Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the influential new wave rock band The Police and for his subsequent solo career.
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Sting has varied his musical style, incorporating distinct elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, New Age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of the Police, Sting has received 16 Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980, three Brit Awards – winning Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002, and as a member of The Police, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording.
Including his years with The Police, Sting has sold over 100 million records worldwide. In the UK, he has been awarded seven Platinum album certifications, three Gold and a Silver, and in the US, nine Platinum and three Gold certifications. In 2006, Paste magazine ranked him 62nd on their list of the "100 Best Living Songwriters". He was ranked 63rd on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Rock", and 80th on Q magazine's "100 Greatest Musical Stars of 20th Century".
Sting has also collaborated with several other musicians for hit duets, including "Rise & Fall" with Craig David and the number one hit "All for Love", with fellow musicians Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart.
Sting has won numerous awards including Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He has also been nominated for Academy Awards. Sting has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His former band, The Police, have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sting has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University. He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from the Berklee College of Music.