Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career.

He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.[1] As a solo musician and a member of The Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards (his first in the category of best rock instrumental in 1980, for "Reggatta de Blanc"), three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002,[2] a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award 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. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014. He was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2017.[3]

With The Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Solo and with The Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records.[4] In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters.[5] He was 63rd of VH1's 100 greatest artists of rock,[6] and 80th of Q magazine's 100 greatest musical stars of 20th century.[7] He has collaborated with other musicians, including "Rise & Fall" with Craig David, "All for Love", with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, "You Will Be My Ain True Love" with Alison Krauss, and introduced the North African music genre raï to Western audiences by his international hit "Desert Rose" with Cheb Mami.



Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is a song by musical artist Sting, released on June 9, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is an album by musical artist Sting, released on May 17, 2017.
57th & 9th
57th & 9th is the twelfth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter Sting, his first rock album in 13 years, released on 11 November 2016.
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Teens cause £34,000 damage to superstar Sting's former Wallsend practising venue
  –  September 23, 2017
Wallsend-born Sting practised his music there many years ago and returned to stage a concert at the Buddle in April 1991. The singer also presented a cheque for £10,000 to the then centre manager to enable the purchase of a purpose-built sound system.
Sting, Costello to play at Leonard Cohen's tribute gig
  –  September 19, 2017
Artistes like Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, The Lumineers Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting, Patrick Watson, and Adam Cohen will participate in the 'Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute' for late singer ...
Leonard Cohen memorial concert to feature Lana Del Rey, Sting and Elvis Costello
  –  September 19, 2017
The family of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has announced a benefit ... Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, k.d. lang, Feist, Sting, Patrick Watson and Damien Rice, Billboard reported. Actors also will read Cohen’s poetry.
Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Sting to Lead Leonard Cohen Tribute in Montreal
  –  September 19, 2017
Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Sting, Philip Glass and Feist are among the artists ... the Montreal Museum will open its exhibit dedicated to the singer, "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything."
Sting, Elvis Costello to pay tribute to Leonard Cohen at Montreal memorial
  –  September 18, 2017
Sting, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and Philip Glass are among the luminaries who will pay tribute to Cohen during a concert in the singer's hometown, Montreal. "There is going to be archival footage (of Cohen) and footage no one has ever seen before," Cohen ...
Costello, Sting to lead Leonard Cohen tribute concert
  –  September 18, 2017
The lineup so far includes Costello, Del Rey, Sting, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, Damien Rice, Patrick Watson, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers and the late singer’s son, Adam Cohen. Cohen, best known for songs like “Hallelujah ...
Sting, Elvis Costello to pay tribute to Leonard Cohen in Montreal on Nov. 6
  –  September 18, 2017
MONTREAL -- Sting, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and Philip Glass are among the luminaries who will pay tribute to the late Leonard Cohen at a memorial concert marking the first anniversary of the singer's death. The Cohen family said in a statement that ...
Sting, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello headline Leonard Cohen tribute concert
  –  September 18, 2017
Sept. 18 (UPI) --Sting, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello and others are set to headline an upcoming Leonard Cohen tribute concert that marks the legendary singer-songwriter's death. "My father left me with a list of instructions before he passed: 'Put me in a ...
Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Sting to Perform at Leonard Cohen Tribute in Montreal
  –  September 18, 2017
The concert will commemorate the first anniversary of the legendary singer-songwriter's death ... The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting and Patrick Watson have all been confirmed as performers. Cohen's son, Adam Cohen ...
Sting, Elvis Costello and more for Leonard Cohen tribute
  –  September 18, 2017
Leonard Cohen will be remembered at a live tribute concert on November 7 to mark the first anniversary of his death with the likes of Sting and Elvis Costello performing ... The 'Hallelujah' singer sadly passed away on November 7, 2016 at the age of ...
Leonard Cohen homage show in Montreal to feature Elvis Costello, Sting, k.d. lang
  –  September 18, 2017
Calling on Leonard Cohen fans: The son of the beloved singer-songwriter and poet ... Adam Cohen, the show's co-producer, will perform, along with Elvis Costello, Sting, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, The Lumineers, Damien Rice, Patrick ...
Sting to perform in Minsk soon
  –  September 18, 2017
Popular British singer Sting will soon perform in Minsk again. Less than three weeks is left till the concert. Belarus is part of the singer’s world tour in support of the new album. Sting is a CBE recipient. For his more than 40-year career, the singer ...
Celebrity Real Estate: Chris Rock, Sting, Ron Howard
  –  September 13, 2017
... Encore' For His NYC Penthouse Parting may not be sweet sorrow for Sting and his wife, Trudy Styler, when it comes to their slick and sensational NYC duplex penthouse. The singer/composer and former frontman for The Police and Styles have already been ...
Sting, a Brit, donates Fender guitar to American History Museum
  –  September 12, 2017
“Before I became a rock star I had a real job,” Sting, founder and lead singer of the band The Police, told the audience at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Friday, Sept. 8. The British musician, composer and humanitarian was at ...
Sting addresses latest U.S. immigration drama while accepting honour
  –  September 12, 2017
Rocker Sting paid tribute to the U.S. immigrants caught up in President Donald Trump’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) drama while accepting his latest honour on Friday (08Sep17). The singer/songwriter was honoured at the Smithsonian’s ...
Today in Entertainment: Busy Philipps hospitalized for ovarian torsion; Smithsonian honors Sting
  –  September 11, 2017
Sting was honored Friday by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History for his musical and his philanthropic contributions to American culture. The English singer, songwriter and former frontman for the Police donated the 1978 ...


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