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Sting: A Life Full of Music

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Sting began his solo artistic career by incorporating heavy elements of jazz, worldbeat and classical into his music. The fact that the lyrics of his songs were literate and meaningful serves to know what kind of artist he is. For the first ten years of his solo career, Sting was considered one of pop’s biggest icons of this genre.

The release of his debut album became a hit, with songs like “If You Love Someone Set Them Free,” “Fortress Around Your Heart” and “Love Is the Seventh Wave,” which reached the American Top Ten. After having a meeting with Police to record a new version of the song “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” Sting started working on Nothing Like the Sun to dedicate it to the memory of his mother. In addition, he also began working with a number of different musicians on the album such as Gil Evans and Andy Summers. In general, this album received positive criticism, provoking hit singles.

Besides interpreting songs at stage, Sting supported environmentalism and humanitarian movements as the Amnesty International. He also founded the Rainforest Foundation with the purpose of protecting the rainforest. The help to these causes continues up today. In 1993, with the album Ten Summoner’s Tales, Sting obtained Triple Platinum in over a year. Sting together with Rod Steward and Bryan Adams performed the chart-topping song “All For Love” from the movie The Three Musketeers. Then, he released a compilation of greatest hits called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which would be eventually, certified Double Platinum. Sting got a lot of success with the album Brand New Day since it was Triple Platinum, and he won Grammy awards.

The year of awards for Sting was 2002 wherein he got a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for his second Academy Award for his song from the film Kate & Leopold. That same year, he was included into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2003, Sting performed a duet with Gwen Stefani during the Super Bowl’s half-time show. With the release of the album Sacred Love, Sting started a number of tours in support of it.

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