Damon Albarn Net Worth and Salary: Damon Albarn is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician from Whitechapel, London who has a net worth of $40 million US as of 2023. He came to the limelight after being the lead singer and lyricist of the English rock band called Blur. He is also best known for co-founding and emerging as a frontman instrumentalist, vocalist, and primary songwriter of the British virtual band named Gorillaz.
The popular band Blur was founded by Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon when the two first met in high school. Their band Gorillaz also earned the title of “Most Successful Virtual Band” by the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1991, Damon and Graham dropped their debut album titled, Leisure which earned them well recognized in the music industry. After that their band Blur gained mass popularity in the UK after the duo released three more albums Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife, and The Great Escape. So today we are going to talk about the total net worth of Damon Albarn his salary, income sources, and a lot more.
Net Worth 2023:
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Annual Salary||$3 Million|
Damon Albarn was born on the 23rd of March 1968 and was raised in Whitechapel, London, England. His father Keith Albarn was an artist who shortly worked as a music band manager of Soft Machine and later became the head of The School of Art and Design at Colchester Institute as well as Keith also made his guest appearance on the BBC’s Late Night Line-Up.
While Damon’s mother Hazel Albarn (née Dring) used to work as a theatrical set designer for Joan Littlewood’s theatre company located at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Just before the birth of Damon, his mother Hazel worked on the satirical play called Mrs Wilson’s Diary. Moreover, Albarn’s mother is from Lincolnshire and his dad is from Nottinghamshire. Damon grew up alongside his younger sister named Jessica Albarn who’s also pursuing her career as an artist.
Damon and his sister Jessica were very young when the entire family relocated to Leytonstone, East London. He took an interest in the music from his parents who used to listen to African music, Indian rages, and Blues. By the age of 9, Damon went on a holiday trip to Turkey along with his family, and later they eventually settled in Aldham Fordstreet, Essex.
When Damon was only 6 years old, he got a chance to attend the Osmonds concert, and shortly after he began learning how to play piano, guitar, and violin, and also started composing music. Moving on to his education, Damon attended Stanway Comprehensive School in Essex. He had also enrolled at the East 15 Acting School, a drama school located in Loughton, but after one year he dropped out to pursue a career. Damon says that some of his earliest influences are the Jam, the Human League, the Beatles, XTC, and Madness.
To start a career in music, Albarn attended a part-time music class at London’s Goldsmiths College back in 1988. At that time he was in a band called Circus with Dave Rowntree a drummer and of course his best friend a guitarist Graham Coxon. At the end of that year, they changed the name of their group to Seymour after another student Goldsmiths joined the band. The group grabbed the attention of labels and signed a deal with Food Records when they eventually changed their name is Blur in March of 1990.
Along with the band, Damon began recording music and in 1990 they dropped their first track, She’s So High which hit the UK Singles Chart by reaching #48. In the beginning, they saw some troubles in recording more music so they continued to release tracks when producer Stephen Street joined the group. The Blur released another single, There’s No Other Way, which gained became a hit and reached #8 on the charts. In 1991, the band came up with the release of their debut album, Leisure which received mixed reviews by peaking at number seven on the UK Albums Chart.
In 1992, Blur toured America in an attempt to recoup their losses after realizing that the band was £60,000 in debt. Shortly after the producer, Stephen Street left the group. In May 1993, The Blur released their second album, Modern Life Is Rubbish which did not become successful by peaking at #15 on the British charts, and has managed to sell just 19,000 copies.
They dropped their next album, Parklife in 1994 in which the first single Girls & Boys from the album, achieved critical acclaim and chart success. The album Parklife was successful and led Blur to win four awards including the Best British Group and British Album of the Year for Parklife at the 1995 Brit Awards. In the following year, Blur dropped their fourth album The Great Escape which helped the band to gain massive popularity in the country. Since then Blur continued the release more albums including, 1997s Blur, and 2003s Think Tank, as well as their first studio album, titled, The Magic Whip (2015).
In 1998, Damon formed the virtual band Gorillaz along with Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett. In 2001, they dropped their self-titled debut album which received worldwide success and their debut album sold more than 7 million copies. Clint Eastwood and Feel Good Inc, are the most known singles for the Gorillaz. They also were named the Most Successful Virtual Band by the report of Guinness Book of World Records.
In April 2014 Damon Albarn decided to start his solo career and he released his debut studio album entitled, Everyday Robots which consists of five tracks including, “Everyday Robots”, “Hollow Ponds”, “Lonely Press Play”, “Heavy Seas of Love” and “Mr Tembo”. The album earned generally positive reviews and reached number two on the UK charts as well as received a Mercury Prize nomination for Best Album. In 2021.
Damon Albarn caught the attention of another label Transgressive Records which whom he signed a deal and released his second solo album titled, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows which was released on November 12, 2021. The band called Blur has managed to win 5 BRIT Awards and an MTV Europe Music Award and the Gorillaz won 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 MTV Europe Music Awards, and a Grammy Award.
When comes to Damon Albarn’s wife, in 1998 he started a long-term relationship with Suzi Winstanley who is also a well-known British artist. On October 2, 1999, the couple welcomed their first child a daughter named Missy Albarn, who they had named after Missy Elliott a popular hip hop artist.
|Full Name||Damon Albarn|
|Age||54 years old|
|Date Of Birth||March 23, 1968|
|Birth Place||Whitechapel, London,
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180.5 cm)|
|Weight||75 kg (165.5 lbs)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Education Qualification||Dropped Out|
Damon Albarn Net Worth:
As of 2023, Damon Albarn Net Worth is approximately to be around $40 million. He is one of the top singers in the British music industry and has released numerous tracks and albums after being a part of the band Blur. Damon earned a good fortune by releasing several albums with the group. Apart from that, he gained even more success as a solo artist as he released his solo albums and singles. The majority of his income comes from the music business such as live concerts, tours, live shows, album sales, as well as collaborations.
Albarn found himself on the list of The Daily Telegraph’s “100 most powerful people in British culture” in which he was ranked at number 18. He also has a YouTube channel where he uploads his music videos and amasses millions of views on every single video. Damon Albarn’s net worth of growing regularly, and his annual income is roughly $3 million.