Damon Albarn

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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn in 2013
Background information
Birth name Damon Albarn
Born 23 March 1968 (1968-03-23) (age 46)
Whitechapel, London, England
Origin Colchester, Essex, England
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer
Instruments vocals, guitar, piano, organ, violin, recorder, vibraphone, synthesiser, melodica, bass guitar, drums, keyboards
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Blur
Gorillaz
The Good, the Bad & the Queen
Monkey: Journey to the West
Massive Attack
Website Blur
Gorillaz
The Good, the Bad & the Queen

Damon Albarn (how to say: /ˈdeɪmən ˈɔːlbɑrn/, born 23 March 1968) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer who has been involved in many high profile projects and groups throughout his career. He is perhaps best known internationally for his current role as the frontman and songwriter of Gorillaz, whose first two studio albums had sold more than 20 million copies together by 2007.[1] Albarn also serves as the frontman and primary songwriter of Britpop band Blur, and has been in the projects The Good, the Bad & the Queen, Monkey: Journey to the West and Mali Music.

Albarn was born in Whitechapel. He grew up in Leytonstone and Aldham, Essex. He was voted the 4th greatest frontman of all time in a national 2010 Q magazine poll.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Marchetto, Sean (25 January 2007). "Living In A Virtual World". Fast Forward Weekly. Archived from the original on 1 January 0000. http://blog.mtvmusic.com/2010/04/27/murodoc-niccals-from-la-to-ny-to-ldn/. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  2. "Liam Gallagher crowned best frontman". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 May 2010.