He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.As a solo musician and a member of the Police, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for "Every Breath You Take", three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Cinders by Vivian Ellis, and a Top 20 hit in the UK.
Sting performed jazz in the evening, weekends and during breaks from college and teaching.
He played with the Phoenix Jazzmen, Newcastle Big Band, and Last Exit.
In January 1977, Sting moved from Newcastle to London and joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (soon replaced by Andy Summers) to form the Police.
From 1978 to 1983, they had five UK chart-topping albums, won six Grammy Awards, and won two Brit Awards (for Best British Group and for Outstanding Contribution to Music).