Shaggy planned to record a second album with Sting before the pandemic ruined their plans. Their first album, “44/876” was launched in 2018.
The 52-year-old star has revealed that his new record, “Christmas In The Islands”, was originally supposed to be a joint effort with his showbiz pal.
He told “The Sun” newspaper’s Bizarre column: “This started as an idea with Sting and I. We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to do a Christmas carols album in reggae?’”
“I started working on some of the tracks in March and then the pandemic happened. But I thought, ‘Oh that’ll be over in two months and then I’ll link up with Sting and he’ll bring all the sauce’. Then it kept going and he is stuck in England, so the album ended up being a Shaggy Christmas.”