For as far back as the world can remember, the United Kingdom, specifically Great Britain has been exacting a significant amount of influence over the world. For a long time, it was through war and diplomatic oppression, colonizing several countries to establish the greatest empire in modern history. Even when it got too weak to maintain its colonies, Great Britain still has been making its influential contributions to the world through other means.
When it is not doing it through its political and economic influence, it is doing so through entertainment. Great Britain has produced several globally influential men and women, who have brought joy to the faces and hears of many through their works. One of those men is Alex Turner.
Alex Turner’s Bio, Age
There is a hilarity that is almost surreal when you consider the ordinariness that accompanies the birth of global stars. At birth, those who go on to rule the world in different forms are born and raised in a normal and even sometimes worse environment than the people they end up ruling over. Like Alex Turner, who was born like any other child in High Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England on the 6th of January 1986. He is the only child that was born to his parents, Penny and David Turner, who were at the time, local secondary school workers. Nothing about his birth and upbringing suggested that he would go on to become one of the greatest living singers on the planet.
Alex Turner’s excellence and passion for music were not without cause. Through his parents, who were passionate music lovers, he got introduced to some of the biggest musicians that existed at the time. From David Bowie to The Carpenters to Led Zeppelin, Alex Turner, with the push of his parents, consumed them all. By the time he was 10 years old, he had mastered the piano.
Although he was not one to take academics very seriously, so much that his mother thought he might fail out, school was a blessing to Alex. Not only did he meet and make friends with those who would later become members of his band, Arctic Monkeys, he also studied music technology and media studies, which have been an influential knowledge for his career. Alex Turner attended Stocksbridge High School and Barnsley College.
The band, Arctic Monkeys was formed in 2002, with members Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Nicholson and Jamie Cook. Before the band decided to play a gig, they rehearsed for a year, with Alex at the forefront of the band’s lyrics. Arctic Monkeys played its first show on the 13th of June 2003. Even though it wasn’t an immediate success, with the journey to fame taking two years as they climbed the stairs to stardom, the band has never looked back since its first gig.
For Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys, the game changed in 2005. After releasing their demo which featured songs like I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, which hit number one on the UK singles chart, they began to tour the country. Led by Alex Turner, the band featured at several venues and on newspapers, getting favorable reviews, including a The Independent review that described Alex as a nineteen-year-old with a commanding stage presence.
The band released its first album in 2006 titled Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The album at the time of release became the fastest selling debut album in British music history. Since then, five more albums had been birthed successfully. Alex Turner, who is the brainchild of the group has gone on to work with other musicians, including another band, The Last Shadow Puppets he formed which has released two albums till date. He also released a solo project in 2011. Out of the nine albums he has released, eight of them have gone on to reach number one on the UK Album Chart.
So far in his career, he has garnered several awards from the Brit Awards, Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award.
His exceptional lyricism has made him one of the world’s most admired singers and songwriters and that has led to several successful albums which in turn has led to financial revenue for Alex. Through album sales and tours, Alex Turner has been able to build a net worth of $30 million.
Personal Life – Girlfriend
Alex Turner has dated a couple of women since he began his career as a professional singer, starting with Johanna Bennett whom he dated in his college years and the early days of the Arctic Monkeys. After they broke up, he dated Alexa Chung in a relationship that lasted four years. His current relationship is with Taylor Bagley, whom he started dating in 2015. Before Taylor, he dated Arielle Vanderberg and Lauren Bradwell after his relationship with Alexa Chung ended.
Despite how perfect Alex and Taylor seem together, things eventually came to a halt towards the end of 2018 when news hit the waves that the two had called time on their love relationship. Since then, Alex has not been seen with anyone special.
Height and Weight
Physically, Alex Turner’s body does not reflect the gigantic influence he has on the music industry and music fans all over the world. The singer stands at just 5 feet and 11 inches with a body weight of 71kg. He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
- His father is an accomplished player of the saxophone, trumpet, and piano.
- His family bought him his first guitar at the age of fifteen.
- His father was a Physics and Music teacher while his mother taught German.