Life of David Byrne: Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Relationship, Net Worth

Life of David Byrne: Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Relationship, Net Worth

Facts of David Byrne

Full Name:David Byrne
Age:70 years 0 months
Birth Date:May 14, 1952
Lucky Number:4
Lucky Stone:Emerald
Lucky Color:Green
Best Match for Marriage:Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
Birth Place:Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom
Father's Name:Tom
Mother's Name:Emma
Marital Status:Single
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Composer
Education:Maryland Institute College of Art
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
Net Worth:$40 million
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Dark Brown
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David Byrne is a Scottish-American Oscar-winning composer, songwriter, and singer. He is best known for being the frontman of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads.

He is also famous for his hit songs like ‘Burning Down the House’, ‘The road to nowhere’, and ‘And She was’.

What is David Byrne Famous For?

  • Is a Scottish-American singer and songwriter
  • Has won Oscar for The Last Emperor.

David Byrne: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity

David Byrne was born May 14, 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom. He is the first of two children born to father Tom and mother Emma. Her father was an electronics engineer and her mother was a teacher. His father was a Catholic and his mother was a Presbyterian.

When he was two years old, his parents moved the family to Hamilton, Ontario. Byrne lived in that area until he was 8 or 9 and then moved to Maryland, where he stayed until college. His sister, Celia, is an epidemiologist specializing in breast cancer.

Education History

Byrne attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) between 1970 and ’71. He dropped out to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art before dropping out for good in 1972.

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All About David Byrne’s Career

While attending the Rhode Island School of Design in the mid-1970s, he co-founded Talking Heads, serving as the group’s principal singer and guitarist. Identified with the punk and new wave movements, the band released its debut album, Talking Heads ’77, in 1977. It was followed by releases—including Remain in Light (1980), Speaking in Tongues (1983), and the concert-film soundtrack Stop Making Sense (1984)—that reflected Byrne’s interest in experimental pop and African rhythms. After issuing the album Naked (1988), the group dissolved.

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Even at the peak of Talking Heads’ popularity, Byrne pursued other creative projects. During a band hiatus in the early 1980s, he wrote the score for choreographer Twyla Tharp’s The Catherine Wheel (1981) and collaborated with Brian Eno on the album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981), a groundbreaking collage of rhythmic grooves and vocal samples.

Byrne subsequently wrote and directed the offbeat film True Stories (1986), and his contributions to the score of The Last Emperor (1987) earned him an Academy Award. Also, during the 1980s he provided music for two theatre works staged by director Robert Wilson.

As a means of introducing American audiences to various strains of world music, Byrne established Luaka Bop Records in 1988. His other solo includes Rei Momo (1989), which drew on Afro-Latin styles; other solo releases include Uh-Oh (1992), Feelings (1997), and Grown Backwards (2004).

In addition, he collaborated with Eno again on the gospel-inspired Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008) and with singer-songwriter St. Vincent on Love This Giant (2012).

Awards and Nominations

In 1988, he won an Oscar Award for The Last Emperor. In addition, he won Golden Globe Award in the category Best Original-Score-Motion Picture for The last Emperor in 1989.

Furthermore, he received a nomination for BAFTA Film Award in the category Best Score for The Last Emperor in 1989. He also won Cinema Eye Honors Awards in the category Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score for Contemporary Color in 2017. Moreover, he received nomination for Grammy Award in 1989, 2010, and in 2019 whereas he won the awards in 1989 and in 2010. In addition to that, he has received several more awards and nominations.


In 2018 Byrne launched a Web site and lecture series entitled Reasons to Be Cheerful (named for a song by Ian Dury).

Favorite Things

Books: Bicycle Diaries

Songs: My Big Hands, Back in the Box, Like Humans Do

David Byrne: Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of around $40 million USD and as a singer, he receives around $45k to $65k per annum.

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David Byrne: Wife, Children, Marriage

Byrne dated photographer and artist Andrea Kovacs from 1974 to 1976. After that, he dated dancer Mary Clarke from 1976 to 1978. They were both graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, David is living his single life.

David Byrne: Height, Weight, Eye Color

He has a height of 6 ft. and has salt and pepper hair and dark staring eyes.

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Is David Byrne active on social media?

He has around 66k followers on Twitter, about 252k followers on Facebook, and around 135k followers on Instagram.

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Did you Know?

  • David is left-handed but plays guitar right-handed.
  • David was previously in a relationship two times.
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