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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
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Musician (bassist), composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England 2 October 1951, before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
One of the early bands Sumner played with was The Phoenix Jazzmen. He once performed wearing a black and yellow jersey with hooped stripes that bandleader Gordon Solomon had noted made him look like a bumblebee; thus Sumner became "Sting". He uses Sting almost exclusively, except on official documents. In a press conference, he once jokingly stated that even his children call him Sting.
As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (most recently for “The Empty Chair” from JIM: The James Foley Story), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. 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. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music. In December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.
Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources.
Received the Polar Music Prize 2017.
Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, they had two children: Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine ("Kate Sumner", born 17 April 1982). In 1982, after the birth of his second child, he separated from Tomelty and began living with actress and film producer Trudie Styler. The couple married at Camden Register Office on 20 August 1992. Sting and Styler have four children: Brigitte Michael Michael Sumner ("Mickey", born 19 January 1984), Jake Sumner (24 May 1985), Eliot Pauline Eliot Sumner (nicknamed "Coco", 30 July 1990), and Giacomo Luke (17 December 1995).
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04-16-18-1993 Sting - Showcase Of Rock - The Sting Story album art Sting Showcase Of Rock - The Sting Story(3xCD, Transcription) Unistar Radio Programming 04-16-18-1993 US 1993 Sell This Version
Sting - The Living Sea (Soundtrack From The IMAX Film) album art Sting The Living Sea (Soundtrack From The IMAX Film) (Album, Comp) A&M Records Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
ECD-041-0110/0111 Sting - Sting - The Music Special album art Sting Sting - The Music Special(2xCD, Smplr, Transcription) Entertainment Radio Networks ECD-041-0110/0111 US 1995 Sell This Version
1995-10 , 1995-11, 1995-12 Sting - Up Close Sting Part I II III (1995) album art Sting Up Close Sting Part I II III (1995)(3xCD, Transcription, Pub) MediaAmerica Radio, MediaAmerica Radio, MediaAmerica Radio 1995-10 , 1995-11, 1995-12 US 1995 Sell This Version
1993-13, 1993-14, 1993-15 Sting - Up Close album art Sting Up Close(3xCD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio Presents, MediaAmerica Radio Presents, MediaAmerica Radio Presents 1993-13, 1993-14, 1993-15 US 1995 Sell This Version
CAT. RL5 Sting - The 22nd Birthday Celebration For Prince Hakeem Featuring Bryan Adams album art Sting, Bryan Adams & Gipsy Kings Sting, Bryan Adams & Gipsy Kings - The 22nd Birthday Celebration For Prince Hakeem Featuring Bryan Adams(CD) Sensible Music Group CAT. RL5 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CAT. RL4 Sting - The 22nd Birthday Celebration For Prince Hakeem album art Sting The 22nd Birthday Celebration For Prince Hakeem(CD, Album) Sensible Music Group CAT. RL4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Sting - Mercury Falling album art Sting Mercury Falling (Album, Maxi) A&M Records Canada 1996 Sell This Version
1996-17, 1996-18, 1996-19 Sting - Up Close album art Sting Up Close(3xCD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio Presents 1996-17, 1996-18, 1996-19 US 1996 Sell This Version
# 96-27 Sting - Off The Record Classic  album art Sting Off The Record Classic (CD, Transcription) Westwood One # 96-27 US 1996 Sell This Version
96-37 Sting - Live From Houston, Texas album art Sting Live From Houston, Texas(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One 96-37 US 1996 Sell This Version
STING INT. Sting - Mercury Falling Interview CD album art Sting Mercury Falling Interview CD(CD, Promo, Transcription) A&M Records STING INT. UK 1996 Sell This Version
SS 97-30 Sting - Westwood One Superstars Concert Series SS # 97-30 album art Sting Westwood One Superstars Concert Series SS # 97-30(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Network SS 97-30 US 1997 Sell This Version
Sting - Brand New Day album art Sting Brand New Day (Album) A&M Records Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
Sting - Live At Universal Amphitheatre October 29, 1999 album art Sting Live At Universal Amphitheatre October 29, 1999 (Album) A&M Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Sting - Dolphins (Soundtrack From The IMAX Theatre Film) album art Sting Dolphins (Soundtrack From The IMAX Theatre Film) (Album) PANGÆA Poland 2000 Sell This Version
none Sting - Live From Central Park album art Sting Live From Central Park(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One none US 2000 Sell This Version
Sting - ...All This Time album art Sting ...All This Time (Album) A&M Records Lebanon 2001 Sell This Version
02-22 Sting - Superstar Concert Series Show #02-22 album art Sting Superstar Concert Series Show #02-22(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One 02-22 US 2002 Sell This Version
Sting - Sacred Love - DVD And Album Sampler album art Sting Sacred Love - DVD And Album Sampler A&M Records Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Sting - Sacred Love album art Sting Sacred Love (Album) A&M Records Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
none Sting - Exclusive! Fan Club CDROM album art Sting Exclusive! Fan Club CDROM(CD-ROM, Club) A&M Records, Sting.com (Fan Club) none UK 2003 Sell This Version
Sting - Broken Music album art Sting Broken Music Deutsche Grammophon Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Sting - iTunes Originals album art Sting iTunes Originals(22xFile, AAC, Copy Prot., 128) A&M Records none 2004
Sting - Songs From The Labyrinth album art Sting Songs From The Labyrinth (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 2006 Sell This Version

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