Damon Albarn

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Damon Albarn is a musician, singer-songwriter, and composer from the United Kingdom. Damon Albarn is popular as the lead and primary lyricist of the rock band Blur and as the co-creator and primary musical contributor of the virtual band Gorillaz.

Early Life

On the 23rd of March 1968, Damon Albarn came to the world, in Whitechapel, London, England. Albarn is 54 years old and holds British nationality. Similarly, he has the zodiac sign of Aries and belongs to English-Irish descent. He follows Quaker by religion.

He is the son of Keith  Albarn (father) and Hazel Albarn (mother). Professionally, his father is an English artist professional while his mother is a theatrical set designer. He grew up with his sister whose name is Jessica Albarn.

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Caption: Damon Albarn with his parents (Source: Twitter)


Talking about his academic qualification, he completed his early schooling at Stanway School, United Kingdom. Later, he enrolled at a Local College from where he completed his graduation.

Since his childhood days, he was interested in singing and various co-curricular activities rather than in studying.

Damon Albarn – Net Worth 2023

Being a well-known singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer, he has earned a huge sum of money and lives a lavish life. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $40 million, and his salary and earnings are still under review.

Professional Career

During his school years, Damon Albarn made guitarist Graham Coxon and formed the rock-band, Blur. Moreover, they released their debut album Leisure in 1991. Touring in the USA for long periods, Albarn’s songwriting became increasingly influenced by British bands from the 1960s.

As a result, the band released three albums; Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994), and The Great Escape (1995). All three albums received critical acclaim, while Blur gained massive popularity in the United Kingdom, aided by a Britpop chart rivalry with Oasis.

The band’s albums such as Blur (1997), 13 (1999), and Think Tank (2003) incorporated influences from lo-fi, art rock, electronic, and world music. Later, the band released their eighth studio album  The Magic Whip (2015), Blur’s first studio album in 12 years.

In 1998, he formed the virtual band Gorillaz with comic book artist Jamie Hewlett. Moreover, in 2001, drawing influences from hip-hop, dub, pop, trip-hop, and world music, Gorillaz released their self-titled debut album to worldwide success, spawning numerous successful follow-ups and continuing to release albums and tours into the 2020s. Albarn remains the group’s only consistent musical contributor.

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Caption: Damon Albarn giving his energetic performance in a concert (Source: Pinterest)

Albarn’s other major works include two supergroups: the Good, the Bad & the Queen, and Rocket Juice & the Moon. Moreover, he has worked with the non-profit organization Africa Express, which he co-founded, and composed film soundtracks.

Moreover, he also scored the stage productions Monkey: Journey to the West (2008), Dr. Dee (2012), and Wonder. land (2016). He released his debut solo studio album Everyday Robots was released in 2014, with his second The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows released in 2021.

Acting Appearances

In  Antonia Bird’s 1997 film Face, he starred alongside Ray Winstone and Robert Carlyle. He has also appeared in Gunar Karlsson’s 2007 film, Anna and the Moods, along with Terry Jones and Björk.

Moreover, he played “Bull” in Joe Orton’s Up Against It, a Radio 4 play originally written for the Beatles broadcast in 1998.


He was ranked number 18 in The Daily Telegraph’s list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture” in 2008. Moreover, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors in the year 2016.

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Caption: Damon Albarn giving speech after winning an award (Source: NME)

Similarly, he was chosen the  Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to music. Recently in 2020, he was given Icelandic citizenship. He was nominated for two Brit Awards (2013, 2015) and one Mercury Prize (2014). 

Relationship Status 

In 1988, Damon Albarn married Suzi Winstanley. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter named Missy Albarn. He along with his family lives in the  Notting Hill neighborhood of London and Devon. Moreover, he is a fan of the football club Chelsea F.C.

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Caption: Damon Albarn with his wife (Source: Daily Mail)

In the past, he has been in relationships with Shaznay Lewis, Melanie C, Justine Frischmann, and Lisa Moorish. As of now, this English singer has not been a part of controversy or rumors and focuses on his personal and professional life.

Body Measurements

Alban stands 5 feet 11 inches and 75 kg. Moreover, he has blue eyes with light brown hair color and there is not much more information available related to his dress size, shoe size, and many others.

Damon Albarn – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@damonalbarn’ there are more than 670K followers. Similarly, there are more than 358.2K followers on his Twitter page and there are over 520K followers on his Facebook page.

Similarly, he has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are over 129K subscribers on his channel as of February 2023.