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Shaggy releasing Christmas-themed reggae album because why not?

Shaggy is releasing a Christmas-themed reggae album (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

Shaggy is already in the Christmas spirit as he confirmed the upcoming release of his Christmas-themed reggae album.

Titled Chistmas in the Island, the It Wasn’t Me singer will bring us the joyful noises of sleigh bells with a Caribbean twist.

The holiday songs will also feature guest performances from Beenie Man, Joss Stone, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Ne-Yo, Romain Virgo, Ritchie Stephens, Conkarah and others.

Shaggy explained of the festive album: ‘Since I was a child, I can remember seeing tourists flock to Jamaica during Christmas time 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 continued: ‘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!’

With iconic songs like Boombastic and It Wasn’t Me, a very reggae Christmas album is going to have hit after hit.

Shaggy recently revealed that Prince Harry once sang 2001 hit It Wasn’t Me to him, proving the royal is as big of a fan as we are.

‘When Prince Harry came to Jamaica he came to visit the Bustamante Hospital for Children,’ Shaggy explained in an interview with The Guardian.

‘My daughter thought he was supposed to be a prince on a horse, like in her storybook. He turned to me and said, “Wow, she’s just so not impressed,” and then he sang, It Wasn’t Me.

‘So Prince Harry is a Shaggy fan!’

The Angel singer – who reached his career peak with the multi-million-selling album Hot Shot in the year 2000 – also discussed meeting The Queen in 2018.

‘I’d like to think that the Queen is a big Shaggy fan,’ he said. ‘I played at her 92nd birthday party at the Royal Albert Hall.’

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