Alex Turner (Born 6th January 1986)
Alex Turner is an English singer and songwriter.
He is famously known for being the lead singer of Arctic Monkeys.
He has also recorded a side project named 'The Last Shadow Puppets', and also has a career as a solo artist.
Net Worth: $22 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Career: Independent label Domino Records signed Arctic Monkeys in 2005.
Their first album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not", released in 2006, was the fastest selling album in British music history.
They have released several albums since, "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007), "Humbug" (2009), "Suck It And See" (2011), and "AM" (2013).
All these albums reached number 1 in the UK album charts.
In 2008, Turner joined Miles Kane, James Ford, and Owen Pallett and released an album, "The Age Of An Understatement", which reached number 1 in its first week of release.
Following this, they went on tour together.
Turner also wrote and performed the soundtrack for the 2010 comedy/drama "Submarine".
Turner made his debut as a short story writer, performing a spoken word track "A Choice of Three" in October 2008.
In 2011, he contributed to writing six songs with Miles Kane, for his first album "Colour of The Trap".
Personal Life: Alex is the son of Penny and David Turner, who taught German and music in Sheffield Schools.
Turner took piano lessons whilst at school in Sheffield.
He took a gap year before starting University in order to pursue his musical ambitions.
He said that if Arctic Monkeys had not become successful, he would have studied English at Manchester University.
The band’s last record was 2008’s 'The Age Of The Understatement’.
It’s been seven years since The Last Shadow Puppets released their debut album, The Age Of The Understatement and fans have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up ever since. But after a long hiatus it appears we could be welcoming the trio back next year, according to drummer and producer James Ford.
Speaking to Chilean music site Rock & Pop, Ford, who is also the band’s producer and a member of Simian Mobile Disco, said the band have recorded their second album. "This year, I’ve just done a Last Shadow Puppets record, which is the guy from Arctic Monkeys and Miles," Ford said.
Continue reading: Alex Turner's The Last Shadow Puppets Will Release New Album In 2016
Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, Matt Helders and Arctic Monkeys - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015
It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).
This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual around the camp fire.
Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.
Continue reading: Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review
Arctic Monkeys singer welcomes news of Pete Doherty’s reunited group.
Alex Turner said he would ‘relish’ the opportunity to see the newly-reformed Libertines perform live - suggesting he might even ‘knock the dust off his old tunic’ in support of the indie icons. Both Turner and his fellow Arctic Monkey Matt Helders spoke about the cult band’s long-awaited reunion in an interview with NME.
As well as praising the Libertines’ 2002 debut Up The Bracket, the singer of the Brit Award-winning group describes the chance to see Pete Doherty and co perform as something he ‘would relish.’
Continue reading: Alex Turner To "Dust Off Tunic" For The Libertines Reunion Shows
Last year, Alex Turner dropped hints that Arctic Monkeys would release another record in quick succession. Now though, it looks like fans will be in for a long wait.
Arctic Monkeys continue to ascend toward superstardom. Their status as bona fide rockstars capable of disseminating universally lauded records means their prestige can only continue to expand. 2013’s AM saw the band make a total departure from any semblance of their younger selves. Where once they specialised in jagged riffs and quirky tales of misadventures on northern English estates, leading them to a hierarchical position in the mid-noughties indie band explosion, they are now slicker, beefier and with a fan base that extends well beyond the confines of their home nation.
Despite teasing fans last year, a follow-up to AM will not be appearing anytime soon.
Continue reading: Why Have Arctic Monkey's Scrapped Plans For A New Album?
The 92 year-old Duke of Edinburgh knows how to rock a double-breasted suit. Find out the which other stylish chaps - with some surprises - were named.
GQ Magazine have released their 'Best Dressed' list for the coming year and amongst some predictable entries, including Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham, there have been a few surprises, most notably the inclusion of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, AKA the Queen's hubbie.
Prince Philip Has Made It On To GQ's Best Dressed List.
A mixture of magazine staff and experts helped compile the year's list of the most style savvy celebs and judged that Prince Philip "deserves yet another medal - for his services to classic British tailoring." Whilst we don't deny that the blunder-prone royal always looks sharp and dashing in his suits, tailcoats, and expertly knotted ties, his name's occurrence on the list comes as a surprise perhaps because of his reclusion from the media glare.
Continue reading: Prince Philip Amongst GQ Best-Dressed Men 2014
British television presenter and model, Alexa Chung, has opened up about what went on for her after she broke up with Alex Turner, the frontman of the band the Arctic Monkeys.
English television presenter Alexa Chung was reportedly ''bored and sad'' following her break-up with Alex Turner, the frontman for the Artic Monkeys. Chung has spoken out for the first time since her four-year relationship with Turner ended in July of 2011, stating that she didn't know what to do with herself. The 29-year-old model and presenter apparently started a new project instead of wallow in heartache, apparently, which led to the writing of her new book, 'It'.
In a discussion about the time after her relationship ended, Chung said: ''I was approaching 30, and reflecting on how a lot had happened in such a short space of time ... And I was bored - really bored. Bored because I didn't have my fuse gig yet. Bored and sad. I shouldn't have said that. But, well, it's the truth. I was heartbroken and I didn't know what to do, so I decided to throw myself into a project.''
The truest form of indie music in the U.K, take a bow, The Arctic Monkeys.
The Arctic Monkeys are riding a wave of high praise. Their fifth album, AM, was met with critical acclaim from far and wide, which, judging by their artistic prowess, is all they really wanted from it. But the accolades don’t stop there: they are now record breakers as the only independently signed band to get five albums to the number one slot.
Having dominated the headphones of teenagers all over the land with their 2005 release of I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor The Arctic Monkeys have gone from strength to strength, culminating in a refined body of work. They now stand above Blur – five consecutive number ones but not all of them released by independent labels – as the U.K’s truest representation of indie music.
A spokesman for the Official Charts Company said yesterday: “It’s proof that you don’t have to be backed by a multinational to be successful. I guess it’s kind of the flip-side to the likes of the X Factor and The Voice.” (Telegraph)
Continue reading: Independent Arctic Monkeys Set Record With Five Straight #1 Albums
'AM" shot straight to the top of the album charts after shifting more than 157,000 units in it's first week
The Arctic Monkeys have done it again! Their fifth album to date has entered the chart at number one after a strong week of sales since last week's release, with AM racking up more than 157,000 in sold units in only a few days. What's more, the band have made history by being the first indie band to achieve the feat of earning five No. 1 albums back-to-back, making the feat all the more impressive.
The Arctics have assumed their place among rock royalty
AM, which was released via Domino Record on Monday, 9 September, is now the second most successful album of 2013 in terms of units sold in the first week. It sits behind only Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which sold more than 165,000 copies during its first week of release in May, according to the Official Charts Company. The Sheffield band's fifth number one entry is also frontman Alex Turner's sixth number one entry, after his cinematic side project The Last Shadow Puppets topped the charts at the first time of asking with 2008's The Age of the Understatement.
Continue reading: Arctic Monkeys Make History With Their Fifth Consecutive Number One
The frontman says no to mums at festivals
Some people actually go to festivals with their parents; the bond is that strong they can either forgo the temptation to get really drunk and act like an idiot in front of those who raised them, or just do it anyway – you can bet that mum and dad will join in too.
For Alex Turner – lead singer of The Arctic Monkeys, who have made a triumphant return with AM – the temptation to invite his mum along to a festival equals zero. In an interview with The Sun, Alex said: “She had a lot of fun - maybe more than me. She was there with all her gang. I didn't even get the tickets for them, she went and organised it for herself, for her birthday.”
See, his mum was at Glastonbury, where the band were performing a rip-roaring set. "There's something about a big festival and knowing your mum is around somewhere. I can't be naughty if she's there,” he added. “I asked if, in future, we could check which festival she wants to go to and which ones I'm playing at. I absolutely love her though, don't get me wrong.”
The Arctic Monkeys are back, and they're better than ever.
When a band gets to five albums, they’ve usually done something awful along the way. Since 2006, when the Sheffield outfit took the Internet by storm with their album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, The Arctic Monkeys haven’t endured a dodgy album or a dubstep experiment. And with AM, they’ve made it a quintet of quality.
The Arctic Monkeys have forged quite a repuation for themselves
“Arctic Monkeys’ fifth record is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career. It might also be the greatest record of the last decade,” said The NME, lavishing an unruly amount of praise on the new record. “Five albums in, they may not be a buzz band anymore, but they've become something much more interesting: a good band,” said Entertainment Weekly.
Continue reading: The Arctic Monkeys Are Modern Heroes Of Indie Rock With 'AM'
Date of birth
6th January, 1982