Damon Albarn

British musician

Damon Albarn (English pronunciation: /ˈdeɪmən ˈɔːlbɑrn/, born 23 March 1968) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer who has been involved in many high-profile projects and groups throughout his career. He is perhaps best known internationally for his current role as the frontman and songwriter of Gorillaz, whose first two studio albums had sold more than 20 million copies together by 2007.[1] Albarn also serves as the frontman and primary songwriter of Britpop band Blur, and has been in the projects The Good, the Bad & the Queen, Monkey: Journey to the West and Mali Music.

Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn in 2013
Damon Albarn in 2013
Background information
Birth nameDamon Albarn
Born (1968-03-23) 23 March 1968 (age 56)
Whitechapel, London, England
OriginColchester, Essex, England
GenresAlternative rock, Britpop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, piano, organ, violin, recorder, vibraphone, synthesiser, melodica, bass guitar, drums, keyboards
Years active1988–present
The Good, the Bad & the Queen

Albarn was born in Whitechapel. He grew up in Leytonstone and Aldham, Essex. He was voted the 4th greatest frontman of all time in a national 2010 Q magazine poll.[2]


  1. Marchetto, Sean (25 January 2007). "Living In A Virtual World". Fast Forward Weekly. Archived from the original on 16 April 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  2. "Liam Gallagher crowned best frontman" Archived 2010-03-30 at the Wayback Machine. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 May 2010.