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Alex Turner

Alex Turner

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 6, 1986 (age 27)
Nationality Britist
Profession Musician
Working for Music
Ethnicity English
Marital Status Unmarried
Net Worth(s) £9.1 million
Name on Birth Alexander David "Alex" Turner
Height 1.77 m
Weight 57 kg (approx.)
Religion N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Gray Black
Twitter @AlexTurnerSays

Alex Turner is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner has also recorded with a side-project called The Last Shadow Puppets and as a solo artist.

Born/Birth

Alex Turner was born Alexander David Turner on January 6, 1986 in High Green, Sheffield, England.

Childhood

Turner spent most of his teenage years listening to rap artists such as Roots Manuva. His attentions later turned to guitar music following the breakthrough of The Strokes and The Libertines. Turner also admired The Beatles and aspired to be like them. Turner's parents bought him his first guitar for Christmas 2001. Following sixth form college, where he studied at Barnsley, his parents reluctantly agreed to let him defer university for one year to pursue his musical ambitions. During this time he worked as a barman at the Sheffield venue, The Boardwalk. Turner has since said that, had Arctic Monkeys not become successful, he would have studied English at Manchester University. Though he had a love for guitar, he commented that he spends more time on words to the songs and he tended to listen to them more than to the music in the background.

School College

He attended Stocksbridge High School in Sheffield (1997–2002) and was later remembered by his English teacher, Steve Baker, as "someone unconventional, a little bit different, with brightness and a cleverness that would serve him well. He had a very original sense of humor. Alex was never particularly vocal, but you could sense when some pieces of poetry moved him."

Father, Mother, brother and sister

Alexander David Turner is the only child of Penny and David Turner, who taught German and music respectively at Sheffield secondary schools.

Girlfriend and affair

Turner had a two-year relationship with then-Goldsmiths College student Johanna Bennett from 2005 to 2007. He had a four-year relationship with television presenter Alexa Chung from mid-2007 to mid-2011; they divided their time between London and New York City. Turner has been dating Arielle Vandenberg since August 2011; the two live in Los Angeles together.

Career and struggle

Alex Turner became one of Europe’s most popular front men in early 2006, when the first Arctic Monkeys album became the fastest-selling U.K. record of all time. Turner had formed the indie rock band several years earlier, while attending Stocksbridge High School with fellow musicians Andy Nicholson, Glyn Jones, and Matt Helders. Looking for a fifth member, the classmates added guitarist Jamie Cook, one of Turner’s neighbors in the High Green suburb of Sheffield, England. When Glyn Jones left the lineup in 2002, Turner became the band’s default front man and lyricist.

The band released a second album, Favorite Worst Nightmare, in April 2007. Later that year, Turner announced plans to form a side project with Miles Kane, who’d previously toured with Arctic Monkeys as the front man of supporting act the Rascals. Dubbing themselves the Last Shadow Puppets, Turner and Kane released a lushly orchestrated debut album, The Age of the Understatement, in April 2008. Like Turner’s two albums with Arctic Monkeys, the record topped the charts during its first week.

Turner continued collaborating with other artists -- including Dizzee Rascal, Reverend and the Makers, and Tony Christie -- while keeping his focus on Arctic Monkeys, whose third album, Humbug, appeared in 2009. A worldwide tour followed, after which the band mates began laying the groundwork for a fourth record. Meanwhile, Turner penned six songs for a Richard Ayoade film, Submarine, whose 2011 soundtrack doubled as the front man’s first solo release.

Pictures

His pictures can be found all over the internet and he is also featured in his own songs.

Height, weight and age

His height is 5' 11" (1.80 m). He is tall and it suits his personality.

Nationality, Ethnicity

He is a Britist national and English ethnicity.

Net Worth, Salary and income

Alex Turner has an estimated fortune of £9.1 million.

Award and Achievement

Turner wrote and performed all six tracks for the soundtrack for Submarine, the first feature film by Richard Ayoade, a friend and director of various Arctic Monkeys music videos. The soundtrack was released on 18 March 2011 in the UK and US.

Job and future

He is doing great and is expected to do a great deal of contribution in the field of music in the future.

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