Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins
Quick Facts About Edwyn Collins
Celebrated Name Edwyn Collins
Age 64 years old
Nick Name Edwyn Collins
Birth Name Edwyn Stephen Collins
Birth Date 1959-08-23
Gender Male
Profession Musician
Birth Nation United Kingdom
Nationality Scottish
Place of Birth Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Horoscope Virgo
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Wife Grace Maxwell

Who is Edwyn Collins?

Edwyn Stephen Collins is a Scottish musician, producer, and record label owner from Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the lead singer for the 1980s post-punk band Orange Juice, which he co-founded. His 1995 single A Girl Like You was a worldwide hit.

What is Edwyn Collins Famous for?

Edwyn Collins is famous for a musician. He was the lead singer for the 1980s post-punk band Orange Juice. His hit single A Girl Like You was a worldwide hit.

Where did Edwyn Collins Grow Up?

Edwyn Collins was born on August 23, 1959, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He holds Scottish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He was raised in the Leith area of the city. His father was a dockworker and used to travel to North Berwick for reasons that Collins never discovered and his mother worked in a laundrette often vandalized by local youths. His father died in 2003 after a car crash near Lanark. He wasn't present for his funeral because of an argument a few days before the crash.

How is Edwyn Collins's Career?

Edwyn Collins co-founded the band the Nu-Sonics in 1976 in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden. The band changed its name to Orange Juice in 1979. The band's debut single, Falling and Laughing was issued in 1980. The band signed to Polydor Records in October 1981 and released their debut album You Can't Hide Your Love Forever in March 1982. In early 1983, their single Rip It Up released and reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and was noted as the first British hit single to feature a bass-line from the Roland TB-303 synthesizer. In January 1985, Orange Juice disbanded. Collins started his solo career in 1986 and signed to Elevation Records, a label that was co-venture between indie label Creation Records and major label Warner Music. He released two singles for Elevation label in 1987. In 1989, the album, entitled Hope and Despair was released by the Demon label and achieved success as an independent released. Demon also released his next record Hellbent on Compromise, which was not as successful as its predecessor. In 1994, he built his own recording studio that was used to record his third solo album, Gorgeous George which he also produced. In 1995, he released the single A Girl Like You which became a hit in both the United Kingdom and the United States after it was featured in the film Empire Records. It was subsequently used in the movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. He released his followup to Gorgeous George, I'm Not Following You in 1997. In 2007, he released his sixth solo album, entitled Home Again on Heavenly records. He performed at the Glastonbury Festival, which was broadcast on June 28, 2008, on BBC Two, and at T in the Park on July 10, 2009. On October 2, 2009, his wife and manager Grace Maxwell detailed her running battle with Warner Music Group and My Space over his right to allow fans to listen to A Girl Like You for free on his MySpace Page. In 2009, at a gig in London's Bloomsbury Ballroom, following a tour of the Scottish Highlands. In 2010, he joined The Maccabees onstage at Brixton Academy for their encore, performing vocals on a rendition of Rip It Up. On September 30, 2010, he and his band broadcast three live songs from the Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth for BBC Radio 2's Radcliffe and Maconie Show. In 2011, he performed at the Indietracks festival that was held at the Midland Railway, Butterley, UK. During the 2012 Kendal Calling event, he sang A Girl Like You with Roddy Frame on guitar and Tim Burgess on backing vocals. His eighth solo album, Understated was released in March 2013 on his own AED Records label and was critically well-received with God is in the TV stating. He also produced The Official Body, the third album by the British post-punk Shopping, which was released on January 19, 2018.

What are Edwyn Collins's Achievements?

Edwyn Collins won the Ivors Inspiration Award in recognition of his struggles following his 2005 brain hemorrhage in 2009. In 1995, Goldene Europa for Best International Singer, in 1996, RSH Gold Awards for Airplay Hit of the Year. He received an honorary master's degree from the Buckinghamshire New University.

Is Edwyn Collins Married?

Edwyn Collins is a married man. He married Grace Maxwell, is his manager. The couple has one son named William and lives in Helmsdale.

How much is Edwyn Collins's Net Worth?

Edwyn Collins is a musician and producer. There is no information about his net worth and salary but he earns a good amount of money from his profession.

Some other Facts about Edwyn Collins:

1. He was a part of the music group Nu-Sonic, later known as Orange Juice. 

2. He wrote and sang a song called The Magic Piper which was featured in the movie Austin Powers.

3. He collaborated with Franz Ferdinand's frontman Alex Kapranos on his solo record Losing Sleep.

4. He loves drawing since his college days, he put on his first exhibition post-stroke in 2008 after learning to draw again with his left hand.

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