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Background information
Birth name Bek David Campbell
Born 8 July 1970
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Genres Alternative rock anti-folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1985-present
Labels DGC Interscope, Geffen XL, Bong Load, Capitol
Website Beck.com
Singer / Musician

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, 8 July 1970), known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

He was a support act for Duran Duran in 2005.

Background informationEdit

Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small but intense anti-folk movement.

After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 album Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards.

He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to sample-based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro-funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008), likewise, by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase. It won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards on 8 February 2015.

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