Elvis Costello, the popular 63-year-old musician, singer and composer, cut his European concert tour short while he recovers from a “very aggressive cancerous malignancy.” He was set to tour with his longtime band The Imposters but cancelled the remaining dates while he recovers from surgery.
Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in Paddington, London, England in 1954. He is best known as both a solo artist and as the front man for the band Elvis Costello and the Attractions. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Costello’s net worth is approximately $70 million and is a well-known musician dating back to 1973 when he released his debut album “My Aim is True.”
Here’s what you need to know about Costello’s net worth:
1. Costello’s Net Worth is Approximately $70 Million Due to a Long Career in Music, Songwriting & Acting
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Elvis Costello performs onstage during the Little Kids Rock Benefit 2017 at PlayStation Theater on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Little Kids Rock)
Costello began his career in the early 1970’s, during London’s popular pub rock music scene, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His album “My Aim is True” was critically acclaimed when it first dropped, and he formed the Attractions shortly after as a backup band. The group toured for a decade before splitting up in 1986, Celebrity Net Worth reports.
“He began performing professionally in 1969 and was a musician and/or singer in many bands around London before forming a moderately successful pub-rock band called “Flip City” in the mid-1970s. Working full time as a computer operator, he landed his first record deal with Stiff Records in 1977 and recorded his first album “My Aim Is True” while on vacation,” his bio on IMDB states.
Costello is a renowned film producer as well as a musician and songwriter. He has starred in several documentaries and television series including “New Girl,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Minority Report,” as well as several Simpsons episodes.
2. He Won a Grammy Award & Was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003
HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Elvis Costello attends the screening of “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” at AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI)
Costello won a Grammy Award, was nominated twice for the Brit Award for Best British Male , and was nominated in 2003 for the an Academy Award for Best Original Song for his popular song “The Scarlet Tide.”
Costello and the Attractions were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and has had several hit songs over the years, including “Alison,” “Everyday I Write the Book,” and “Pump it Up.”
He is married to famous Canadian pianist Diana Krall. The couple have two children together.
3. Costello Starred in a Hit Commercial With His Father Early in His Career
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