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Boy George

Facts About Boy George

Celebrated Name Boy George
Age 61 Years Old
Nick Name Turd Blossom
Birth Name George Alan O'Dowd
Birth Date 1961-06-14
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Barnehurst, Kent
Nationality British
Father Jerry O'Dowd
Mother Dinah O'Dowd
Siblings Richard, Kevin, David, Gerald, Siobhan
Ethnicity British-Irish
Horoscope Gemini
Religion Christian
School Eltham Green Secondary School
Awards Ivor Novello Awards
Net Worth $50 Million
Source of Wealth Music Industry
Salary Millions of dollar
Sexual Orientation Gay
Height 1.83 m
Weight 80 KG
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Hazel
Shoe Size size of 10 (US) or 9.5 (UK) or 43 (EU)
Marital Status Unmarried
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Boy George is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, mixed media artist, photographer, and record producer. He is the lead singer of the pop band "Culture Club". Formed in 1981, the Culture Club has released multiple albums and songs like Kissing to Be Clever, Life, The War Song, From Luxury to Heartache, Miss Me Blind, Waking Up with the House on Fire, Don’t Mind If I Do, Colour by Numbers, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Time (Clock of the Heart), Church of the Poison Mind, I’ll Tumble 4 Ya, Victims, Karma Chameleon, It’s a Miracle, I Just Wanna Be Loved, Love Is Love, and Your Kisses Are Charity.

He has also branched out as a solo artist and his discography consists of various albums including Sold, Tense Nervous Headache, Boyfriend, The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit, The Martyr Mantras, Cheapness and Beauty, U Can Never B2 Straight, This Is What I Do, and Ordinary Alien. He is renowned for his soulful voice and his androgynous appearance. He was part of the New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to early 1980s. He was the lead singer of Jesus Loves You between 1989 and 1992. In 2015, he received an Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors for Outstanding Services to British Music.

Boy George signs up for I’m A Celebrity

I’m A Celebrity is returning to Australia for the first time in three years following the pandemic, with filming kicking off in November. The full I’m a Celebrity 2022 line-up has been announced. Former rugby player Mike Tindall, singer Boy George and DJ Chris Moyles are among the first stars announced for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! During an appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway earlier this year, George actually told Ant and Dec that he would love to take part in I’m A Celebrity – as long as the show could cater to his dietary requirements. 

What is Boy George Known For?

  • Boy George is a singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, photographer, and record producer from England. 
  • He is known for his bombastic and theatrical appearance.
  • He is famous for his earliest break-out hit singles when he was still the lead singer of his band Culture Club such as Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (1982), Time (Clock of the Heart) (1982), and Karma Chameleon (1983). 

What is Boy George's Real Name?

Boy George was born with the real name of George Alan O'Dowd on 14th June 1961, in Barnehurst, Kent, England, to his parents, Jerry O'Dowd (born Jeremiah; 1932–2004) and Dinah O'Dowd (born Christina Glynn; 1939). He has five siblings - Richard (Oldest child of Dinah, George’s Half-brother), Kevin O’Dowd (Older Brother), David O’Dowd (Younger Brother), Gerald O’Dowd (Younger Brother) (Bricklayer and former Boxer), Siobhan (Younger Sister) with whom he grew up. He was raised in a working-class Irish Catholic family. He had a difficult childhood because of his abusive father. His present age is 61 as of 2022. He holds British nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed of British-Irish. Gemini is his zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. 

George studied at Eltham Green Secondary School in South East London until the age of 15 after which he was expelled. He then took up odd jobs to sustain himself. He worked as a fruit picker, milliner, etc. 

Boy George during his time in Culture Club

Boy George Career Timeline

  • At first, his style of dressing caught the attention of music entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren who arranged for George to perform with the group Bow Wow Wow.
  • He left the group and started his own band with bassist Mikey Craig. They were joined by Jon Moss (who had drumming stints with the Damned and Adam and the Ants) and then guitarist Roy Hay. 
  • Initially, they were named Sex Gang Children, but settled on the name "Culture Club", referring to the various ethnic backgrounds of the members.
  • They recorded their debut album Kissing to Be Clever (UK No. 5, US No. 14,) and it was released in 1982.
  • Their next album, Colour By Numbers, was an enormous success, topping the UK charts and reaching No. 2 in the US. 
  • The band's third album, Waking Up with the House on Fire (UK No. 2, US No. 26), was not as big a hit as its predecessors internationally, but still achieved chart success. 
  • In 1986, Culture Club released their fourth album, From Luxury to Heartache (UK No. 10, US No. 32) which featured the hit single "Move Away".
  • A new Culture Club album, Don't Mind If I Do, was released in 1999.
  • In 1987, George released his first solo album, Sold, which garnered success in Europe. 
  • Tense Nervous Headache (1988) and Boyfriend (1989) would be his next two internationally released albums followed by High Hat.
  • In 1989, George formed his own record label, More Protein, and began recording under the name Jesus Loves You. 
  • He has also enjoyed a second career as a notable music DJ.
  • He released the rock-driven album Cheapness and Beauty in 1995. The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit – Volume One was the next album release. 
  • He published his first autobiography, Take It Like a Man, in 1995 which was followed by his second autobiographical book Straight in 2005. 
  • In 2002, he released his album U Can Never B2 Straight. 
  • In 2003, he presented a weekly show on LBC 97.3, a London radio station. 
  • He also guests appeared on television series like The Kumars at No. 42 and The Friday Night Project.
  • In 2005, George released Straight, the second volume of his autobiography. 
  • He released two electronic-dance collaborations in 2007. He also released an EP called Disco Abomination on the internet. 
  • In 2009, he signed a new deal and released an album titled Ordinary Alien – The Kinky Roland Files. 
  • In 2013, he released an album titled Coming Home. 
  • The same year, he also released the album This Is What I Do, which he had written a long time back. 
  • In January 2016, he became a mentor in the fifth season of The Voice UK replacing Tom Jones. He left the show after a season and joined the sixth season of The Voice Australia as a coach. After appearing in the seventh and eighth seasons of the show, he returned for the ninth season, which started airing in 2020.
  • In October 2016, he performed Starman as a tribute to his idol David Bowie, who had died nine months prior. 
  • He also collaborated with American rapper Pitbull for his tenth studio album Climate Change. 
  • He then signed a new recording deal with BMG Music Company in August 2017.
  • On 2 and 26 March 2020, through his YouTube channel, he respectively released (as videos) 2 new solo songs entitled "Clouds" and "Isolation" taken from his forthcoming album Geminis Don't Read The Manual.
  • In 2021, he was a guest on the BBC's Paul Weller – Live at the Barbican, joining Paul Weller and conductor Jules Buckley for a version of The Style Council's "You're the Best Thing". In September 2021, he became a judge on the Irish talent show The Big Deal. 

Boy George Awards and Achievements

  • Won Ivor Novello Awards in 2015
  • Won Attitude Awards in 2018 

How much is Boy George's Net Worth in 2022?

Boy George is a singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, mixed media artist, photographer, and record producer whose net worth is estimated to have $50 Million as of 2022. He has built his million-dollar empire via his career. His main source of wealth comes from the music industry and he is living a luxurious lifestyle. He lives in a lavish mansion. He is making his annual salary in millions of dollars from his profession. At the height of his fame several years ago, George endorsed several brands worldwide that are difficult to track and list now. He was in the news for being the face of Dior Homme in 2017. 

Who is Boy George Partner?

Boy George is currently living a single life. He enjoys his own company at present. He is focused on his career at present. His sexual orientation is gay

Boy George and his ex-partner, Jon Moss

Initially, he dated Kirk Brandon who is a British musician. After that, he began his relationship with Jon Moss in the early 1980s. Next, his love life started with Michael Dunne from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. Then, he had a brief heterosexual relationship with the British actor, Martine McCutcheon in 2006 which lasted a year. From January 2007 to April 2007, he dated Audun Carlsen. 

How tall is Boy George?

Boy George has tall and perfect height of 6 feet or 1.83 m. His body weight consists of 80 kg or 176 lbs. Taking charge of his health, he acquired a dramatic transformation in his 50s after a 40 kg weight loss. His hair has gone grey now, but childhood pictures show that his natural hair color was Ginger Brown. He has a pair of hazel-green eyes. His body type is average. He has fair and pale skin. He wears a shoe size of 10 (US) or 9.5 (UK) or 43 (EU). He has got a healthy body with a charming smile. 

He has a tattoo of David Bowie on his right arm and Marc Bolan on his left arm. They are his favorite tattoos on his body to date.

Trivias About Boy George You Need To Know.

  • Boy George was raised in a working-class Irish Catholic family.
  • Gemini is his zodiac sign.
  • George Alan O'Dowd is his real name.
  • He was bad at sports but a good swimmer.
  • Boy George shares his birthday (14 June) with Donald Trump.

Frequently Asked Questions About Boy George.

Where was Boy George born?

Boy George was born in Barnehurst, Kent.

Who is the father of Boy George?

The father of Boy George is Jerry O'Dowd.

Who is the mother of Boy George?

The mother of Boy George is Dinah O'Dowd.

What is the net worth of Boy George?

The net worth of Boy George is $50 Million.

What is the salary of Boy George?

The salary of Boy George is Millions of dollar.

What is the color of Boy George's hair?

Boy George hair color is Grey.

What is the color of Boy George's eye?

Boy George eye color is Hazel.