Thursday, July 2, 2015

Shaggy Awarded for his outstanding Philanthropic and Musical Contributions and Cement another milestone in his career

Shaggy was presented with 'The Luminary Award', International Reggae Day (iReggaeDay)

July 1, at the University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala.  Shaggy who hail from the community of Ray Town in Kingston, has elevated beyond boundaries and paved the way musically as an ambassador of Jamaica coupled with philanthropic efforts to facilitate children at the Bustamante Hospital. The facebook post also made mention of other charities the multi-platinum, Grammy winning artiste is involved in to include #FoodForThePoor and Father Holung's #BrothersofthePoor 

The Luminary Award is present to people of Caribbean Heritage who made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. Introduced in 2006, Shaggy share such prestigious recognition with other receipients such as The Hon. Maurice Facey, Chairman of Pan-Jamaica Investment Trust Limited, Ambassador Peter King, Special Envoy of Jamaica, George Gobin, General Manager of Microsoft West Inidies and Dancia Penn, Deputy Govenor of the British Virgin Islands, retired University Chancellor Sir Shridath Ramphal, Sir Alister McIntyre and the late Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford.

Shaggy's "I Need Your Love" Became Sony/Vevo's First Video Live Premier


The face you make when your video becomes the first to be premiered to launch a Sony/Vevo effort on a giant 'Sony' monitor in Times Square.  

Another milestone, special moment and great publicity for Shaggy in his career unfolded recently and he shared a photo on IG captioned, "It was a pleasure marking another milestone with #INeedYorLove first time ever a video was premiered on the #SONY screen in #TimesSquare #NYC big up #VEVO #SONY and my team..."

Sony Rewards and Vevo introduced a new feature the FVL (First Video Live), Your First Look at the Newest Music Videos. This First View Live gives fans exclusive access all summer long. Sony, in partnership with Vevo, will premiere a new music video each week on the Sony Times Square billboard.

Other artistes immediately in line for video premiere are Ciara, Meghan Trainor, Future and Jordin Sparks to name a few.


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