Sting is a British musician and to a much-lesser degree actor who, cutting straight to the chase, is one of the most-celebrated musicians in the history of the music industry. Some of his best-known hits include “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” (1983), “We’ll Be Together” (1987) and his signature tune, “Every Breath You Take” alongside his former band, The Police, in 1983.
He’s had a notable acting career, which includes him performing on Broadway and is arguably highlighted by his appearance, as Feyd Rautha, in the classic 1984 sci-fi film “Dune”.
Some of his famous collaborative works include "Fragile", alongside Julio Iglesias (in 1994) and "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" (in 1997) together with Toby Keith. Sting was also featured on Tina Turner’s 1996 song entitled, "On Silent Wings".
His late parents were named Ernest and Audrey Sumner.
His first wife, whom he married in 1976 and divorced in 1984, was Frances Tomelty. And together they brought a son, Joseph Sumner (1976) and a daughter, Fuchsia Kate Sumner (1982), into the world.
In 1992 he married a lady by the name of Trudie Styler. And together they birthed Brigitte (1984), Jake (1985), Eliot Pauline (aka Coco) and Giacomo Luke (1995).
He established his music career in the late 1970s as a member of a band called The Police. All things considered they were one of the most-successful music acts in British history. For instance, they took home six Grammys, two Brit Awards and had five number ones on the UK Albums Charts within the times span of only five years.
He dropped his first solo album in 1985 and between then and 2019 has released 13 studio albums, 6 live albums, 9 compilation albums and 5 EPs.
In 2003 Queen Elizabeth II herself conferred upon him the title of CBE (i.e. Most Excellent Order of the British) as a direct result of his outstanding music career.
As of 2019 Sting’s estimated wealth well-exceeds £300,000,000.
Sting is known for being a leading voice in a number of humanitarian causes throughout the years.
He was a student at Northern Counties College of Education and, in fact, worked as a professional teacher for a couple of years.
In times past he was quite-athletic, practicing running and aerobics on a daily basis. And he is also known to be a practitioner of yoga.
From a religious standpoint, he is also a self-proclaimed agnostic.
He is recognized as being quite fond of the Newcastle United Football Club.
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Famous quotes by Sting
I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.Sting
I come from a family of losers, and I've rejected my family as something I don't want to be like.Sting
I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it. I've felt supported by it.Sting
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.Sting
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.Sting
I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.Sting
I learned to change my accent in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.Sting
I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.Sting
I miss England. I miss the weather. I've spent moss of the last 25 years on tour. I'm ready to come home.Sting
I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.Sting
I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.Sting
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.Sting
I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.Sting
I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.Sting
I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.Sting
I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.Sting
I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.Sting
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.Sting
One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.Sting
Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.Sting
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.Sting
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.Sting
There's no religion but sex and music.Sting
Yoga is almost like music in a way there's no end to it.Sting
Sting is a famous English musician and actor, who was born on October 2, 1951. As a person born on this date, Sting is listed in our database as the 7th most popular celebrity for the day (October 2) and the 9th most popular for the year (1951).
People born on October 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Sting is the 257th most popular Libra.
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