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Sting performing at Madison Square Garden, New York on 1 August 2007
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
2 October 1951
Wallsend, Northumberland, England
|Alma mater||Northern Counties College of Education|
|Children||6; including Joe, Mickey and Eliot|
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career.
He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. As a solo musician and a member of The Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards (his first in the category of best rock instrumental in 1980, for "Reggatta de Blanc"), three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014. He was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2017.
|1982||Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years||Writer: "Message in a Bottle"|
|1989||3 Penny Opera||Role: Macheath|
|2014||The Last Ship||Music and lyrics
Role: Jackie White
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