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Thursday March 22, 2018

From Vanity Fair

Um, Shaggy Is Performing at the Queen’s Birthday Concert
By: Josh Duboff

The Queen will be turning 92 on April 21, and in honor of the occasion, there will, naturally, be a large-scale soiree in her honor. And we’re not talking a stately dinner with one or two musical guests and a nice flower arrangement—this is going to be a full-on concert extravaganza.

The list of performers, announced today, is perhaps the most notable, surprising aspect of all this. The Daily Mail notes that the sovereign “personally prefers show tunes and a stirring rendition of ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ by Dame Vera Lynn.” Well, uh, that is not what she is getting! Nope, the roster of artists includes Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Anne-Marie, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sting, and Shaggy.

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