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Birth Name :

Beck David Campbell

Birth Date :

July 08, 1970

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Spouse :

Marissa Ribisi (actress, since April 3, 2004)

Claim to fame :

Abum "Mellow Gold" (1994)


Beck was born Beck David Campbell on July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, California, into an artistic, Scientologist family. His father was a conductor and string arranger, and his mother was an ex-Warholian actress. His grandfather, Alfred Earl "Al" Hansen, was a key Fluxus artist.

After dropping out of school when he was in the 10th grade, Beck began playing acoustic blues and folk music in local coffeehouses and as a street busker in the early 1990s. After trying to make it in New York, Beck was discovered in 1991 by the independent label Bong Load Custom Records, and while working with representatives from the label, he was persuaded to work hip-hop beats into his rock music. Recording with Karl Stephenson and Calvin Johnson, he released the single "MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack" in 1992.

Latest News

Kanye West Admits He's Wrong About Beck, Apologizes for 'Innacurate' Comments

June 23, 2015 08:31:32 GMT

Months after dissed following the latter's big win at the 2015 Grammy Awards, the rapper once again apologizes for his remarks. In a new interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Times, he admits he was wrong when implying that the multi-instrumentalist didn't "respect artistry."

Beck Releases New Single 'Dreams'

June 16, 2015 03:54:32 GMT

has returned with a new song. After teasing it with some Instagram posts last week, the musician released on Monday, June 15 "Dreams" which has been confirmed as the first offering from his upcoming 10th studio album.

The Chemical Brothers Enlists Beck, Q-Tip and More for New Album 'Born in the Echoes'

April 24, 2015 06:45:43 GMT

are returning with a new album. The duo made up of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons announced on Thursday, April 23 that they're readying "" which will mark their first studio effort since 2010's "".

Beck's Dad David Campbell Worked With Beyonce on Her Album

March 06, 2015 08:29:40 GMT

Long before they competed against each other for the coveted Album of the Year Award at the 2015 Grammys, was connected to through his dad. As pointed out recently by a Redditor, the 44-year-old musician who was born Bek David Campbell is a son of David Campbell who once worked with Bey on her 2006 album "".

Kanye West Publicly Apologizes to Beck and Bruno Mars

February 27, 2015 02:14:46 GMT

Nearly three weeks after he almost crashed 's acceptance speech at the Grammys, wants the world to know he's deeply sorry. On Thursday, February 26, the rapper unexpectedly took to Twitter to apologize to the multi-instrumentalist as well as .

Arcade Fire's Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye West's 'Jesus Walks' and Beck's 'Loser'

February 17, 2015 09:23:47 GMT

In the wake of the incident involving and at last week's Grammy Awards, Win Butler unleashed his DJ Windows 98 alter ego and created a mash-up of the two stars' hits. The frontman then took to SoundCloud recently to share "Jesus Walks, Loser", which is obviously a rework of 'Ye's "Jesus Walks" and Beck's "Loser".

Artist of the Week: Beck

February 16, 2015 07:00:37 GMT

's win at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last week came as a huge surprise for millions of people, including the musician himself. He has admitted that he, like everyone else, believed it was fellow nominee who would take home the Album of the Year trophy.

Beck and Beyonce's Hit Singles Are Turned Into 'Single Loser (Put a Beck on It)'

February 13, 2015 08:06:46 GMT

Following 's unexpected Album of the Year Win over , a mash-up combining the two super talented singers' hits has surfaced online. The mash-up titled "Single Loser (Put a Beck on It)" was posted on SoundCloud by a user who goes by Beckyonce Knowles-Hansen.

50 Cent Trashes Grammys, Disagrees With Kanye West's Comment on Beck's Win

February 12, 2015 07:36:25 GMT

weighs in on 's antics at the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, February 8. The G-Unit rapper shared his thought on his former rival's rant against Album of the Year winner as he discussed his underwear line FRIGO in a new interview with PEOPLE.

John Legend Clarifies Thought on Kanye West's Grammys Antics: I Don't Support Him Dissing Beck

February 11, 2015 03:51:27 GMT

After admitting that he found pal 's antics at the 2015 Grammy Awards "funny," made it clear that it didn't mean he agreed with the rapper's statement about . As previously reported, 'Ye nearly crashed the 44-year-old musician's Album of the Year speech before saying he should've given the trophy to .

John Legend on Kanye West Nearly Crashing Beck's Grammy Speech: No Harm Done

February 10, 2015 16:56:07 GMT

weighs in on 's Grammy antics where the rapper almost cut short 's Album of the Year speech at the recent Grammy Awards. The R&B singer thinks it was harmless and so he tells people to chill.

Kanye West Explains Beck Diss: I Love Him, but He Doesn't Deserve the Album of the Year

February 10, 2015 03:47:44 GMT

is a fan of despite his post-Grammy Award diss. After previously implying that the 44-year-old multi-instrumentalist wasn't an "artist," the rapper explained his statement when he caught up with TMZ at a New York City airport on Monday morning, February 9.

Beck Responds to Kanye West's Criticism Over His Album of Year Win at Grammys

February 09, 2015 19:38:36 GMT

speaks up after almost crashed his speech and later dissed him over his big win for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Beck keeps it classy as he responds to the rapper's rant. "You can't please everybody, man," he shrugs it off.

Kim Kardashian Tweets Picture of Funny Reaction to Beck's Best Album Win at the Grammys

February 09, 2015 09:15:24 GMT

reacted to Beck's Album of the Year win at the 2015 Grammy Awards with a funny picture. The mother of North West posted on her Twitter a photo of her along with celebrity couple and after the Sunday, February 8 ceremony.

Kanye West Almost Interrupts Beck's Speech, Blasts Grammys After Beyonce Loses Album of the Year

February 09, 2015 08:07:21 GMT

attempted to recreate the infamous 2009 MTV VMA incident involving during the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday night, February 8. The rapper suddenly stormed the stage and almost interrupted Beck's acceptance speech after unexpectedly announced the 44-year-old musician's "" as the winner of the coveted Album of the Year.

Grammy Awards 2015: Beck Earns Album of the Year, Sam Smith Dominates Winners List

February 09, 2015 05:20:36 GMT

and were the biggest winners of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which has just been wrapped up. The 44-year-old musician, whose "" was named the Best Rock Album earlier in the day, surprised the crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center as well as millions of viewers at home when the same effort was unexpectedly announced as the winner for the coveted Best Album of the Year.

Grammy Awards 2015: Beyonce and Beck Added to Winners List

February 09, 2015 02:36:01 GMT

The 2015 Grammy Awards continues with the appearance from . For the first time in six years, the rapper returned to the Grammy stage to perform his latest single "Only One". He last performed at the annual event in 2008 when he sang "Hey Mama" and dedicated it to her late mother Donda West.

Video: Beck and Jenny Lewis Cover Rod Stewart's 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?' at Concert

August 22, 2014 08:41:44 GMT

and joined forces for a special performance when they made a tour stop in Redmond, Washington on Wednesday, August 20. Taking the stage at the Marymoor Park, the duo treated the crowd to a funky cover of 's classic "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"

Jack White Joins Beck Onstage at Providence Gig

July 28, 2014 08:49:41 GMT

supported during a gig at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island on Saturday night, July 26. Introduced as "best bartender in the world," the rocker made an appearance onstage, joining his pal for final songs "Pay No Mind" and "Loser".

Beck Announces Dates for 'Morning Phase' Tour

March 12, 2014 04:52:23 GMT

has announced that he's hitting the road to support his new album, "". On Tuesday, March 11, the musician revealed the dates of his upcoming tour which will run from April through July.

Beck Performs New Tracks Off 'Morning Phase' on 'Saturday Night Live'

March 03, 2014 02:05:30 GMT

Following the release of "", took the stage of "" to promote the new album. The singer/songwriter performed two new tracks appearing in the record that arrived earlier the week.

Beck Joins Capitol Records, Announces New Album 'Morning Phase'

October 29, 2013 02:58:14 GMT

has signed to Capitol Records and is currently working on a new album that will arrive in February 2014. Set to be titled "", the upcoming release will mark Beck's first album of new material since 2008's "".

Beck Joined by Franz Ferdinand and Others to Perform 'Song Reader'

July 08, 2013 09:25:32 GMT

recently took the stage at London's Barbican for the first full live performance of "", his 2012 sheet music collection. A group of British musicians including , Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton and joined the multi-instrumentalist onstage to perform his sheet music.

Frank Ocean and Beck Top 2013 O Music Awards Nominations

May 17, 2013 04:55:13 GMT

and ended up with two nominations each as the categories and nominees for the 2013 O Music Awards are announced. Ocean is up for Must-Follow Artist on Twitter and Too Much A** for TV category while Beck is nominated for Best Interactive Music Video and Analog Genius category.

Official Tracklisting of 'Twilight Saga's Eclipse' Soundtrack Album

May 13, 2010 05:37:38 GMT

Summit Entertainment have released an official tracklisting for a coundtrack compilation of their highly-anticipated movie "". Musicians contributing to this album range from indie artists and to rock music acts and to Hip-Hop performer like .

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