Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer Sting is being presented with a special merit award at the 44th annual American Music Awards ceremony (November 20, 8pm, ABC). The 65-year-old rocker — and former Police frontman — isn’t slowing down anytime soon. He released his first rock album in 13 years, 57th & 9th in July. (The title refers to the intersection in Manhattan that Sting often crossed to get to the studio where he recorded much of the album.) And in November, Sting announced a North American and European tour featuring special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner.
Joe Sumner is Sting’s 40-year-old son from his first marriage. Joe is known as the bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane. The band opened for The Police’s reunion tour in 2007. Joe Sumner’s debut solo single ‘Jellybean’ will be released in January 2017.