Jamaican reggae superstar Shaggy is set to release a 'hot' new Christmas reggae album, titled 'Christmas In The Islands' on November 20, 2020.
The 15 track Christmas themed music project puts a flavorful Caribbean twist on traditional festive cheer.
'Christmas In The Islands' includes original music as well as reggae cover of a few holiday favorites. The album is loaded with features from Sanchez, Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Ne-Yo, Joss Stone, Richie Stephens, Junior Reid, Romain Virgo, and others.
The lead single was released yesterday (Oct. 29) and is a reggae cover of the mega classic 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.
Take a listen below.
Shaggy spoke about the project and was quoted to have said: "Since I was a child, I can remember seeing tourists flock to Jamaica during Christmas 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," he continued.
The album's production was done by Tony "CD" Kelly and other notable music producers in the business.