Reggatta de Blanc is the second studio album by the English new wave band The Police, released on October 2, 1979 by A&M Records. It was the band's first album to reach No. 1 on the UK Album Charts and features their first two UK No. 1 hits: "Message in a Bottle" and "Walking on the Moon". In early 1980, the album was re-issued in the US on two 10" discs, one album side per disc, as well as a collector's edition with a poster of the band.
The music features the Police's distinctive appropriation of reggae and frontman Sting's Caribbean vocal inflections. The album's title loosely translates in French to "White Reggae". It was their second album to bear a Franglais title after the band's 1978 debut album Outlandos d'Amour. Reggatta de Blanc proved both more popular and successful than its predecessor. The title track earned the band their first Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.
In 2012, the album was ranked No. 372 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time