Matthew Thomas Sumner
is better known by his iconic stage name: Sting. Born October 2nd,
1951, this musician has known two musical lives. The first began in
1977, when he met Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani and they went
on to form the incredibly successful rock group The
(shortly after, Padovani was replaced on the guitar by Andy Summers).
The group had an eight-year run in which they dominated the charts
with such hits as Roxanne
Stand Losing You
in a Bottle
Breath You Take
Sting decided to launch his solo career in 1985, with a début album
Dream of the Blue Turtle
featuring the notable tune Russians.
embarked on his first solo tour.
second album, released two years later, brought with it the single
in New York
which went on to be a huge hit. From 1991 to this day, Sting
has released no less than 10 studio albums. Among his many hit
singles, some of the better-known ones are Shape
of My Heart, If I Ever Lose My Faith in You, Fields of Gold
and, of course, It's
In addition to his fruitful musical career, Sting has used his
celebrity to help various causes. He contributed to the creation of
the Rainforest Foundation, dedicated to the protection of the Amazon
forest. He also participates in charity concerts to help further
various causes that are close to his heart. Although he’s less
known for his work as an actor, Sting
has nevertheless appeared in approximately twenty films and TV shows!