Adam Ant is one of the greatest and most successful stars of the 80s. With international hits like “Prince Charming” and “Stand and Deliver” the singer has written music history. His fascinating voice and his creative lyrics still inspire fans all over the world today.
Adam Ant – Artist Biography
The British musician Adam Ant was born on 3 November 1954 in London as Stuart Leslie Goddard. His stage name is derived from the English word “adamant” (rock-hard, unshakeable). He made his entry into the music business in 1977 and founded the punk and new wave band Adam & The Ants together with guitarist Lester Square, bassist Andrew Peter Warren and drummer Paul Flanagan.
However, until the group made the big breakthrough, the line-up changed several times. At the beginning of the 80s frontman Adam was on stage together with guitarist Marco Pirroni, bassist Kevin Mooney and the two drummers Terry Lee Miall and Christopher Merrick Hughes. With their unmistakable drum sound, “New Romantic” sounds and pirate outfit, the stars of the 80s captivated their fans all over the world. They were able to achieve great success.
In 1982 the decision was made for a solo career. With a mixture of soft sounds and rocky beats the musician stormed the charts again. From the 90’s he retired from the music business for a longer time to dedicate himself to acting. But he never lost his interest in music. Since 2013 the singer is regularly on stage again and inspires the audience with new songs.
Adam Ant – Greatest Hits
The successful singer released 10 studio albums and 25 singles. He was also involved in 6 compilation albums. Especially in the 80s his songs were regularly represented in the German, British and American charts.
Some of Adam & The Ants’ most famous hits are “Dog Eat Dog”, “Antmusic”, “Prince Charming”, “Stand and Deliver” and “Ant Rap”. As a solo artist the musician convinces with songs like “Goody Two Shoes”, “Friend or Foe” and “Puss’n Boots”. With “Cool Zombie” he made his grandiose comeback.
Adam Ant – Awards and Successes
In the course of his career the singer was able to record many musical successes. Some of his albums and singles sold so well that they reached silver, gold or even platinum status. Altogether the artist was awarded with 5 silver and 10 gold records as well as 2 platinum records.
He is one of the most successful stars of the 80s. He was also awarded the Brit Award for “Best British Album” in 1982 and the Ivor Novello Award as “Songwriter of the Year”. In 2008 the music icon won a Q Award.
Adam Ant – the most successful tours
Since the 80’s Adam Ant is regularly to be found on the biggest stages of the world. The artist has made numerous performances in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. From September to December 2019 he tours the USA, Canada and Great Britain. The “Friend or Foe Tour” will delight audiences in cities such as New York, Washington, Toronto, Liverpool and Manchester.
Adam Ant – talented actor and author
In addition to his musical abilities, Adam Ant also possesses acting talent. Especially in the 80’s and 90’s he took part in numerous movies and series. He has also been active at the theater. His autobiographical work “Stand and Deliver: The Autobiography” was published in 2006. The book gives interesting insights into the life and career of the star of the 80s.
Adam Ant – Charity-Engagement
Privately, the musician is committed to animal welfare. The endangered gorilla is particularly close to his heart. In 2003 he recorded a new version of his world hit “Stand and Deliver” and renamed it “Save the Gorilla”. With a modified text he wants to draw attention to the difficult situation of the endangered animal species. To help, the artist supports the “Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund”.
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