Famously known for his work as the lead singer and lyricist of the English rock band, Blur, Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer, singer, songwriter as well as a record producer. He is also popular for being the co-founder and serving as the lead vocalist, instrumentalist and primary songwriter of the British virtual band, Gorillaz that was once recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the ‘Most Successful Virtual Band’.
Additionally, Albarn has also been a member of the musical super groups including The Good, the Bad $ the Queen (2005-2008) and Rocket Juice& the Moon.
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Biography and Early Life
Damon Albarn was born on 23 Mach 1968 at White Chapel, London. He is the eldest child of artist Keith Albarn and his wife Hazel Ding Albarn. Damon’s sister, Jessica in also a writer and an artist.
Having been brought up in a linage of artists, it was easy for Damon and his sister to excel in the same field. Damon and his sister both grew up in Leytonstone, East London. Their upbringing can generally be described as ‘liberal’.
Damon’s parents also loved listening to Blues, Indian ragas and African music and this greatly contributed to his early interest in music at such a young age.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Damon Albarn in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Damon Albarn’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 23 March 1968. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180.5 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165.5 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.
Damon attended the same primary school George Tomlinson Primary School together with his sister. After failing in his eleven-plus exams, together with his sister, they started attending Stanway Comprehensive School. Whilst there, Damon described himself as being ‘really unpopular and irritating to a lot of people’.
It was at Stanway where he met his ally guitarist Graham Coxon, with whom he would later form the band Blur.
Damon went ahead to attend the East 15 Acting School in Debden but left after the first year to attend a management and production contract. He later on also enrolled at London’s Goldsmith College on a part-time to access the student union bar.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Throughout his career, Damon has had numerous relationships. He has dated Lisa Moorish, Justin Frischmann (1991-1997). It was also rumoured that he had dated English singer, songwriter and actress Melanie C for a couple of months after the two met at the Europe Music Awards in 1997.
In 1998, Damon met Suzi Winstanely and they started dating. Having been together for almost two decades, the two are happily dating and together they sired a daughter named Missy Winstanely in the year 1999.
Is Damon Albarn Gay?
Damon is straight judging from his previous relationships. He has dated several women including Melanie C, an English actress and songwriter. Currently, Damon is/has been happily dating Suzi Winstanely from 1998 and they have a daughter together. Damon has not shown any interest in men.
Whilst at London’s Goldsmith college, Damon started a music course and later on formed a Band called Seymour with fellow students Alex James and Graham Coxon. After renaming their band to ‘Blur’, Food Records, a music company signed them.
‘Blur’ toured the US in 1992 so as to earn more to repay their debts. However, they were not happy in the US and resorted to return back home. They released their second album, ‘Modern life is rubbish’ which picked at no.15 on the British Charts.
His next album, ‘Park life’ became a real accomplishment for the whole band and at stayed at No.1 on the British Charts for two years! This was the breakthrough for the band. In 2002 the album ‘Blur: The Best of’ was released and it sold over 300,000 copies.
Damon collaborated with Jamie Hewlett to produce the Guinness Book of World Records Album, Gorillaz as the most successful virtual band. Among other hit albums from the band were Humanz in 2017.
Throughout his career, Damon has won several awards and nominations. In the year 2014, his album, ‘Every Day Robots’ was nominated by Mercury Prize as Album of the year.
In 2013, Damon was nominated by Brit Awards as ‘British Producer of the year’.
Additionally, in 2015, he was nominated by Brit Awards as ‘British Male Solo Artist’.
His ‘Good Song’ won the Best Video by British Animation Awards in the year 2004.
Also. The Daily Telegraph ranked Damon no.18 in the list of 100 most influential people in British Culture in the year 2008.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Damon Albarn in 2021
Most of Damon’s income and wealth come from his abundant music output. Damon has an estimated net worth of about $50 million as of 2021. Over the years he has released seven studio albums and a lot of solo songs. His career as an actor has also contributed to an increase in his net worth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know
- Damon is a die-hard for the soccer club Chelsea.
- He is very vocal when it comes to global celebrity culture, the invasion of Afghanistan, the Iraq war and also Brexit.
Although Damon was not academically gifted growing up, he had an inherent talent for music and song writing. He has built fruitful collaborations of compatible singers and musicians and this has helped his brand grow. He is counted among the top singers and songwriters in Britain.
Facts of Damon Albarn
- Gender Male
- full nameDamon Albarn
- birthplaceWhitechapel, London, England, UK
- Date of Birth March 23, 1968
- Age 53 years 8 months
- Horoscope Aries
- Lucky Number 5
- Lucky Stone Diamond
- Lucky Color Red
- Best Match for Marriage Leo
- net worth$50 million
- professionMusician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
- weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165.5 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 180.5 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
- hair colorLight Brown
- eye colorBlue
- high schoolGeorge Tomlinson Primary School (primary) Stanway Comprehensive School, East 15 Acting School