Rivers Cuomo

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Rivers Cuomo is a singer, musician, and producer. Rivers Cuomo is a lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and pianist of the band Weezer.

Early life

On June 13, 1970, Peter Kitts aka Rivers Cuomo was born in New York City, New York, the U.S. Likewise, he is 51 years old. He was born to his father Frank Cuomo, and his mother Beverly Cuomo. Thus, his father was a musician. He played drums on the 1971 album Odyssey of Iska by jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. His mother was married to Stephen Kitts after his parent’s divorce.

Also, he has a brother named Leaves Cuomo. Additionally, he was raised in Connecticut, an ashram owned by Yogi Satchidananda. similarly, he completed his schooling at the ashram. Later, he enrolled at Harvard University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, in June 2006.

Career

Rivers Cuomo еntеrеd thе mаjоr indutrу, in early 1989. He and bassist Matt Sharp, drummer Patrick Wilson, and guitarist Jason Cropper founded the rock band Weezer, in 1992. Then, he signed with DGC, a Geffen Records subsidiary, on June 25, 1993.  Later on, the band’s album “Blue Album,” was released in May 1994. On January 1, 1995, with over one million copies sold, the album was certified platinum.

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Caption: Rivers Cuomo for a cover photoshoot. Source: Instagram

They came up with 2nd album Pinkerton, which commercially flopped released in September 1996. After Pinkerton, Weezer took 3 years to break. Moving on, the band came up with other albums named “Maladroit” (2002) and “Green Album” (2001). In March 2008, he started a YouTube video series and he wrote a song with the help of YouTube followers. In 2010, Turning Up the Radio, the completed song on the Weezer collection album “Death to False Metal.”

He made his debut as a solo artist with “lоnе: hе оmе Rесоrdng оf Rvеr uоmо, in December 2007. Thus, it was followed by “lоnе: hе оmе Rесоrdng оf Rvеr uоmо. Moreover, he is also in The Warlocks’ Cocaine Blues video. As a guest, he appeared on Sugar Ray’s “Boardwalk. In addition, it was the first song from the group’s new album, Music for Cougars. In April 2010, he also appeared on B.o.debut B’s album B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray’s song Magic.

More about career

Similarly, he even worked with Japanese vocalist Hitomi on her debut independent album, Spirit, in 2011. He and Scott Murphy of the band Allister published a self-titled Japanese-language album, in 2012. It was published under the name Scott & Rivers. Fortunately, it debuted at #1 on the iTunes Japan alternative charts. He was featured on the song “Snowed In” from Big Data’s album 2.0, in 2015. He was seen in RAC’s I Still Wanna Know and Vic Mensa’s Homewrecker,  2017. On the Song Exploder podcast, he discussed his writing approach for albums like Weezer’s White Album, in 2016.

Besides, he even co-wrote and performed on AJR’s “Sober Up. Eventually, it went to number one on the Billboard Alternative Charts. Hopefully, it was his 1st solo number one on the Billboard Alternative chart outside of Weezer. He assisted in writing 2 songs for the Asian Kung-Fu Generation’s album Hometown, Clock Work, and Dancing Girl, in 2018.  In the Netflix series Green Eggs and Hams’theme song, he created and performed Backflip, in 2019. The net worth of Rivers Cuomo is $40 million.

Personal life

Rivers Cuomo married his longtime girlfriend Kyoko Ito. They met for the first time at Middle East Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in March 1997. Shortly before Christmas 2005, he proposed to her. Later on, they tied the wedding knot on June 18, 2006, at a beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu. They are blessed with children named Leo Cuomo and Mia Cuomo.

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Caption: Rivers Cuomo with his wife. Source: Famuse

Body measurement and Social media

Rivers Cuomo stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 70 kg. Also, the handsome singer has dark brown hair and eye color. He has his Instagram account named @Rivers_Cuomo, with 197k followers. Also, he has his Twitter account named @Rivers Cuomo, joined in April 2008. As of now, his verified Twitter account has 1.1 million followers.