Matthew Timothy Healy was born on 08 April 1989, in Manchester, the United Kingdom to television actor father, Tim Healy, and actress mother, Denise Welch. At the age of four, Matthew began playing drum along with his father and developed his interest in music.
Later Matthew's parents divorced and his mother began dating her boyfriend, Lincoln Townley. He grew up with his siblings named Louis and Cheshire in Newcastle. He joined Wilmslow High School where began jamming with his friends like Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel. Before he began writing his own music with his friends, he started playing punk–rock and pop covers.
Matthew began playing drums for ‘The 1975,’ an English rock band originating from Manchester. Later, he became the lead singer and guitarist after their lead singer left the band to form his own group. His other band members are Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel. Later he released his EP, Facedown, together with his friends, which was premiered on national radio, with the lead song, The City, that become hit on BBC Radio 1. In the same year, the group released second EP, Sex, which was followed by the single, Chocolate that reached number 19 on the UK Singles Chart.
After a year, they released their self-titled debut album, which became number one on the UK Albums Chart. He also made an international tour of Ireland and the United States along with his bandmates to popularise their album. They also played in numerous festivals of the United Kingdom including their performance at Royal Albert Hall. Some of their albums include I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, and Music for Cars.
After some year, Matthew came with the hit single of his band, The Sound, which was released in digital format music video and led them to more fame.
Matthew is a British by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He began dating his girlfriend Gemma Janes, a model. However, the couple couldn't continue their relationship for a long time and they broke up. It was also rumored that he had an affair with Taylor Swift; however, their relationship did not progress further. He is not yet married and doesn't have any child.
Matthew is one of the popular guitarist and lead singer, who earns a tremendous amount of money. He has worked in numerous album and singles, from which he must have collected a huge amount of money. According to some source, his current net worth is estimated to be $5 million.