Paul Hollins

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Eyes of an Angel

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Sting is one of the most successful artists of his generation, from his days at The Police to his long solo career

Sting has been a prolific musician, singer, songwriter, and actor for the past six decades from 1977 to 1984. He was known as the lead songwriter, lead singer, and bassist to the police force before embarking on a solo career in 1985

Over the course of his career, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take”), three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four Oscar nominations for Best Original Song

With his solo material and the police combined, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is a British (and Georgian) national treasure

He was born at Sir GB Hunter Memorial Hospital in Wallsend, Northumberland, and was the eldest of four children to parents, Audrey, a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, a milkman and engineer

Sting grew up near Wallsend’s shipyards, which impressed him for a lifetime. He helped his father with the milk delivery and when he was 10 was “obsessed” with an old Spanish guitar left by an emigrant friend of his father. p>

It got its nickname after wearing a black and yellow sweater with hoops over and over while playing with the Phoenix Jazzmen

Band leader Gordon Solomon thought he looked like a bee (or, according to Sting himself, “they thought I looked like a wasp”), which led to the name “Sting”

In the 1985 documentary Bring on the Night, a journalist named him Gordon, to which he replied, “My kids call me Sting, my mother calls me Sting, who is this Gordon character?”

In 2011, he told Time: “I was never called Gordon. You could shout ‘Gordon’ on the street and I would just avoid you “

After graduating from high school in 1969, Sting enrolled at the University of Warwick at Coventry, but left the company after just one semester

After working as a bus conductor, construction worker and tax clerk, Sting attended Northern Counties College of Education (now Northumbria University) from 1971 to 1974 and qualified as a teacher. He taught at St Paul’s First School in Cramlington

In January 1977 he moved from Newcastle to London and joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (later replaced by Andy Summers) to form the police force and the rest is history

The couple divorced after it was revealed that Sting was having an affair with actress Trudie Styler, a close friend of Tomelty

Trudie Styler is a film producer and director and has also appeared in various TV shows and films, including Original Poldark, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders and Friends

Sting has two children with his first wife, Frances Tomelty: Joseph ‘Joe’ (b 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine ‘Kate’ (b 1982)

Joe Sumner is also the singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane and co-founder of the Vyclone company, which developed an app for recording videos from different angles

Sting and Styler have four children together: Brigitte Michael ‘Mickey’ (b 1984), Jake (b 1985), Eliot Paulina (nickname ‘Coco’, b 1990) and Giacomo Luke (b 1995)

Eliot is also a singer who is now called Eliot Sumner and was the lead singer of the group I Blame Coco.She also appeared in the movie The Gentlemen in 2015, Eliot said that she did not believe in gender labels and did not agree with a specific gender identified

Mickey is an actress best known for her roles in Frances Ha, Low Winter Sun, and Snowpiercer

Sting is believed to have a net worth of around £ 287 million ($ 400 million), according to Celebrity Net Worth


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