P. Diddy Paying Sting Millions for Sampling His “Every Breath You Take”
When Sean “Diddy” Combs released his 1997 hit song “I’ll Be Missing You,” it was an instant success. The song caught the attention of many fans and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11 weeks. However, what many people didn’t know is that Diddy sampled Sting’s 1983 hit single “Every Breath You Take” without his permission.
In a recent tweet, Diddy revealed that he pays Sting a staggering $5,000 a day while sampling his track. What is more interesting? Well, he will be paying him for the rest of his life! Despite having used Sting’s song without his permission, according to both singers they are now “very good friends.”
The tweet that Diddy posted revealed how much respect he has for Sting, adding that the singer “showed me so much love from day one” and thanking him for his collaboration. He also confirmed that this was a lifetime arrangement: “For the rest of his life” is what Diddy wrote in the caption of his tweet.
Thus, it is great to see two iconic artists coming together and working with each other despite their past issues. It just goes to show that there is always a way to put aside differences and work together on something amazing!
By paying Sting $5,000 a day, it seems like Diddy really wants to express his gratitude towards him and recognizes the impact Sting had on the success of “I’ll Be Missing You.”
Who is Sting
Sting, born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, is an English musician and actor who achieved worldwide fame as the frontman and primary songwriter of the rock band The Police. His work has earned him multiple awards, including sixteen Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, and a Tony Award nomination.
Throughout his career Sting has released 17 studio albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide – making him one of the world’s best-selling recording artists. He has also composed classical music for films and written musicals for theater productions. In addition to his work with The Police, he has collaborated with numerous other musicians including Eric Clapton, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, and Paul Simon.
Sting’s influence on music can be seen in many genres, from rock to rap. His songwriting style emphasizes complex chords and vocal harmonies as well as dynamic rhythms and lyrical poetry that often draws from personal experiences. He is renowned for his live performances, which are filled with humor and improvisation – making it one of the most popular live acts in history!
Despite being an icon in music, Sting is just as active in philanthropy. He founded the Rainforest Foundation Fund, which focuses on conserving rainforests around the world. He also supports various charities, such as Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders, among others. With decades of global success, Sting will always remain a beloved figure within music culture.
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