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6 Pre-Fame Jobs of Your Favorite Music Icons

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Perhaps rock stars are actually made, not born. Even as they have realized that music is the path they will take, the world doesn't immediately grant them hit songs and best-selling albums. Before their music showered them with lots of greens, here are some of the musicians who worked day jobs while waiting for the right opportunity.READ MORE


Get Your Own Fields of Gold With These Sting Vinyl Records

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To appreciate the musical genius that is Sting, make sure to check out these vinyl records to add to your collection:READ MORE


Sting Receives Honorary Degree, Sings At 2018 Brown University Commencement

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Brown University recognized Sting's good work this weekend. He and his wife received honorary degrees for co-founding The Rainforest Fund, an organization that seeks to help the indigenous protect their ancestral lands.READ MORE

Lorde performs at the MusiCares show on Jan. 26, 2018

Here’s Why Lorde Didn’t Perform At The 2018 Grammys Despite Her Album Of The Year Nomination

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New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde had one of the most critically-lauded albums of the year, resulting in a 2018 Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Unlike the other nominees, however, she didn't perform live at the show.READ MORE

Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day perform onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California

AMAs 2016: 5 Best Performances From Green Day, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande & More

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We recap the top five, which include Green Day, Nicki Minaj & Ariana side to side, Twenty One Pilots and more.READ MORE

President Barack Obama does pushups during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court April 9, 2012 in Washington, DC

President Barack Obama Workout Playlist: Beyonce, Jay Z, Icona Pop Included

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Bump this playlist and see if you can get as fit as Barack and school fools on the basketball court.READ MORE

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Violinist Joshua Bell Talks Viral Video Fame, New Album and Shares Exclusive Playlist [Q&A]

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Joshua Bell went viral in 2007 after a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial had him playing violin at a D.C. Metro station for indifferent commuters. Here, he talks about that experience, his new classical album and shares with us an exclusive playlist.READ MORE

Ellie Goulding singing 'Fields of Gold' during the annual Commonwealth Day service on Commonwealth Day on March 14, 2016 in Westminster Abbey, London. The service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the UK.

Dougie Poynter Breakup Inspires Ellie Goulding's 'Fields of Gold' Cover for the Queen? [WATCH]

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Ellie Goulding performed a cover of Sting's "Fields of Gold" this week for Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day reception, leading us to believe that her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Dougie Poynter could've influenced her emotional performance. Yes, Ellie Goulding is an exceptional singer and Sting's song is quite beautiful, but the split from the McFly bassist is leading to a hiatus from her career, and this is the first performance we've seen since she announced this news.READ MORE


Sting to Perform at 2016 NBA All-Star Game & Tour With Peter Gabriel in May; Tickets Rising

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2016 is already slated to be a huge year for Sting, as the NBA recently announced the former Police frontman will headline the 65th NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, February 14 in Toronto. The 64-year-old will also join forces with Peter Gabriel this summer for a co-headlining run called the Rock Paper Scissors Tour, which will hit 19 dates in North America. Sting is a 16-time Grammy Award-winning musician, playing countless sold-out tours and shows as both a member of The Police and as a solo artist. Tickets to see Sting at both the NBA All-Star Game, as well as on the Rock Paper Scissors Tour have hit the secondary market, and are rising in price quickly.READ MORE

Sting performs onstage at The 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

Sting to Headline NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show in Toronto

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This year's NBA All-Star game is going to have a heavy Police presence - Sting is going to be taking the stage for this year's halftime show.READ MORE

Sting performs onstage at The 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

Sting, Peter Gabriel Announce Joint Headline Rock Paper Scissors Tour for Summer 2016

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Sting and Peter Gabriel have been friends for three decades, and now the rock icons are bringing that friendship to the road once again. On Tuesday (Jan. 19), the duo announced a joint headlining North American tour for this summer, dubbed the Rock Paper Scissors Tour.READ MORE


Sting and Mylène Farmer Perform 'Stolen Car' on 'Tonight Show' in Sexy French Dance Crossover

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One of France's biggest music stars, Myléne Farmer, and Sting came together on the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Friday night for their crossover French-English single, "Stolen Car."READ MORE

Katy Perry

Katy Perry, Sting Perform at David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert in NYC [WATCH]

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Katy Perry, Sting and Jerry Seinfeld were three important performers and guests in a star-studded line-up that helped raise money at the David Lynch Foundation's benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night. The collected proceeds from the event will go towards teaching transcendental mediation in New York.READ MORE

Sting and Common

Sting and Common Perform "Every Breath You Take" at Global Citizen Fest [WATCH]

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The Internet is buzzing this weekend with talk and video of surprise performances from this weekend's Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Chicago rapper, Common, took the stage with Sting for a couple of songs from The Police frontman's catalog including "Every Breath You Take" and "One World (Not Three)."READ MORE

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Rising Pop Star Ivy Levan

Ivy Levan Talks 2015 Album 'No Good' Featuring Sting, Twitter Fans & More [EXCLUSIVE Q&A]

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Earlier this summer, Music Times representatives were invited to what turned out to be one of the coolest concerts in New York City. Though she opened the show for headliners Marianas Trench, upcoming pop songstress Ivy Levan proved to us and a packed crowd at the iconic Irving Plaza that the world is her stage and we're all going to watch her rise to immense stardom in 2015. Her debut album, No Good hits shelves this week (Friday, Aug 7) and features a plethora of multi-genre tunes including "Killing You," which features music legend Sting! In an exclusive Q&A interview with Music Times, Ivy opened up to us about her fans on Twitter, the future of her career and much more!READ MORE

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