As the voice, songwriter, bassist and figurehead of The Police, multi-platinum solo artist, actor, philanthropist and social activist, Sting is one of the most successful and recognizable figures in pop culture. His unparalleled career arc has earned him Golden Globe Awards, numerous Grammys, six number one albums, over forty Top 25 singles in worldwide music charts, selling an estimated 20 million albums in The Police and 17 million as a solo artist.
With a bass style founded in jazz-fusion, pop and reggae, Sting’s post-Police work further explores jazz, world beat and complex pop terrain. From the elating melodies of The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1983) to the Eastern polyrhythmic pulse of “Desert Rose” (Brand New Day, 2000), his critically acclaimed compositions have an enduring exotic appeal, both lyrically and musically. Sting is a world-class artist in every sense of the word.
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