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Sting

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Biography

Sting performing at Madison Square Garden, New York on 1 August 2007

Source: Wikipedia

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.

Fact file

  • Born: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner 2 October 1951 (age 63) Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Other names: Sting
  • Alma mater: Northern Counties College of Education
  • Occupation: Musician singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist activist actor philanthropist
  • Spouse(s): Frances Tomelty (m. 1976–84) Trudie Styler (m. 1992)
  • Children: 6; including Joe, Mickey and Eliot
  • Website: sting.com
  • Genres: Rock pop new wave jazz
  • Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar double bass
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M Deutsche Grammophon Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police, Eric Clapton, Strontium 90, Dire Straits, Cheb Mami, Curved Air, Eberhard Schoener, Fiction Plane, Eliot Sumner, Afrojack

Read more about Sting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Sting Hopes to 'Shine More Light' on 'Jim: The James Foley Story' Documentary With Oscar Nomination
Billboard, 2017-01-24 21:49:08
Sting has written plenty of tunes for movies before, including three previous best original song Oscar contenders. But he felt an added...

Oscars 2017: Ryan Gosling vs Justin Timberlake for best song
BBC Entertainment, 2017-01-24 16:18:38
Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake and Sting will battle it out for the best song Oscar.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timberlake, Sting get Oscar music nods
Yahoo Entertainment, 2017-01-24 15:35:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting closer to EGOT status, thanks to his Oscar nomination for best original song.

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