April 20, 2018

OUT TODAY! Here's Billboard's Track-by-Track Breakdown of 44/876...

When Sting performed for the first time in Jamaica in January at Shaggy and Friends, the biennial fundraising concert supporting Kingston’s Bustamante Children’s Hospital, few people knew the connection between the artists transcended the former Police frontman supporting the dancehall superstar’s mighty philanthropic efforts...

April 17, 2018

BBC Interview - Sting: 'Cultural appropriation is an ugly term'...

Pop legend Sting is browsing the racks at Honest Jon's record store on London's Portobello Road when a single catches his attention. It's a limited edition white vinyl by the late hip-hop producer J Dilla. The title is unprintable here, but it roughly translates as "Forget The Police". "Now there's a song I should have written," says Sting, repeating the title with a grin...

April 14, 2018

Pre-Order Now - Sting & Shaggy's New Island-Inspired Album, 44/876

On April 20, Sting & Shaggy will release their new collaborative, island-inspired album, entitled 44/876, on A&M/Interscope Records. Featuring various album formats (see below for track listing & configurations), fans can pre-order the collection now and receive an instant download of the new song “Morning Is Coming” - a brassy reggae track fueled by sultry horns - as well as the current, Caribbean-flavored single “Don’t Make Me Wait.”


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April 14, 2018

Sting returns to early reggae roots with Shaggy in '44/876'...

What do a 66-year-old British New Wave veteran and a 49-year-old Jamaican pop-reggae artist have in common? More than you might think, says Sting, who hooked up with Shaggy for the collaborative album, 44/876 - named for the U.K. and Jamaican area codes, respectively - out Friday (April 20)...

March 23, 2018

New Statesman interview with Sting & Shaggy...

Perhaps it is not as odd as it seems. For a start, they both have “ridiculous names”, says Sting, “which people no longer question”. Shaggy and Sting were born Orville and Gordon. Their nicknames arrived in their youth: Sting’s, from a black-and-yellow striped jumper he wore in his days as bass player in a Newcastle jazz band – even his mother called him Sting. Shaggy’s, from his resemblance, at the age of 12 when he was living in Jamaica, to the character from Scooby-Doo – his mother calls him Richard...

March 12, 2018

Sting & Shaggy interview with Reggaeville...

It was quite a bomb that dropped when superstars Shaggy and Sting announced to be working on an album together. 44/876 is the title of the surprising record ready to be released on April 20. How they got together, what the extraordinary songs and lyrics inspired, and who the better pool player is, is what they told Munchy in an in-depth Skype interview from New York...

 

March 10, 2018

Sting And Shaggy’s ‘Morning Is Coming’ Is A Clear-Skied Reminder To Keep Looking Up...

UPROXX: Sting and Shaggy have released the second single from their collaborative project, 44/876, and it’s a satisfying reggae easy listening experience - not that anyone expected anything less. “Morning Is Coming,” like “Don’t Make Me Wait” before it, is a downtempo, easygoing track perfect for barbecues and beach days, feeling exactly like a day in the life in the islands...

March 02, 2018

Shaggy to join Sting on European tour this summer...

Live Nation has announced today that Jamaican musician Shaggy will join Sting on his European Summer Tour of historic venues.  Performing both separately and together, the iconic artists will play selections from their island-flavored, collaborative album, 44/876 (due out April 20th), as well as melding their bands to explore each other’s most celebrated hits such as "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman in New York," "Message in a Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” "Mr. Boombastic" and "Angel.”


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