Damon Albarn is a popular English musician, and he is the lead singer of the popular British rock band Blur. He is the members of two super-groups and the co-founder and vocalist of virtual band Gorillaz. He is also a terrific songwriter and can play multiple instruments. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Damon Albarn in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Damon was born on 23rd March 1968 in London. His father Keith Albarn is also an artist. He had a keen interest in music for his childhood. He started learning different instruments like guitar, piano, violin and started composing music. Damon also won the Nationwide Young Composer of the Year competition. He was not great at studies and failed in the eleven-plus exam. He went to the East 15 Acting School but dropped out after the first year.
Damon received an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of East London. He had a long-term relationship with Justine Frischmann. She has influenced his songwriting significantly. They broke up in 1998 and the next year; he married Suzi Winstanley. They have a daughter named Missy. Damon is known for his Philanthropic contributions and anti-war campaigns.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Damon formed a group named Circus in 1988 with drummer Dave and Bassist Alex. In 1990, they changed the name of the group to Blur. Their first single “She’s So High” made an impact. Their follow-up song took time to release but made a better impact. Their debut album Leisure did not do that well as they expected and they made huge losses. They had to do US tour to make up their losses. Their second album failed as well. Bu the third album Parklife was a commercial success, and the group’s fortune started to turn for good.
The fourth album The Great Escape did exceptionally good and the first single topped the chart. The fifth album named Blur, but it did not do well. Yet, the album was successful internationally. That is why the group went on a world tour. After two more albums, the group fell out only to do a reunion after a decade to bring out their last album The Magic Whip. Damon also has one solo album, and he worked with the virtual band Gorillaz for releasing six albums.
Damon co-founded Gorillaz, and it made its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful Virtual Band. In 2008, he was listed as one of the most powerful people in the British culture. He received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. Blur won four awards at Brit awards in 1995 and one in 2012. There are several Grammy Awards nominations given to both the bands he was part of.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth can you expect from a successful English singer who was the leading part of most popular bands? Well, he has a net worth of over $50 million. The source of this income is the band albums and his solo albums. He made a fortune from this stage performances and world tours. He has also sponsored various music projects which have been successful mostly and yielded better returns on his investments.
Damon Albarn will surely go down as a legend in the English music world. Even at the age of 50, he is equally passionate about music and singing. He is currently on the world tour and will soon come up with a new Gorillaz album.