Dancehall Superstar Shaggy Honored in Boston at Home Base Veterans Day dinner

Written by Red Carpet Shelley. Posted in Caribbean Celebrity News, Caribbean News


Published on November 11, 2019 with No Comments



Two-time Grammy winner and U.S. Marine Gulf War veteran Shaggy was among those recognized for his service and support for fellow veterans at the Boston Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 7.

The fundraiser event, presented by Hanscom Federal Credit Union and hosted by Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, took place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The night aims to honor the service of military families and recognize the nonprofit’s biggest supporters.

“My military experience helped shape me into the person that I am today.” Shaggy said in a press statement. “I am honored to be associated with such an important event and cause and look forward to continuing a friendship with Home Base for years to come.”

Prior to his formal recognition, Shaggy will take part in a live discussion about his music career, his military experience and support of veteran causes moderated by Home Base Nation podcast host Dr. Ron Hirschberg. 

All proceeds from the event will benefit programs available at Home Base to help veterans, service members and their families in difficult realms such as post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder and family relationship challenges.


Shaggy, who was born in Kingston in October 1968, is no stranger to awards. In 2007, he was bestowed with the Jamaican Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for his contribution to Jamaica’s music industry.

He has been a seven-time Grammy nominee and has won the Best Reggae Album twice with Boombastic in 1996 and 44/876 with Sting earlier this year. His five other Grammy-nominated studio albums include “Out of Many, One Music,” “Summer in Kingston,” “Intoxication,” “Clothesdrop,” and “It wasn’t me.”

Shaggy has won two Billboard Music Awards’ and four World Music Awards in 2002 for World’s Best Selling pop male Artiste, Best Selling Reggae Artiste, Best Selling R&B Male Artiste and Best Selling American Artiste.

Shaggy reached superstardom through scored a slew of hits, including Oh Carolina, which introduced him as an artiste to his native Jamaicans, and earned him legendary status in Jamaica and across the world. His other hits include “It Wasn’t Me’, “Boombastic,” ‘In the Summertime,” and ‘Angel.’




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