Sting (Singer) – Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Kids, Family, Awards

prick is an english musician And actor. He was famous for being the leader, songwriter and bassist of the new wave rock band “The policefrom 1977 until their breakup in 1986. He launched a solo career in 1985 and included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. In 1979, Sting debuted at the cinema in the drama film Quadrophenia as ‘Ace Face’. He made his first television show appearance as ‘Himself’ on Rock Goes to College in 1979. He is currently married to his wife, Trudie Styler since 1992.

Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take”, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. With The Police, he became one of the best-selling musical artists in the world. Solo and with the Combined Police, he has sold over 100 million records. His solo studio albums are The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985), Sacred Love (2003), The Last Ship (2013), My Songs (2019) and The Bridge (2021), among others.

Who are Sting’s parents?

Sting was born with the birth name of Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on 2 October 1951 at Sir GB Hunter Memorial Hospital in Wallsend, Northumberland, England, as the eldest of his mother’s four children, Audreyand his father, Ernest Matthew Sumner. Her father was an engineer who later opened a dairy and her mother was a hairdresser. His siblings are Philip Sumner, Angela Sumner and Anita Sumner. He grew up near the Wallsend shipyards, which marked him. He is British by nationality and his ethnicity is mixed as he is of English descent with distant Irish and Scottish roots. Sting was inspired by the Queen Mother waving at him from a Rolls-Royce to turn away from the prospect of the shipyard to a more glamorous life. His obsession with the guitar started when he received one from a family friend. Sting turns 71 in 2022.

For his education, Sting attended St. Cuthbert’s High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After leaving school in 1969, he enrolled in the University of Warwick in Coventry. After working as a bus driver, construction worker and tax agent, he attended the Northern Counties College of Education (now Northumbria University) from 1971 to 1974 and graduated as a teacher. He taught at St Paul’s First School, Cramlington for two years.

Sting’s musical career

  • Sting first played jazz in the evenings, on weekends and during breaks from college and teaching, playing with the Phoenix Jazzmen, the Newcastle Big Band and Last Exit.
  • He moved from Newcastle to London in January 1977. There he joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (soon to be replaced by Andy Summers) to form “The Police”. “Synchronicity” was their last album. Later, the band agreed to focus on solo projects. It was in 2007, the group reformed and undertook The Police Reunion Tour. In 2003, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • He managed to make his film debut in the 1982 film “Brimstone & Tackle”. His first solo album, “The Dream of the Blue Turtles” was released in 1985. It included the hit singles “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” (accompanied by the non-LP song “Another Day”), “Fortress Around Your Heart”, “Love is the seventh wave” and “The Russians”. Within a year, the album reached Triple Platinum.
  • He enjoyed greater success with his later albums like ‘Nothing Like the Sun’ (1987), ‘The Soul Cages’ (1991), ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales’ (1993) and ‘Mercury Falling (1996).
  • In 1999 he released his most popular solo album to date, “Brand New Day”.
  • In 2003, Sting released Sacred Love, a studio album featuring collaborations with hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige and sitar singer Anoushka Shankar. In October 2006, he released an album titled Songs from the Labyrinth with music by John Dowland (a composer from the Elizabethan era) and accompaniment by Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov.
  • Sting entered the studio in early February 2009 to begin work on a new album, If on a Winter’s Night…, released in October 2009.
  • In 2013, he released the album “The Last Ship”. On July 18, 2016, Sting’s first rock album in many years was announced. “57th & 9th” was released on November 11, 2016.
  • Sting’s fourteenth album, titled My Songs, was released on May 24, 2019. On March 19, 2021, Sting released Duets, a compilation album featuring 17 tracks from collaborations with various artists including Eric Clapton, Mary J. Blige, Shaggy, Annie Lennox and Sam Moore.
  • Sting released his fifteenth studio album The Bridge on November 19, 2021. It was preceded by the release of lead single “If It’s Love” on September 1, 2021.
  • In February 2022, Sting collaborated with Swedish DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia, releasing a song and music video titled “Redlight”.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that Sting gave a private performance on January 17, 2023 in front of fifty senior Microsoft executives at the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos.

Who is Sting married to?

Sting is currently married to his wife, Trudie Styler on August 20, 1992 at the Camden Registry Office. the couple had their marriage blessed two days later at the 12th-century parish church of St Andrew in Great Durnford, Wiltshire, in south-west England. The happily married couple are enjoying their current life a lot with their four children.

Previously, Sting was married to actress Frances Tomelty on May 1, 1976. The couple were married for nearly 8 years before divorcing in 1984. He also had a brief encounter in the past with actress Peggy Trentini .

Sting and his current wife, Trudie, are blessed with four children together – 2 sons named Jake (born May 24, 1985) and Giacomo Luke (born December 17, 1995) and daughters Brigitte Michael (born January 19, 1984 ) and Eliot Pauline (born July 30, 1990). With his ex-wife, Frances Tomelty, Sting has a son, Joseph (born November 23, 1976) and a daughter named Fuchsia Katherine (born April 17, 1982).

What is Sting’s net worth?

Sting is an English musician, actor, property investor and philanthropist. He was the lead singer and bassist of the wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984. His main source of wealth came from the music industry. He spends his money on real estate, cars and charities. He has helped different charities throughout his career, such as Amazon Watch, American Cancer Society, American, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Muhammad Ali, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Save the Children and Save Le Musi. He leads a lavish life with his earnings.

Sting has a net worth of $550 million from 2023. He appeared in advertisements for brands like Compaq Computers (1999), Sprite, Roos Shoes and Wrigley’s chewing gum (1977). Sting and his wife’s primary residence is Lake House, a 16th century manor house in Wiltshire. The couple bought it in 1990 and have lived there ever since. It’s set in 800 acres and has everything from its own recording studio to a wine cellar and organic farm. In 2008, Sting and Trudie paid $26.98 million for a 5,417 square foot penthouse in New York’s Central Park West neighborhood. They put this property on the market for $56 million in May 2017. It sold for $50 million a few months later.

How tall is Sting?

Musician Sting is a handsome man with blue eyes and salt-and-pepper hair. He has a hoarse, high-pitched voice with spiky hair. He is very particular about his yoga training. He also follows a healthy diet. He tries to avoid processed foods that contain preservatives and his diet is mostly high in grains and vegetables.

Sting is 5 feet 11¼ inches or 181 cm tall while his body weight is 80 kg or 176.5 pounds. He has a healthy body with a charming smile.

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