Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday celebration will have a bit of Long Island flavor, as Shaggy has been chosen to perform at a star-studded concert in her honor.
Shaggy, who splits his time between Valley Stream and the island of Jamaica, will perform at “The Queen’s Birthday Party” on April 21 at Royal Albert Hall with Sting. They are expected to do a selection from their “44/876” album, set to be released April 20.
Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Shawn Mendes, Craig David and Ladysmith Black Mambazo are also part of the concert, which will air live on BBC One and on BBC Radio Two. Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family are expected to attend, though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are likely to skip it since the due date of their third child is around the same time.
“It promises to be a spectacular evening of entertainment destined to bring the whole nation together,” Lewis Carnie, head of BBC Radio Two, said in a statement.
The performance for Queen Elizabeth II will be another in a string of high-profile appearances for Shaggy, best known for reggae-pop hits like “Boombastic.” In addition to multiple appearances on the Grammys, earlier this month he appeared as President Donald Trump in the video for a remake of his hit “It Wasn’t Me” on “The Late, Late Show With James Corden.” Corden played special counsel Robert Mueller, peppering him with questions about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, to which Shaggy as Trump responds, “No collusion” and, of course, “It wasn’t me.”