Boy George

Birth Day June 14th, 1961
Birth Place Barnehurst, Kent
Age 63 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

About Boy George

Boy George is a renowned singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, and mixed media artist from England. He is famous for his soulful voice and his androgynous appearance. He is well recognized as the lead singer of the pop band "Culture Club" which was formed in 1981. Since then, the band has released numerous hits including "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time (Clock of the Heart)", "I'll Tumble 4 Ya", "Church of the Poison Mind", "Karma Chameleon", "Victims", "Miss Me Blind", "It's a Miracle", "The War Song", "Move Away", and "I Just Wanna Be Loved". 

Moreover, Boy George has released forty-eight singles, seven DJ albums, five compilation albums, three EPs, and nine studio albums as a solo artist. Some of his solo hits are "Everything I Own," "Bow Down Mister," "Generations of Love," and "Love Is Leaving".

For his contribution to the music industry, Boy George has received numerous awards and honors including Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors for Outstanding Services to British Music in 2015.

Early Life, Brother, Real Name, and Parents

Boy George was born on June 14, 1961, in Barnehurst, Kent, England to his parents Jerryy O'Dowd (father) and Dinah O'Dowd (mother). His birth name is George Alan O'Dowd. He has five siblings; four brothers named Richard, Kevin, David, and Gerald, and a sister named Siobhan. George was born and raised in a working-class Irish Catholic family. Similarly, he holds British nationality and belongs to mixed (British-Irish) ethnicity. As per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Gemini.

Concerning his educational background, George attended South East London's Eltham Green Secondary School before he was expelled at the age of 15. To support himself, George then started working odd jobs such as a fruit picker and milliner.

Boy George Music Career

Culture Club

  • Boy George formed a band called "Culture Club" along with bassist Mikey Craig, drummer Jon Moss, and guitarist Roy Hay in 1891
  • The band released their debut album Kissing to Be Clever in 1982 which reached UK no. 5 and US no. 14.
  • Their next album, Colour By Numbers (1983), was an enormous success, topping the UK charts and reaching No. 2 in the US.
  • The band's third studio album, Waking Up with the House on Fire released in 1984, which reached no 2 UK and no 26 in the US.
  • In 1986, the band released its fourth studio album, From Luxury to Heartache.
  • Their fifth studio album, Don't Mind If I Do, was released in 1999.
  • After a long time, Culture Club released its sixth studio album, Life in 2018.

Solo Career

  • Boy George released his first solo album "Sold" in 1987. Its singles "Everything I Own" topped UK singles, "Keep Me in Mind" reached no 29 on UK singles, and "To Be Reborn" reached no 13 in UK singles.
  • His following two albums, Nervous Headache (1988) and Boyfriend (1989) were released internationally.
  • In 1989, George formed his own record label, More Protein, and began recording under the name Jesus Loves You.
  • He also began a second career as a music DJ.
  • George released the rock-driven album "Cheapness and Beauty" in 1995, which was followed by "The Unrecoupable One-Man Bandit" (1999).
  • In 2002, he released his album "U Can Never B2 Straight".
  • The following year,  he presented a weekly show on LBC 97.3, a London radio station.
  • In  2007, he released two electronic-dance collaborations.
  • The same year, he also released an EP called "Disco Abomination" on the internet.
  • His next album titled "Ordinary Man" was released in 2010
  • After a long time, he wrote an album titled "This Is What I Do", which was released in 2013.
  • George replaced Tom Jones as a mentor on the fifth season of The Voice UK in January 2016, but he quit the show after a season and became a coach on The Voice Australia's sixth season.
  • In 2017, he participated in the last season of The New Celebrity Apprentice on NBC in which he supported the charity Safe Kids Worldwide and came in second place.
  • The same year, he collaborated with Pitbull on Pitbull's tenth studio album "Climate Change".
  • In 2021, he became a judge on the Irish talent show, ThBig Deal.
  • George appeared as a contestant on the 22nd UK series of I'm a Celebrity ...Get Me Out O Here! in November 2022. Where he finished in 8th place eliminating from the show on the 17th day.
  • Additionally, Boy George his first autobiography titled Take It Like a Man in 1995 which was followed by his second autobiographical book, Straight in 2005.

Boy George Partner, Relationship and Gay

61-years Boy George has never been married and living a single life presently. Previously, he was in a relationship with a British musician, Kirk Brandon. He also dated a number of renowned persons like Jon Moss, Michael Dunne, Martine McCutcheon, and Audun Carlsen. 

Moreover, George revealed that he is gay in his 1995 autobiography Take It Like a Man.

Boy George's Net Worth

Boy George has amassed a great fortune through his various professions such as singer, songwriter, DJ, mixed media artist, and record producer. His net worth is estimated to be around $50 million as of January 2023. Similarly, he makes millions of dollars as an annual salary. His primary source of earnings comes from working in the music industry. He also has extra earnings from endorsing well-known brands like Dior Homme. 

With such fortune, he is living a lavish lifestyle and resides in a luxurious mansion.

Boy George Height, Weight & Tattoos

Boy George stands at a perfect height of 1.83m (6 feet) with a balanced body weight of 80kg (176 lbs.). His body build type is average. Likewise, he wears a shoe size of 10(US). Moreover, he has a pair of hazel-green eyes and grey hair however his natural hair color was Ginger Brown. In addition, he has some tattoos on his body including a tattoo of David Bowie on his right arm and Marc Bolan on his left arm.

Overall, George has an average build healthy body with a charming personality.

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