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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

Sting Is Joining The Cast Of His Own Broadway Play The Last Ship! Last Ditch Effort To Try And Boost Sales??
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2014-11-24 20:30:11
The Last Ship is a Broadway musical by 16-time Grammy winner Sting!! What could've been an incredible show by an amazing artist turned out to be pretty underwhelming — we even reviewed the entire thing HERE if you'd like our in-depth analysis. The play is pretty bleak and it takes ...

Sting joining cast of his Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-11-24 19:09:00
Will the physical presence of Sting on stage be enough to keep his musical "The Last Ship" from sinking?

Sting climbs aboard Broadway's "The Last Ship"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2014-11-24 18:35:20
With ticket sales of his musical sinking, singer-songwriter joins cast, taking over the role of shipyard foreman

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