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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  October 21, 1951
  • Accomplishments:  Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Winner
  • Fun Fact: Says 'music' is his religion

Born Gordon Sumner in England, Sting allegedly got his nickname from the black and yellow sweater he used to wear as a child. His band, The Police, formed in 1977, and Sting wrote most of their songs, as well as the soundtracks for several films. The group’s last and most successful album Synchronicity went triple platinum. Its monster hit single Every Breath You Take reached No. 1 on both the American and British pop charts.

After the group’s break-up, Sting embarked on a solo career, releasing a series of successful albums, including Brand New Day. He was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

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