Chris Cornell Biography

Updated On May 18, 2017 Published On Feb 16, 2017
Facts of Chris Cornell
Date of Birth: 1964 , July-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
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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

July 20 , 1964

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.

Divorced with Susan Silver


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.

Net worth is $60 million


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.

Formation of Soundgarden


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.

Released first album Ultramega OK


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.

Released first solo album Euphoria Morning

September 21 , 1999

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.

Released second solo album Carry On

June 5 , 2007

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.

Won MTC Video Music Awards


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.