Sting to Release ‘Duets’ Album This Month

Sting’s long anticipated Duets album will arrive on March 19, four months after it’s original release date.

The collection will include collaborations with  Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Zucchero, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi and more. His duet with Hancock, “My Funny Valentine,” will be available on multiple platforms March 11.

Sting has also recorded a brand new song with African artist  Shirazee, who recorded his own version of Sting’s classic “Englishman in New York.”  Their collaboration, which will also have a video, is called “Englishman/African in New York,” and the two artists will perform it on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Today (March 2) Sting is launching a new interactive website as a visual companion piece detailing each track with photo-visual content and new video commentary from Sting. Available in multiple languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish and Japanese), the website chronologically explores his new album with a musical journey spanning from 1992 to the present. Fans are invited to travel along the timeline for the story behind each duet, check out new interviews with Sting musing on these collaborations and share their own memories of each song with other fans around the world. Visit:

Here’s the Duets track list:

“Little Something” — with Melody Gardot
“It’s Probably Me” — with Eric Clapton
“Stolen Car” — with Mylène Farmer
“Desert Rose” — with Cheb Mami
“Rise & Fall” — with Craig David
“Whenever I Say Your Name” — with Mary J. Blige
“Don’t Make Me Wait” — with Shaggy
“Reste” — with GIMS
“We’ll Be Together” — with Annie Lennox
“L’amour C’est Comme un Jour” — with Charles Aznavour
“My Funny Valentine” — with Herbie Hancock
“Fragile” — with Julio Iglesias
“Mama” — with Gashi
“September” — with Zucchero
“Practical Arrangement” — with Jo Lawry
“None of Us Are Free” — with Sam Moore
“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” — with Chris Botti

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