Shirley Manson

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Shirley Manson
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Manson performing with Garbage in Montreal, March 2013
Background information
Birth nameShirley Ann Manson
Born (1966-08-26) 26 August 1966 (age 54)
Edinburgh, Scotland
GenresAlternative rock, electronic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, lyricist, songwriter, record producer, actress
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar
Years active1981-present
LabelsRadioactive, Geffen, Liberation Music/Stunvolume
Associated actsGoodbye Mr. Mackenzie, Angelfish, Garbage

Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and actress. She was born in Edinburgh. She is best known for being the main singer of the rock band Garbage. They have released five albums.

Career[change | change source]

Between 1992 and 1994 Manson was a member of a rock band called Angelfish. In 1994 Manson joined Garbage. They released their first album, Garbage, the next year. The first single released from the album was "Vow". The single "Stupid Girl" reached number four in the UK. It was their best selling single in the United States. In 1998 Garbage's second album Version 2.0 was released. It was number one in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and New Zealand. Six singles were released from the album. Beautifulgarbage was released in 2001. In 2005 Bleed Like Me was released. Not Your Kind of People, Garbage's fifth album, was released in 2013.

In 2013 Manson made a cover of "Because the Night" with Screaming Females.

Manson acted in eighteen episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Personal life[change | change source]

She is a feminist.[1] Her first relationship was with her music teacher when she was fifteen years old.[2] She married Billy Bush in 2010.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shirley Manson Wonders Why Beyonce Didn't Say 'Blow Me' Over 'Unflattering' Photos". 6 May 2013.
  2. McDonald, Toby (17 March 2013). "Scots rocker Shirley Manson in sex claim shock as she says Edinburgh schoolteacher took her virginity at 15". dailyrecord.

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