Beck

Active - 2001 - Present  |   Born - Jul 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Music, Visual Arts

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  • His grandfather, Al Hansen, helped found the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s; his mom, Bibbe Hansen, acted in Andy Warhol movies and performed in punk-rock bands; and his dad, David Campbell, is a session player-string arranger who's worked with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.
  • Dropped out of high school.
  • Before hitting it big, he worked in a video store and unloaded trucks.
  • Released his first studio album, Golden Feelings, in 1993.  His breakthrough, Mellow Gold, featuring the hit single "Loser," was released the next year.
  • His artwork, along with his grandfather's work, was showcased in an exhibition called "Beck & Al Hansen: Playing with Matches," in 1998.
  • Contributed three songs to the PlayStation 3/PlayStation Vita album Sound Shapes; "Cities" was nominated for Best Song in a Game for the Video Game Awards in 2012.