Christmas In The Islands - Shaggy Announces Christmas Reggae Album
10/29/2020 by Press Release
Multiple Grammy Award-winning global reggae/dancehall & pop music icon Shaggy returns with a new holiday album, Christmas In The Islands, available worldwide on November 20 via BMG.
This quintessential reggae Christmas themed collection puts a Caribbean twist on traditional Christmas cheer with 15 tracks of island-infused holiday songs, featuring guest performances from Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Ne-Yo, Romain Virgo, Richie Stephens, Conkarah, Joss Stone & others. The album includes new, original music as well as a modern reggae cover of the classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, among other holiday favorites.
Shaggy says, “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 continues, “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!”
Christmas In The Islands was produced by Tony “CD” Kelly, iLLWayno, Shane Hoosong, Jerry Fuentes, Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum & Richie D. and was mixed by 4x Grammy Award winner Robert “Hitmixer” Orton.
CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLANDS TRACK LISTING:
01. No Icy Christmas feat. Sanchez
02. We Got Us feat. Shenseea & OMI
03. Take You to the Cool feat. Richie Stephens & Conkarah
04. Christmas In the Islands feat. Rayvon
05. Holiday in Jamaica feat. Ne-Yo & Ding Dong
06. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
07. Open Presents feat. Romain Virgo
08. Raggamuffin Christmas feat. Junior Reid & Bounty Killer
09. Christmas Time feat. Jamila Falak
10. 12 Days of Christmas feat. Beenie Man & Craigy T
11. Warm & Easy
12. Sunny Celebration feat. Joss Stone
13. Catch Myself Some Rays feat. CARYS
14. Love When It’s Christmas
15. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
PHOTOS BY William Richards Photography