SHAGGY #1 in Europe

LONDON, England – Shaggy is often labeled as a dancehall icon and he’s currently enjoying that status in Europe, where his current success is sending him to the top of charts across the region. His single, “Feel The Rush,” was picked by UEFA organizers to be the official theme song for the European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008.

On his European Intoxication album tour this summer, UEFA organizers tapped into Shaggy’s star power to entertain the VIPs at the opening game and the Euro 2008 Championship match. The extra energy behind the song, and its memorable hook and catchy beats easily pushed the track and its dance remix into top ten charts across Europe, with the single even reaching #1 on the German Pop Chart.

Shaggy receives the plaque for the #1 single in Germany for “Feel The Rush,” during the Euro 2008 Championship match in Vienna.

Right now in Germany to headline the Spash Festival this weekend, which is expected to draw about 40,000 fans, Shaggy reveals, “The fans are embracing the track everywhere we go, and it’s exciting to see it at number one in Germany. It was an honor to have it be the theme song for Euro 2008 – I felt the rush.”

Shaggy is also currently sitting pretty on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart for a collaboration with R&B artist Qwote, titled “Don’t Wanna Fight.” His album Intoxication (Big Yard/VP) was released back in November and has maintained a strong presence on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart, peaking at #1 and coming in at #15 for the week of July 12, 2008.

Log on to www.bigyardmusic.com or myspace.com/shaggy to see where you can catch this icon in action. (RHONA FOX, INC.)

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