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|Nickname:||Sting / The Police / the Police /|
|Known for:||The Professional, Cold Mountain, Moulin Rouge!|
|Birth name:||Gordon Matthew Sumner|
|Birthday:||2 October 1951, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK|
|Height:||6' (1.83 m)|
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TriviaHe has 6 children, two from his first wife Frances Tomelty, four from Trudie Styler. Bass player and lead singer for influential 70s-80s new wave group The Police. Was a certified primary school teacher in England. He also taught English in a secondary school in Cramlington near Newcastle. Sting appeared in Threepenny Opera in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. Son, Joseph, is a singer in a band and bears a striking resemblance to Sting. Joe's singing sounds similar to his father's as well. The comic book character John Constantine from DC's Hellblazer was designed to look like Sting. Album "Nothing Like the Sun" is dedicated to his mother, Audrey. Filmed his son Jake's birth and put in his movie, Bring on the Night (1985) He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Music. Sting takes in an average of $2000.00 per day in royalties for this now 20 year old song "Every Breath You Take." The song is officially the most requested radio song of all time. Performed for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event. [21 November 2003] Speaks fluent Portuguese. The comic book character of John Constantine (Hellblazer), eventually featured in the Keanu Reeves movie, was designed to look like Sting, and, in fact, was created solely for the purpose of including a character who looks like Sting in the Swamp Thing comic. In one Swamp Thing issue, there's a boat called the USS Gordon Sumner. The Police ended their last tour in early 1984 and only regrouped to play a few benefit dates in 1986. Their last performance to date was March 10, 2003 at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They have never announced an official breakup. His album with The Police, "Synchronicity", was the album that finally knocked Michael Jackson's "Thriller", the best selling album of all time, out of the number one spot it held for most of 1983. Former son-in-law of actor-writer Joseph Tomelty Attended St. Cuthbert's Catholic High School in Newcastle, although at the time he went it was a Catholic grammar school. Other students have included TV presenter Declan Donnelly, Pet Shop Boys lead singer Neil Tennant, British Prisoner of War and journalist John Nichol as well as renowned architect Terry Farrell who designed the MI6 building overlooking the River Thames in London. In an interview in the late 90s, said he liked some American Country music, mentioning Hank Williams and "Gentleman" Jim Reeves as two of his favorites. His eldest daughter is actress Fuschia Sumner. The Police won the British Phonographic Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1985. Winner of the 2002 Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. Winner of the 2002 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution. Only Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Freddie Mercury have also won the award as a member of a band and as an individual. Reunited with his former band-mates and performed at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The next day, The Police announced a worldwide tour in 2007, the first tour since 1986. Ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Former bus conductor and tax officer. The 2009 Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $295 million.