Wah Gwaan?! - Shaggy Releases New Solo Album
05/02/2019 by Press Release
GRAMMY-winning, certified diamond-selling music icon Shaggy kicks into high gear in anticipation of his new studio album Wah Gwaan?! - out on Friday, May 10 via The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment.
Tonight (May 2), Shaggy will debut the album’s latest single You featuring the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Alexander Stewart with a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Next week, the duo will grace the stage of ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, May 8 followed by performances on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, May 14 and Strahan & Sara on Friday, May 17. Tune in to hear the song that Billboard calls an “irresistibly upbeat EDM/dancehall fusion.”
Wah Gwaan?! is Shaggy's most personal album to date and an emblematic display of his rich sound influenced by all styles of music. He embodies his Jamaican roots on dancehall tracks like Caribbean Way, Frenemy, Ketch Mi Up and Money Up feat. Noah Powa. Shaggy balances the seductive energy of rising dancehall superstar Shenseea and GRAMMY-nominated R&B powerhouse vocalist Stacy Barthe on Super Natural.
His musical worlds collide on Body Good feat. Nicky Jam, one of the biggest acts out of the urban Latino scene. Shaggy continues to spread his contagious joy on Use Me and Makeup Sex feat. Nyanda and reveals his introspective side on Wrong Room, an ode about his mother. The artist expands his global reach with the irresistible smash You feat. Alexander Stewart and When She Loves Me feat. Rayvon. Shaggy and Rayvon have a long hit-making history, spawning ‘90s & ‘00s mega anthems In The Summertime, Angel and Big Up. Shaggy also taps a diverse range of producers including the legendary dancehall brothers Tony CD Kelly and Dave Kelly, Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga), iLLWayno (Nicki Minaj, Nas, 2 Chainz), Kizzo and Costi Official.
Wah Gwaan?! represents a robust musical journey by a musician/songwriter/entertainer/armed forces veteran that invites the listener in with vibrancy, urgency and hope. Most of all, it captures the Caribbean-forged, energy-infused, adventure-informed musical impulses of a one-of-kind original: Shaggy.
Shaggy will tour throughout the spring and summer. He will also join Sting for a series of shows spanning across the UK in late May performing songs off their recent GRAMMY winner for Best Reggae Album, entitled 44/876, as well as their own respective greatest hits, together.
Wah Gwaan?! Album Track Listing
01. Caribbean Way
02. When She Loves Me feat. Rayvon
03. You feat. Alexander Stewart
04. Friends feat. Gene Noble
05. Money Up feat. Noah Powa
06. Super Natural feat. Stacy Barthe & Shenseea
07. Wrong Room
09. Ketch Mi Up
10. Use Me
11. Makeup Sex feat. Nyanda
12. Body Good feat. Nicky Jam
About The Cherrytree Music Company:
Founded in 2005 by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum, the Cherrytree Music Company provides management, record label and publishing services to a boutique roster of artists, producers and mixers who push the creative envelope in popular music. Cherrytree has had an indelible impact on the music landscape from managing celebrated musician and cultural icon Sting to launching Lady Gaga’s first two albums. The Cherrytree Music Company has released the artistically and commercially ground-breaking records of Feist, Ellie Goulding, Robyn, La Roux, LMFAO, Far East Movement and Disclosure and sold over 35 million units. In the process, the Cherrytree Music Company has become a vital source for popular music and catalyst for artist collaboration and innovation.