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.
Sting Adds More Dates to My Songs 2023 North American Tour
He'll tour the U.S. and Canada throughout September and October.
Diddy Was Joking About Paying Sting $5K Daily for Police Sample
The rocker has still made plenty of money off "I'll Be Missing You."
When Sting Tried (and Failed) to Make an LP That Wasn’t About Him
His aim was to deliver less autobiographical songs, but that's not the way 'Ten Summoner's Tales' turned out.
Genesis and Sting Top 2022 Highest-Paid Entertainers List
The Rolling Stones also reached the Top 10 on a list that includes movie and television stars.
How Sting Changed Gears With 'If I Ever Lose My Faith in You'
His last non-soundtrack Top 20 hit showed that some truths were easier to get at than others.
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.