Declan Patrick McManus, OBE (born 25 August 1954), known professionally as Elvis Costello, is an English singer-songwriter. He has won multiple awards in his career, including Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2020, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Costello began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album My Aim Is True was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album This Year's Model was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its li...
|Legal name||Declan Patrick MacManus|
|Also performed as||Declan Patrick MacManusThe Emotional ToothpasteThe Imposter|
|Born||25/8/1954 (Age: 67), in Paddington|
|Married to||Diana Krall (2003-)Cait O'Riordan (1986-2002)|
|Role(s)||Graphic DesignProducerVocalGuestKeyboardElectric GuitarCompiler|
|Label(s)||Warner Bros. RecordsMercury RecordsDeutsche GrammophonHip‐O RecordsHear MusicDemon RecordsColumbiaRhinoRykodiscConcord Records|