Sting

Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is a British musician, singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. Born October 2, 1951, and Wallsende (England) From 1976 to 1984 - was the leader of the group The Police. Since 1984 he performs solo.

At the age of 10, Sting received a gift from his father's friend, his first guitar.

In 1977, drummer Stuart Copeland, guitarist Andy Summers and Sting created The Police. In April 1979 their composition "Roxanne" became a European hit. Following the first success followed the albums of Reggatta de Blanc, Zenyattà Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity (with mega-hit "Every Breath You Take"). After a triumphant world tour in 1984, Sting decided that he had achieved everything he could with the band and the band broke up at the peak of their popularity.

Sting's independent career was no less successful. His first album with elements of jazz The Dream of the Blue Turtles became platinum. The single from the album was the song "Russians". In this song about the Russians Sting used the melody of "Romance" from the suite "Lieutenant Kizhe" by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

In 1991, Sting released an autobiographical album The Soul Cages, the single from which "All This Time" took the fifth place in the top hundred Billboard magazine.

In 2003, Sting recorded the album -Sacred Love. The song "Send Your Love" from this album brought Sting another Grammy nomination.

On August 28, 2015, the single "Stolen Car" was released - a collaboration with Mylene Farmer, a cover of his own song from the 2003 album Sacred Love.

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