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David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for five decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s, and is known for his distinctive voice and the intellectual depth of his work. Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969, when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart. After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single "Starman" and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie's impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, "challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day" and "created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture

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David Bowie

Born 1947-01-08 (77 years ago) in Brixton, London, England, UK.
Height 178 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2005
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special (Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s) 30th Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s
Grammy Hall of Fame Award (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars) 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music 1996 BRIT Awards 1996
MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance (Dancing in the Street) 1986 MTV Video Music Awards 1986 Dancing in the Street
MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award 1984 MTV Video Music Awards 1984
MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video (China Girl) 1984 MTV Video Music Awards 1984 China Girl
Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist 1984 BRIT Awards 1984
Grammy Award for Best Music Video (Jazzin' for Blue Jean) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Jazzin' for Blue Jean
Saturn Award for Best Actor (The Man Who Fell to Earth) 1976 Mannen utan ansikte
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (Thursday's Child) 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 Thursday's Child
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Earthling) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 Earthling
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (Dead Man Walking) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 Dead Man Walking
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (Blue Jean) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Blue Jean
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Let's Dance) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Faut que ça danse !
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (Cat People (Cat People)) 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 Cat People (Cat People)
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (Cat People (Putting Out Fire)) 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Let's Dance) 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 Faut que ça danse !
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (Cat People) 40th Golden Globe Awards 1982 Cat People
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Iman Abdulmajid(Gifta: 1992-04-24–) 1992-04-24 Gifta
Angela Bowie(Gifta: 1970-03-19–1980-02-08) 1970-03-19 1980-02-08 Gifta
Children

Duncan Jones, Alexandria Zahra Jones

Parents

Margaret Mary Jones, Haywood Stenton Jones

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David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for five decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s, and is known for his distinctive voice and the intellectual depth of his work.

Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969, when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart. After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single "Starman" and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie's impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, "challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day" and "created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture." The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved merely one facet of a career marked by continual reinvention, musical innovation and striking visual presentation.

In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single "Fame", co-written with John Lennon, and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as "plastic soul". The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the minimalist album Low (1977)â??the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno over the next two years. The so-called "Berlin Trilogy" albums all reached the UK top five and garnered lasting critical praise.

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes" and its parent album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). He paired with Queen for the 1981 UK chart-topping single "Under Pressure", then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with the album Let's Dance, which yielded the hit singles "Let's Dance", "China Girl", and "Modern Love". Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle. His last recorded album was Reality (2003), which was supported by the 2003-2004 Reality Tour.

Biographer David Buckley says of Bowie: "His influence has been unique in popular cultureâ??he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure." In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29. Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 136 million albums. In the United Kingdom, he has been awarded 9 Platinum album certifications, 11 Gold and 8 Silver, and in the United States, 5 Platinum and 7 Gold certifications. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 39th on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all-time.

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