Composer, singer, author, actor, activist – Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since 1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums. His latest musical endeavour, The Last Ship, is inspired by a forthcoming play of the same name that will debut on Broadway in 2014, and explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. Sting recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his enduring solo career. To commemorate that milestone, the definitive box set 25 Years was released, along with the free iPad app Sting 25, which was awarded the prestigious Cannes Lion for Best Design/Aesthetic at the International Festival of Creativity and features exclusive all-star performances from his 60th birthday benefit concert, plus rare interviews, photos, music videos, and more.