Composer, singer, author, and activist; Sting has won universal acclaim in all these roles, yet he defies easy labeling. In 1977, after playing in a few small bands, Sting formed The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Since 1985, Sting has released 12 solo albums. For nearly four decades, he has remained at the forefront of the public consciousness and has been widely recognized for his musical contributions, collecting an additional 11 Grammys, 2 Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. He has appeared in more than 10 films and in 1989, starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway.
Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation, which he co-founded with his wife, Trudie Styler, in 1989, also mirrors his art in universal outreach.