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.
Would Sting Have Rejoined the Police if His Solo Career Flopped?
Frontman speculates on "humble pie" situation if he'd failed to make it alone.
Stewart Copeland Picks the Sting Songs He Wishes He Played On
Drummer also discusses playing style and how the Police brought two favorite deep cuts to life.
Sting Shares New 'Russians' Performance in Support of Ukraine
"I've only rarely sung this song in the many years since it was written, because I never thought it would be relevant again," rocker said.
Sting Reprises 'Roxanne' on Swedish House Mafia's 'Redlight'
Song will appear on house-music supergroup's debut album, 'Paradise Again,' out April 15.
Sting Sells Songwriting Catalog for Reported $250 Million
Deal includes solo work and Police songs.
Sting Says He's a ‘Heavy Metal Singer’
He explains why it was essential to deliver Police songs in a high register.
When Sting and Phil Collins Went Solo at Secret Policeman’s Ball
The 1981 charity shows marked significant steps in their respective careers.
Hear Sting's New Song 'If It's Love' From Upcoming Album
'The Bridge' LP will be released this fall.
Sting Claims an Italian Duke Tricked Him Into Buying a Vineyard
In response, the Duke's family calls the rocker's accusation “false, poisonous slander.”