STING & SHAGGY: New Single “Don’t Make Me Wait” To Be Released January 25, Island-Influenced, Collaborative Album Out April 20...

January 24, 2018

Interscope/A&M Records is pleased to announce the release of “Don't Make Me Wait” - the new, Caribbean-flavored song from Sting and Shaggy - available January 25th on all digital platforms ( The first single will be followed on April 20th by a collaborative, island-influenced album, entitled 44/876, that reflects the duo’s mutual love of Jamaica - its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture. 

Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, who is Sting’s manager and Shaggy’s former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track that Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together.  Initially, the plan was to only record “Don’t Make Me Wait,” but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged. 

Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms - in traditional and modern styles - with pop craftsmanship and rock energy. 

The artists were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Sting’s longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Tyrantula, Dwayne “iLLwayno” Shippy, Shane “Gold Tips” Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx. The sessions were produced by Sting International, who has previously worked with Shaggy on global smashes such as “Carolina,” “Boombastic” and “It Wasn’t Me,” and Executive Produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who has previously written/produced songs for Sting, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Sting International, Robert “Hitmixer” Orton and Tony Lake mixed 44/876.

The duo recently debuted “Don’t Make Me Wait” - on which they effortlessly trade verses, over a smoldering island rhythm - in front of 20,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica at the “Shaggy and Friends” charity concert, which benefited the local Bustamante Hospital for Children. They also filmed a soon-to-be released music video in the heart of the city, directed by Gil Green. 

posted by Guyoli
Don't Make Me Wait
My partner, a hugh fan of Sting for more than 40 years can't wait to by this record as soon as possible. :-) Hopefully there are concerts to come with Sting & Shaggy.
posted by Joem
Per-Order ?
When can we pre-order ?
Newer comments    1 - 2 of 2    Older comments


Jan 22, 2018

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2018 Festival scheduled for April 27 - 29 and May 3 - 6. The Festival annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside unforgettable performances by nationally and internationally renowned guest artists. With thirteen stages and over 500 bands performing virtually every style of music, Jazz Fest presents one of the world’s most diverse music festival lineups. Hundreds of thousands of fans annually flock to the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course for Jazz Fest, which has been called America’s best festival. 

Jan 11, 2018

The pair debuted their first collaboration at a charity concert in Jamaica last week Sting and Shaggy have worked together on several “Caribbean-flavoured” tracks, the first of which has been revealed.