Sting was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. After playing with several rock bands, Sting eventually formed The Police with drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Henri Padovani in 1977. As lead singer and bassist for the band, Sting helped write hit singles for The Police, including "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle."

The band broke up in 1984, and Sting began his career as a solo artist, and switched from bass to guitar. His first solo album, titled "The Dream of the Blue Turtles," debuted in 1985 and mixed elements of jazz and progressive rock. Sting's album reached the American Top 10 with hit singles "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" and "Love Is the Seventh Wave."

His second solo album, "Nothing Like the Sun," was dedicated to his recently deceased mother, and received positive reviews. After the release of his second album, he began actively campaigning for Amnesty International and environmentalism. He created the Rainforest Foundation during late 1980s. His follow-up albums, "The Soul Cages," "Ten Summoner's Tales," "Mercury Falling" and "Brand New Day" were all popular with fans. "Brand New Day" saw critical and commercial success by going triple-platinum and earning two Grammy Awards in 2003.

Sting briefly reunited with The Police before releasing another solo album, "If on a Winter's Night" in 2009. Sting's next project became the completion of his musical, "The Last Ship" in 2013, and it made its Broadway debut in 2014. His most recent album, "57th and 9th," was released late in 2016, and is his first complete album of pop songs in 13 years.

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