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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 1986, and launched a solo career in 1985.

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. In 2002 he received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was inducted into 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, was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014, and 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 the 20th century.[7] He has collaborated with other musicians, including "Money for Nothing" with Dire Straits, "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.



44/876 is a song by musical artist Sting, released on April 6, 2018.
Morning Is Coming
Morning Is Coming is a song by musical artist Sting, released on March 9, 2018.
Don't Make Me Wait
Don't Make Me Wait is a song by actor Sting, released on January 25, 2018.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is a song by actor Sting, released on June 9, 2017.

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Sting and Shaggy perform duet of song 'Don't Make Me Wait'
  –  April 3, 2018
British singer Sting duets with It Wasn't Me rapper Shaggy on ITV's Lorraine. They perform their song Don't Make Me Wait ahead of their album release.
Sting and Shaggy have everyone wondering WTF they just saw as they duet on TV
  –  April 3, 2018
It’s Tuesday morning and you turn on the TV to see acclaimed British singer Sting dueting with It Wasn’t Me rapper Shaggy. It’s bound to leave anyone a bit confused but that’s the exact scenario that greeted ITV viewers on Tuesday, leaving them all ...
How old is Sting, who’s The Police singer’s wife Trudie Styler and what’s his new album with Shaggy?
  –  April 3, 2018
UNLIKELY duo Sting and Shaggy have been busy promoting their new collaborative album. But how old is legendary singer from The Police, who's his wife Trudie Styler, and how did this joint-venture come about? Here's everything you need to know..
Sting, Shaggy, Shawn Mendes among the performers to rock Queen's birthday
  –  April 2, 2018
Scheduled for April 22 at Royal Albert Hall in London, the ceremony will see Grammy nominee Craig David, choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Pop queen Kylie Minogue, British singer Anne-Marie, apart from the rock star Sting, pop star Mendes and musician ...
Sting surprises Trudie Styler with flowers and a kiss during live TV interview
  –  March 29, 2018
As he sat down on the sofa and handed the flowers to his other half, Sting then pulled Trudie in for a tender smooch. Taking full advantage of having the Grammy-award winning singer on her show, Lorraine then questioned the singer about the secret behind ...
The Last Ship marries Sting's back catalogue with political polemic
  –  March 27, 2018
With a smattering of Sting's hits, and a score written by the venerable singer-songwriter, The Last Ship shares a little with a jukebox musical production, but is more determined to pay tribute to the character of the local shipyards. Carried by its remark ...
Sting’s Broadway Musical Gets Raves in Revamped UK Open, Singer Chosen for Queen’s 92nd Birthday Performance
  –  March 22, 2018
Sting’s Broadway show of 2016 is back, and it’s a hit. “The Last Ship” sailed two nights ago in Newcastle, UK and was found to be a sturdy vessel. The show opened this week in the city where it is set– Newcastle– and drew raves from all the ...
Sting and Shaggy say they would have given Lorde their spot at the Grammys
  –  February 13, 2018
TORONTO — If Sting and Shaggy had their way, singer Lorde would have been given their performing slot at the recent Grammy Awards. The English rock legend and the Jamaican dancehall reggae star performed together at last month's show to promote their ...
Keith Urban, Sting, & Shaggy Join Forces at Spotify's Best New Artist Party
  –  January 26, 2018
The 50-year-old country singer attended the event held during 2018 Grammys Weekend at Skylight Clarkson on Thursday night (January 25) in New York City. He snapped a pic with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. Sting brought along his wife Trudie Styler as well.
Shaggy and Sting have come out of nowhere to make an album
  –  January 25, 2018
Shaggy and Sting don’t seem to have anything in common ... and particularly for how fast music tastes can change) in 2013. Sting came to prominence as the lead singer of The Police in the 1980s, and he also had a very successful solo career, mostly ...
Sting and Shaggy made an entire album together and are releasing it on 4/20
  –  January 24, 2018
Sting was apparently impressed by some in-development Shaggy songs, and surprised the singer by sauntering into the studio where he was working while singing the hook. Shaggy told Rolling Stone, “Once he cosigned it, I was like, “Fuck, I was right!
Sting and Shaggy collaborate on new 'Caribbean-flavoured' music
  –  January 12, 2018
In an early contender for strangest music collaboration of 2018, Sting and Shaggy have announced they have been working on new tracks together. The British singer-songwriter and Jamaican-American rapper got together late last year, according to a post on ...
JAMAICA: The Gleaner gives Sting daily dose of Jamaica - Singer speaks of his love for reggae, chemistry with Shaggy
  –  January 7, 2018
Jamaica Gleaner / Sting is very jovial and even more happy to be back in Jamaica. It is the second time that the artiste is on the island, and he remembers the beauty, the energy among other things as he asks, "if The Gleaner has arrived to meet".


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