Hot Shots 2020


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NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2020) — To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Shaggy’s diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020, featuring updated versions of the biggest hits and most beloved fan favorites across Shaggy’s catalog, along with a number of never-before-heard tracks, will be released July 10 (complete track listing for both the standard & deluxe versions included below). “For Hot Shot 2020, says Shaggy, I wanted to modernize songs like “It Wasn’t Me,” “Angel,” “Luv Me Luv Me” and take them to turbo, along with my other hits – ‘Boombastic’ and ‘Oh Carolina.” We retained their original energy and brought in different vibes while exploring some sounds we’d never tried before.”

Throughout the new album, Shaggy showcases the boundary-breaking musicality and world class songwriting chops that have made him a global phenomenon. In shaping the album’s modern sound, he paid careful attention to the rhythmic component of each track, often introducing elements of trap, electronic music, and modern-day hip-hop. As a result, Hot Shot 2020 unfolds with a complex and commanding sonic palette—heavier beats, harder-hitting drums, potent bass lines—all the while preserving the spirit and integrity of the original versions.

While Shaggy’s exuberant side shines on many of Hot Shot 2020’s tracks—including an electro- meets-dancehall reworking of his platinum-selling single “Boombastic”—the album also spotlights his undeniable sensitivity on songs like “Strength of a Woman.” Further revealing the eclectic sensibilities at the heart of Shaggy’s artistry, Hot Shot 2020 offers some high-spirited nuggets. Along with an infectiously playful version of “Under the Sea” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Shaggy recently starred as Sebastian for ABC’s live televised special), the new album includes his super-charged rendition of Barbadian artist Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue” (he first performed the song at the 2019 benefit concert for the Rainforest Fund; a charity co-founded by Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler). Another track closely tied to Shaggy’s heritage is his horn-powered, groove-worthy cover of Peter Tosh’s rebel-minded “Buk-In-Hamm Palace.” Recorded in both New York City and at the legendary Anchor Recording Studio in Jamaica, Shaggy, managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, called on a stellar lineup of producers for Hot Shot 2020, including Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga, Madonna), Shane Hoosong (Vybz Kartel), Dave Audé (Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez), and Dwayne “iLL Wayno” Shippy (Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj).

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Track Listings

A1 Hot Shot (Hot Shot 2020) 03:21
A2 It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat Rayvon 03:46
A3 Luv Me Luv Me (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Amber Lee 03:30
A4 Angel (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Sting 03:11

B1 Keep'n It Real (Hot Shot 2020) 03:42
B2 Primavera (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Sting 03:57
B3 Buk-In-Hamm Palace (Hot Shot 2020) 04:04

C1 Oh Carolina (Hot Shot 2020) 03:00
C2 Electric Avenue (Hot Shot 2020) 03:50
C3 Caribbean Plans (Hot Shot 2020) feat. Rani 03:49

D1 Boombastic (Hot Shot 2020) 03:03
D2 Strength of A Woman (Hot Shot 2020) 03:44
D3 Under the Sea (Hot Shot 2020) 03:02
D4 Hey Sexy Lady (Hot Shot 2020) 03:12

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