Sting is a British singer/songwriter and activist. He began his career as the lead vocalist for the rock group The Police, and he launched his solo career in 1983. He since has produced many iconic songs, including “Fields of Gold,” “Walking on the Moon,” and “Desert Rose.” For his contribution to the music industry, Sting has received 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations. In 2002, Sting was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police. In 2003, Sting was awarded a CBE from Elizabeth II for his contribution to music. In 2014, he was made a Kennedy Center Honoree.