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STING TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM DUETS ON NOVEMBER 27

INCLUDES A SELECTION OF HIS MOST BELOVED COLLABORATIONS FROM THROUGHOUT HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER

 

 

28 OCTOBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) -- Always known as a musical explorer, pioneering genre-bending sounds and collaborations, 17-time Grammy Award winner STING will release a new album, entitled Duets, on November 27. The vinyl LP edition will also be available worldwide on December 18. Fans can pre-order this special collection now. 

 

Pre-order Duets HERE

 

From the melismatic longing of “Desert Rose” with Rai music singer Cheb Mami and sultry groove of “It’s Probably Me” with Eric Clapton to the uplifting 44/876 with Shaggy, which yielded his most recent and 17th GRAMMY award, Sting’s collaborations have become nothing short of cornerstones in the canon of popular music. To celebrate some of these joint-works, he has compiled a special collection to include some of his most beloved duets with collaborators such as Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi and more. The Duets album will also include the brand new, never-before-released song, “September” with Italian icon Zucchero, produced by Sting himself and mixed by 4-time Grammy Award winner Robert Orton.  Full album track listing is included below. 

 

Duets was Executive Produced and A&R’d by Guénaël “GG” Geay & Martin Kierszenbaum with all songs mastered by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering, Los Angeles, United States.

 

Sting is managed by the Cherrytree Music Company.

 

 

DUETS - Track Listing: 

[Standard CD]

  1. Little Something with Melody Gardot
  2. It’s Probably Me with Eric Clapton
  3. Stolen Car with Mylène Farmer
  4. Desert Rose with Cheb Mami
  5. Rise & Fall with Craig David
  6. Whenever I Say Your Name with Mary J. Blige
  7. Don’t Make Me Wait with Shaggy
  8. Reste with GIMS
  9. We'll Be Together with Annie Lennox
  10. L'amour C'est Comme Un Jour with Charles Aznavour
  11. My Funny Valentine with Herbie Hancock
  12. Fragile with Julio Iglesias
  13. Mama with Gashi
  14. September with Zucchero
  15. Practical Arrangement with Jo Lawry
  16. None Of Us Are Free with Sam Moore
  17. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning with Chris Botti

 

[VINYL]

LP 1

A1.      Little Something with Melody Gardot

A2.      It’s Probably Me with Eric Clapton

A3.      Stolen Car with Mylène Farmer

A4.      Desert Rose with Cheb Mami

 

B1.       Rise & Fall with Craig David

B2.       Whenever I Say Your Name with Mary J. Blige

B3.       Don’t Make Me Wait with Shaggy

B4.       Reste with GIMS

 

LP 2

A1.      We'll Be Together with Annie Lennox

A2.      L'amour C'est Comme Un Jour with Charles Aznavour

A3.      My Funny Valentine with Herbie Hancock

A4.      Fragile with Julio Iglesias

 

B1.       Mama with Gashi

B2.       September with Zucchero

B3.       Practical Arrangement with Jo Lawry

B4.       None Of Us Are Free with Sam Moore

B5.       In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning with Chris Botti

 

 

About Sting

Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six GRAMMY Awards® and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. 

 

As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 11 GRAMMY Awards®, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.  In 2003, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his myriad of contributions to music. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has received the Kennedy Center Honors, The American Music Award of Merit and The Polar Music Prize. Sting has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Music by the University of Northumbria (1992), Berklee College of Music (1994), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006) and Brown University at its 250th Commencement ceremony (2018).

 

Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

 

Following his critically acclaimed album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop collection in over a decade, Sting and reggae icon, Shaggy, both managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, released a collaborative, island-influenced album, entitled 44/876, drawing 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 mutual love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s homeland, and the place where Sting penned such classics as The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.” Their chart-topping release debuted at #1 in Germany and Top 10 in the UK. It spent over 20 weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae Album chart in the US, earned Gold certifications in Poland and France and received the GRAMMY Award® for Best Reggae Album.

 

Last year, Sting was honoured at the BMI Pop Awards for his enduring hit single “Every Breath You Take,” which has become the Most Performed Song, with 15 million radio plays, from BMI’s catalog of over 14 million musical works.

 

Also last year, a new album entitled My Songs, featuring contemporary interpretations of his most celebrated hits, was released and followed by a world tour of the same name. Sting’s ‘My Songs’ World Tour is a dynamic and exuberant show featuring his most beloved songs spanning the 17-time GRAMMY Award® winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist.

 

The special edition release of Sting’s album, My Songs was released November 8 and includes a bonus CD with new live recordings from the My Songs World Tour.  A digital album titled My Songs: Live containing 11 new live recordings captured along the My Songs World Tour is also available.

 

Next year, Sting will headline a Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” set to open at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show will present a compendium of Sting’s songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations. 

 

He has appeared in more than 15 films, executive produced the critically acclaimed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and in 1989 starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway.  His most recent theatre project is the Tony®-nominated musical The Last Ship, inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England where he was born and raised. The show, with music and lyrics by Sting, ran on Broadway in 2014/2015 and completed a UK regional theatre tour which ran from March-July 2018. Thereafter, Sting starred as shipyard foreman Jackie White in the Toronto-based production of The Last Ship at the Princess of Wales Theatre. He reprised the role for productions in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre (January 14 – February 16, 2020), followed by San Francisco at the Golden Gate Theatre. Additional information on The Last Ship Tour can be found at www.thelastshipmusical.com

 

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach.  Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there.  Together they have held 19 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents. 

 

Follow Sting:

Website | Instagram (@theofficialsting) | Twitter (@officialsting) | Facebook

 

About the Cherrytree Music Company:

Founded in 2005 by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum, the Cherrytree Music Company provides management, record label and publishing services to a boutique roster of artists, producers and mixers who push the creative envelope in popular music.  Cherrytree has had an indelible impact on the music landscape from managing celebrated musician and cultural icon Sting to launching Lady Gaga’s first two albums. The Cherrytree Music Company has released the artistically and commercially ground-breaking records of FeistEllie GouldingRobynLa Roux, LMFAO, Far East Movement and Disclosure and sold over 35 million units. In the process, the Cherrytree Music Company has become a vital source for popular music and catalyst for artist collaboration and innovation.  For more information on the Cherrytree Music Company, please visit:

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