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David Byrne

American-Scottish musician
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Dumbarton, Scotland
BirthDay: 14 May 1952
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.83 m

David Byrne was bornon 14 May 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland, American, Welsh, is American-Scottish musician. David Byrne is a highly popular musician who has been rocking the music world with his experimental music and rhythms since the 1970s. The versatile musician started performing as a teenager and has worked in a number of media like films, albums, opera and photography. During his early career he was known mainly as one of the co-founders of the new wave band Talking Heads which produced hit singles like ‘And She Was’ and ‘Burning Down the House’. The band was considered the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands of the new wave movement. Propelled by the success of his band Byrne went on to pursue an equally, if not more successful, career as a solo artist. Famous for his experimental ways, he featured a mix of Afro-Cuban, Afro-Hispanic and Brazilian music in his debut solo album. He has provided music for the soundtracks of various films including ‘The Last Emperor’ for which he won an Academy Award. The talented artist has also written musical scores for operas. Exploring another side of his creativity, he exhibited his photography and designs on international art shows. He founded his own record label Luaka Bop which was originally intended to release Latin American compositions; however the label has grown to represent music from all over the world.


$45 Million


He was in a relationship with artist Cindy Sherman from 2007 to 2011


The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002


He began the new millennium with the release of ‘Look into the Eyeball’ (2001) and brought out three more albums, the most recent one being ‘Love this Giant’ (2012)


He released just three albums during the 1990s including the self titled ‘David Byrne’ (1994)


Byrne established a world music record label Luaka Bop in 1988 and released a solo album ‘Rei Momo’ in 1989


Byrne composed five songs for the score of the movie ‘The Last Emperor’ in 1987


The band produced two more albums ‘True Stories’ (1986) and ‘Naked’ (1988) before breaking up


Their next album ‘Little Creatures’ (1985) had elements of country music and featured the steel guitar


Talking Heads released the album ‘Speaking in Tongues’ in 1983


Meanwhile Byrne brought out his debut solo album ‘My Life in the Bush of Ghosts’ in 1981


The success of the album prompted the band to bring out two more albums in quick succession--‘Fear of Music’ (1979) and ‘Remain in Light’ (1980)—both of which went Gold in the U


Their second album ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ was released in 1978


The band grew to include multi-instrumentalist Jerry Harrison in 1977


He attended the Rhode Island School of Design during the 1970-71 term and the Maryland Institute College of Art during the next term

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