Sixteen-time Grammy-award winning British rock star, Sting has released his first collection of original songs in a decade. The album's entitled, 57th & 9th. Peter Pakvis/Redferns hide caption

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'I Have A Purpose': Sting Talks About '57th & 9th' And Why He's Still Here

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Left to right: Aimee Mann, Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega.

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World Cafe Looks Back: '90s Singer-Songwriters

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Splitsville: Breaking Up With Your Favorite Bands

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Sting On His World Tour And Humanitarian Work

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Sting's new album is composed mostly of traditional British music, as well as re-workings of recent material from solo albums. Clive Barda/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Music For Sting's Favorite Season

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Sting in Studio on World Cafe - 11/24/2006

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Sting's 'Labyrinth': 16th Century Pop Music

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'Rogue's Gallery:' Songs of the Sea

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The Evolution of Sting

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