Awards & Winners

Damon Albarn

Date of Birth 23-March-1968
Place of Birth Whitechapel
(London, United Kingdom, England)
Nationality England
Also know as Norman Balda, Dan Abnormal, damon_albarn, Balda, Norman, Abnormal, Dan, Albarn, Damon, Blur, the Bad & the Queen The Good
Profession Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Keyboard Player, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known for being the frontman of the Britpop/alternative rock band Blur as well as vocalist and principal songwriter of virtual band Gorillaz. Raised in Leytonstone, East London and around Colchester, Essex, Albarn attended Stanway Comprehensive 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, Parklife and The Great Escape. All three albums received widespread critical acclaim while Blur gained mass popularity in the UK, aided by a rivalry shared with Oasis. Subsequent albums contained influences from lo-fi, electronic and hip hop music. In 1998, Albarn along with Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett, formed the "virtual band" Gorillaz. Drawing influences from hip hop, electronica, dub and alternative rock, the band released their self-titled debut album in 2001 which 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".

Awards by Damon Albarn

Check all the awards nominated and won by Damon Albarn.


NME Awards for Greatest Music Moment of the Year
Honored for : Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust

Nominations 2014 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
NME Award for Greatest Music Moment of the Year Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust


Nominations 2013 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Brit Award for British Producer


UK Festival Fitty Award

Nominations 2009 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
UK Festival Fitty Award


Nominations 2000 »

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Satellite Award for Best Original Score Ravenous