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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician, activist and actor. He was the frontman, principal songwriter and bassist for new wave band the Police from 1977 until their breakup in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sting has received more than 911,505 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Sting is the 37th most popular musician (up from 45th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 229th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Musician.

Sting is most famous for being a member of the rock band The Police. Sting was born in 1951 and is now 64 years old. He has been a member of the rock band The Police since 1977.

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  • 910k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.30

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Sting ranks 37 out of 3,175Before him are Arthur Rubinstein, Pete Townshend, Alexander Glazunov, Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, and Giuseppe Tartini. After him are David Gilmour, Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry, André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, and Ronnie James Dio.

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Among people born in 1951, Sting ranks 5Before him are Robin Williams, Shehbaz Sharif, Ilona Staller, and Louis van Gaal. After him are Santiago Calatrava, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Phil Collins, Anatoly Karpov, Mohamed Morsi, Stellan Skarsgård, and John Deacon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sting ranks 208 out of 8,785Before him are Henry I of England (1068), Keith Richards (1943), Judi Dench (1934), Joe Cocker (1944), Anne Brontë (1820), and Bernard Montgomery (1887). After him are David Gilmour (1946), Millvina Dean (1912), Edward the Elder (871), Empress Matilda (1102), Henry IV of England (1367), and Ben Kingsley (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Sting ranks 15Before him are Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), Roger Waters (1943), Pete Townshend (1945), and Keith Richards (1943). After him are David Gilmour (1946), Syd Barrett (1946), Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Brian Jones (1942), and John Deacon (1951).