Sting Height, Weight, Age, Career, Relationship and Net Worth 2019
Sting Net Worth – Gordon Matthew Thomas Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist. Best known for his singing and song writing career with famous new rock wave band ‘The Police’, Sting received his unique nickname from a striped sweater he wore during his early days, which made him look like a bee.
Age: 65 years old
Height: 5’ 11” (181 cm)
Weight: 186 pounds (80 kg)
During his time as a teacher at St. Paul’s School, Sting experimented with multiple local bands such as ‘River City Jazzmen’ and ‘Newcastle Big Band’ but the big break came when he decided to form his own band with his teacher-training days friend Gerry Richardson, in 1974. The band was named ‘Last Exit’, coined after the Hubert Selby’s cult book, the bleak “Last Exit from Brooklyn”. Sting turned to songwriting for the first time while playing with ‘Last Exit’. The Band was hugely popular in north-east circuit, but with advent of punk rock in 1976, Jazz fusion themed ‘Last Exit’ was doomed to fail. Towards the end of 1976, Stewart Copeland, drummer with Curved Air, approached Sting after seeing him perform in Newcastle and the two decided to form a band with Henri Padovani. In January 1977, Sting left his job as a teacher and left Newcastle to be a full-time musician with his new band, ‘The Police’
In 1979, The Police produced a musical composition “Reggatta de Blanc”, which brought the first Grammy for the group in 1980. Sting wrote the two biggest singles on the album “Message in a Bottle” and “Walking on the moon”. Heavily touring with the group during 1979-1983, Sting still managed to make his film debut in the 1982 film ‘Brimstone & Tackle’. He contributed to the score and wrote a song, ‘Spread a Little Happiness’ which became his first solo hit.
In 1983, Sting released his final album with ‘The Police’, ‘Synchronicity’. Its single “Every Breath You Take” became the most celebrated song by the group and climbed to the top of both American and British charts. After the tour to support this album ended, Sting decided that the group should take a break and he started his career as a solo artist
In 1985, Sting made his debut as a solo artist with his album, “The Dream of the Blue Turtles” featuring many famous Jazz musicians. This album was very well received by the critics as well as the fans and was proof of Sting’s impeccable song writing and scoring capabilities. He enjoyed greater success with his later albums like ‘Nothing Like the Sun’ (1987), ‘The Soul Cages’ (1991), ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales’ (1993) and ‘Mercury Falling’ (1996)
In 1999, Sting released his most popular solo album till date, ‘Brand New Day’, which won him a Grammy award for Best Male Pop vocal Performance in 2000. In 2007, Sting reunited with the other members of ‘The Police’ to perform on the Grammy Awards television broadcast and gave a pleasant surprise to his fans.
In 2013, Sting released the album ‘The Last Ship’, which is based on his childhood experiences. This album was adapted for a Broadway musical in 2014 and Sting debuted as a Broadway lyricist and composer for it.
the talented musician married two times and having a love relationship with Peggy Trentini.