Sting was born October 2, 1951 in England. He
is considered by many to be one of the best love
songwriters of our time. He was lead singer and
writer for the popular and explosive band, The
In 1984, the band broke up with Sting owning
all the song rights and continuing the pursuit
of a solo career. His first solo album, Dream
of the Blue Turtles was released in 1985 to very
high critical acclaim. This is considered by many
when Sting ventured off into a Jazz music obsession.
This album sold over 2 million in sales and produced
3 top ten hits, "If You Love Somebody Set Them
Free," "Fortress Around Your Heart" and "Love
Is the Seventh Wave." Soon after, Sting hit the
road promoting his album and was even personally
shocked at the success. He was so shocked that
he even released a tour documentary entitled Bring
on the Night.
Not only was Sting a successful music superstar,
he was also a humanitarian by being part of such
efforts as Amnesty International, Live Aid, Band
Aid, and Rainforest Foundation.
In 1993, Sting released a less dark album entitled,
Ten Summoner Tales, which still managed to have
a few top 20 hits including "If I Ever Lose My
Faith In You," and "Fields of Gold." Sting then
dabbled in a music soundtrack with Bryan Adams
and Rod Stewart in the song "All For Love" for
the film, The Three Musketeers. This single hit
the top of the charts.
However, in 1999, Sting came back stronger than
ever and released "A Brand New Day" which became
a smash hit. He earned 2 Grammy Awards and in
the process he somehow defeated the immensely
popular Ricky Martin. Sting's latest album, Sacred
Love, was released in September 2003. Just before
the release, Sting was made a CBE by Queen Elizabeth
II for services to the music industry. In November
he published his memoirs entitled Broken Music.
Sting is currently touring the country with Annie
Lennox promoting Sacred Love.