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Background information
Birth name Gordon Matthew Sumner
Born October 2, 1951
Born place Wallsend, England
Genre(s) Rock
New Wave
Years active 1971—present
Label(s) Universal
A&M Records
Deutsche Grammophon
Associated acts The Police
Website Website

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Sting Overview


Sting, CBE (born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner; 2 October 1951) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock music band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work.

Symphonicities (2010) If on a Winter's Night... (2009) Songs From The Labyrinth (2006) Sacred Love (2003) The Very Best Of... Sting & The Police (2002) All This Time (2001) Brand New Day (1999) The Very Best Of Sting & The Police (1997) Mercury Falling (1996) The Best Of Sting: Fields Of Gold 1984-1994 (1994)

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Lady Gaga, Elton John, Sting To Perform Together At Charity Gig

March 24, 2010
Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John are set to perform together at Carnegie Hall in New York in May. The pair, who played together for the first time at this year's Grammy Awards, will be joined on stage by Sting and Dame Shirley Bassey.  Read more 

George Clooney Drafts In Bono and Sting For Hope For Haiti Telethon

January 18, 2010
U2's Bono, Sting and Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys are amongst the music stars who will perform live on the Hope For Haiti TV fundraising appeal this Friday (January 22). Organiser George Clooney has also drafted in Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera for the charity telethon.  Read more 

Sting Launches Scathing Attack On The X Factor

November 12, 2009
Sting has slammed X Factor saying it is nothing but “televised karaoke” and that it does not promote new musical talent. In his stinging attack, the former Police singer also berated X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue saying they are only interested in “self-promotion.”  Read more 

Sting: 'Luciano Pavarotti Had A Big Appetite'

October 13, 2008
Sting paid tribute to the late-great Luciano Pavarotti over the weekend, saying the tenor had a “big appetite for everything.” The former Police singer was one of a string of high profile artists who attended a weekend of celebrations in Petra, Jordan on the first anniversary of his death.  Read more 

Bruce Springsteen And Sting Cause George Michael Flight Problems

July 29, 2008
George Michael's scheduled flight to Boston airport was delayed last weekend because planes carrying Bruce Springsteen and Sting were given priority, it's been claimed. Michael apparently had to wait at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey for an hour while the other musicians departed.  Read more 

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