Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Rock Singer

Michael Lee Aday, known professionally as Meat Loaf, was an American rock singer and actor with a powerful, wide-ranging voice, famous for his theatrical live shows. He is on the list of best-selling music artists.

Full Name
Michael Lee Anday
Sep 27, 1947
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas, is an American rock singer and actor. He is best known for his iconic 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and its singles “Bat Out of Hell” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” His career has spanned five decades and he has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

Raised in Dallas, Meat Loaf started singing at a young age and eventually joined a band called Popcorn Blizzard. In 1971, he released his debut album Stoney & Meatloaf, which featured the single “More Than You Deserve” that went to number 16 on the U.S. charts. He followed this up with three more albums before releasing his critically acclaimed breakthrough album Bat Out of Hell in 1977. The album was certified diamond in Canada, selling over two million copies there alone and spawning several hit singles including “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “You Took the Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night).” 

In 1979, Meat Loaf released his fourth studio album Dead Ringer which included the hit single “Dead Ringer For Love” featuring Cher on backing vocals. In 1983, he released Midnight at the Lost And Found, widely considered to be one of his most successful albums after Bat Out Of Hell. Meat Loaf has continued to record and release music throughout the years as well as appearing in films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Fight Club (1999). He is currently touring around Australia with his latest tour entitled ‘The Last At Bat Tour'.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1947</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Meat Loaf is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 27, 1947, Marvin Lee Aday (known professionally as Meat Loaf) was born in Dallas, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Pop Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Meat Loaf joins the cast of the rock musical “Hair” and later forms the theatrical rock band “Flo & Eddie”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eponymous Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his eponymously titled debut album, “Meat Loaf” which features the single “What You See is What You Get.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Bat Out Of Hell</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his breakthrough album “Bat Out of Hell” which eventually sells over 14 million copies worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Duet with Cher</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Records a duet with Cher on the single “Dead Ringer For Love” which reaches No. 2 on the Billboard charts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award Win</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for his single “I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bat Out Of Hell Musical Opens</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The musical adaptation of “Bat Out of Hell” opens in London to critical acclaim.</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 Legendary Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Meat Loaf is a legendary artist who has been creating music for over four decades. He is known for hit songs such as “Bat Out of Hell”, “I Would Do Anything For Love”, and “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Has Passion</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Meat Loaf has a passion and enthusiasm that is unparalleled in the music industry. His energy and enthusiasm when performing is contagious and it shows that he truly loves what he does.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Iconic Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Meat Loaf is an iconic figure in rock music. His influence on rock music can be heard in many different genres today and he continues to inspire new generations of musicians. He has become an international symbol of rock music and will be remembered for many years to come.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> His Real Name is Michael Lee Aday</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Meat Loaf's real name is Michael Lee Aday, the name "Meat Loaf" was adopted by him in 1973 when he formed a band with some friends.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Served in Vietnam War</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Prior to becoming a rock star, Meat Loaf served in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to Vietnam during the war.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Starred in Rocky Horror Picture Show</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1975, Meat Loaf starred in the cult classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Eddie, a biker deliveryman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Meat Loaf was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for his contribution to music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Appeared in Television Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Meat Loaf has made several television appearances, including roles in House M.D., Monk, and Las Vegas.</p></div>


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