Grammys: Sting, Shaggy Perform New Single "Don't Make Me Wait"
The 16-time Grammy winner joined forces with the "It Wasn't Me" performer for a new Carribean-infused album.
Shaggy and Sting took the stage at the 2018 Grammys to perform their new single "Don't Make Me Wait" off of their forthcoming album 44/876, announced earlier this month and set to be released on April 20.
Sting took the stage first for what looked like a traditional performance of his song "An Englishman in New York," with a band and backdrop featuring snow-covered images of Manhattan. Midway through the song, though, Shaggy took the stage as the two transitioned into "Don't Make Me Wait." Sting stayed onstage while Shaggy walked along the catwalk in front of the stage, trying to amp up the audience, and mugging for the camera as he returned to the stage.
Shaggy then joined Sting for "A Englishman in New York," ad-libbing that he was "a Jamaican in New York."
The pair also starred in a pretaped "Subway Karaoke" segment with host James Corden, in which the two musicians performed some of their hits for irritated New York City commuters.
The duo also discussed their collaboration during E!'s red carpet preshow.
Shaggy told Ryan Seacrest he and Sting were surprised at how good their voices sounded together, which led to them doing more songs together, which turned into an album.
"We've learned something from each other," Sting said, describing himself as more "forensic" and Shaggy as more "spontaneous."
Corden hosted the 60th annual Grammys from Madison Square Garden, the first time in 15 years that music's biggest night has taken place in New York City.