Shaggy is set to bring Christmas to the Caribbean this year, on new album ‘Christmas in the Islands’.
The new reggae-themed album is due out on November 20 via BMG, and sees the traditional album given a beach-bound Jamaican twist, recalling Shaggy’s childhood spent on the beach at Christmas time.
The album is set to feature guests including Ne-Yo, Joss Stone and more, and its first track ‘Raggamuffin Christmas’, featuring Junior Reid and Bounty Killer, is out now.
Shaggy explained: “Since I was a child, I can remember seeing tourists flock to Jamaica during Christmastime for some sun, fun, rum, and great parties! Our island is all about family, friends, food, great beaches, warm, welcoming people, and a strong culture, which is the perfect recipe for a joyous Christmas, so we decided to embody all of that into one album.”
He added: “We enlisted some of Jamaica’s leading, iconic artists to participate, and with guests like Ne-Yo and Joss Stone, who frequent Jamaica during the holiday season, we hope to transport listeners and share how we celebrate Christmas in the Islands!”