Rock Singer

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the frontman, songwriter and bassist for new wave rock band The Police from 1977 until their breakup in 1986.

Full Name
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Oct 2, 1951
5′ 11″
Net Worth


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, better known as Sting, was born October 2nd, 1951 in Wallsend, England. He is an English singer, songwriter, and actor who achieved success as the frontman of The Police before embarking on a solo career. His zodiac sign is Libra and his ethnicity is British. At the age of seven he attended St Cuthbert's Grammar School where he studied music and started playing guitar. Upon graduating from college at the age of 16, he worked as a teacher for two years before joining rock band The Last Exit in 1976.

In 1978, Sting formed The Police alongside drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers. The band soon became one of the most successful musical acts in history with songs like ‘Every Breath You Take’ and ‘Roxanne’. In 1984, he released his debut solo album entitled ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’ which spawned hits like ‘If You Love Somebody Set Them Free’ and ‘Fortress Around Your Heart’. He has since released numerous albums including ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales’ (1993), 'Brand New Day' (1999), 'Sacred Love' (2003) and '57th & 9th' (2016).

Sting has won numerous awards over the course of his career including sixteen Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for his song 'My Funny Friend And Me' from Disney's The Emperor's New Groove. He has also been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1951</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Sting is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 2, 1951, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, known by his stage name “Sting”, was born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms The Police Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sting forms the rock band The Police along with drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Henry Padovani.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Police release their debut album Outlandos d'Amour.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Police Disbands</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Police disbands after six albums, 13 singles and five Grammy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Career Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sting embarks on a solo career and releases his first solo album “The Dream of the Blue Turtles”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 1st Grammy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives his first Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song “Every Breath You Take.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sting is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Sting is an iconic rock singer from England. He has had a long and successful career, stretching back to his time in The Police and continuing with his solo work. His music has been influential and inspirational to millions of people around the world.</p></div>

   <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Sting is a versatile musician who has explored different styles and genres over the years. From punk rock to jazz fusion to reggae, he is constantly evolving and pushing boundaries. His range of styles allows him to create something new and interesting every time he releases a new album.</p></div>

   <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Supports Good Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Sting is known for his support of various causes, such as human rights and environmental issues. He has worked with organizations like Amnesty International and Rainforest Action Network to help raise awareness about important topics. His passion for making the world better makes him even more lovable.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Former English Teacher</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Sting started his career as an English teacher at St. Paul's First School in Cramlington, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Joined a Reggae Band</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before joining the Police, Sting was a member of a reggae band called Last Exit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won 16 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Throughout his career, Sting has won 16 Grammy Awards and is one of the most successful solo artists of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Night Club Owner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1977, Sting opened the first night club in Newcastle upon Tyne called "The Phoenix".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Musical Collaborator</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Sting has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Eric Clapton, Bryan Adams and Peter Gabriel.</p></div>


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