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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Diddy Pays Sting $5,000 A Day for Using Sample

Diddy revealed in a tweet that he pays Sting $5,000 a day in royalties for The Police hit song “Every Breath You Take” that he sampled for the hit rap song “I’ll  Be Missing You.”


2018 Diddy talked to The Breakfast Club In the interview,  he told them shares that the producer asked for permission to sample the single only after it had been released. "We're very good friends now,". "It was a beautiful version of that song."



"I'll Be Missing You" was as a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., who died in 1997 at the age of 24. Faith Evans sings alongside Diddy and 112. After its release, the track would top the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earn Diddy awards at the 1997 Billboard Music Awards ceremony for top rap artist and top rap song.



At the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.


With shipments of over three million copies in the United States and over one million in both Germany and the United Kingdom, the song has become one of the best-selling singles of all time.










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