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Composer, singer, author, actor, activist – Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Since 1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums. His latest musical endeavor, The Last Ship, is inspired by a forthcoming play of the same name that will debut on Broadway in 2014, and explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. The album will be released September 24, 2013 on Cherrytree/Interscope/A&M Records.
Sting recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his enduring solo career. To commemorate that milestone, the definitive box set 25 Years was released, along with the free iPad app Sting 25, which was awarded the prestigious Cannes Lion for Best Design/Aesthetic at the International Festival of Creativity and features exclusive all-star performances from his 60th birthday benefit concert, plus rare interviews, photos, music videos, and more.
Sting has sold nearly 100 million albums from his combined work with the Police and as a solo artist. He has earned an additional 10 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Oscar nominations, appeared in more than 15 films and authored two books including the New York Times best-selling memoir, Broken Music.
His support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, co-founded with his wife Trudie Styler in 1989, mirrors his art in its universal outreach.
Sting is currently on the critically acclaimed Back To Bass tour throughout North America and Europe, performing many of his greatest hits, stripped-down, with a 5-piece band.