.YouTube’s insights reveal that the United States emerged this year as the top country for views of Shaggy’s music, with a total of 88.2 million views. Mexico follows closely behind with 52.4 million views, while Colombia ranks third with 34.4 million views. Other countries in the top ten include the Philippines, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Romania, France, and Germany.It Wasn’t Me (85M), Mad Mad World ft. Sizzla and Collie Buddz (48.2M) and Hey Sexy Lady ft. Brian & Tony Gold (43.8M). Boombastic, both the original and the Sting remix, also made the list with 40.4 million and 28.2 million views respectively. ‘Хабиби’, a collaboration with Mohombi, Faydee, and Costi, also made the top ten with 27.8 million views. Rounding out the list are ‘Repent’ with 14.2 million views, the original Hey Sexy Lady with 10.8 million views, and the anthem, ‘Strength of a Woman’ with 8.61 million views. 


Caribbean top earner on Spotify 2022

# 1 Sean Paul 931.000 US Dollar
# 2 Bob Marley 511.000 US Dollar
# 3 Shaggy 496.000 US Dollar

Shaggy as Producer

Shaggy is also working every now and then for other artists, either by composing a riddim, creating lyrics or both of them. There are countless examples of such songs, some of them are listed here: 

  • Lie till I die - Marsha Morrison
  • Your Eyes - RikRok
  • Caribbean girl - RikRok
  • Slow Motion - Vybz Kartel
  • They don´t know - Red Fox
  • Move and Gweh - Spragga Benz
  • Damn right von Mr. Vegas (Shaggy co-produced the whole album)
  • Non fiction - album from Ne-yo (Shaggy co-produced the whole album)
  • Evolve Through Love - album from Tenille Amor (Shaggy co-produced the whole album)
  • Be yourself - album from Bugle (Shaggy co-produced the whole album - videos on the right)
  • It all comes back to love - album from Maxi Priest (Shaggy co-produced the whole album)
  • Ten - album from Spice (Shaggy co-produced the whole album)
  • Some Songs from Eva Shaw
  • Love an Life - Album from I-Octane (some songs)

Duet parnter

All partners outside of Jamaica

1. Austria Leo Aberer 27. Turkey Yalin
2. Barbados Rihanna 28. France Bob Sinclar
3. Bulgarien Andrea 29. Cuba Pitbull
4. UK Peter Gabriel 30. Dom.Rep. KatDeLuna
5. UK Peter André 31. Italy Fabrizio Sotti
6. UK Sasha Baron Cohen (Ali G.) 32. Lebanon Faydee
7. UK Apache Indian 33. Puerto Rico Yandel
8. Germany Stefan Raab 34. Canada Magic!
9. Germany Gentleman 35. Italy Arianna
10. Germany König Quasi 36. USA Jording Sparks
11. Germany Tim Bendzko 37. Australia Kylie Minogue
12. Germany Jahcoustix 38. Azerbaijan Roya
13. USA Chaka Khan 39. Portugal Mastiksoul
14. USA Nicole Scherzinger 40. France Mylene Farmer
15. USA Cindy Lauper 41. Canada Paul Shaffer
16. USA Lumidee 42. Columbia Cali y el Dandee
17. USA Akon 43. Angola Lisa Viola
18. USA Alicia Keys 44. USA Shane Hoosong
19. USA Sean Kingston 45. Canada Eva Shaw
20. USA Eve 46. Netherlands Fedde le Grande
21. USA Jaziman Sullivan 47. Netherlands Sam Feldt
22. USA Ryan Toby 48. UK Sting
23. Trinidad Machel Montano 49. UK Olly Murs
24. Trinidad Heather Headley 50. Columbia Karol G.
25. Iran Arash 51. Canada Alexander Stewart
26. Egypt Tamer Hosny 52. India Mika Singh
    53.UK Joss Stone