The powerhouse-pair never set out to create an album together. The plan was for Sting to lend his vocals to Shaggy's "Don't Make Me Wait," but they soon realized their distinct sound could fill a whole record. The album title refers to each of their homelands with 876 representing Shaggy's native Jamaica and 44 for the UK, Sting's birthplace.
Shaggy revealed that they eat breakfast together every day at Sting's apartment while doing crossword puzzles. He went on to tell Elvis Duran that previously he recorded albums at night, but Sting was adamant they stick to a regular 9-5 schedule and it turned out to work for them!
"I will never make records the same way again. There's a different process inside of my head," Shaggy said about his experience working with Sting.
When Elvis Duran asked them about each other's favorite songs, they were quick admit that they're big fans of one another.
"Probably the one about the bathroom floor," Sting said about Shaggy's hit single, "It Wasn't Me."
Shaggy revealed that his favorite Sting song is "Fields Of Gold."
"Isn't that such a beautiful melody?" he said with the upmost admiration of his friend.
Elvis Duran admitted that when "Fields of Gold" came out on cassette tape, the neighbors hated him because he played it over and over again.
Sting and Shaggy will take their collaboration on a European tour this summer to sing songs off their new album + some of their greatest hits as well.
Get Elvis Duran's full video interview with Sting and Shaggy below: