1951 - Today


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.As a solo musician and a member of the Police, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for "Every Breath You Take", three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sting has received more than 659,019 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Sting ranks 34 out of 2,258Before him are Miles Davis, Giuseppe Tartini, Bon Scott, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, and João Gilberto. After him are Arthur Rubinstein, Ronnie James Dio, Isaac Albéniz, Roger Taylor, Django Reinhardt, and André Rieu.

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Among people born in 1951, Sting ranks 3Before him are Robin Williams and Phil Collins. After him are John Deacon, Ilona Staller, Mohamed Morsi, Bonnie Tyler, Louis van Gaal, Santiago Calatrava, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, and Anatoly Karpov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sting ranks 185 out of 5,347Before him are Jeff Beck (1944), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Theresa May (1956), Alan Rickman (1946), Joseph Priestley (1733), and Brian Johnson (1947). After him are Terry Pratchett (1948), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Ian Fleming (1908), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Charlotte Rampling (1946), and Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Sting ranks 12Before him are Brian May (1947), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944). After him are Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Jimmy Page (1944), Keith Richards (1943), Roger Waters (1943), and David Gilmour (1946).