Orville Richard Burrell (popularly known by his nickname Shaggy) is a Jamaican-American reggae singer. He was born in October 22, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is known for his single "Boombastic" in 1995 and in 2000 single "It Wasn't Me". He has been noted as having an extremely high singing voice, he got his nickname from his "shaggy" hair and he appeared in the Scooby Doo with the character of Shaggy Rogers. Speaking on This Morning on August 27, 2008, Burrell states the name Shaggy is specifically a reference to a previous hairstyle.
When he reach the age of 18, his family moved in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York from Jamaica. He take a course in singing in Brooklyn and was discovered while singing with friends in the streets, a year later.
He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1988, he is assigned as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewman in the 5th Battalion 10th Marines. While he is in the Marines, he fight during Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War. It is the time that he achieved his trademark voice. During this time also where he got the idea for his song "Boombastic." When he return from persian gulf, he decide to pursue his music career.