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Legal name: Gordon Sumner


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The King of Pain" after his hit 1983 song. Sting's lyrics are known for their downbeat yet sophisticated layers and textures. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Sting has varied his musical style, incorporating distinct elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and as a member of The Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards, (receiving his first for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980), three Brit Awards, (including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002), a Golden Globe award, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar 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.

As a member of The Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Including his years as a solo artist and as a member of The Police, Sting has sold over 100 million records worldwide. In 2006, Paste magazine ranked him 62nd on their list of the "100 Best Living Songwriters". He was ranked 63rd on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Rock", and 80th on Q magazine's "100 Greatest Musical Stars of 20th Century". He has also collaborated with many other musicians, including the duet "Rise & Fall" with Craig David, the number one hit "All for Love", with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, and introduced the North African musical form Raï to Western audiences via his international hit "Desert Rose" with Cheb Mami.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 The Dream of the Blue Turtles Sting 4.35 10
1987 ...Nothing Like the Sun Sting 3.75 17
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 5
1993 Ten Summoner's Tales Sting 5 9
1996 Mercury Falling Sting 3 4
1999 Brand New Day Sting 4 13
2003 Sacred Love Sting 13
2006 Songs From the Labyrinth Sting & Edin Karamazov 3
2009 If on a Winter's Night... Sting 1 5
2010 Symphonicities Sting 4 4
2013 The Last Ship Sting 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 The Art Of The Heart Compilation Sting 1
1994 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 Compilation Sting 4 8
1997 At the Movies Compilation Sting 1
1997 The Very Best of Sting & The Police Compilation Sting & The Police 8
2001 Still Be Love in the World Compilation Sting 1
2003 Songs of Love (Victoria's Secret Exclusive) Compilation Sting 1
2005 Sting at the Movies Compilation Sting 1
2005 My Funny Valentine: At the Movies Compilation Sting 2
2011 The Best of 25 Years Compilation Sting 3
2011 25 Years Compilation Sting 1
Best Ballads Compilation Sting 1
Collection Compilation Sting 1
Send Your Love Compilation Sting 1
The Best Of Compilation Sting 1
The Best Of Compilation Sting 1
The Best of Sting Compilation Sting 1
The Ultimate Collection Compilation Sting 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 Bring On the Night Live Sting 3
1991 Acoustic Live in Newcastle Live Sting 2
1992 Last Session Live Sting & Gil Evans 2
1998 Unplugged Live Sting 2
2001 ...All This Time Live Sting 5
2001 Live at the BBC 1st Dec 2001 Live Sting 1
2006 The Journey and the Labyrinth Live Sting & Edin Karamazov 1
2010 Live in Berlin Live Sting 2
All This Time 2 (1991-03-05: MTV Unplugged, New York City, NY, USA) Live Sting 1
Last Session Live Sting & Gil Evans 1
Live at the Universal Amphiteater: 10/29/99 Live Sting 1
Live USA Live Sting 1
Moon Walking Live Sting 1
MTV Unplugged & Storytellers Live Sting 1
Strange Fruit Live Sting & Gil Evans 1
The Soul Cages Concert Live Sting 1

Album + Remix

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

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Demolition Man Soundtrack Sting 2
1995 The Living Sea Soundtrack Sting 1
2000 Dolphins Soundtrack Sting 1

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