Press Release CNSJ
We are proud to announce the final artists that complete the line-up of this year’s Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. Friday 31 August sees the return of Sting to the island, joined on stage by Shaggy. Together they are the closing headliner of the Sam Cooke stage. On Saturday non other than Christina Aguilera will take the Sam Cooke stage. Also performing on Saturday on the Sir Duke stage is CeeLo Green.
Sting has been a household name in music for decades, receiving 16 Grammy Awards and having sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. Jamaican artist Shaggy has been a major force in boosting the worldwide popularity of reggae and dancehall music, with hits such as Oh Carolina, Mr. Boombastic, It Wasn’t Me, and Angel. While they may seem to be an unlikely pair, Sting and Shaggy are actually a perfect musical match. An initial plan for Sting to contribute to a Shaggy song turned into Don’t Make Me Wait, their first single together. Compelled by their creative synergy, Sting and Shaggy decided to keep working together, resulting in their new collaborative, island-inspired album 44/876. This summer, Shaggy & Sting will embark on a European tour performing at various historical venues.
Christina Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has won six Grammy Awards including one Latin Grammy Award. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Aguilera continues to use her voice for good. She has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and has helped raise over $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies. Christina’s upcoming 6th studio album, Liberation, will be released on June 15th and is available for pre-order now.
Although CeeLo Green is best known as a solo artist, many fans fondly remember when he broke through as half of the duo Gnarls Barkley; the other half being the famous producer Danger Mouse. Their song Crazy from 2006 made the soul duo’s name: the Grammy Award-winning mega hit has its own Wikipedia page which is longer than that of many artists! Although Gnarls Barkley never officially disbanded, their second and last album dates from ten years ago. Since then, with his unique high-pitched voice, CeeLo has proven himself as a solo artist as evidenced by the hit single Fuck You! (2010), which reached number one on the Dutch Top 40.