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Sting

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Biography

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

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Sting's Manager & Guitarist Tease 2016 NBA All-Star Halftime Performance: He is The 'Master of Surprise' (Exclusive)
Billboard, 2016-02-12 15:47:16
Rock 'n roll legend Sting will be lighting up the 2016 NBA All-Star Games with a special halftime performance. On Sunday night at Toronto...

Sting 'Thrilled and Surprised' to Hit No. 1 on Dance Club Songs
Billboard, 2016-02-11 19:20:14
Sting celebrates his third leader on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart as "Stolen Car," with French star Mylene Farmer, motors 2-...

Ne-Yo & Nelly Furtado to Perform at 2016 NBA All-Star Game
Billboard, 2016-02-11 13:00:05
Ne-Yo, Walk the Moon and Nelly Furtado will be adding another dosage of star power to the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. Sting to...

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