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Sting

Sting at the 2009 premiere of Moon
Background information
Birth name Gordon Matthew Sumner
Also known as Sting
Born 2 October 1951 (1951-10-02) (age 58)
Wallsend, England
Genres Rock, pop, jazz, adult contemporary
Occupations musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor
Instruments vocals, bass guitar, guitar, double bass, keyboards, Saxophone, Lute
Years active 1971–present
Labels A&M Records
Deutsche Grammophon
Universal Music Group
Associated acts The Police
Website Sting
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Fender Telecaster Bass
.Sting, CBE (born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner; 2 October 1951) is a British musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist.^ Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting , is a British musician from Newcastle upon Tyne.
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^ Sting (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician and actor from Wallsend in North Tyneside.
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^ Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting , is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne.
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.Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock music band The Police.^ Prior to a distinguished solo career, he was the lead singer, principal composer, and bassist of the 1970s/1980s rock band The Police.
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^ Before starting his solo career, Sting gained certain popularity as principal composer, lead singer and bass player of rock band "The police".
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^ Blog It Multimedia 1 item Sting , born in 1951, British singer, songwriter, and actor, who gained popularity as the lead singer for the British rock trio the Police during the late 1970s and early 1980s ( see Rock Music ).
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.As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and receiving an Oscar nomination for best song.^ Best Sting song ever.
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^ Their first hit song, “Roxanne” (1978), was written and sung by Sting, as were all the group’s subsequent hits, such as “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” (1981), which won a Grammy Award in 1982.
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^ Working from a jazz foundation, and again collaborating with Marsalis , Sting worked with a number of different musicians on the album, including Gil Evans and former Police guitarist Andy Summers .
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.He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.^ And it's an honor to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to be recognized by one's peers," Sting was quoted in a Firstars Artist Management statement at the NY Rock website.

^ Sting continued to record and perform throughout the early 2000s, and in 2002 was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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^ He performed at Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, California, in January of 2003 and reunited with Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland for a performance marking the induction of the Police into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2003.

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Early life

.Sumner was born in Wallsend, England, near Newcastle upon Tyne,[1] the eldest of four children born to Audrey (née Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, a milkman and engineer.^ Full name, Gordon Matthew Sumner; born October 2, 1951, in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; son of Ernest Matthew (a milkman and engineer) and Audrey (a hairdresser; maiden name, Cowell) Sumner; married Frances Eleanor Tomelty (an actress), May 1, 1976 (divorced, March, 1984); married Trudie Styler (a director, producer, actress, and model), August 22 (some sources cite August 20), 1992; children: (first marriage) Joseph (Joe), Fuschia Katherine (Kate); (second marriage) Brigette Michael (Mickey), Jake, Eliot Paulina (Coco), Giacomo Luke.

^ NICKNAMED Sting for the black and yellow striped sweater he would wear while performing, Gordon Sumner was raised in the bleak industrial town of Newcastle by a hairdresser mother and milkman father.
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^ Sting (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician and actor from Wallsend in North Tyneside.
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[2] His parents had three more children: Philip, Angela and Anita. Young Gordon would often assist his father with the early-morning milk-delivery rounds and his "best friend" was an old Spanish guitar with five rusty strings which had been left behind by an uncle who had emigrated to Canada.[3]
He attended St. Cuthbert's High School in Newcastle upon Tyne. .He would often sneak into nightclubs like the Club-A-Go-Go, where he would watch acts such as Cream and Jimi Hendrix, artists who would later influence his own music.^ As he has in the past, Sting does not go completely eclectic, but includes enough material with potential commercial appeal that he will not lose his wide audience, while at the same time drawing those who might like his pop songs into his more creative musical realm.
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^ If you know someone who would like to hear about this artist, simply enter your name and their email address in the box below and we'll do the rest.
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^ I’ll throw Black Francis/Frank Black into the mix, he has an antihero kind of charm and is responsible for music like “The Holiday Song”.
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.After jobs as a bus conductor, a construction labourer, and a tax officer, he attended Northern Counties College of Education, (which later became part of Northumbria University) from 1971 to 1974 and qualified as a teacher.^ After he briefly attended Warwick University, he worked at odd jobs, like construction, until 1971 when he trained to be a schoolteacher.

[4] He then worked as a schoolteacher at St. Paul's Middle School in Cramlington for two years.
His first music gigs were wherever he could get a playing job. .He performed evenings, weekends, and during breaks from college and from teaching in jazz groups.^ While pursuing a career in teaching, he played the bass in jazz groups and began singing.
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.He played with local jazz bands such as the Phoenix Jazzmen, the Newcastle Big Band, and Last Exit.^ Always a muso, Sting paid his early dues playing bass with local outfits such as the Newcastle Big Band and Last Exit, the latter featuring his first efforts at songwriting.
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^ Sting and his band, Last Exit, headed for London where he met with Stewart Copeland, a drummer who was combing the club scene for members of a new band.

^ Doubting themselves, the members of Last Exit ran back to Newcastle.

.He gained his nickname after he performed wearing a black and yellow sweater with hooped stripes while onstage with the Phoenix Jazzmen.^ Sting gained his surprising nickname after one of his live performances, wearing a black and yellow jersey with hooped stripes.
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^ Born in October 1951, in Wallsend, north-east England, Gordon Sumner's life started to change one evening when a Phoenix Jazzmen bandmate caught sight of his black and yellow hooped sweater and decided to re-christen him "Sting".
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^ Members of one of the jazz bands he joined back then gave him his nickname "Sting" one day when he wore a yellow and black striped sweater to one of their gigs.

Bandleader Gordon Solomon thought that the sweater made him look like a wasp, which prompted the nickname "Sting". In a press conference filmed in the movie Bring on the Night, he jokingly stated when referred to by a journalist as Mr. Sumner, "My children call me Sting, my mother calls me Sting, who is this Gordon character?"[5]

The Police

.In January 1977, Sting moved from Newcastle to London, and soon thereafter he joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (who was soon replaced by Andy Summers) to form the New Wave band The Police.^ Joined by guitarist Andy Summers, the trio formed The Police ,in 1977.
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^ In 1977, Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers, formed the rock/pop band The Police in London.
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^ Thus, in January 1977, he moved from Newcastle to London, and soon after that joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani, a bit later replaced by Andy Summers, to create the interesting new wave band "The police".
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.Between 1978 and 1983, they released five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards.^ Their last album, Synchronicity was released in 1983.
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^ It was released on their 1983 album Synchronicity.

^ Thus, between 1978 and 1983, they recorded five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards.
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.Although their initial sound was punk inspired, The Police soon switched to reggae-tinged rock and minimalist pop.^ In 1977, Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers, formed the rock/pop band The Police in London.
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^ The band, with Sting on vocals and bass, became globally popular in the early 1980s, playing a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, reggae , and punk music.
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^ His band, the Police, reached the highest possible peak in pop rock after the release of Synchronicity , which turned out to be their last album.

.Their last album, Synchronicity, which included their most successful song, "Every Breath You Take", was released in 1983. While never formally breaking up, after Synchronicity the group agreed to concentrate on solo projects.^ Their last album, Synchronicity was released in 1983.
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^ "Every Breath You Take" is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police.

^ The album was preceded by the release of a new single, "Every Breath You Take", in May 1983.
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.As the years went by, the band members, particularly Sting, dismissed the possibility of reforming.^ Members of one of the jazz bands he joined back then gave him his nickname "Sting" one day when he wore a yellow and black striped sweater to one of their gigs.

^ Sting and his band, Last Exit, headed for London where he met with Stewart Copeland, a drummer who was combing the club scene for members of a new band.

^ Sting is one of the few musicians to experience huge success both as a member of a band and as a solo artist.

In 2007, however, the band reformed and undertook a world tour.

Early solo work

.In September 1981, Sting made his first live solo appearance, performing on all four nights of the fourth Amnesty International benefit The Secret Policeman's Other Ball at the invitation of producer Martin Lewis.^ His first, albeit short solo appearances at The Secret Policeman Ball benefits in aid of Amnesty International also showed a burgeoning interest in humanitarian causes.
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^ All This Time , a live album recorded at Sting's home in Italy on September 11, 2001, was intended as a "thank you" performance of a number of Sting and Police hits for fans, but instead became an impromptu tribute to those lost in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

^ In June 1985, Sting released his first solo album, "The Dream Of The Blue Turtles" and it was a revelation.
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.He performed solo versions of "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle". He also led an all-star band (dubbed "The Secret Police") on his own arrangement of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released". The band and chorus included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, all of whom except Beck later worked together on Live Aid.^ There he sang special solo versions of "Roxanne" and "Message in a bottle", playing on guitar.
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^ Police songs like "Roxanne," " Message in a Bottle " and " Don't Stand So Close To Me " where hugely popular and the band's 1983 album Synchronicity was #1 in the UK and the US and went Platinum eight times in the US. After reaching the pinnacle with The Police, Sting embarked on a solo career that proved equally successful.
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^ Prior to a distinguished solo career, he was the lead singer, principal composer, and bassist of the 1970s/1980s rock band The Police .
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.His performances were featured prominently in the album and movie of the show and drew critical attention to his work.^ Featuring the cream of America's young black jazz musicians the album showed that Sting had lost none of his songwriting ability by being outside of the Police camp.
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^ Probably 10 years shy of being middle aged, but they did show up in a movie (Coffee and Cigarettes) and their work is very catchy.
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.Sumner's participation in The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the beginning of his growing involvement in raising money and consciousness for political and social causes.^ His first, albeit short solo appearances at The Secret Policeman Ball benefits in aid of Amnesty International also showed a burgeoning interest in humanitarian causes.
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^ In September 1981, Sting made his debut live solo appearance on the fourth Amnesty International benefit "The secret policeman s other ball" at personal invitation of his producer Martin Lewis.
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.In 1982 he released a solo single, "Spread a Little Happiness" from the film version of the Dennis Potter television play Brimstone and Treacle.^ Dennis Potter's big-screen version of "Brimstone and Treacle" and a role in the BBC play "Artemis '81".
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^ Apart from playing a devil-like character in Brimstone and Treacle (1982), one of his more famous roles was that of Feyd-Rautha in the 1984 film adaptation of Dune.
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^ Spread A Little Happiness            Artist: sting .
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The song was a re-interpretation of a song from the 1920s musical Mr. Cinders by Vivian Ellis, and was a surprise Top 20 hit in the UK.

1980s

.His first solo album, 1985's The Dream of the Blue Turtles, featured a cast of jazz musicians, including Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones, Omar Hakim, and Branford Marsalis.^ The Dream of the Blue Turtles was Sting's first solo album.
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^ Backing Sting were jazz musicians Branford Marsalis, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland, and Omar Hakim.

^ His first album, the jazz-influenced 'Dream of the Blue Turtles', went platinum.
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.It included the hit single "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free". The single included a fan favourite non-LP track titled "Another Day". The album also yielded the hits "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians", and "Love Is the Seventh Wave". Within a year, it reached Triple Platinum.^ A set of your icons would be lovely.
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^ Within a year, it reached Triple Platinum.
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^ Two years later, he delivered Ten Summoner's Tales, a light, pop-oriented record that became a hit on the strength of two Top 20 singles, "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" and "Fields of Gold."
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.This album would help Sting garner a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.^ I would have to add a vote for Sting - although I guess you could say Huey was the Sting of the 80s - as Sting was kind of quiet immediately after The Police years.
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^ He was pleased with the album, but when it was nominated for a Grammy in the jazz category, he was "horrified and dismayed," and relieved not to win.

^ A Thousand Years            Album: Brand New Day          Artist: sting .
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.The film Bring on the Night, directed by Michael Apted, documented the formation of the band and its first concert in France.^ A documentary about the formation of the group called Bring on the Night was released in 1985.

^ Phish was the only band at the event, performing seven sets of music over two nights, including a late night ambient set on top of the air traffic control tower at 2:30 AM after the first night's concert.
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Sting performing in 1985
.Also in 1985, he sang the introduction and chorus to "Money for Nothing", a groundbreaking song by Dire Straits (he was given co-writer status and receives royalties based on his somewhat minor performance, supposedly because he reused his melody from The Police hit "Don't Stand So Close to Me" for his vocal parts.^ Sting came up with the musical motif to use for the words - and it was (probably consciously) musically identical to the melody line in his own Police song ’’Don’t Stand So Close To Me’’ from the album Zenyatta Mondatta.
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^ That year, Sting participated in a half-hearted Police reunion that resulted in only one new song, a re-recorded version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me."
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^ The recording was notable for its controversial lyrics, groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song's falsetto introduction and backing chorus, "I want my MTV".
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.It is one of only two shared songwriting credits on any Dire Straits album).^ We’re sorry this album can only be downloaded using paid subscription download credits.
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.He performed this song with Dire Straits at the Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium.^ Money for Nothing (song) (en) Money for Nothing (canzone) (it) Money for Nothing (single) (nl) Money for Nothing (pl) Money for Nothing (pt) Money for Nothing (ru) Money for Nothing (sång av Dire Straits) (sv) .
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^ I find their banter (in live concert recordings) amusing and humble, their songs catchy and witty, and their style clean and rare.
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He also provided a short guest vocal performance on the Miles Davis album You're Under Arrest. He also sang backing vocals in Arcadia's single "The Promise" from their only album, So Red the Rose. He also contributed a version of "Mack the Knife" to the Hal Willner-produced tribute album Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill. .In 1984 he performed a song with a band called Band Aid.^ Sting wrote nearly every song the band performed and eventually recorded.

The song was, Do They Know It's Christmas for the relief of poverty in Africa.
.He released ...Nothing Like the Sun in 1987, including the hit songs "We'll Be Together", "Fragile", "Englishman in New York", and "Be Still My Beating Heart", dedicated to his mother, who had recently died.^ Released after the death of his mother, "...Nothing Like The Sun" (1987) was another strong collection of songs, containing perennial favourites "Englishman In New York" and "Fragile".
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^ Sting dedicated the album to his mother, who died suddenly while he was recording it.

^ Sting released Nothing Like the Sun (1987), including the hit songs "We'll Be Together" and "Be Still My Beating Heart", dedicated to his recently deceased mother.
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.It eventually went Double Platinum.^ The album eventually went Platinum.
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^ It eventually went Double Platinum and was recognized as one of the most important rock & roll albums of the 1980s.
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^ Finally in November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which was eventually certified Double Platinum.
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.The song "The Secret Marriage" from this album was adapted from a melody by German composer Hanns Eisler, and "Englishman In New York" was about the eccentric writer Quentin Crisp.^ On September 11, he recorded a new live album in Italy, but the Internet simulcast was canceled after the terrorist attack on New York.
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^ Released after the death of his mother, "...Nothing Like The Sun" (1987) was another strong collection of songs, containing perennial favourites "Englishman In New York" and "Fragile".
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^ The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consimante professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost.
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The album's title is taken from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130.
.Soon thereafter, in February 1988, he released Nada como el sol, a selection of five songs from Sun sung (by Sting himself) in Spanish and Portuguese.^ Nada Como el Sol...

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album NADA COMO EL SOL By sting .
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^ An abridged Spanish version of Nothing Like the Sun, Nada Como el Sol, was released in 1988.
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.He was also involved in two other recordings in the late 1980s, the first in 1987 with jazz arranger Gil Evans who placed Sting in a big band setting for a live album of Sting's songs (the CD was not released in the U.S.), and the second on Frank Zappa's 1988 Broadway the Hard Way album, where Sting performs an unusual arrangement of "Murder By Numbers", set to the tune "Stolen Moments" by jazz composer Oliver Nelson, and "dedicated" to fundamentalist evangelist Jimmy Swaggart.^ Sting dedicated the album to his mother, who died suddenly while he was recording it.

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By sting .
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^ Sting wrote nearly every song the band performed and eventually recorded.

October 1988 saw the release of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Kent Nagano. It featured Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ian McKellen and Sting in the role of the soldier.

1990s

.His 1991 album The Soul Cages was dedicated to his recently deceased father and included the Top 10 song "All This Time", which reached #5 on the U.S. Pop chart, and the Grammy-winning "The Soul Cages". The album eventually went Platinum.^ His father also died, which inspired 1991's The Soul Cages , a dense, dark, and complex album.
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^ His 1991 album The Soul Cages was dedicated to his recently deceased father and included the top 10 song "All this Time" and the Grammy winning "Soul Cages".
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Soul Cages By sting .
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.The following year, he married Trudie Styler and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University.^ The following year, he married Trudie Styler and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University.
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^ The Berklee College of Music gave him his second honorary doctorate of music degree in May.
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^ Soon after, he began living with actress (and later film producer) Trudie Styler but did not marry until 1992.
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.In 1991, Sting appeared on "Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ", an album dedicated to the singer/songwriter duo.^ I’d be inclined to say maybe Bernie Taupin (Elton John’s songwriting partner).
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^ His following compilation "The soul cages" appeared in 1991, presenting the Top 10 song "All this time" and the Grammy-winning hit "Soul cages".
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^ Sting dedicated the album to his mother, who died suddenly while he was recording it.

.Sting performed "Come Down in Time", for the album which also features other popular artists and their renditions of John/Taupin Songs.^ The album was propelled to eight-times platinum sales--Sting's best-selling album--and Grammy wins for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance by the title track and the song "Desert Rose," which features French- Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami and the album's "most impressive, pathfinding track," according to Timothy White in Billboard .

^ Sting kicked off 2001 with a performance during the Super Bowl's half time show.
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^ The pressure cooker of being on the road, of being too big, of too many egos was starting to tell and after the Shea Stadium show Sting told the others that it was time to take a break.
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The album was released on 22 October 1991 by Polydor. .In 1993, he released the album Ten Summoner's Tales, which went Triple Platinum in just over a year.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Ten Summoner's Tales By sting .
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^ The album eventually went Platinum.
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^ The album went Triple Platinum by January 2001.
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.Ten Summoner's Tales was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1993 and nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. The title is wordplay on his surname, Sumner and The Summoner's Tale, one of The Canterbury Tales.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Ten Summoner's Tales By sting .
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^ TEN SUMMONER'S TALES song list .
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^ In 1993, he released the album Ten Summoner's Tales, which went Triple Platinum in just over a year.
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.The single, "Fields of Gold" had moderate success on radio airways.^ The single confirmed that Sting 's audience had shifted from new wave/college rock fans to adult contemporary, and the 1994 compilation Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting played to that audience.
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.Concurrent video albums were released to support Soul Cages (a live concert) and Ten Summoner's Tales (recorded during the recording sessions for the album).^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Ten Summoner's Tales By sting .
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^ TEN SUMMONER'S TALES song list .
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^ Ten Summoner's Tales , Sting's follow-up album to The Soul Cages , was more upbeat.

.In May 1993, he released a cover of his own classic Police song from the Ghost in the Machine album, "Demolition Man" for the Demolition Man film.^ In May, he released a remix of The Police's song "Demolition Man" for the Demolition Man film.
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^ In quick succession, the band's next albums, Regatta De Blanc , Zenyatta Mondatta , and Ghost in the Machine were released, with at least one hit single emerging from each.
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^ A reworking of The Police's "Demolition Man" followed for the film of the same name, as did the recording of several jazz standards for the "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Sabrina" soundtracks.
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.Together with Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting performed the chart-topping song "All for Love" for the film The Three Musketeers.^ Together with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, they performed the chart-topping song "All For Love" from the film The Three Musketeers.
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^ His following compilation "The soul cages" appeared in 1991, presenting the Top 10 song "All this time" and the Grammy-winning hit "Soul cages".
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^ The song stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for five weeks and went Platinum; it is to date Sting's only song from his post-Police career to top the U.S. charts.
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.The song stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for five weeks and went Platinum; it is to date Sting's only song from his post-Police career to top the U.S. charts.^ Sting & Police song lyrics .
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^ The song stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for five weeks and went Platinum; it is to date Sting's only song from his post-Police career to top the U.S. charts.
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^ That year, Sting participated in a half-hearted Police reunion that resulted in only one new song, a re-recorded version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me."
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.In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more.^ In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more.
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^ Thus, between 1978 and 1983, they recorded five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards.
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^ "Money for Nothing" won the Grammy for the Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with a Vocal in 1985 at the 28th annual Grammy Awards.
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.The Berklee College of Music gave him his second honorary doctorate of music degree in May.^ The Berklee College of Music gave him his second honorary doctorate of music degree in May.
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^ The following year, he married Trudie Styler and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University.
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^ John Mayer: Berklee College of Music is far from average.
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.In November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which eventually was certified Double Platinum.^ Finally in November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which was eventually certified Double Platinum.
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^ After that he was called Stinger and then eventually just Sting.
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^ The single confirmed that Sting 's audience had shifted from new wave/college rock fans to adult contemporary, and the 1994 compilation Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting played to that audience.
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.That same year, he was featured in a duet with Vanessa Williams on the song "Sister Moon," which appeared on her album The Sweetest Days.^ He’s about the same age as Huey, has a ranch in California, and co-wrote 12 new songs last year for Elton.
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^ He was off the map for a few years, then when Shrek 2 came out and his song was featured in the movie “Accidently in Love”, which alone has a goofy title.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Brand New Day By sting .
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.His 1996 album, Mercury Falling debuted strongly with the single "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot", but it dropped quickly on the charts.^ Sting's 1996 album, Mercury Falling debuted strongly, but dropped quickly on the charts.
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^ Mercury Falling was released in 1996, and Sting toured again to promote it.

^ Landlord Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot lyrics When you're down and they're counting When your secrets all found out When your troubles take to mounting When the map you have leads you to doubt Whe...
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.He reached the Top 40 with two singles the same year with "You Still Touch Me" (June) and "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" (December) (which became a country music hit the next year in a version recorded with American country singer Toby Keith).^ Two years later, he delivered Ten Summoner's Tales, a light, pop-oriented record that became a hit on the strength of two Top 20 singles, "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" and "Fields of Gold."
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^ In quick succession, the band's next albums, Regatta De Blanc , Zenyatta Mondatta , and Ghost in the Machine were released, with at least one hit single emerging from each.
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^ That year, Sting participated in a half-hearted Police reunion that resulted in only one new song, a re-recorded version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me."
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.During this period, Sting was also recording music for the upcoming Disney film Kingdom of the Sun, which went on to be reworked into The Emperor's New Groove.^ That year, Sting participated in a half-hearted Police reunion that resulted in only one new song, a re-recorded version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me."
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^ He just launched a new set of records with some young wibes, imagine an 80-year old making some music that you dance to in your home?
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^ When he referred to this period of time, Sting once said that he had settled into a life that he could project 30 years down the road, and that terrified him.

.The film went through drastic overhauls and plot changes, many of which were documented by Sting's wife, Trudie Styler.^ He and longtime companion (and now wife), Trudie Styler, live a relatively quiet life on their estate outside London with their children and dogs.
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^ Soon after, he began living with actress (and later film producer) Trudie Styler but did not marry until 1992.
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^ His best acting to date was in the 1989 Mike Figgis film Stormy Monday , and the 1997 film Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets , produced by his second wife, Trudie Styler.

.She captured the moment he was called by Disney who then informed him that his songs would not be used in the final film.^ CHECK rock star who, despite all that, wrote undeniably catchy songs: most of the world besides the US would say CHECK .
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^ He’s not much of a rock star, though, and I’m not sure any of his songs would have been used in any of the ‘Back To The Future’ movies.
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The story was put into a final product: The Sweatbox, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Disney currently holds the rights to the film and will not grant its release. .That same year Sting also released a little-known CD-ROM called All This Time, which provided music, commentary and custom computer features describing Sting and his music from his perspective.^ In 1993, Sting released his most successful compilation "Ten Summoners tales", going triple platinum just a year later.
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^ Burn music to a CD, play it on your computer, mobile phone or any digital media player - including iPod®, Zune® and Walkman®.
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^ His live album, All This Time, recorded on a moonlit night in Tuscany, was released in November but did not gather healthy sales figures.
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Also in 1996, he provided some vocals for the Tina Turner single "On Silent Wings" as a part of her Wildest Dreams album. .Sting has also cooperated with Greek popular singer George Dalaras, giving a common concert in Athens.^ Before starting his solo career, Sting gained certain popularity as principal composer, lead singer and bass player of rock band "The police".
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^ Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner is the real name of popular and beloved all over the world English singer Sting.
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."Moonlight", a rare jazz performance by Sting for the 1995 remake of Sabrina, written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and John Williams, was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.^ The group had several chart topping albums and won six Grammy Awards in the early 1980s, including their arguably best well-known song, Every Breath You Take.
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^ Sting wrote nearly every song the band performed and eventually recorded.

^ In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more.
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2000s

Sting live in Budapest, 2000
.The Emperor's New Groove soundtrack was released with complete songs from the previous version of the film, which included Rascal Flatts and Shawn Colvin.^ In May, he released a remix of The Police's song "Demolition Man" for the Demolition Man film.
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^ The Emperor's New Groove (soundtrack), Disney, 2000.

This is seen by many as a move on Disney's part to soothe the relationship with Sting and to keep open the door for future projects. .The final single used to promote the film was "My Funny Friend and Me". Sting's September 1999 album Brand New Day included the Top 40 hits "Brand New Day" and "Desert Rose". The album went Triple Platinum by January 2001. In 2000, he won Grammy Awards for Brand New Day and the song of the same name.^ BRAND NEW DAY song list .
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^ The album eventually went Platinum.
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^ The album went Triple Platinum by January 2001.
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.At the awards ceremony, he performed "Desert Rose" with his collaborator on the album version, Cheb Mami.^ At the awards ceremony, he performed "Desert Rose" with Cheb Mami.
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^ Sting made a (partial) comeback with the September 1999 album Brand New Day, including the Top 40 hits "Brand New Day" and "Desert Rose" (Top 10).
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^ Desert Rose            Album: Brand New Day          Artist: sting .
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.For his performance, the Arab-American Institute Foundation gave him the Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award.^ The track also won Sting the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAI) Spirit of Humanity Award in 2001.

^ For his performance, the Arab-American Institute Foundation gave him the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award.
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.However, Sting was criticized for appearing in a Jaguar advertisement using "Desert Rose" as its backing track, particularly as he was a notable environmentalist.^ Sting made a (partial) comeback with the September 1999 album Brand New Day, including the Top 40 hits "Brand New Day" and "Desert Rose" (Top 10).
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^ Desert Rose            Artist: sting .
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^ Desert Rose            Album: Brand New Day          Artist: sting .
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.In February 2001 he won another Grammy Award for his rendition of "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)" on A Love Affair: The Music Of Ivan Lins.^ The track also won Sting the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAI) Spirit of Humanity Award in 2001.

^ In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more.
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^ In 2000, he won Grammy Awards for Brand New Day and the song of the same name.
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.His song "After The Rain Has Fallen" made it into the Top 40. His next project was to record a live album at his Tuscan villa, which was to be released as a CD and DVD, as well as being simulcast in its entirety on the internet.^ His song "After the Rain has Fallen" made it into the Top 40.
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^ On September 11, he recorded a new live album in Italy, but the Internet simulcast was canceled after the terrorist attack on New York.
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^ Thus, between 1978 and 1983, they recorded five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards.
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.The CD and DVD were to be entitled On such a night and was intended to feature re-workings of Sting favourites such as "Roxanne" and "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free."^ The Very Best Of Sting/Police / If I Ever Lose My Faith In You If You Love Somebody Set Them Free lyrics Free, free, set them free Free, free, set them free Free, free, set them free If you need somebody Call my name If you want someone You can do the s...
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^ The Dream Of The Blue Turtles / If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Invisible Sun lyrics I don't want to spend the rest of my life Looking at the barrel of an Armalite I don't want to spend the rest of my days Keeping out of trouble like t...
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^ With all the great music and site features we're pretty sure you will love eMusic.
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.The concert, scheduled for 11 September 2001, was altered in various ways due to the terrorist attacks in America that day.^ All This Time , a live album recorded at Sting's home in Italy on September 11, 2001, was intended as a "thank you" performance of a number of Sting and Police hits for fans, but instead became an impromptu tribute to those lost in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

^ On September 11, he recorded a new live album in Italy, but the Internet simulcast was canceled after the terrorist attack on New York.
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.The webcast was shut down after one song (a reworked version of "Fragile"), after which Sting let it be up to the audience whether or not to continue with the show.^ While his former bandmates search out uncharted territory, Sting continues to pursue the spotlight with his own brand of soulful, grown-up pop.
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^ Sting's first priority after the break up of the Police was to devote time to one of his longtime interests: acting.

^ Instead of webcasting the entire concert as planned, Sting and his band decided that it would be appropriate to broadcast only one song, "Fragile."

.Eventually they decided to go through with the concert, and the resultant album and DVD was released in November under a different title, ...All This Time.^ His 1991 album The Soul Cages was dedicated to his recently deceased father and included the top 10 song "All this Time" and the Grammy winning "Soul Cages".
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^ His live album, All This Time, recorded on a moonlit night in Tuscany, was released in November but did not gather healthy sales figures.
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^ Finally in November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which was eventually certified Double Platinum.
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.Both are dedicated "to all those who lost their lives on that day". He performed a special arrangement of "Fragile" with Yo-Yo Ma and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.^ That being said, I cannot think of any performer today who I would or could consider a modern-day Huey Lewis.
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In 2002 he won a Golden Globe Award for the song "Until..." from the film Kate and Leopold. Written and performed by him, "Until..." was also nominated for .Academy Award for Best Song.^ He won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for his second Academy Award for his song "Until..."
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.In June he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.^ In June, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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^ And Mick Jagger is for sure making it into the Sex-a-holics Hall of Fame.
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^ And it's an honor to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to be recognized by one's peers," Sting was quoted in a Firstars Artist Management statement at the NY Rock website.

In the summer, Sting was awarded the British honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). .In 2003 he released Sacred Love, a studio album featuring collaborations with hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige and sitar performer Anoushka Shankar.^ In 1999, Sting released his sixth studio album, Brand New Day , and embarked on an 80-city tour to support it.

^ Right away with their debut album, filled with geek anthems fueled by the power of love , Rivers and Weezer made it hip to be square .
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^ In 2004, he launched a world tour in support of his album Sacred Love.

.He and Blige won a Grammy for their duet, "Whenever I Say Your Name". The song is based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Praeambulum 1 C-Major (BWV 924) from the Klavierbuechlein fuer Wilhelm Friedemann Bach though Sting gave little comment on this adaptation.^ Take Sting's comments about the song with a ...
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^ I would say Jack Johnson is kinda fitting into that goofy little song category.
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^ The songs "Synchronicity" and "Synchronicity II" were inspired by the psychotherapy Sting received during the divorce, which was based on the philosophies of Carl Jung.

[6] .The album did not have the hit singles like his previous releases.^ His live album, All This Time, recorded on a moonlit night in Tuscany, was released in November but did not gather healthy sales figures.
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^ I’d have to go with Macho Man Randy Savage …not only is he middle-aged, but he’s also released his own rap album entitled “Be a Man”, with the single “Hit the Floor” (featuring DJ Kool) being surprisingly catchy!
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^ He’s a part owner of New Jersey Nets, and has released “catchy” hits like H to the izzo and Encore.
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.The first single, "Send Your Love" reached only #30 and reviews were mixed.^ Sting) #2 UK from Sacred Love 2003 "Send Your Love" #30 UK .
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^ Thanks for writing excellent books(although I only know for sure that your first book is excellent, I own it, but I assume your new book is fabulous too.
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^ MP3 Send Your Love (CD #2 Intl...
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However, the album did reach platinum status by January 2004.
.His autobiography Broken Music was published in October.^ In 2003, his autobiography Broken Music was published.

He embarked on a Sacred Love tour in 2004 with performances by Annie Lennox. .Sting went on the Broken Music tour, touring smaller venues, with a four piece band starting in Los Angeles on 28 March 2005 and ending this "College Tour" on 14 May 2005. Sting appears as a guest on the 2005 Monkey Business CD by American hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, adding vocals to the track "Union" which makes heavy use of samples from his Englishman in New York.^ Making music was Sting's uncertain ambition.

^ But Sting's mega-successful solo career from the 1980s into the 21st century may even overshadow his former band's fame.
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^ Both experimented with musical crossover - Tim, hip hop and country; Huey, blues and rock.
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.Continuing with his involvement in Live Aid, he appeared at Live 8 in July 2005. During 2006, Sting collaborated with Roberto Livi in producing a Spanish language version of his cult classic "Fragile" entitled "Fragilidad" on the album Rhythms Del Mundo by Latino recording legends "The Buena Vista Sound" (previously known as the Buena Vista Social Club) available via www.apeuk.org.^ August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 March 2005 Recent Entries .
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^ In addition to producing studio and live albums, Sting signed a deal in 2002 with Simon & Schuster U.K. to write his memoirs.

^ CAN SHE EXCUSE MY WRONGS?            Album: SONGS FROM THE LABYRINTH (2006)          Artist: sting .
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Sting with The Police at Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 August 2007
.In October 2006, he released an album, to mixed reviews, entitled Songs from the Labyrinth featuring the music of John Dowland (an Elizabethan-era composer) and accompaniment from Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov.^ SONGS FROM THE LABYRINTH (2006) song list .
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^ I’ll throw Black Francis/Frank Black into the mix, he has an antihero kind of charm and is responsible for music like “The Holiday Song”.
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^ I’d have to go with Macho Man Randy Savage …not only is he middle-aged, but he’s also released his own rap album entitled “Be a Man”, with the single “Hit the Floor” (featuring DJ Kool) being surprisingly catchy!
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.As a part of the promotion of this album, he appeared on the fifth episode of Studio 60 during which he performed a segment of Dowland's "Come Again" as well as his own "Fields of Gold" in the arrangement for voice and two archlutes.^ Russians            Album: Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1984-1994          Artist: sting .
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^ Nothing 'Bout Me            Album: Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1984-1994          Artist: sting .
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^ It's Probably Me            Album: Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1984-1994          Artist: sting .
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.Reports surfaced in early 2007 that Sting would reunite with his former Police band mates for a 30th anniversary tour.^ But Sting's mega-successful solo career from the 1980s into the 21st century may even overshadow his former band's fame.
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^ Before starting his solo career, Sting gained certain popularity as principal composer, lead singer and bass player of rock band "The police".
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^ I would have to add a vote for Sting - although I guess you could say Huey was the Sting of the 80s - as Sting was kind of quiet immediately after The Police years.
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These rumours were confirmed by posts on the popular fanzine Stingus and on various other news websites such as De Standaard, Yahoo! etc. In May 2007, Deutsche Grammophon releases the opera Welcome to the Voice (composer Steve Nieve), with Sting portraying Dyonisos.
.On 11 February 2007, he reunited with the other members of the Police as the introductory act for the 2007 Grammy Awards, singing "Roxanne", and subsequently announced The Police Reunion Tour, the first concert of which was held in Vancouver on 28 May in front of 22,000 fans at one of two nearly sold-out concerts.^ "I was told about it just before I went onstage in front of about 250,000 people in Rio for the first gig of the world tour," Sting told Phil Sutcliffe of Us magazine.

^ Sting's first priority after the break up of the Police was to devote time to one of his longtime interests: acting.

^ The Police recorded a single for him, called "Fall Out," that sold about 10,000 copies and led to a contract with A&M Records.

.The Police toured for more than a year, beginning with North America and eventually crossing over to Europe, South America, Australia & New Zealand and Japan.^ I was a child of the 80s, and saw Huey Lewis and the News live on more than one occasion (is it safe to admit that?
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^ Suddenly, the Police were a bigger hit than any of the already-established New Wave groups.

^ The Police were frequently called a New Wave group, but their music was more complex than that of most in that genre.

The last concert was at Madison Square Garden on 7 August 2008, during which his three daughters appeared with him onstage. .In 2007 he recorded a song called "Power's Out" with Nicole Scherzinger (lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls) the song is featured on her debut album Her Name Is Nicole which she was prepared to release in the beginning of 2008. On 1 February 2008, "Power's Out" was added on Nicole's official website and now "Power's Out" will be the official second single off Her Name Is Nicole.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Singles By sting .
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^ I’m so far out of the pop music scene now that I’m scared to even put down a name.
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^ Songs like “my bologna has a first name, it’s OSCAR, my bologna has a second name, it’s MAYER… Holy crap.
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He also works with his sound enginere Ian Newton, and Newton's daughter, Jenny Newton, a singer.[citation needed]
He is featured as a playable character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.[7] ."Brand New Day" was the final song of the night for the Neighborhood Ball, one of ten inaugural balls honouring President Barack Obama on Inauguration Day, 20 January 2009. Sting was joined by Stevie Wonder on harmonica.^ BRAND NEW DAY song list .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Brand New Day By sting .
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^ Brand New Day (1999) .
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According to an article posted on his official website, Sting entered the studio in early February 2009 to begin work on a new album "If on a .Winter's Night...",[8] released on October 2009.[9] Initial reviews by fans that had access to early promotional copies were mixed, and some questioned Sting's artistic direction with this album.^ Sting released his first solo album in 1985.

^ In 1999, Sting released his sixth studio album, Brand New Day , and embarked on an 80-city tour to support it.

^ One World (Not Three)            Album: Bring On The Night          Artist: sting .
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[10]

2010s

On February 4, 2010, Gulf News announced that Sting would be performing at the Meydan Racecourse launch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[11] The performance will take place on March 4, 2010, where Sting will entertain a projected sell-out crowd of 16,000. Al Braik Investments & AEG Live were the main sponsors of the event.

Acting

Sting occasionally has ventured into acting. Film and television roles include:
Sting narrated the American premiere of the musical Yanomamo (1983), by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon outlining problems that existed in the Amazon rainforest. This was made into a film and later broadcast as Song of the Forest (currently available from WWF-UK). Other appearances on the stage and television include guest spots on Saturday Night Live and Ally McBeal. He also provided the voice of Zarm on the 1990s television show Captain Planet and the Planeteers. .In 1989 he starred as Macheath (Mack the Knife) in the The Threepenny Opera, the classic 1928 German musical work by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in New York and Washington, in the production staged by John Dexter.^ He appeared on Broadway to mixed reviews in the role of Macheath in Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny Opera.

^ Classical Music Discover a wide range of new and old classical music to download.
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He most recently appeared as a musical guest on the fictional series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Sting appeared on the television sitcom Ally McBeal as himself, being sued for appearing to sing to a fan by the fan's husband.

Activism

.While with the Police, Sting wrote "Driven to Tears", an angry indictment of apathy in the face of world hunger, and it preceded his work on Bob Geldof's "Feed The World" project.^ Driven To Tears            Album: Bring On The Night          Artist: sting .
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^ Sting - Driven To Tears .

.Sting sang on "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – a hit single from Geldof's pop music super-group called "Band Aid" which eventually led to the Live Aid Concert in July 1985, in which Sting also took part, performing with Branford Marsalis, Phil Collins and Dire Straits.^ After that he was called Stinger and then eventually just Sting.
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^ This is a tough one because they don’t play “Huey Lewis” type music any more on pop radio.
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^ Backing Sting were jazz musicians Branford Marsalis, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland, and Omar Hakim.

.Sting's first involvement in the human rights cause came in September 1981 when he was invited by producer Martin Lewis to participate in the fourth Amnesty International gala The Secret Policeman's Other Ball following the example set at the 1979 show by Pete Townshend.^ He is also involved with Amnesty International and has organized and performed in concerts to raise funds for that cause.

^ He appeared in The Secret Policeman's Other Ball and Brimstone and Treacle in 1982.

^ The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (soundtrack), Rhino, 1982.

[12] .Sting performed two of his Police compositions as a soloist – "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle"' – appearing on all four nights of the show at the Theatre Royal in London.^ The instrumental work of [Kenny] Kirkland, who performs on all the new tracks, and [Branford] Marsalis, who plays on two, adds shading and sophistication."

^ In 1976 Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers performed as the Police.

^ All Four Seasons            Album: Mercury Falling          Artist: sting .
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.Sting also led an impromptu super-group of other musicians (dubbed The Secret Police) performing at the show including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Donovan, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in the show's grand finale – Sting's own reggae-tinged arrangement of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released.^ My poppish vote could be a tie between Sting and Phil Collins.
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^ In 1976 Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers performed as the Police.

.The event was the first time that Sting had worked with Geldof, Collins and Ure – an association that developed further with 1984's Band Aid and 1985's Live Aid.^ All these other modern little bands will only be around as long as it takes their iPod batteries to die for the first time.
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^ Sting often speaks of how the band's greatest success came at a time of failure in his personal life.

^ Sting released his first solo album in 1985.

.Sting's performance – his first live appearances as a solo performer – was prominently featured on the album of the show (being its lead tracks) and in the film.^ Sting released his first solo album in 1985.

^ In addition to producing studio and live albums, Sting signed a deal in 2002 with Simon & Schuster U.K. to write his memoirs.

.In 1986 he was interviewed by the BBC about the origins of his support for Amnesty International and he stated: "I've been a member of Amnesty and a support member for five years, due to an entertainment event called The Secret Policeman's Ball and before that I did not know about Amnesty, I did not know about its work, I did not know about torture in the world."[citation needed]In 1986, Sting reuinted with the Police at Giants Stadium on the final show of Amnesty's A Conspiracy of Hope concerts of the US, a world tour during which he joined several other rock and pop singers.^ I’ve googled my heart out and I don’t know much about good ol’ huey.
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^ I also don’t know Huey Lewis, but all I found out about Wikipedia got me suggesting the great great pop musician and singer “Bernd das Brot” :-D .
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^ Probably 10 years shy of being middle aged, but they did show up in a movie (Coffee and Cigarettes) and their work is very catchy.
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.In late 1986, Sting befriended outspoken activist Quentin Crisp, to whom the song "Englishman in New York" is dedicated.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Brand New Day By sting .
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^ Englishman In New York            Album: Nothing Like The Sun          Artist: sting .
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^ Sting - Englishmen in New York .

.Also in 1986, Sting contributed a haunting song made famous by Billie Holiday, "Strange Fruit," to a fund-raising compilation album entitled "Conspiracy of Hope: Honouring Amnesty International's 25th Anniversary."^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By sting .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Singles By sting .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Ten Summoner's Tales By sting .
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A high point in his many contributions to human-rights causes came in 1988, when he joined a team of other major musicians – including Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen – assembled under the banner of Amnesty International for the six-week world tour Human Rights Now! Tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
.In 1988, he released the single "They Dance Alone" which chronicled the plight of the mothers, wives and daughters of the "disappeared", the political opponents of the regime killed by the Pinochet Government in Chile.^ The Soul Cages / The Wild Wild Sea They Dance Alone lyrics Why are these women here dancing on their own?
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^ They Dance Alone (Gueca Solo)            Album: NOTHING LIKE THE SUN          Artist: sting .
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.Unable to publicly voice their grievances to the government about their missing loved ones, for fear that they would "go missing" too, the women of Chile would pin photos of their "disappeared" relatives on their clothing, and dance in silent outrage against the government in public places.^ Surely neither of them cares about all the fame and stuff, they just love music and deliver very, very well.
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^ Now one would say that goofy doesn’t quite fit, but then again what middle-aged person, hasn’t changed to much in their appearance or clothing style?
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^ I do however know web standards and CSS and would love to own a copy of your new book since I already own your other one.
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[citation needed] Later, Sting would perform the song on stage in Chile and Argentina, dancing with some of those same women. He has said it was one of the most moving moments in his life.
With his wife Trudie Styler and Raoni Metuktire, a Kayapó Indian leader in Brazil, Sting founded the Rainforest Foundation Fund to help save the rainforests and protect the rights of the indigenous peoples living there. .His support for these causes continues to this day, and includes an annual benefit concert held at New York's Carnegie Hall with Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor and other music superstars.^ This is sad - I don’t listen to enough music these days to have an opinion :( But I’d like a book!
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^ The music I listen to doesn’t have anything in common with Mr. Lewis, so I’m not really in touch with most of the mainstream top 40 these days.
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^ Though only 17, this is middle-aged when you take into account the age of the acts being churned out by the pop music factories these days.
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A species of Colombian tree frog, Dendropsophus stingi, was named after him in recognition of his "commitment and efforts to save the rain forest".[13]
.On 21 October 1991, Sting joined Don Henley and Billy Joel at New York's Madison Square Garden for a benefit rock show, The Concert for Walden Woods.^ Englishman In New York            Album: Nothing Like The Sun          Artist: sting .
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^ Englishman In New York            Album: Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1984-1994          Artist: sting .
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^ The Very Best Of Sting/Police / Englishman In New York EPK Video lyrics (No lyrics avaible)...
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.On 15 September 1997, Sting joined Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Sir Elton John, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler at London's Royal Albert Hall for Music For Montserrat, a benefit concert for the Caribbean island that had recently been devastated by an eruption from a volcano.^ My poppish vote could be a tie between Sting and Phil Collins.
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.Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award in Sherborn, Massachusetts on 30 June 2000. Singer/song writer, documentary film producers for their commitment to the environment through the establishment of the Rainforest Foundation; to human rights in China through the documentary film on Tiananmen Square; and to peace and social justice through the powerful gift of song.^ Catchy Songs Police years and Solo career with many Grammy Awards throughout with about 30 hit songs.
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[14]
.In September 2001, Sting also took part in the post-9/11 rock telethon "America: A Tribute to Heroes" singing "Fragile" to help raise money for the families of the victims of terror attacks in the United States.^ Based on #46 (which is far as I cared to go), I’d say the Presidents of the United States of America.
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.Sting lost a close friend in the collapse of New York's World Trade Center towers.^ Englishman In New York            Album: Nothing Like The Sun          Artist: sting .
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^ Sting - New World Blues .

^ Sting - Englishmen in New York .

.On 2 July 2005, Sting performed a complete set at the Live 8 concert, the follow up to 1985's Live Aid concert.^ Sting gained his surprising nickname after one of his live performances, wearing a black and yellow jersey with hooped stripes.
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^ Sting - Love Is Stronger Than Justice [The Munificent Seven] (Live In Italy July 1993) .

^ Sting - A Day In The Life (Live In Italy July 1993) .

.In 2007, Sting joined Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland and played the closing set at the Live Earth Concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.^ Thus, in January 1977, he moved from Newcastle to London, and soon after that joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani, a bit later replaced by Andy Summers, to create the interesting new wave band "The police".
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^ Zenyatta Mondatta / De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da Dead End Job lyrics Written by Sting, Stewart Copeland & Andy Summers I don't want no dead end job I don't wanna be no number I don't want no dead end job I don't wanna ...
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^ Sting At The Movies / Moonlight Mother lyrics Words & Music by Andy Summers Well, the telephone is ringing, Is that my mother on the phone?
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Joined by John Mayer and Kanye West, Sting and the Police fittingly ended the show singing "Message in a Bottle," as the event was dubbed "The SOS Concert."
.In 2008 Sting contributed to a music album called Songs for Tibet, to support Tibet and the current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By sting .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Singles By sting .
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^ Sting & Police Music 147 Lyrics, 18 Albums .
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[15]
.On January 22, 2010, Sting performed "Driven to Tears" during the global telethon "Hope for Haiti."^ Driven To Tears            Album: Bring On The Night          Artist: sting .
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Criticism and controversy

Sting has been severely criticized for playing a concert in Uzbekistan in October 2009,[16][17] at the invitation of Gulnora Karimova, the daughter of the country's President-for-life Islam Karimov.[18] President Karimov has been accused of the practice of boiling his enemies to death, the killing of protesters within Uzbekistan, and mass conscription of children for slave labour.[16][19]
The minimum ticket price for Sting's concert was over US$250, which is about twice the country's average monthly salary.[16][20] The concert was in the frames of local Art Week STYLE.UZ project sponsored by Gulnora Karimova.[21] After Marina Hyde of The Guardian newspaper accused Sting of being "in the pay of a tyrannical regime," he issued a statement acknowledging Islam Karimov's "appalling reputation in the field of human rights."[16] He also claimed that the concert was given "sponsored by Unicef"[16]; Unicef, when later approached by Hyde about this claim, stated that they were "quite surprised", as they had no connection with the event. Sting also stated that he made the decision to play the concert as he felt that cultural boycotts were "counter-productive, where proscribed states are further robbed of the open commerce of ideas and art and as a result become even more closed, paranoid and insular".[16] Writing on his blog, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray agreed with the musician that "cultural isolation does not help. I am often asked about the morality of going to Uzbekistan, and I always answer - go, mix with ordinary people, tell them about other ways of life, avoid state owned establishments and official tours. What Sting did was the opposite. To invoke Unicef as a cover, sat next to a woman who has made hundreds of millions from state forced child labour in the cotton fields, is pretty sick."[22]

Personal life

Sting at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 1 August 2007.
.Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, the couple had two children: Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Catherine (a.k.a.^ They Dance Alone            Album: Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1984-1994          Artist: sting .
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"Kate", born 17 April 1982). Joe Sumner is a member of the band Fiction Plane. In 1980 Sting became a tax exile and moved to Galway in Ireland. In 1982, shortly after the birth of his second child, Sting separated from Tomelty and began living with actress (and later film producer) Trudie Styler. The couple eventually married in 1992, on 20 August. Sting and Styler have four children: Bridget Michael (a.k.a. "Mickey", born 19 January 1984), Jake (born 24 May 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed "Coco", born 30 July 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 17 December 1995). Both of Sting's parents died from cancer in 1987. He did not, however, attend either funeral stating that the media fuss would be disrespectful to his parents.[23] 1995 found Sting preparing for a court appearance against his former accountant who had misappropriated several million pounds of his money.[citation needed]
.Sting owns several homes worldwide, including Elizabethan manor house Lake House and its 60-acre country estate near Salisbury, Wiltshire; a country cottage in the Lake District; a New York City apartment; a beach house in Malibu; a 600-acre (2.4 km2) estate in Tuscany; and two properties in London: an apartment on The Mall, an 18th-century terrace house in Highgate.^ Several years later, in 1987, Sting presented his new compilation "Nothing like the sun", including his greatest hits "We'll be together", "Fragile", "Englishman in New York", and "Be still my beating heart", recorded especially for his recently deceased mother.
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^ Simply, through your own personal computer you could easily obtain your new Sting ringtones or Sting realtones directly to your mobile phone.
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^ Participated in spring training for the San Diego Padres in 1998 and 1999; the New York Mets in 2000, and Kansas City Royals in 2004.
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[24] He also once owned a home in West Hempstead, New York. He also owns homes in the Caribbean, including one in the upscale community of Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic. According to an interview he did for German television broadcaster NDR in 1996, Sting chose a tree on the Lake House estate beside which he wishes to be buried.[citation needed]His net worth is estimated at $362.8 million according to Insider Money magazine.
Kasparov and Sting, Times Square, New York.
.To keep physically fit, for years Sting ran five miles (8 km) a day and performed aerobics.^ A Thousand Years            Album: Brand New Day          Artist: sting .
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He participated in running races at Parliament Hill and charity runs similar to the British 10K. However, around 1990 he met Danny Paradise who introduced him to yoga, and he later began practising yoga regularly. .His practice consisted primarily of an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series, though now he practices many other forms.^ Probably not… Huey Lewis had a couple of hits, but has now faded into music history books along with many others from that era.
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He wrote a foreword to the book, [25] written by Ganga White in 2007.
An avid chess player, Sting played Garry Kasparov in an exhibition game in 2000, along with four fellow bandmates: Dominic Miller, Jason Rebello, Chris Botti, and Russ Irwin. Kasparov beat all five simultaneously within 50 minutes.[26] .Journalist Stefanie Markidis is currently researching Sting and collaborating with him for a new publication due for first release in early 2010, called "Stingformation Files". Sting has incorporated some aspects of vegetarianism into his diet, but now he eats meat that he raises.^ What makes him goofy in the first place, is the fact that he wore his hat backwards/sidewards with DJ Jazzy Jeff in the early 90’s, and still does it nowadays.
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[27] Sting is a fan of Newcastle United football club and wrote their song for the 1998 FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal.

Views and advocacy

Sting is a supporter of Britain’s involvement and further integration into the European Union and declared his support for the controversial Treaty of Lisbon in an interview in 2009:
.I‘ve lived in Europe for about 15 years, I live in Italy.^ They even took over for HL in Canada, since they’ve been around here for almost 15 years.
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So I feel very European. I think it‘s an inevitable thing that our future in the British Isles will be with Europe. We'll be part of Europe, we‘ll be better for it.[28]
Sting has been critical of the television series The X Factor, describing it as "appalling" and "a soap opera which has nothing to do with music":
I watched it the other night for the first time, I've never seen it before. I was appalled. .I wouldn't get on The X Factor because I don't sound like anyone they're after, I sound like myself.^ This is a tough one because they don’t play “Huey Lewis” type music any more on pop radio.
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^ I don’t know if they like sports but they’re definitely goofy and approaching middle age.
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^ Hootie and the Blowfish, though they’re sorta 90s like Huey Lewis is 80s.
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I think they are basically aping pre-existing stereotypes of what singers should do and they're not being themselves. There's no X Factor there. .The music industry is a multi-million dollar business and the shop floor is not The X Factor.^ The music industry is so multi-dimentional — from clothing to music videos to endorsements and everything else in between, if it’s not cool (or can be cool), artists don’t want a part of it.
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.It's pubs and clubs up and down the country or you get in your van and you go up and down the M1 and you build an audience that way.^ You’re gonna fly away, Glad you’re going my way.
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That's how you build a backbone.[29]
I am sorry but none of those kids are going to go anywhere, and I say that sadly. How appalling for a young person to feel that rejection. It is a soap opera which has nothing to do with music. In fact, it has put music back decades. Television is very cynical. They are either Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston or Boyzone and are not encouraged to create any real unique signature or fingerprint. .That cannot come from TV. The X Factor is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them what to wear and how to look.^ So far it looks great, and I wanted to say how much I love how you not only give answers to better improve methods of web design, but also show the other possible ways and then prove how the methods you chose are better.
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^ You could have argued that from the same time period that Kenny Loggins was somewhat similar, but today … no one comes to mind.
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^ No one could ever come close to matching the talent of Huey.
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It is appalling. The real shop floor for musical talent is pubs and clubs, that is where the original work is. But they are being closed down on a daily basis. It is impossible to put an act on in a pub. The music industry has been hugely important to England, bringing in millions. If anyone thinks the The X Factor is going to do that, they are wrong.[30]

Discography

Year Title Billboard album 200[31] UK Top 100[32] RIAA[33] BPI[34]
1985 The Dream of the Blue Turtles 2 3 3x Platinum 2x Platinum
1987 ...Nothing Like the Sun 9 1 2x Platinum Platinum
1991 The Soul Cages 2 1 Platinum Gold
1993 Ten Summoner's Tales 2 2 3x Platinum 2x Platinum
1996 Mercury Falling 5 4 Platinum Platinum
1999 Brand New Day 9 5 3x Platinum Platinum
2003 Sacred Love 3 3 Platinum Gold
2006 Songs from the Labyrinth 25 24
2009 If on a Winter's Night... 6 15 Gold

Bibliography

  • 2009 The Words and Music of Sting, Christopher Gable, Praeger, ISBN 978-0-275-99360-3
  • 2007 Lyrics by – Sting, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-1-84737-167-6
  • 2003 Autobiography Broken Music, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-7434-5081-7
  • 2005 Biography Sting and I, James Berryman, John Blake, ISBN 1-84454-107-X
  • 2000 Authorised biography A Sting in the Tale, James Berryman, Mirage Publishing, ISBN 1-90257-813-9
  • 1998 Biography Sting – Demolition Man, Christopher Sandford, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 0-316-64372-6

Awards and nominations

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sting". The Biography Channel. http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_story/1016:812/1/Sting.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ Sting biography at Film Reference website.
  3. ^ Gift of the guitar by his uncle noted by Sting in an interview for BBC TV programme, 'Sting's Winter Songbook' broadcast 29 December 2009
  4. ^ "Famous Alumni". Northumbria University. http://northumbria.ac.uk/browse/naa/famous/. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  5. ^ "What's in a NickName?" BBC News Magazine.
  6. ^ Analysis of the piece in: Michael Custodis, chapter Sting als Songwriter zwischen Prokofiev, Eisler, Bach und Dowland, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3.
  7. ^ Smart, Gordan (5 September 2008). "Sting appears in new version of Guitar Hero". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article1649982.ece. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  8. ^ Official website info.
  9. ^ Official website news.
  10. ^ Stingus.net article.
  11. ^ Illuzzi, Mandi (February 04, 2010). "Acclaimed singer Sting to perform at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai". Gulf News. http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/music/acclaimed-singer-sting-to-perform-at-meydan-racecourse-in-dubai-1.578436. Retrieved 2010-24-02. 
  12. ^ "REVOLVER". The Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/theticket/articles/2006/1020/1160606784745.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  13. ^ M. Kaplan (1994). "A new species of frog of the genus Hyla from the Cordillera Oriental in northern Colombia with comments on the taxonomy of Hyla minuta". Journal of Herpetology 28 (1): 79–87. doi:10.2307/1564684. 
  14. ^ "THE COURAGE OF CONSCIENCE AWARD". The Peace Abbey. http://www.peaceabbey.org/awards/cocrecipientlist.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  15. ^ E-Online (22 July 2008) "Sting, Matthews, Mayer gamer for Tibet than Beijing".
  16. ^ a b c d e f Hyde, Marine (22nd February 2010). "Sting in the pay of tyrannical Uzbekistan regime" (in English). The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2010/feb/22/sting-uzbekistan. Retrieved 23rd February 2010. 
  17. ^ Harper, Tom (21st February 2010). "Sting plays concert for daughter of 'boil your enemies' dictator" (in English). The Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1252566/Sting-plays-concert-daughter-boil-enemies-dictator.html. Retrieved 23rd February 2010. 
  18. ^ Harper's Magazine Online (2 November 2009) [1].
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ Eurasianet.org (6 October 2009).
  21. ^ STYLE.UZ (18 October).
  22. ^ Murray, Craig (21st February 2010), Sting's Defence, http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2010/02/stings_defence.html, retrieved 23rd February 2010 
  23. ^ Sutcliffe, Phil (October 1996). "Interview Date: October 1996". Q Magazine. http://www.sting.com/news/interview.php?uid=3729. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  24. ^ "What's wrong with being pretentious?". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 November 2003. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/10/1068329493904.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  25. ^ Yoga Beyond Belief
  26. ^ Manning, Kara (30 June 2000). "Sting Battles Chess King Kasparov In Times Square". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1433226/20000630/police.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  27. ^ Excerpt from IVU
  28. ^ "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" (4 November 2009)
  29. ^ "X Factor churns out "stereotypes" says Sting in attack on show". http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/11/03/x-factor-churns-out-stereotypes-says-sting-in-attack-on-show-115875-21794841. 
  30. ^ "Sting calls X Factor 'TV karaoke'". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8355611.stm. 
  31. ^ allmusic ((( Sting > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  32. ^ everyHit.com search results
  33. ^ RIAA – Gold & Platinum – 14 August 2008
  34. ^ The Bpi

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