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Boombastic is the third studio album released by Jamaican artist Shaggy. The album was released on July 11, 1995.

Boombastic
Shaggy - Boombastic Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 11, 1995
Recorded1995
Studio
Genre
Length63:33
LabelVirgin
Producer
Shaggy chronology
Original Doberman
(1994)
Boombastic
(1995)
Midnite Lover
(1997)
Singles from Boombastic
  1. "In the Summertime"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Boombastic"
    Released: June 5, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]
Vibe(favorable)[4]

The album spawned five singles: "In the Summertime", a remake of the Mungo Jerry hit, "Boombastic", which peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, at 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 1 on the U.S. R&B chart, "Why You Treat Me So Bad?", the double A-side "Something Different" / "The Train Is Coming", and "Day Oh", which was released as a Japanese only single. "Boombastic" was used as the theme for a 1995 Levi's ad, which was directed by Michael Mort and Deiniol Morris. It was also used in the 2006 and 2007 films, respectively, Barnyard and Mr. Bean's Holiday. A remake of "In the Summertime" was re-released for the 1996 film Flipper.

Charts and awardsEdit

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.[5]

The album was certified platinum in United States and gold in United Kingdom. It peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200 and topped the 'Top Reggae Albums' chart in the US, and reached number 37 on the UK Albums Chart.[6][7]

Track listingEdit

  1. "In the Summertime" (featuring Rayvon) (Ray Dorset) – 3:57
  2. "Boombastic" (Burrell, Floyd, Livingston) – 4:07
  3. "Something Different" (featuring Wayne Wonder) (Burrell, Charles, Kelly) – 4:31
  4. "Forgive Them Father" (Burrell, Crosdale, Dennis) – 3:27
  5. "Heartbreak Suzie" (featuring Gold Mine) (Burrell, Hawthorne) – 4:09
  6. "Finger Smith" (Burrell, Crosdale, Dennis) – 3:28
  7. "Why You Treat Me So Bad" (featuring Grand Puba) (Burrell, Dixon, Livingston) – 3:47
  8. "Woman a Pressure Me" (Burrell, Crosdale, Dennis) – 3:41
  9. "The Train Is Coming" (featuring Ken Boothe) (Boothe, Burrell, Livingston) – 3:41
  10. "Ishmael" (Egor, Seb) - 4:12
  11. "Island Lover" (Burrell, Livingston, Zapata) – 4:13
  12. "Day Oh" (Attaway, Burgie) – 3:56
  13. "Jenny" (featuring Budda Junky Swan) (Benoiti, Burrel, Pizzonia) – 4:15
  14. "How Much More" (Burrell, Kelly) – 3:51
  15. "Gal Yu a Pepper" (Burrell, Halliburton) – 4:18


US Bonus Tracks
15. "In the Summertime" (Rayvon & The Ripper Remix) - 4:04
16. "Boombastic" (Sting Remix) - 4:14

PersonnelEdit

  • Les King – Engineer
  • John Raf Allen – Tracking
  • Ken Boothe – Performer
  • Kent Bryan – Background Vocals, Tracking
  • Jake Chessum – Photography
  • Gemma Corfield – Executive Producer
  • Paul Crosdale – Tracking
  • Duley Culture – Background Vocals
  • Bobby "Digital" Dixon – Producer, Engineer
  • Bobby Dixon – Producer, Engineer
  • Tom Dolan – Art Direction, Design
  • Brian & Tony Gold – Background Vocals
  • Grand Puba – Performer
  • Anastas Hackett – Tracking
  • Dennis Halliburton – Engineer, Mixing, Tracking
  • Tony Kelly – Producer, Engineer, Tracking
  • Marty Kersich – Horn Overdubs
  • Robert Livingston – Producer, Executive Producer, Tracking
  • Lynford "Fatta" Marshall – Mixing
  • George "Dusty" Miller – Tracking
  • Kimbalyn Miller – Background Vocals
  • Dr. Marshall Murphey – Engineer, Background Vocals, Overdubs, Mixing
  • Robert Murphy – Engineer, Mixing
  • Wayne Nicholson – Engineer
  • Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia – Background Vocals, Producer, Engineer, Overdubs, Mixing
  • Rayvon – Performer
  • Glen Ricks – Background Vocals
  • Wayne Wonder – Performer
  • Collin "Bulbie" York – Mixing
  • Robert Zapata – Background Vocals, Producer, Tracking

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 34

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[8] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Gold 50,000^
Malaysia 150,000[10]
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. ^ Jaconson, Kevin (2014) "Boombastic Times for Shaggy", Jamaica Observer, January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014
  6. ^ "Boombastic Awards", Allmusic. Retrieved January 24, 2014
  7. ^ "Shaggy", Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 24, 2014
  8. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Shaggy – Boombastic" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Shaggy – Boombastic". Music Canada. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Malaysia". Billboard. 18 May 1996. p. APQ-14. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Shaggy – Boombastic". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 June 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Boombastic in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Shaggy – Boombastic". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2 June 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.