Brand New Day (Sting album)

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Brand New Day
Studio album by Sting
Released 24 September 1999 (1999-09-24)[1]
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop rock, World
Length 48:49
Label A&M
0694-90443-2
Producer Sting, Kipper
Sting chronology
The Very Best of Sting & The Police
(1997)
Brand New Day
(1999)
...All This Time
(2001)
Singles from Brand New Day
  1. "Brand New Day"
    Released: September 1, 1999
  2. "Desert Rose"
    Released: January 1, 2000
  3. "After The Rain Has Fallen"
    Released: April 1, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune (Not rated)[3]
Entertainment Weekly (B−)[4]
Houston Chronicle 2.5/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[6]
The New York Times Mixed[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]

Brand New Day is the sixth solo studio album by Sting, released by A&M Records on September 24, 1999. Fueled heavily by the success of the second single, "Desert Rose" (which prominently features popular Algerian Raï singer Cheb Mami), the album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, sold over 3.5 million copies in the United States. Upon its release, Brand New Day was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return for Sting.

The album earned Sting two Grammy awards including his third win for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance which he won for the title track and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Background[edit]

Originally, Sting's usual producer Hugh Padgham was to produce the album, but Sting was happy with the work done by Kipper, and Padgham was never called. Many sounds from Spectrasonics can be heard in Kipper's work on the record.

The full version of "The End of the Game" was included on the single for "Brand New Day" and the DTS and DVD-Audio releases of the album. The music video for the title track is a parody of bleach commercials, and advertises "Brand new 'Day Ultra'" brand.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sting, except where noted.

  1. "A Thousand Years" (Kipper, Sting) – 5:57
  2. "Desert Rose" (featuring Cheb Mami) – 4:45
  3. "Big Lie, Small World" (featuring David Hartley) – 5:05
  4. "After the Rain Has Fallen" – 5:03
  5. "Perfect Love... Gone Wrong" (featuring Sté Strausz) – 5:24
  6. "Tomorrow We'll See" – 4:47
  7. "Prelude to the End of the Game" – 0:20
  8. "Fill Her Up" (featuring James Taylor) – 5:38
  9. "Ghost Story" – 5:29
  10. "Brand New Day"* – 6:19

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Brand New Day" was used for CBS' The Early Show from 1999–2006 and was referenced in Family Guy when Peter Griffin states that you can only understand the last three words of the lines in Sting's songs. A re-recorded version is also being used for commercials for Chase credit cards.

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Cheb Mami – vocals
  • Branford Marsalis – clarinet
  • Mino Cinelu – percussion
  • Dave Hartley – string arranger and conductor (tracks 3 and 6), Hammond organ
  • B.J. Cole – pedal steel guitar
  • Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle
  • Don Blackman – Hammond organ
  • Sté – vocals
  • Gavyn Wright – string leader (tracks 3 and 6)
  • Joe Mendez – background vocals
  • Janice Pendarvis – background vocals
  • Althea Rodgers – background vocals
  • Pamela Quinlan – background vocals
  • Marlon Saunders – background vocals
  • Veneese Thomas – background vocals
  • Darryl Tookes – background vocals
  • Ken Williams – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Dennis Collins – background vocals
  • Ettamri Mustapha – darbouka
  • Farhat Bouallagui – string arrangement (track 2), conductor and leader
  • Moulay Ahmed – string player
  • Kouider Berkan – string player
  • Salem Bnouni – string player
  • Sameh Catalan – string player
Production
  • Producers – Sting and Kipper
  • Engineers – Simon Osborne, Neil Dorfsman, Geoff Foster and Chris Blair
  • Photography – Olaf Heine and Carter Smith
  • Package design – Richard Frankel

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2000
[9]
Brand New Day Best Pop Vocal Album Won
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Won

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[10] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[11] Gold 25,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[12] 2× Platinum 262,000[13]
France (SNEP)[14] 2× Gold 397,500[15]
Germany (BVMI)[16] Gold 150,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[17] Platinum 105,480[18]
Netherlands (NVPI)[19] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[20] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[21] Gold 25,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[22] Platinum 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[24] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Platinum 420,000[26]
United States (RIAA)[27] 3× Platinum 3,500,000[28]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[29] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Chart precession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Freischwimmer by Echt
German Media Control Chart number-one album
8–14 October 1999
Succeeded by
Hooray for Boobies
by Bloodhound Gang
Preceded by
Cruel Intentions (Soundtrack)
by Various artists
Austrian Chart number-one album
10 October 1999
Preceded by
Onnenetsijä by Jari Sillanpää
Finnish Chart number-one album
39 / 1999
Succeeded by
Normaalien maihinnousu by YUP
Preceded by
Notting Hill (soundtrack)
by Various artists
Norwegian VG-lista number-one album
41 / 1999
Succeeded by
Here We Go Then, You and I
by Morten Abel
Preceded by
Come on Over by Shania Twain
European Top 100 number-one album
16–30 October 1999
Succeeded by
Peace by Eurythmics

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