has been a household name in music for decades, receiving 16 Grammy Awards and having sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. Jamaican artist Shaggy
has been a major force in boosting the worldwide popularity of reggae and dancehall music, with hits such as Oh Carolina
, Mr. Boombastic
, It Wasn’t Me
, and Angel
. While they may seem to be an unlikely pair, Sting and Shaggy are actually a perfect musical match. An initial plan for Sting to contribute to a Shaggy song turned into Don’t Make Me Wait
, their first single together. Compelled by their creative synergy, Sting and Shaggy decided to keep working together, resulting in their new collaborative, island-inspired album 44/876
. This summer, Shaggy & Sting will embark on a European tour performing at various historical venues.