Edwyn Collins

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Full Name Edwyn Collins
Age 61 Years Old
Nick Name Edwyn Collins
Gender Male
Famous As Musician
Birth Date August 23rd, 1959
Birth Place Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edwyn Stephen Collins is a Scottish musician, producer, and record label owner from Edinburgh, Scotland. Collins was the lead singer for the 1980s post-punk band Orange Juice, which he co-founded. 

Edwyn Collins: ‘My ambition’s changed’

The singer-songwriter, who sprang to fame in the early 80s fronting the band Orange Juice before going on to million-selling solo success with his song A Girl Like You, puts his softening of approach to his past down to two things: his relocation to his Scotland, where he and his wife Grace Maxwell were born and grew up, and his 60th birthday (which he celebrates on Friday, August 23).

The album is named after a village in Caithness where families settled during the Highland clearances in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now ruined, it is, he says, a place he visited in his childhood while staying with his grandfather in nearby Helmsdale. “I suppose Grace would say the album is nostalgic and I guess it is, looking back on my youth and so on,” Collins says. The tone of the album was struck by the song Glasgow to London. Collins explains it was all about “looking back on my youth in the Orange Juice days, I would go to London on the train”. Others followed in a similar vein. “You were looking at your past,” says Maxwell. “I didn’t realize I was doing that,” her husband replies. “It’s almost an inevitability – Edwyn is about to turn 60, ha ha ha,” Maxwell interjects, pointing out she’s already 61. “The cycle of life,” Collins agrees.

Famous for

His 1995 single "A Girl Like You" was a worldwide hit.

Early life of Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins was born on 23 August 1959 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He holds Scottish nationality with white ethnicity. His birth name is Edwyn Stephen Collins with the birth sign of Virgo and was born to his father Peter Collins who was an art lecturer and mother (name not available)who worked in a laundrette. Collins's father died in 2003 after a car crash near Lanark. Further updates will be added soon.

Regarding his education, there is no information available currently but He was often bullied about his appearance in his school.

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Career of Edwyn Collins

  • Collins started his career by co-founding the band the Nu-Sonics in 1976 in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden. Later, The band changed its name to Orange Juice in 1979.
  • The band's debut single, "Falling and Laughing" was issued on February 1980
  • After three more singles with Postcard, Orange Juice signed to Polydor Records in October 1981 and released their debut album, You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, in March 1982.
  • The band's second album, Rip It Up followed in November 1982.
  • The band's two subsequent albums, Texas Fever, and The Orange Juice were both released in 1984.
  • Collins started his solo career in 1986 and signed to Elevation Records.
  • Collins released two singles for the Elevation label in 1987.
  • At the request of passionate Orange Juice fans in Germany, Collins recorded his next album at a small German studio The album, entitled Hope and Despair, was released in 1989.
  • Collins built his own recording studio in 1994 that was used to record his third solo album, Gorgeous George.
  • In 1995, Collins released the single "A Girl Like You", which became a hit in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Collins released his sixth solo album, entitled Home Again, in September 2007 on Heavenly Records
  • The album was recorded before his illness but mixed after his discharge from the hospital.
  • Collins's first written and recorded album Losing Sleep was then released on 13 September 2010 in the UK since his 2005 illness.
  • On 30 September 2010, Collins and his band broadcast three live songs from the Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth for BBC Radio 2's "Radcliffe and Maconie Show".
  • On 30 July 2011, Collins performed at the Indietracks festival that was held at the Midland Railway, Butterley, UK.

Additionally,

  • Collins has also worked extensively as a record producer with other artists, including Terrorvision, Vic Godard, Robert Forster, The Cribs, Little Barrie, and Hooton Tennis Club.
  • In 2005 Collins produced the Cribs album The New Fellas and co-produced the 2013 album Clarietta
  • Collins also produced The Official Body, the third album by the British post-punk band Shopping, which was released on 19 January 2018

Awards

  • In May 2009 Collins won the Ivors Inspiration Award in recognition of his struggles following his 2005 brain hemorrhage.
  • In 1995 Collins received Goldene Europa for Best International Singer
  • In 1996 Collins won  RSH Gold Awards for Airplay Hit of the Year ("A Girl Like You")
  • In 2010 he received an honorary master's degree from Buckinghamshire New University.

Personal life of Edwyn Collins

Who is Wdwyn Collins is married?

Edwyn Collins is married to his wife Grace Maxwell, who is also his manager. The couple also has one son, William Collins, and the couple is living happily.

Birthday life of Edwyn Collins

Musician Edwyn Collins celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of August. Currently, he is 60 years old.

Net worth of Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins earns money through his music career. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million.