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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 08 Dec 2000
  • Star rank: 414
  • Address:
    6870 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 4 tiles from the curb, facing west
  • GPS location:
    34.101416, -118.339736

Sting

Next star: Ann Rutherford
Previous star: The Andrews Sisters

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 is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Fact file

  • Born: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner 2 October 1951 (age 63) Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Other names: Sting
  • Occupation: Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, philanthropist
  • Net worth: £180 million (estimated as of 2014)
  • Religion: Agnosticism
  • Spouse(s): Frances Tomelty (m. 1976–84) Trudie Styler (m. 1992)
  • Children: Joe Sumner Kate Sumner Mickey Sumner Jake Sumner Eliot Sumner Giacomo Sumner
  • Genres: Rock, pop, new wave, jazz, new-age, blue-eyed soul, reggae, post-punk
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar, keyboard, guitar, lute, harmonica, saxophone, oboe, double bass, bass pedals, drum machine
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police, Strontium 90, Eberhard Schoener, Curved Air, Dire Straits, Afrojack

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

In the news

Stephen Colbert to host 2014 Kennedy Center Honors
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2014-11-19 21:18:06
This year's nominees include Sting and Tom Hanks

Stephen Colbert to Host Kennedy Center Honors
Playbill Combined , 2014-11-19 16:13:51
Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert will host the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors Dec. 7 in Washington, D.C. The evening will recognize the achievements of singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin.

ASCAP honors 5 withCentential Award
USA Today Music, 2014-11-19 01:53:15
Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim were honored Monday in New York with the ASCAP Centennial Award. Performers included Sting, Emmylou Harris, Bernadette Peters, and others. (Nov. 18)         

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