Damon Albarn, OBE (/ˈdeɪmən ˈælbɑːrn/; born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist, instrumentalist and principal songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz. Albarn's debut solo studio album Everyday Robots—co-produced by XL Recordings CEO Richard Russell—was released on 28 April 2014 and featured collaborations with Brian Eno, Natasha Khan and the Leytonstone City Pentecostal Mission Church Choir as well as sampling several rants by Lord Buckley.

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  • Damon Albarn, OBE (/ˈdeɪmən ˈælbɑːrn/; born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist, instrumentalist and principal songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz. Raised in Leytonstone, East London and around Colchester, Essex, Albarn attended the Stanway School, where he met Graham Coxon and eventually formed Blur, whose debut album Leisure was released in 1991 to mixed reviews. After spending long periods of time touring the United States, Albarn's songwriting became increasingly influenced by British bands from the 1960s. The result of these influences came in the form of Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). All three albums received widespread critical acclaim while Blur gained mass popularity in the UK, aided by a rivalry shared with Oasis. Subsequent albums such as Blur (1997), 13 (1999), Think Tank (2003) and The Magic Whip (2015) contained influences from lo-fi, electronic and hip hop music. Albarn was voted the fourth-greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 UK poll for Q music magazine. Along with Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett, Albarn formed the "virtual band" Gorillaz in 1998. Drawing influences from alternative rock, trip hop, hip hop, electronica, dub, reggae and pop music, the band released their self-titled debut album in 2001; it was hugely successful worldwide. Although Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, the albums feature many collaborations from a wide range of artists. Gorillaz are cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Successful Virtual Band". Other projects include working with African musicians in aid of the charity Oxfam, writing and performing lead vocals on The Good, the Bad & the Queen as part of an unnamed supergroup featuring Tony Allen, Paul Simonon and Simon Tong and composing film soundtracks. He has also ventured into the world of opera with Dr Dee and Monkey: Journey to the West. He is also a Chelsea F.C. fan and frequently attends their games at Stamford Bridge. Albarn's debut solo studio album Everyday Robots—co-produced by XL Recordings CEO Richard Russell—was released on 28 April 2014 and featured collaborations with Brian Eno, Natasha Khan and the Leytonstone City Pentecostal Mission Church Choir as well as sampling several rants by Lord Buckley. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to music. (en)
  • Damon Albarn, OBE, (23 de marzo de 1968 en Whitechapel, Londres) es un cantante y músico británico que se hizo famoso por ser el cantante de la banda Blur, que formó en 1989 junto a Graham Coxon, Alex James y Dave Rowntree. Albarn cuenta con varios proyectos paralelos a Blur, como su trabajo solista, que comenzó en 2002, y la formación de la banda virtual Gorillaz con Jamie Hewlett, que también adquirió fama instantáneamente a mediados de 2001. (es)
  • Damon Albarn, OBE (* 23. März 1968 in London) ist ein britischer Musiker und Sänger. Er ist der musikalische Kopf von Blur (neben Graham Coxon), den Gorillaz und dem Projekt „The Good, the Bad & the Queen“. (de)
  • Damon Albarn, né le 23 mars 1968 à Whitechapel, est un musicien anglais. Il est principalement connu pour être chanteur, pianiste et compositeur des groupes Blur et Gorillaz. Sa carrière est riche en collaborations (Mali Music, The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Rocket Juice and The Moon) mais il a également sorti un album solo (Everyday Robots). Il est aussi le créateur d'opéras avec Jamie Hewlett (Monkey, Journey to the West, Dr Dee: An English Opera). Au début de l'année 2016, il est décoré et élevé au rang d'officier de l'ordre britannique par la reine Élisabeth II pour son apport à la culture britannique. (fr)
  • È il leader dei Blur, gruppo simbolo del britpop, con il quale ha raggiunto fama mondiale, ma negli ultimi anni ha portato avanti con enorme successo anche il progetto parallelo dei Gorillaz, gruppo attento alle sonorità del rap e dell'hip-hop che ha la particolarità di non apparire mai in carne ed ossa, ma sempre in versione cartoon. È considerato uno dei musicisti più eclettici in circolazione, capace di spaziare con disinvoltura tra generi e sonorità molto diverse tra loro. (it)
  • Damon Albarn (Londen, 23 maart 1968) is een zanger en musicus. Hij is vooral bekend als frontman van de britpopband Blur en als zanger van de virtuele band Gorillaz. In zijn jeugd leerde Albarn het bespelen van de gitaar, piano en viool. Hij raakte al jong bevriend met Graham Coxon, met wie hij later in Blur zou spelen. Maar eerst speelde Albarn nog in het bandje Two's a crowd en won verschillende scholierenprijzen. Op de universiteit kwam hij Coxon weer tegen, en samen met Alex James en Dave Rowntree richtten ze de band The Circus op; het latere Blur. Albarns eerste bekende solowerk is het nummer Closet romantics op de soundtrack van de film Trainspotting. Hij maakte zijn filmdebuut in Face (Antonia Bird). Sinds 2000 zit Albarn ook in de 'virtuele' band Gorillaz. Het project waarvoor Albarn zich daarna (sinds 2006) engageerde heet The Good, the Bad & the Queen. In 2008 reisde Albarn samen met Jamie Hewlett (striptekenaar die Albarn reeds kende, omdat de man de Gorillaz-animaties verzorgde) naar China om daar Chen Shi-Zeng te ontmoeten. Samen met deze regisseur maakten ze de opera Monkey: Journey to the West, waarvoor Albarn de muziek schreef en waarbij Jamie Hewlett het design- en artwork op zich nam. (nl)
  • デーモン・アルバーン OBE(Damon Albarn OBE、1968年3月23日 - )は、イギリス出身のミュージシャン、音楽プロデューサー。 (ja)
  • Damon Albarn (ur. 23 marca 1968 w Leytonstone, w Londynie) - brytyjski wokalista, kompozytor i producent, zdobywca nagrody Grammy. Dzięki swoim rozpoznawalnym tekstom i muzyce, nawiązującej do wielu rozmaitych stylów, stał się jednym z najbardziej popularnych muzyków angielskich ostatnich 20 lat, zdobywając sobie uznanie nie tylko w ojczyźnie, ale i na całym świecie. (pl)
  • Damon Albarn (Londres, 23 de março de 1968) é um cantor britânico. Na juventude participou das bandas Circus, Real Lives e The Aftermath. Nos anos 90 ganhou notoriedade como líder e vocalista do Blur, uma das mais importantes e emblemáticas bandas inglesas do chamado Britpop. Formado por Graham Coxon (guitarra e voz), Alex James (baixo) e Dave Rowntree (bateria) e Damon Albarn (voz e teclado), o Blur lançou sete álbuns e inúmeros hits no topo das paradas de sucesso entre eles "There's no other way", "Girls And Boys", "Song 2" e "Coffee And TV". Damon estava se dedicando desde 2003 a outros projetos de sucesso comercial e/ou de crítica. O primeiro deles foi o Gorillaz, banda virtual onde os músicos são desenhos animados. O Gorillaz já lançou, desde 2000, quatro discos de estúdio e contou com a participação de diversos artistas como Miho Hatori, De La Soul, Neneh Cherry e Shaun Ryder. Em 2002, Damon lançou Mali Music, álbum gravado durante uma viagem que fez em apoio a ONG Oxfam, em 2000. O projeto contou com a participação de músicos locais e tem sua sonoridade baseada na música de Mali e no Britpop. Com o projeto The Good, the Bad and the Queen, banda que tem em sua formação, além do Damon (voz e piano), o baixista Paul Simonon (The Clash), o guitarrista Simon Tong (The Verve) e o baterista Tony Allen (Fela Kuti). O grupo lançou o disco homônimo que estreou em janeiro de 2007. Mais recentemente, em 2008, formou o supergrupo Rocket Juice and The Moon junto com o baixista do Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea e o baterista Tony Allen. Em 2012, ainda lançou pelo Blur o single EP "Under the Westway". Mesmo com o Blur reunido, e realizando concertos por todo o mundo em turnês, Damon Albarn ainda se dedica a outros projetos como o Gorillaz, além de sua carreira individual. Atualmente lançou seu álbum solo, "Everyday Robots", em abril de 2014. Em abril de 2015, é lançado um novo álbum de inéditas com o Blur, o The Magic Whip. (pt)
  • Дэ́ймон Албарн (англ. Damon Albarn, aka Genius [ˈdeɪmən ˈɔːlbɑrn]; 23 марта 1968) — британский музыкант, известный прежде всего как фронтмен группы Blur, а также как основоположник и участник проектов Gorillaz и The Good, the Bad and the Queen. (ru)
  • 戴蒙·亞邦,OBE(英语:Damon Albarn,1968年3月23日-)為知名英國音樂人,身兼Blur樂團(中譯:布勒)的主唱、虛擬樂團Gorillaz(中譯:街頭霸王)的主腦、The Good, the Bad & the Queen(中譯:好人壞人與女王)的主唱,更參與了著名中文小說《西遊記》所改編舞台劇的作曲。 2010年,英國《Q》雜誌票選,戴蒙·亞邦為最偉大樂團主唱第四名。 (zh)
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  • Albarn performing with Gorillaz at the Roskilde Festival in 2010
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  • "Each individual has their own opinions about whether war is an answer to any problems. Personally I think it's a waste of time, but I think more importantly, that it's an issue that we haven't had any say in. That's why I feel so strongly about it. I don't feel like we've really been given any choice in this matter. I think if you had a referendum tomorrow, Tony Blair would have no choice but to call off the war."
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  • —Damon Albarn on Britain's involvement with the Iraq invasion
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  • Damon Albarn, OBE, (23 de marzo de 1968 en Whitechapel, Londres) es un cantante y músico británico que se hizo famoso por ser el cantante de la banda Blur, que formó en 1989 junto a Graham Coxon, Alex James y Dave Rowntree. Albarn cuenta con varios proyectos paralelos a Blur, como su trabajo solista, que comenzó en 2002, y la formación de la banda virtual Gorillaz con Jamie Hewlett, que también adquirió fama instantáneamente a mediados de 2001. (es)
  • Damon Albarn, OBE (* 23. März 1968 in London) ist ein britischer Musiker und Sänger. Er ist der musikalische Kopf von Blur (neben Graham Coxon), den Gorillaz und dem Projekt „The Good, the Bad & the Queen“. (de)
  • È il leader dei Blur, gruppo simbolo del britpop, con il quale ha raggiunto fama mondiale, ma negli ultimi anni ha portato avanti con enorme successo anche il progetto parallelo dei Gorillaz, gruppo attento alle sonorità del rap e dell'hip-hop che ha la particolarità di non apparire mai in carne ed ossa, ma sempre in versione cartoon. È considerato uno dei musicisti più eclettici in circolazione, capace di spaziare con disinvoltura tra generi e sonorità molto diverse tra loro. (it)
  • デーモン・アルバーン OBE(Damon Albarn OBE、1968年3月23日 - )は、イギリス出身のミュージシャン、音楽プロデューサー。 (ja)
  • Damon Albarn (ur. 23 marca 1968 w Leytonstone, w Londynie) - brytyjski wokalista, kompozytor i producent, zdobywca nagrody Grammy. Dzięki swoim rozpoznawalnym tekstom i muzyce, nawiązującej do wielu rozmaitych stylów, stał się jednym z najbardziej popularnych muzyków angielskich ostatnich 20 lat, zdobywając sobie uznanie nie tylko w ojczyźnie, ale i na całym świecie. (pl)
  • Дэ́ймон Албарн (англ. Damon Albarn, aka Genius [ˈdeɪmən ˈɔːlbɑrn]; 23 марта 1968) — британский музыкант, известный прежде всего как фронтмен группы Blur, а также как основоположник и участник проектов Gorillaz и The Good, the Bad and the Queen. (ru)
  • 戴蒙·亞邦,OBE(英语:Damon Albarn,1968年3月23日-)為知名英國音樂人,身兼Blur樂團(中譯:布勒)的主唱、虛擬樂團Gorillaz(中譯:街頭霸王)的主腦、The Good, the Bad & the Queen(中譯:好人壞人與女王)的主唱,更參與了著名中文小說《西遊記》所改編舞台劇的作曲。 2010年,英國《Q》雜誌票選,戴蒙·亞邦為最偉大樂團主唱第四名。 (zh)
  • Damon Albarn, OBE (/ˈdeɪmən ˈælbɑːrn/; born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist, instrumentalist and principal songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz. Albarn's debut solo studio album Everyday Robots—co-produced by XL Recordings CEO Richard Russell—was released on 28 April 2014 and featured collaborations with Brian Eno, Natasha Khan and the Leytonstone City Pentecostal Mission Church Choir as well as sampling several rants by Lord Buckley. (en)
  • Damon Albarn, né le 23 mars 1968 à Whitechapel, est un musicien anglais. Il est principalement connu pour être chanteur, pianiste et compositeur des groupes Blur et Gorillaz. Sa carrière est riche en collaborations (Mali Music, The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Rocket Juice and The Moon) mais il a également sorti un album solo (Everyday Robots). Il est aussi le créateur d'opéras avec Jamie Hewlett (Monkey, Journey to the West, Dr Dee: An English Opera). (fr)
  • Damon Albarn (Londen, 23 maart 1968) is een zanger en musicus. Hij is vooral bekend als frontman van de britpopband Blur en als zanger van de virtuele band Gorillaz. In zijn jeugd leerde Albarn het bespelen van de gitaar, piano en viool. Hij raakte al jong bevriend met Graham Coxon, met wie hij later in Blur zou spelen. Maar eerst speelde Albarn nog in het bandje Two's a crowd en won verschillende scholierenprijzen. Op de universiteit kwam hij Coxon weer tegen, en samen met Alex James en Dave Rowntree richtten ze de band The Circus op; het latere Blur. (nl)
  • Damon Albarn (Londres, 23 de março de 1968) é um cantor britânico. Na juventude participou das bandas Circus, Real Lives e The Aftermath. Nos anos 90 ganhou notoriedade como líder e vocalista do Blur, uma das mais importantes e emblemáticas bandas inglesas do chamado Britpop. Formado por Graham Coxon (guitarra e voz), Alex James (baixo) e Dave Rowntree (bateria) e Damon Albarn (voz e teclado), o Blur lançou sete álbuns e inúmeros hits no topo das paradas de sucesso entre eles "There's no other way", "Girls And Boys", "Song 2" e "Coffee And TV". (pt)
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