44/876 Shaggy & Sting's Brand New Album Available Now

44/876 Shaggy & Sting's Brand New Album Available Now - Sting and Shaggy’s new, island-inspired collaborative album  44/876 is available now at all retailers and digital platforms on A&M/Interscope Records

Shaggy & Sting 44/876Shaggy & Sting 44/876

Sting and Shaggy’s new, island-inspired collaborative album 44/876 is available now at all retailers and digital platforms on A&M/Interscope Records In creating 44/876, Sting and Shaggy drew from the many surprising connections at the heart of their music. With its title referencing their home country codes, 44/876 first and foremost honors the duo’s love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s homeland, and the place where Sting penned such classics as The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.”

Furthering each artist’s exploration of reggae and its transcendent rhythms, the lead single “Don’t Make Me Wait” - which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart - came to life after the musicians were introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum

(Sting’s manager, Chairman of The Cherrytree Music Company and Shaggy’s former A&R executive).

The correlating music video, directed by Gil Green, was filmed in Kingston, Jamaica and has garnered over 8.5 million views on YouTube.

 WATCH VIDEO HERE

Although the initial plan was for Sting to lend his vocals and musical finesse solely to this track, the two discovered that their distinct voices blended with incredible ease. Compelled by their creative synergy, Sting and Shaggy soon amassed an album’s worth of material. “Everything about it is organic—it was never planned,” says Shaggy of 44/876.

Recording in New York City, they enlisted a lineup of esteemed musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York, including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, Morgan Heritage (courtesy of CTBC Music Group), Agent Sasco as well as Branford Marsalis and Sting’s longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.

Produced by Sting International (Shaggy, Maxi Priest), Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Madonna, Robyn),

iLLWayno (2 Chains) and Teflon (Ruff Ryders, Fat Joe) 

and mixed by Robert “Hitmixer” Orton (Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons), Sting International and Tony Lake (Sting,Lady Gaga) — 

44/876 fuses infectious Afro-Caribbean rhythms with irresistake a cue from mutual hero, Bob Marley, and present a message

of love, hope, freedom, and unity. 

That optimism infuses such songs as “Waiting For The Break Of Day”  (a piano-laced, gently soaring mid-tempo number) and “Morning Is Coming” (a brightly swaying track delivering silken grooves and sultry horns). 

On “Just One Lifetime,” the pair uses a bit of poetry lifted from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass,” their warm-hearted storytelling shifting from Sting’s smooth vocals to Shaggy’s masterful flow. And on the deeply stirring “Dreaming In The U.S.A.,” with its urgent beats and uplifting harmonies, the duo detail their shared experience as outsiders pursuing the promise of the American dream.

Sting and Shaggy will take their collaboration on the road this summer when the two Grammy-award winning artists embark on a European tour of various historic venues, performing their most celebrated hits as well as songs off their new album together. 

Shaggy & Sting's Album-Release Appearances Have Included: The Queen’s Birthday Party – Live on BBC1 and BBC Radio 2 (April 21)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (April 23) Live with Kelly and Ryan (April 24) The View (April 25)


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Fans, critics and fellow musicians have already shown incredible support for 44/876:

  “The album’s first single, ‘Don’t Make Me Wait,’ a sway-inducing pop song with a reggae sheen, turns out to be only a taste of what these men can bring, their two vocal and musical styles melding into something as delicious as a plate of jerk chicken washed down with a cold beer.” – Associated Press

 “Sting’s distinctive tenor is a highly appealing match for Shaggy’s gruffly melodic dancehall toasting.” – Rolling Stone

 “The mash-up everyone is talking about!” – Good Morning America

 “The steady, soothing guitar rhythm buoying ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ is as sunny as it gets, and Sting’s smooth tenor makes for a surprisingly mellifluous pairing with Shaggy’s rhyming.” – Consequence of Sound

 “’Morning Is Coming’ is a total reggae ear-catcher, something that could bring the style of music back to the radio.” – VVN Music

“It sounds like a collaboration that was always meant to be.” – Noisey

 “That album could well prove to be history in the making…”– Echoes Magazine

  

@MAJORLAZER: “SHAGGY & STING GONNA SAVE US ALL”

 

See below for all configurations and complete track listing for 44/876:

 

44/876 STANDARD ALBUM:

 44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia) 

Morning Is Coming

Waiting For The Break Of Day

Gotta Get Back My Baby

Don’t Make Me Wait

Just One Lifetime

22nd Street

Dreaming In The U.S.A.

Crooked Tree

To Love And Be Loved

Sad Trombone

Night Shift 

 

44/876 SUPER DELUXE ALBUM:

Disc One:

44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)

Morning Is Coming

Waiting For The Break Of Day

Gotta Get Back My Baby

Don’t Make Me Wait

Just One Lifetime

22nd Street

Dreaming In The U.S.A.

Crooked Tree

To Love And Be Loved

Sad Trombone

Night Shift 

 

Disc Two:

Live at Shaggy & Friends, Kingston, Jamaica 

Englishman In New York – Sting

Fields Of Gold – Sting

Message In A Bottle – Sting ft. Agent Sasco

Don’t Make Me Wait – Sting & Shaggy

Roxanne – Sting & Shaggy

Cherrytree Radio Interview with Sting and Shaggy

44/876 DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM & TARGET

 PHYSICAL EXCLUSIVE:

 44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia) 

Morning Is Coming

Waiting For The Break Of Day

Gotta Get Back My Baby

Don’t Make Me Wait

Just One Lifetime

22nd Street

Dreaming In The U.S.A.

Crooked Tree

To Love And Be Loved

Sad Trombone

Night Shift 

Bonus Tracks:

If You Can’t Find Love

Love Changes Everything

16 Fathoms

Don’t Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix)  

 For further information, Please visit: 

Sting's Website

Shaggy's Website

Cherry Tree Music Company Website

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