Most Grammy nominees at least feign surprise when they win, but Sting isn’t most Grammy nominees.
The singer — who last month took home a golden gramophone trophy for 44/876, the reggae album he released last year with Shaggy — tells Billboard, “I thought once we were nominated, we would win.”
It could just be that the award is old hat for the former Police frontman; after all, he’s won a total of 14 Grammys over his career. But he denies that saying he was absolutely sure he would win is in any way offensive or annoying.
“Does that sound arrogant?” he asks. “It’s honest, not arrogant.”
And fans of the collaboration with Shaggy, take notice: Sting says, “We’ll do it again, I’m sure.”
Sting has just announced he’ll be bringing his musical, The Last Ship, to L.A. in January 2020. The production is wrapping its Toronto run on March 24th. He and Shaggy will perform four U.K. concerts in May, and then Sting will kick off a European headlining tour, running from late May to late July.
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