Sting Is Visibly Moved When Surprised By Annie Lennox’s Shatteringly Beautiful Version Of Fragile At The Polar Music Awards.

The Polar Music Prize has its roots in Abba’s big win at the 1974 Eurovision Contest. Abba’s manager, Stig “Stikkan” Anderson, set up the award after selling his music companies to Polygram in 1989. He used part of the deal money to start this prestigious music prize.

The prize has its own board, including members from Anderson’s family and other big names. Over the years, it’s honored a diverse range of artists, from Ligeti and Arvo Pärt to Metallica, Peter Gabriel, and Angélique Kidjo. In 2017, Sting got a surprise during the event in Stockholm.

Annie Lennox took the stage and performed Sting’s song “Fragile,” a touching track inspired by the death of an American civil engineer. People on YouTube were moved by Lennox’s performance, praising her talent and the heartfelt tribute to Sting.

The Polar Music Prize recognized Sting for his huge impact on music and his dedication to human rights. The award committee highlighted how Sting uses his fame to support important causes worldwide.

The prize is known for celebrating different kinds of music. In 2011, it honored the Kronos Quartet and Patti Smith. In 2022, it recognized the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Iggy Pop. This shows the prize’s commitment to diversity in music.

Wayne Shorter, a jazz legend, was celebrated in 2017 for his groundbreaking work with groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Weather Report. His music has left a lasting mark on jazz history.

So, as a tribute to the spirit of the Polar Music Prize and Wayne Shorter’s influence, let’s take a moment to appreciate the incredible journey of this jazz saxophonist.

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