May 11, 2018

Sting & Shaggy among spectacular new names complete line-up Curacao North Sea Jazz 2018...

We are proud to announce the final artists that complete the line-up of this year’s Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. Friday 31 August sees the return of Sting to the island, joined on stage by Shaggy. Together they are the closing headliner of the Sam Cooke stage. On Saturday non other than Christina Aguilera will take the Sam Cooke stage. Also performing on Saturday on the Sir Duke stage is CeeLo Green...


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May 08, 2018

Watch Sting & Shaggy’s Stripped-Down Stereogum Session...

Sting and Shaggy recently did a stripped-down session for Stereogum when in New York and you can check this out here. The pair performed their new songs “Morning Is Coming” and “Don’t Make Me Wait” followed by “Angel” and a loose “Boombastic” featuring improvised toasting and a bit of “Roxanne.” Joining them were guitarist Kameron Corvet and vocalists Melissa Muzique and Gene Noble, all of whom appear on the album...

May 04, 2018

For The Culture: Sting And Shaggy On Collaboration, Comfort Zones And The Caribbean...

To the naked eye, the collaborative duo of musician Sting, formerly of The Police, and reggae star Shaggy is an unlikely pairing. The announcement of their joint album 44/876 raised a fair share of questions from inquisitive music fans. However, thanks to a few singles that dropped prior to the LP’s release, it was clear this was a match made in music heaven...

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...

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