"I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil."

  • Born Oct. 2, 1951, in Wallsend, England
  • Following his tenure as bassist and vocalist with the Police, he launched his solo career in 1985 with the album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, which included the Top 30 single "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free." Sting had multiplatinum success with his next solo album, Nothing Like The Sun, which spawned the Top 10 hit "We'll Be Together." 
  • Sting earned his first career GRAMMY for 1980 as a member of the Police for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for their "Reggatta De Blanc." As a solo artist, Sting earned his first GRAMMY for 1986 for Best Music Video, Long Form for Bring On The Night.
  • At the 28th GRAMMYs 1986, his GRAMMY stage debut, Sting opened the show with a performance of "Russians" from The Dream Of The Blue Turtles. He closed out the show performances with "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You."
  • Before becoming a full-time musician, Sting worked as a bus conductor, construction worker, tax official, and an elementary school teacher. 
  • As a member of the Police, Sting has two recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: the single "Roxanne" and the album Synchronicity.
  • Sting was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2003. He also performed at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bruce Springsteen. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • Sting co-founded the Rainforest Coalition to save rainforests in South America and he has supported Amnesty International in a variety of ways, including headlining their Conspiracy of Hope tour and participating in their Secret Policeman's Other Ball benefit concert.

Sting

"I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil."

  • Born Oct. 2, 1951, in Wallsend, England
  • Following his tenure as bassist and vocalist with the Police, he launched his solo career in 1985 with the album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, which included the Top 30 single "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free." Sting had multiplatinum success with his next solo album, Nothing Like The Sun, which spawned the Top 10 hit "We'll Be Together." 
  • Sting earned his first career GRAMMY for 1980 as a member of the Police for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for their "Reggatta De Blanc." As a solo artist, Sting earned his first GRAMMY for 1986 for Best Music Video, Long Form for Bring On The Night.
  • At the 28th GRAMMYs 1986, his GRAMMY stage debut, Sting opened the show with a performance of "Russians" from The Dream Of The Blue Turtles. He closed out the show performances with "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You."
  • Before becoming a full-time musician, Sting worked as a bus conductor, construction worker, tax official, and an elementary school teacher. 
  • As a member of the Police, Sting has two recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: the single "Roxanne" and the album Synchronicity.
  • Sting was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2003. He also performed at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bruce Springsteen. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • Sting co-founded the Rainforest Coalition to save rainforests in South America and he has supported Amnesty International in a variety of ways, including headlining their Conspiracy of Hope tour and participating in their Secret Policeman's Other Ball benefit concert.

GRAMMY Award Results for Sting

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Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Always On Your Side
 
Nominations
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
You Will Be My Ain True Love (From Cold Mountain)
 
Wins
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Whenever I Say Your Name
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Send Your Love
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Fragile
 
Nominations
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
My Funny Friend And Me (From The Emperor's New Groove)
 
Wins
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)
 
Wins
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Brand New Day
Best Pop Album
Brand New Day
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
You Were Meant For Me (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot (Track)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
The Wind Cries Mary (Track)
Best Pop Album
Mercury Falling (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
When We Dance (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Collaboration
All For Love (Single)
Best Music Video, Long Form
A Prokofiev Fantasy With Peter And The Wolf (Video)
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Best Music Video-Long Form
Ten Summoner's Tales
Nominations
Record Of The Year
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (Single)
Album Of The Year
Ten Summoner's Tales (Album)
Song Of The Year
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (Single)
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Demolition Man (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
It's Probably Me (From Lethal Weapon 3) (Track)
 
Wins
Best Rock Song
Soul Cages
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
...Nothing Like The Sun (Album)
Song Of The Year
Be Still My Beating Heart (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Be Still My Beating Heart (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Bring On The Night
 
Wins
Best Music Video, Long Form
Bring On The Night
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (Album)
Song Of The Year
Money For Nothing (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (Album)
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (Track)
Best Music Video, Long Form
The Police Synchronicity Concert (Video)
 
Wins
Song Of The Year
Every Breath You Take
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Every Breath You Take
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Synchronicity
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Brimstone And Treacle
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Every Breath You Take (Single)
Album Of The Year
Synchronicity (Album)
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Behind My Camel
 
Wins
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Reggatta De Blanc

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