Sting and Wayne Shorter both received the 2017 Polar Music Prize during a gala at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Thursday (June 15). The Swedish prize founded by ABBA manager Stig Anderson celebrates “the power and importance of music” and winners receive 1 million Swedish crowns. The Tallest Man On Earth, Annie Lennox, José Feliciano, and more performed covers in honor of Sting's solo career and his work with the Police.
Watch those performances and a video of Sting giving his acceptance speech below.
Lennox performed an emotional solo piano version of "Fragile" from the singer's Grammy-winning 1987 Nothing Like the Sun album.
The Tallest Man on Earth did a unique, jazzy take on the Police classic "Roxanne."
Feliciano strummed his acoustic for a soulful stroll through "Every Breath You Take."
Grammy-winning football-player-turned jazz vocalist Gregory Porter covered the Ten Summoner's Tales song "It's Probably Me."
Ane Brun, Linnea Olsson, Jennie Abrahamson and Josefine Runsteen were joined by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for a majestic "Why Should I Cry For You."
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.