Shaggy has announced a reggae holiday album entitled ‘Christmas in the Islands’, due out on 20 November 2020.

The record will include new, original music as well as put a Caribbean twist on traditional festive classics. The 15 island-infused songs will also feature guest appearances from the likes of Beenie Man, Joss Stone, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Ne-Yo, Romain Virgo, Ritchie Stephens, Conkarah and more.

The global music icon commented, “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.”

“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!”


Shaggy has sold over 40 million albums to date and accumulated more than 1.5 billion streams worldwide. He is the only diamond-selling dancehall/reggae artist in music history and has received seven Grammy Award nominations as well as taken home the awards for Best Reggae Album for his 1996 release ‘Boombastic’ and 2019 collaborative album with Sting entitled ‘44/876’.

He has had eight Billboard Hot 100 singles, including his diamond hit ‘It Wasn’t Me’ and platinum tracks ‘Boombastic’ and ‘Angel’. He has also had seven albums on the Billboard 200, with four in the Top 40.

Alongside Bob Marley and Sean Paul, Shaggy is one of the top three streamed reggae artists of all time on Spotify. His latest viral sensation ‘Banana’ with Conkarah has clocked-up over one billion streams worldwide.

‘Christmas in the Islands’ Tracklisting:

No Icy Christmas feat. Sanchez
We Got Us feat. Shenseea and OMI
Take You to the Cool feat. Richie Stephens & Conkarah
Christmas In the Islands feat. Rayvon
Holiday in Jamaica feat. Ne-Yo & Ding Dong
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Open Presents feat. Romain Virgo
Raggamuffin Christmas feat. Junior Reid and Bounty Killer
Christmas Time feat. Jamila Falak
12 Days of Christmas feat. Beenie Man and Craigy T
Warm & Easy
Sunny Celebration feat. Joss Stone
Catch Myself Some Rays feat. CARYS
Love When It’s Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas