|Damon Albarn Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||March 23, 1968|
Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who is best known for his work as the lead singer and lyricist of the English rock band Blur. He is also well recognized for co-founding and serving as the lead vocalist, instrumentalist, and primary songwriter of the British virtual band Gorillaz which had once been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘Most Successful Virtual Band’. He has also been a member of the musical supergroups – The Good, the Bad & the Queen (2005-2008), and Rocket Juice & the Moon. His debut solo studio album titled Everyday Robots was released in 2014. Besides that, he has also composed the music for several stage productions including Monkey: Journey to the West (2008), Dr Dee (2012), and Wonder.land (2016). In 2016, he was honored with the ‘Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement’ by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In recognition of his contribution to music, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016.
Whitechapel, London, England, United Kingdom
Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
Damon had attended the Stanway Comprehensive School in Essex. He had also studied acting at the East 15 Acting School, a drama school in Loughton, Essex, but had dropped out after the 1st year.
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
- Father – Keith Albarn (Artist, Former Music Band Manager, Former Head of The School of Art and Design at Colchester Institute)
- Mother – Hazel Albarn (née Dring) (Theatrical Set Designer)
- Siblings – Jessica Albarn (Younger Sister) (Writer)
- Others – Edward Albarn (Paternal Grandfather) (Architect) (d. 2002)
Alternative Rock, World, Electronic, Hip Hop, Folk, Britpop, Art Pop
Vocals, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Melodica, Percussion, Ukulele
- Food Records
- SBK Records
- Virgin Records Limited
- Parlophone Records Limited
- XL Recordings
- Honest Jon’s
- Warner Records Inc.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Damon has dated –
- Lisa Moorish
- Justine Frischmann (1991–1997)
- Melanie C (1997) – Damon had dated English singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman Melanie C for a couple of months after having met her at the Europe Music Awards in 1997.
- Shaznay Lewis (1998)
- Suzi Winstanley (1998-Present) – Damon began a long-term relationship with British artist Suzi Winstanley in 1998. They have a daughter together named Missy Albarn (b. October 2, 1999) who they had named after hip hop artist Missy Elliott.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English descent.
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a light stubble
Damon Albarn Facts
- In 2006, an honorary Master of Arts degree was conferred upon him by the University of East London, an institution where his father had worked previously.
- In 2008, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph had placed him at number 18 in its list of ‘The 100 Most Powerful People in British Culture’.
- He is an ardent supporter of the English professional soccer club Chelsea FC.
- He has been a vocal critic of the global celebrity culture, Brexit, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.
Featured Image by Damon Albarn / Instagram