Boy George Biography

Updated On Jan 11, 2018 Published On Nov 20, 2015
Facts of Boy George
Date of Birth: 1961 , June-14
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
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Boy George who has never been married and has not been the loving spouse of anyone revealed for the first time in 2008 that he is gay. He revealed this thing in the documentary, Living with Boy George. Talking about his love affairs, he had a romantic relationship with English rock singer, Kirk Brandon. He also dated Culture Club drummer Jon Moss and they end their love life in 1986.

Since the beginning of his days, Boy's used to getting dressed in androgynous style. The style of dressing impressed music executive Malcolm McLaren and he was offered a chance to perform with group Bow Wow Wow.

During the time, the lead singer of the musical group had a problem with him and he left this group and began his own musical group. Then they hired drummer Jon Moss and guitarist Roy Hay in their group. Finally, in 1982, they released their debut album.

With the end of his musical group in 1986, he began his solo career and began touring as a solo artist in the United States. Throughout his life, he has been earning huge amount of salary and his net worth is $35 million. In 2018, he is expected to be one of the top ten highest paid singers. 

He is well-known for his soundtracks like THe Crying Game, The Day After Tomorrow, Fargo, The Wedding Singer, etc. Until today, he has recorded over 105 tracks.

As of 2017, the vocalist has become the latest member to join the Australian version of The Voice alongside fellow artists Seal, Delta Goodrem, and Kelly Rowland. Moreover, he as also worked as the coach for the fifth season of UK version of the show alongside fellow Coaches Will.i.am, Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson.

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Born in Eltham, Kent, England

June 14 , 1961

Born as George Alan O'Dowd in Eltham, Kent, England, United Kingdom to Jeremiah and Dinah O'Dowd, Boy was raised in Middle Park Estate. Boy is British and is of white ethnicity. He is six feet tall. 

Joined the musical group, Bow Wow Wow

1980

He was different from his childhood days. Since the beginning of his days, Boy's used to dress in androgynous style. This style of dressing impressed music executive Malcolm McLaren and he offered a chance to perform with group Bow Wow Wow.

Formed Culture Club

1981

Though he joined the musical group Bow Wow Wow in 1980, he had problem with the lead singer of this group and he left this group and began his own musical group. Then they joined drummer Jon Moss and guitarist Roy Hay in their group and they gave the name of their group, Culture Club. 

Released their first album, Kissing to Be Clever

October 4 , 1982

After the formation of their musical band in 1981, they were paid by the EMI Records for their first album but it declined its contract later. However, on 4th of October 1982, they finally released their debut album, Kissing to Be Clever. 

Released his first solo album, Sold

1987

Though his band gained popularity all over the world, they decided to dissolve their band in 1986 and after that he began his solo career. And finally in June of 1987, he was able to release his debut solo album, Sold. 

Went on a solo tour

1988

Since the beginning of his solo career, he also gained the massive appreciation as a solo artist. Most of his solo albums and singles gained massive commercial success and in 1988, he began touring as a solo artist in the United States. 

Began dating Jon Moss

1981

He had long term relationship with Jon Moss. Jon Moss is an English drummer and mainly the drummer of his own band, Culture Club. They began dating since the beginning of their musical group. 

Broke up with Jon Moss

1986

Talking about his love affairs, he had romantic relationship with English rock singer, Kirk Brandon. He also dated Culture Club drummer Jon Moss from the formation of their band and they end their love life in 1986.

Revealed that he is gay

2008

Though he had open relationship with two famous music artist, Kirk Brandon and Culture Club drummer Jon Moss, he never accepted that he was gay. But he revealed that he is gay in the documentary, Living with Boy George.

Reunited with Culture Club

1998

One of the famous musical bands of 1980s got dissolved in the 1986 due to its internal problem within the band members but in July 1998, they reunited and they performed in Monte Carlo. They have been active since that time. 

Was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession

October 7 , 2005

With the end of the band Culture Club and the end of his love life with drummer Jon Moss, he became an addict and it cost him a lot for that. On 7th of October 2005, he was arrested on a suspicion of cocaine possession in Manhattan.

Nominated in Grammy Awards

1999

English singer and songwriter, Boy George is a leading icon in the singing world and for that he has been honored several times. In 1999, he received his only nomination in Grammy Awards and that was for Best Dance Recording.