Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)

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Legal name: Gordon Sumner


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1983, 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 received 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1984, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations 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.

With the Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Solo and with the Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters. He was 63rd of VH1's 100 greatest artists of rock, and 80th of Q magazine's 100 greatest musical stars of 20th century. He has collaborated with other musicians, including "Rise & Fall" with Craig David, "All for Love", with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, and introduced the North African music genre raï to Western audiences by his international hit "Desert Rose" with Cheb Mami.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 The Dream of the Blue Turtles Sting 4.35 12
1987 …Nothing Like the Sun Sting 3.75 18
1991 Peter and the Wolf / Classical Symphony / Overture on Hebrew Themes / March Prokofiev; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado, Sting 3 1
1991 The Soul Cages Sting 4 6
1993 Ten Summoner's Tales Sting 5 10
1996 Mercury Falling Sting 3 6
1999 Brand New Day Sting 4 13
2003 Sacred Love Sting 15
2006 Songs From the Labyrinth Sting & Edin Karamazov 3
2009 If on a Winter’s Night… Sting 1 6
2010 Symphonicities Sting 4 4
2013 The Last Ship Sting 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994 Sting 4 8
1997 At the Movies Sting 1
1997 The Very Best of Sting & The Police Sting & The Police 8
2001 Still Be Love in the World Sting 1
2003 Songs of Love (Victoria's Secret Exclusive) Sting 1
2005 Sting at the Movies Sting 1
2005 My Funny Valentine: At the Movies Sting 2
2008 Greatest Hits Sting 1
2011 The Best of 25 Years Sting 3
2011 25 Years Sting 1
2012 Fifteen Healing Bites Sting 1
Best Ballads Sting 1
Collection Sting 1
Send Your Love Sting 1
The Best Of Sting 1
The Best Of Sting 1
The Best of Sting Sting 1
The Ultimate Collection Sting 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Bring On the Night Sting 6
1991 Acoustic Live in Newcastle Sting 2
1992 Last Session Sting & Gil Evans 2
1998 Unplugged Sting 2
2001 ...All This Time Sting 5
2001 Live at the BBC 1st Dec 2001 Sting 1
2006 In Perugia The Gil Evans Orchestra feat. Sting 1
2006 The Journey and the Labyrinth Sting & Edin Karamazov 1
2010 Live in Berlin Sting 2
All This Time 2 (1991-03-05: MTV Unplugged, New York City, NY, USA) Sting 1
Live at the Universal Amphiteater: 10/29/99 Sting 1
Live USA Sting 1
Moon Walking Sting 1
MTV Unplugged & Storytellers Sting 1
Strange Fruit Sting & Gil Evans 1
The Soul Cages Concert Sting 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Brand New Day: The Remixes Sting 1
Send Your Love Remix Album Sting 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Demolition Man Sting 2
1995 The Living Sea (Soundtrack From The IMAX Film) Sting 1

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