The Musical Journey of Sting


In the realm of music, there are few names as iconic and enigmatic as Sting. From his distinctive voice to his thought-provoking lyrics, Sting has captivated audiences for decades. But have you ever wondered why he chose the name “Sting”?

How much is he worth? What is he currently up to? And is he a vegan? In this blog post, we will delve into the intriguing life and career of this legendary musician.

Why did Sting call himself Sting?

Born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on October 2, 1951, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the artist we know as Sting adopted his stage name during his early days as a musician. Legend has it that he received the nickname “Sting” due to the black and yellow striped sweater he often wore, resembling a bee or wasp. The name stuck, and he decided to embrace it as his persona on stage, a symbol of his charismatic and sometimes sharp-edged presence.

How much is Sting worth?

Sting’s immense talent and longevity in the music industry have brought him not only critical acclaim but also substantial financial success. As of 2021, it is estimated that Sting’s net worth is around $550 million. This impressive fortune can be attributed to his lucrative music career, as well as his ventures in acting, songwriting, and investments. From his early days as the frontman of The Police to his successful solo career, Sting’s artistic contributions and business acumen have solidified his position as one of the wealthiest musicians in the world.

What is the singer Sting doing now?

Even after several decades in the spotlight, Sting continues to be a prominent figure in the music industry. While he may not be as active on the mainstream charts as he once was, he remains committed to creating and performing music. Sting frequently tours, captivating audiences worldwide with his unforgettable live performances. Additionally, he continues to release new albums and collaborate with fellow artists, exploring various genres and pushing the boundaries of his musical prowess.

Apart from his musical endeavors, Sting is actively involved in philanthropy, particularly in environmental and humanitarian causes, showcasing his dedication to making a positive impact on the world.

Is Sting a vegan?

Yes, Sting is known for his advocacy of a plant-based lifestyle. He has been a vegetarian since the 1980s and transitioned to a vegan diet in 2013. Sting’s decision to embrace a vegan lifestyle stems from his concerns for animal welfare, as well as the environmental impact of animal agriculture. His commitment to this cause extends beyond his personal life, as he has been involved in campaigns and organizations promoting veganism and sustainable living. By using his platform to raise awareness, Sting strives to inspire others to make conscious choices that benefit both the planet and its inhabitants.


Sting’s legacy in the music industry is unquestionable, and his mystique continues to captivate fans worldwide. Through his choice of name, his philanthropy, and his dedication to a vegan lifestyle, Sting’s impact extends far beyond his music, making him a true icon of artistry and activism.

Sting wishes he’d penned ‘many’ of Sir Paul McCartney’s songs

Sting says he wishes he’d written “many” of Sir Paul McCartney’s songs.

The 71-year-old former Police frontman was amazed when his 80-year-old hero said he wishes he’d penned his 1993 hit ‘Fields Of Gold’, and without naming any of McCartney’s songs, he said the same goes for him.

Sting revealed “I can’t tell you how many songs of Paul McCartney’s I wish I’d written.

“So that was a lovely thing for Paul to say. But again, he’s one of those people who inspired me to become a songwriter. He’s from Liverpool, a working-class guy who conquered the world with his songs, so he gave a whole generation of people behind him the permission to attempt to do the same. And we did.”

Like the ‘Let It Be’ hitmaker, the ‘Every Breath You Take’ songwriter is set be honoured with the Fellowship of The Ivors Academy at the Ivor Novellos in London on May 18.

He said: “I think songwriters … we’re all connected in many ways.

“You don’t become a songwriter just out of nowhere. You become a songwriter because you hear other people’s songs, because you’re inspired by them, because you learn from them. Everyone in that fellowship is someone whose music has informed my own, and so we stand on the shoulders of giants.”

He already has seven Ivors to his name and insists he doesn’t take any of it “for granted”.

Sting added: “The actual award itself is probably the most beautiful award you can be given as a piece of art.

“It’s a beautiful bronze statuette, which I think was designed by an artist [Hazel Underwood] in 1955. There’s a long tradition there, so having another one is good but I just love the event. Songwriting is a craft, and the Ivor Novello is its guild, if you like, so to be invited to be part of the fellowship is a great honour and one I don’t take for granted at all.”

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