44/876


44/876
Sting and Shaggy - 44-876.png
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
StudioRanch Studios and Sear Sound Studios in New York
GenreReggae
Length42:52
Label
Producer
Sting chronology
Live at the Olympia Paris
(2017)
44/876
(2018)
Shaggy chronology
SMIX - Mr. Lover Collection
(2014)
44/876
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic49/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
The Telegraph4/5 stars[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubD[4]

44/876 is a collaborative album by English musician Sting and Jamaican musician Shaggy. It was released on April 20, 2018 by A&M Records, Interscope Records and Cherrytree Records.

The album's title refers to the country calling code for the United Kingdom (+44) and the North American area code for Jamaica (876), Sting's and Shaggy's respective home countries. In the first 3 months the album sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.

On 7 December 2018, it was released the Deluxe Softpack 8-bonus-track CD edition of the album, including the unreleased track "Skank Up (Oh Lawd)", 2 new versions of "Gotta Get Back My Baby" and 5 unreleased acoustic live tracks recorded in July 2018 in Paris.

At the 61st Grammy Awards, the album won Best Reggae Album.

Commercial performance

In the United Kingdom, 44/876 debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 7,658 units. It is Sting's first top 10-album since Sacred Love (2003), and Shaggy's first since Hot Shot (2001).[5]

Track listing

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."44/876" (featuring Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)
  • Sting International
  • Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy
2:59
2."Morning Is Coming"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Rankine
  • Pizzonia
Sting International3:11
3."Waiting for the Break of Day"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Pizzonia
  • Shippy
Sting International3:18
4."Gotta Get Back My Baby"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Andre Fennell
  • Sheldon M. Harris
  • Kierszenbaum
  • Teflon
  • Kierszenbaum
2:56
5."Don't Make Me Wait"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Ashante Reid
  • Pizzonia
  • Kameron Quintin Jones
  • Kennard Garrett
Sting International3:35
6."Just One Lifetime"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Rankine
  • Pizzonia
  • Shane Hoosong
  • Sting International
  • Hoosong
3:30
7."22nd Street"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Rankine
  • Pizzonia
  • Andy Bassford
  • Sting International
4:00
8."Dreaming in the U.S.A."
  • Sting
  • Kierszenbaum
3:08
9."Crooked Tree"
  • Sting
  • Kierszenbaum
  • Burrell
  • Pizzonia
  • Shippy
  • Hoosong
Sting International3:37
10."To Love and Be Loved"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Rankine
  • Pizzonia
  • Daudi Henderson
  • Sting International
  • Machine Gun Funk
3:29
11."Sad Trombone"
  • Sting
  • Burrell
  • Pizzonia
  • Shippy
Sting International5:43
12."Night Shift"
  • Sting International
  • Kierszenbaum
3:26

Personnel

  • Shaggy – vocals, composer
  • Sting – bas dessus, bass, composer, producer, backing vocals
  • Aidonia – lead vocals (1)
  • Morgan Heritage – backing vocals (1)
  • Andre Fennell – composer
  • David Barnes – horn
  • Andy Bassford – composer, guitar
  • Maggie Buckley – flute, saxophone
  • Kameron Corvet – guitar, producer
  • Shaun Darson – drum fills
  • Robert Dubwise – guitar
  • Dwayne Shippy – additional production, bass, composer, guitar, instrumentation, keyboards, percussion, producer, sounds, string arrangements, backing vocals
  • Kennard Garrett – composer, producer
  • Clark Gayton – mastering, trombone
  • Joel Gonzalez – horn
  • Gene Grimaldi – mastering
  • Sheldon Harris – composer
  • Daudi Henderson – composer
  • Shane Hoosong – additional production, composer, drums, keyboards, percussion, producer, sounds
  • Kameron Jones – composer
  • Zach Jones – drums, backing vocals
  • Geoffrey Keezer – piano
  • Heather Kierszenbaum – sounds
  • Martin Kierszenbaum – additional production, back cover photo, bass, clavichord, composer, drums, editing, executive producer, fender rhodes, guitar, keyboards, organ, percussion, piano, producer, sounds, synthesizer
  • Tony Lake – engineer
  • Sheldon Lawrence – composer
  • Zachary Lucas – horn
  • Machine Gun Funk – drums, keyboards, producer
  • Branford Marsalis – saxophone
  • Steven "Lenky" Marsden – keyboards
  • Kamari Martin – backing vocals
  • Dominic Miller – composer, guitar
  • Melissa Musique – backing vocals
  • Gene Noble – backing vocals
  • Salvador Ochoa – cover photo
  • Robert Orton – engineer, mixing, percussion, synthesizer
  • Shaun Pizzonia – composer
  • Danny Quatrochi – guitar technician
  • Rohan Rankine – composer
  • Ashante Reid – composer
  • Dave Richards – bass
  • Glenn Rogers – guitar
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Sting International – bas dessus, bass, drums, editing, engineer, guitar, instrumentation, keyboards, mixing, percussion, producer, sounds, backing vocals
  • Robert Stringer – horn
  • Eliot Sumner – composer, vocals
  • Teflon – drums, keyboards, producer
  • Grant Valentine – assistant engineer
  • Nicole VanGiesen – photography
  • Liam Ward – art direction, design
  • Karl Wright – drums
  • Joan Campbell – actor

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 38
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 4
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 1
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[13] 27
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 13
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[15] 3
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[16] 19
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 35
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 9
US Billboard 200[20] 40

Year-end charts

Chart (2018) Position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 65
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 99

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[23] Gold 50,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[24] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "44/876 by Sting Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  2. ^ McCormick, Neil (2018-04-20). "Biddy bong! When Shaggy met Sting – 44/876 review". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "44/876 Review". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  4. ^ Moayeri, Lily (2018-04-20). "A Perfect Circle, Sting & Shaggy, and more albums to know about this week". music.avclub.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  5. ^ Jones, Alan (27 April 2018). "Charts analysis: Greatest Showman holds off J Cole". Music Week. Retrieved 28 April 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 17. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Sting Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2018 – hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  23. ^ "French album certifications – Sting – 44/876" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Polish album certifications – Sting & Shaggy – 44/876" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 August 2018.

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