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Shaggy to receive honorary doctorate from Brown University

Grammy award winning artiste Shaggy is set to receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University in the United States.
 
The Jamaican music icon, born Orville Burrell, is the only diamond-selling dancehall artiste in music history and is also a former US marine. 
 
His Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation has raised millions for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.
 
Shaggy is listed among nine candidates who will be bestowed with honorary degrees during the university's Commencement and Reunion Weekend from May 27 to 29.
 
The annual presentation of honorary degrees has been a Brown tradition since 1769, and acknowledges the achievements of leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds.
 
The recipients have made tremendous impact in government, public health, the arts, global affairs, science and technology.
 
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is among the candidates. 


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