Sting Biography

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Sting has varied his musical style, incorporating distinct elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and as a member of The Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards, (receiving his first for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980), three Brit Awards, (including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002), a Golden Globe award, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. He was included in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 2001.

Including his years with The Police, Sting has sold over 100 million records worldwide. In 2006, Paste magazine ranked him 62nd on their list of the "100 Best Living Songwriters". He was ranked 63rd on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Rock", and 80th on Q magazine's "100 Greatest Musical Stars of 20th Century". He has also collaborated with many other musicians, including the duet "Rise & Fall" with Craig David and the number one hit "All for Love", with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart.

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Sting News

Sting: 'I won't pass my £180m fortune on to my children'

Former Police singer also discusses his use of marijuana in the creative process

  • Jun 23, 2014

Trudi Styler: 'The tantric sex sessions with Sting are a myth'

The Police man's wife admits that the boast was brought about after a dig from Bob Geldof

  • Dec 30, 2011

Sting lined up to play £1 million Christmas party

Ex-Police man to appear at bash for Czech tycoon Petr Kellner

  • Dec 9, 2011

Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder perform at charity gig for Sting's 60th birthday

Black Eyed Peas, Mary J Blige and Robert Downey Jr. also appear at New York show

  • Oct 2, 2011

Sting set to co-write Newcastle themed musical 'The Last Ship'

Former Police man has written over 20 songs for his first musical

  • Sep 2, 2011

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Sting Music Videos

Englishman in New York Play Video

Englishman in New York

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If I ever lose my faith Play Video

If I ever lose my faith

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If On A Winter's Night - EPK Play Video

If On A Winter's Night - EPK

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When We Dance Play Video

When We Dance

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Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing) Play Video

Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)

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Sting Reviews

Sting and James Taylor

Sting and James Taylor

Sting and James Taylor get Rock In Rio off to a gentle start

  • Jan 13, 2001

After The Rain Has Fallen

Sting After The Rain Has Fallen(A&M)

  • Jan 8, 2000

Brand New Day

...this must be the latest [a]Sting[/a] album to come along in his meandering midlife phase...

  • Sep 27, 1999

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