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Born Gordon Sumner in 1951, Sting helped make the Police one of the most vital bands of the late ’70s and early ’80s, combining jazz, pop, rock, prog, reggae and punk for a sound that was decidedly their own. By 1985, the Police were history and Sting launched a solo career that scored a No. 3 single (‘If You Love Somebody Set Them Free’) and a No. 2 album (‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’) right off the bat. He’s since reached the Top 10 many more times over the next two decades, including singing on Dire Straits’ massive hit ‘Money for Nothing.’ His records have followed the Police’s course of challenging, genre-hopping music. After starring in movies like ‘Quadrophenia’ and ‘Dune’ over the years, Sting — who got his nickname from the yellow and black bee-like jersey he wore — wrote a Broadway musical, ‘The Last Ship’ in 2013.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Sting Announces 2017 Tour

Sting will be hitting the road next year in support of his just-released album, '57th & 9th.'

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Philippe Lopez, Getty Images

Eagles of Death Metal, Bataclan Spar As Sting Concert Reopens Paris Attack Venue

Sting opened the first show at the site of the 2015 Paris attacks with a moment of silence, while the venue argued with Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Sting Relives Hearing ‘Roxanne’ on the Radio for the First Time: ‘That Was the Most Exciting Moment’

Sting stopped by the Howard Stern Show yesterday to promote his upcoming 57th & 9th LP with a handful of musical performances and a wide-ranging interview.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Sting to Perform Benefit Show at Bataclan Reopening

Almost a year to the day after the Bataclan Theatre in Paris served as the site of a heinous terrorist attack, the venue is set to reopen on Nov. 12.

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Andrew Toth, Getty Images

Listen to Sting’s New ‘Petrol Head’ Song Make Its Live Debut

Sting took the stage for a special performance at a NY Advertising Week function on Sept. 27, performing a handful of songs from his upcoming 57th & 9th LP.

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Kevin Winter / Elsa / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Sting’s ‘50,000’ Was Inspired by the Deaths of David Bowie and Prince

A song from Sting's upcoming album was written shortly after Prince died in April.

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A&M Records

Hear Sting’s New Song, ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’

Sting has released the first single from his upcoming '57th & 9th' album, which is reportedly a return to more straight-ahead rock and roll.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Science Proves Sting Has an Unusual Reaction to Music

A scientific study of Sting's brain found he made surprising musical connections, among them the deeper similarities between an Argentine tango and the Beatles.

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Sting Plans a Return to Rock On His Next Album

Producer Martin Kierszenbaum compares the forthcoming '57th & 9th' directly to his time in the Police, though Sting himself does not.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

Peter Gabriel and Sting Kick Off U.S. Tour With Exuberant, Inspired Collaborations: Concert Review

Peter Gabriel and Sting last toured together in 1986 and 1988 as part of a string of Amnesty International benefit concerts.

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