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Strong end to 2014 for Shaggy

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

'Out of Many, One Music XL Edition' release next Tuesday

Shaggy, a Grammy award-winning, diamond selling artiste and philanthropist, is ending 2014 on a high note. By launching his own record label, Ranch Entertainment, in 2012, Shaggy focused on rebuilding his brand and career. After 18 years of hit singles and sold-out tours, Shaggy shifted his focus to going on his own, launching his own record label and making his own musical decisions.

In 2013, he release his first ever 100 per cent reggae album, Out of Many, One Music, produced by the legendary duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, along with Shaggy's consistent friend and producer, Sting International. The album has received a Grammy nod for Reggae Album of the Year.

four new singles

Ranch Entertainment is set to re-release Out of Many, One Music XL Edition on Tuesday, December 16. It will feature four new singles, including Night Flight, which features Supercat and Maxi Priest.

Throughout the promotion of Out of Many, One Music, Shaggy headlined four tours this year including stops in Canada, Europe (where he headlined several festivals) and two US tours. While on his second US tour for 2014, Shaggy signed a deal with Sony Records. The Sony/Brooklyn Knights/Ranch Entertainment deal allows Shaggy to have creative say in the production of his music, yet have a powerhouse supporting his music and brand.

Shaggy was last signed to a major label in 2006.

He is currently promoting three new songs, I Need Love, Picture and Go F Yourself, all of which will come under the Sony/Brooklyn Knights/ Ranch union.