Marilyn Manson Biography
By: Perihan El Etreby
Brian Hugh Warner, known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, painter, and writer. As the lead singer of the band of the same name, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in 1989 and remains the only continuous member, he is recognized for his contentious stage attitude and appearance. His stage name was created by combining and contrasting the names of two opposing American cultural icons: a sex symbol and an infamous criminal, in Marilyn’s case, actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson.
Marilyn is best known for music from the 1990s, such as Portrait of an American Family (1994), Antichrist Superstar (1996), and Mechanical Animals (1998), which earned him a reputation as a controversial figure and a negative influence on young people in the mainstream media when combined with his public image. He is also famous for his songs “The Beautiful People” and “Sweet Dreams”.
Three of the band’s albums have gone platinum in the United States, while three more have gone gold, and the band has had eight records debuts in the top ten, including two No. 1 albums. Marilyn is listed No. 44 on Hit Parader’s list of the “Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists,” and he has been nominated for four Grammy Awards with his band. He has also received a Grammy nomination for his work on Kanye West’s Donda. He made his acting debut in David Lynch’s Lost Highway (1997), and has subsequently appeared in a number of minor roles and cameos in other films.
Marilyn was born in Canton, Ohio, on January 5, 1969. He and his parents moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida after he graduated from high school. He studied journalism and theatre at Broward Community College, and when he was bored and lonely in a new town, he penned poetry and short stories. He became an entertainment journalist for a local magazine after getting sacked from his previous job at a record store. He spoke with a number of well-known musicians, including Trent Reznor of the band “Nine Inch Nails.” He would frequent rock clubs in addition to his profession and writing. He quickly made the decision to form his own band.
He has 14 songs in the Top 200 Billboard, 12 of which made it to the top 40, and 10 made it to the top 10. His song “Mechanical Animals” was a top one hit and remained on the chart for 33 weeks, while “The Golden Age of Grotesque” has also made it to the top one for 16 weeks.
Because of the anti-Christian theme in his songs, Marilyn became a controversial celebrity. He began to mix with other celebrities and had a relationship with actress Rose McGowan. They got engaged, however, the relationship ended in 2001.
He later fell in love with Dita Von Teese, a burlesque dancer, and they married soon after. In a castle in Ireland, they held a fairy-tale, non-denominational wedding. In the meantime, he released two additional albums (Holy Wood and the Golden Age of Grotesque), as well as a best-of collection (Lest We Forget: The Best Of…). He has dabbled in acting, appearing in Jawbreaker (1999), Party Monster (1998), and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, among others (2004). He is still doing music and acting in films.
|We Are Chaos|
|Heaven Upside Down|
|The Pale Emperor|
|The High End of Low|
|Eat Me, Drink Me|
|The Golden Age of Grotesque|
|Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)|
|Portrait of an American Family|
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Marilyn Manson?
Marilyn Manson is an American rock musician. He is known for his controversial stage persona and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which he co-founded with Daisy Berkowitz in 1989. His stage name was formed from the names of two American pop culture icons: actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer Charles Manson.
What Genre Is Marilyn Manson?
Marilyn Manson is considered to be a rock and roll, shock rock, industrial metal, and alternative metal artist.
When Did Marilyn Manson Come Out?
Marilyn Manson’s debut album, Portrait of an American Family, was released in 1994. The album’s title track caused controversy upon its release, with many wondering if Manson was advocating for the murder of Americans. The album’s artwork also generated a great deal of controversy, as it featured an image of the singer covered in blood.
What Was Marilyn Manson’S First Album?
Marilyn Manson’s first album was “Portrait of an American Family.” It was released in 1994.
How Many Platinum Records Does Marilyn Manson Have?
Marilyn Manson has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He has been awarded seven platinum and three gold certifications by the RIAA. Manson has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards.