Birth Name: Gordon Matthew Sumner
Birth Place: Wallsend, England
Years Active: 1971–present
Genres: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Jazz
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his professional name Sting, 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 band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and receiving an Oscar nomination for best song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In September 1981, Sting made his first live solo appearance, performing on all four ...
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