M. Shadows is the stage name of American musician Matthew Charles Sanders. He is popular for being the founder member of the music band ‘Avenged Sevenfold’. He performs as the lead vocalist of this band. He has achieved a giant success in no time. Let’s learn all about the career, biography, and net worth of M. Shadows in 2018.
Early life & biography
The American musician was born on 31 July 1981, in Huntington Beach. His real name is Matthew Charles Sanders. Kim Sanders and Gary Sanders are the names of his parents. However, their profession is not known. Shadows have a younger sister named Amy. He attended Huntington Beach School for his early education. Shadows was passionate about music since his childhood, so after his high school, he pursued his career in music and didn’t continue his studies.
When it comes to love, M. Shadows is a kind of man that every girl desires for. He is a true and loyal lover. The love of his life is his childhood love and now wife, Valery DiBenedetto. The two have been together since they were in schools. He married her in 2009 after dating for years. The beautiful couple is blessed with two sons. Their first son, River Sanders, was born in 2012 and the second one, Cash Sanders, born in 2014.
Career, awards, & nominations
M. Shadows was interested in music, especially in rock and heavy metal, since his childhood. He has also learned to play guitar. Shadows was so interested in music that he joined his first band ‘successful failure’ when he was in school. After performing for this band for some time, he formed his own band ‘Avenged Sevenfold’ in 1999 with some of his school friends. At that time, he was only a teenager, so it took him next two years to release the debut album of the band. His debut album was not much successful.
In 2003, he released his second album which was also not a huge hit at the time of release, but after six years, it was certified gold. Then, he kept on releasing albums after albums, but he had to wait until his 5th album ‘Nightmare’ for the success. The album made a place in the Billboard chart and earned significant popularity for Shadows. Following that, in 2013, he released his sixth album ‘Hail to the King’ which is still the biggest success of his career. So far, he has released seven albums.
Throughout his career, Shadows has won some prestigious awards and nominations. He has won MTV Music Award and Golden Globe Award. His band won Loudwire Music Award and Golden Globe Award.
Net worth & earnings
At present, M. Shadows is only 31 years old, but he has achieved massive success in his career. At such a young age, the music sensation boasts a staggering net worth. M. Shadows holds an estimated net worth of $25 million. He has earned his net worth solely through his music career. Out of his seven albums, 4 were the smash hit. His net worth will surely increase in future as today he is just 31 years old.
Other than performing for his own band, he also collaborates with other musicians. He made an appearance in the album ‘Feel the Steel’ of Steel Panther band. In 2017, he has secured the 3rd spot in the list of ‘top 25 greatest modern frontmen’.