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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the frontman, songwriter and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to their breakup in 1986. He launched a solo career in 1985 and 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 815,377 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Sting is the 45th most popular musician, the 229th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 256th in 2019) and the 17th 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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Among musicians, Sting ranks 45 out of 2,662Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Brian Jones, Maurice Gibb, Benny Andersson, John Deacon, and B.B. King. After him are Lemmy, Vladimir Horowitz, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour, and Roger Waters.

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Among people born in 1951, Sting ranks 4Before him are Robin Williams, John Deacon, and Ilona Staller. After him are Phil Collins, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Santiago Calatrava, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sting ranks 229 out of 7,765Before him are James V of Scotland (1512), Julie Andrews (1935), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Laurence Olivier (1907), and Thomas Henry Huxley (1825). After him are Alcuin (735), Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Peter O'Toole (1932), and Lemmy (1945).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Sting ranks 17Before him are Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Brian Jones (1942), and John Deacon (1951). After him are Lemmy (1945), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), and Syd Barrett (1946).

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