Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

Rock Singer

Damon Albarn OBE (/ˈælbɑːrn/; born 23 March 1968) is an English-Icelandic musician, singer-songwriter and composer, best known as the frontman and primary lyricist of the rock band Blur and as the co-creator and primary musical contributor of the virtual band Gorillaz.

Full Name
Mar 23, 1968
5′ 11″
Net Worth


Damon Albarn is an English musician and singer-songwriter born on March 23, 1968, in Whitechapel, London. He is best known as the frontman of Britpop band Blur, as well as being the lead vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock virtual band Gorillaz. His zodiac sign is Aries and his ethnicity is British. 

Albarn's musical career started when he was a student at Stanway Comprehensive School in Colchester, where he formed the group Circus with friends Graham Coxon and Alex James. In 1989, the trio formed Blur and released their debut album Leisure in 1991 which was a success in Britain. The band achieved mainstream success with their second album Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993) and achieved international acclaim with Parklife (1994). In 1997 they released their fifth album Blur which received critical acclaim but sold less well than previous albums. 

In 1998 Albarn formed virtual band Gorillaz with artist Jamie Hewlett, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2001 to worldwide success. Their third album Plastic Beach (2010) received further acclaim and was certified gold by the BPI in the UK. Albarn has also collaborated with many artists such as poet Allen Ginsberg and musicians Miho Hatori, Del tha Funky Homosapien, Bobby Womack and Fatboy Slim. 

Albarn has been involved in various philanthropic activities during his career such as helping to establish a music school in Africa called "Africa Express" which promotes collaboration between African and Western musicians. He also works closely with Oxfam campaigning for social justice around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Damon Albarn is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 23, 1968, Damon Albarn was born in East London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Indie Band 'The Entertainers'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms the indie band 'The Entertainers' with Graham Coxon and Dave Rowntree.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Blur</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms the popular rock band Blur alongside Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree, and Alex James.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Blur's Album Parklife Releases</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Blur's album Parklife releases and becomes a major success for the band, reaching #1 on the UK Albums Chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Gorillaz</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms the virtual band Gorillaz alongside Jamie Hewlett and other collaborators.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gorillaz's Debut Album Releases</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gorillaz's debut album "Gorillaz" releases and is met with critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Touring Solo Material</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Begins touring his solo material, including songs from his debut solo album "Everyday Robots".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Damon Albarn is a great artist. He has created some of the most memorable and influential music in modern times, from his work with Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen. He's an incredibly talented songwriter, singer and producer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Creative Innovator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Damon Albarn is a creative innovator. He constantly pushes musical boundaries and experiments with new sounds and genres. From funk to folk to hip hop, Albarn is always looking for ways to explore the potential of music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Damon Albarn is an inspiration to many people. His music has inspired countless musicians and fans alike. His success as an artist and businessperson shows that it is possible to achieve one's goals when you put your heart into it.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Founded the Band Blur</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damon Albarn is best known for founding the band Blur, one of the most successful British rock bands of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Collaborated with Gorillaz </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to his work with Blur, Damon Albarn is also the founder and frontman of the virtual band Gorillaz.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Multiple Side Projects</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damon Albarn has released music under numerous side projects over the years, including The Good, the Bad & the Queen and Rocket Juice & the Moon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Received an OBE from the Queen</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Damon Albarn was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Won a Grammy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2010, Damon Albarn won his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for his work on Gorillaz's second album Plastic Beach.</p></div>


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