Chris Cornell Biography


Chris Cornell

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Birth Name: Chris Cornell
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   52 Years
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Born on July 20, 1964, Chris Cornell is a famous American singer, songwriter, and a musician. He is known for being the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and also she is the songwriter and lead vocalist for supergroup Audio Slave. He was born to his parents Ed Boyle and Karen Cornell in Seattle, Washington, United Sates. He belongs to White ethnicity and his nationality is American. concert the band played in Detroit just hours before his death.

Chris Cornell got married to the manager of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, Susan Silver and they have a daughter named Lillian Jean. The couple was together for some years but they got divorced in 2004. Chris again got married to his second wife Vicky Karayiannis in 2004, his wife is a Paris-based American public of Greek heritage. They are together since their marriage and the couple is blessed with a daughter named Toni and a son named Christopher Nicolas.

Chris Cornell has been one of the successful musicians and he has been able to earn well from his musical career. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be around $60 million.

The singer died on May 17, 2017, on Wednesday night in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The death happened just an hour after he performed with his band members in Detroit. 

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Born in Seattle, Washington, United Sates

1964 20th of July

Chris Cornell was born in the mid-1960s in Seattle, Washington, United Sates. He was born as Christopher John Boyle to his parents Ed Boyle and Karen Cornell and he had five siblings: Peter, Patrick, Katy, Suzy and Maggie.

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Formation of Soundgarden

1984

The band Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Chris Cornell, Yamamoto and Thayil with Chris originally with drums and vocals. Currently, Chris Cornell is the member of the band as the lead vocalist, primary guitarist and the rhythm guitarist.

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Won MTC Video Music Awards

1994

Chris Cornell has won many awards in his career. His albums also have received Grammy nomination for about 12 times. In 1994, Chris Cornell won MTC Video Music Awards in the category of MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock video for his work in Black Hole Sun with Soundgarden. 

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Released first album Ultramega OK

1998

Soundgarden signed with SST Records and the band released their first album, Ultramega OK in 1988. The album became the super hit during that time and it was also able to earn the Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.

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Released first solo album Euphoria Morning

1999 21st of September

Chris Cornell began working on a solo album for which he collaborated with Natasha Schneider, Alan Johannes of the band Eleven. Chris released his first solo album, Euphoria Morning on September 21, 1999.  His debut solo album got super hit during that time.

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Divorced with Susan Silver

2004

Chris Cornell married his first wife Susan Silver, the manager of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. They were married for some years and they have one daughter named Lillian Jean. The couple couldn’t last relation forever and got divorced in 2004.

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Released second solo album Carry On

2007 5th of June

Chris Cornell released his second solo album entitled Carry On on June 5, 2007. The solo produced by Steve Lillywhite and the album got quite hit and was positioned at number 17 on the American Billboard charts during that time.

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Net worth is $60 million

2016

Chris Cornell has released many albums and singles throughout his career. He has grasped success in his music career and has been able to earn a lot from it. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be around $60 million.

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Died in Detroit, Michigan, United States

2017 17th of May

The singer died on May 17, 2017, on Wednesday night in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The death happened just an hour after he performed with his band members in Detroit. The cause of death is yet to be revealed.

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