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Alex Turner (Born 6th January 1986)
Alex Turner is an English singer and songwriter. 
He is famously known for being the lead singer of Arctic Monkeys.
He has also recorded a side project named 'The Last Shadow Puppets', and also has a career as a solo artist.

Net Worth: $22 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Career: Independent label Domino Records signed Arctic Monkeys in 2005.
Their first album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not", released in 2006, was the fastest selling album in British music history.
They have released several albums since, "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007), "Humbug" (2009), "Suck It And See" (2011), and "AM" (2013).
All these albums reached number 1 in the UK album charts.
In 2008, Turner joined Miles Kane, James Ford, and Owen Pallett and released an album, "The Age Of An Understatement", which reached number 1 in its first week of release.
Following this, they went on tour together.
Turner also wrote and performed the soundtrack for the 2010 comedy/drama "Submarine".
Turner made his debut as a short story writer, performing a spoken word track "A Choice of Three" in October 2008.
In 2011, he contributed to writing six songs with Miles Kane, for his first album "Colour of The Trap".

Personal Life: Alex is the son of Penny and David Turner, who taught German and music in Sheffield Schools.
Turner took piano lessons whilst at school in Sheffield.
He took a gap year before starting University in order to pursue his musical ambitions.
He said that if Arctic Monkeys had not become successful, he would have studied English at Manchester University.

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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner Talks About Politics In Music And Tax Avoidance Controversy

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Arctic Monkeys’ lead singer Alex Turner has spoken about the role that politics play in the band’s work, as well as reflect on the past controversy they became tangling in regarding a tax avoidance scheme.

The Sheffield-based group released their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino just over a week ago, which raced to the top of the UK charts and became the fastest selling vinyl album in 25 years, selling 24,500 copies.

However, their huge fanbase has been split by the sonic departure of the new record from that of previous efforts, with all the songs based around the piano and with Turner’s lyrics abstractly touching on politics, society and technology.

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Noel Gallagher Unimpressed With Arctic Monkeys Album

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Noel Gallagher was expecting a ''few choruses'' on the new Arctic Monkeys album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'.

The 'Holy Mountain' hitmaker has had a chance to check out the Sheffield band's sixth studio album which has split the opinion of fans due to its experimental direction.

Frontman Alex Turner has described the concept behind the record as being the idea of a ''retirement home for rock stars on the moon'', and Noel, 50, has taken the time to give it a listen but admits he didn't enjoy the songs because most lack any classic choruses or melodies.

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Miles Kane and Alex Turner of The Last Shadow Puppets perform live in concert at the Bournemouth International Centre, with support from Gaz Coombes - Bournemouth, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th July 2016

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Alex Turner, Miles Kane and Zach Dawes
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Alex Turner, Miles Kane, James Ford and Zach Dawes

Alex Turner , Arctic Monkeys - Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 25th January 2016

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Alex Turner , Taylor Bagley - Alex Turner and girlfriend Taylor Bagley at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Lax, California, United States - Monday 24th August 2015

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).

Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual  around the camp fire. 

Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.

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Alex Turner To "Dust Off Tunic" For The Libertines Reunion Shows

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Alex Turner said he would ‘relish’ the opportunity to see the newly-reformed Libertines perform live - suggesting he might even ‘knock the dust off his old tunic’ in support of the indie icons. Both Turner and his fellow Arctic Monkey Matt Helders spoke about the cult band’s long-awaited reunion in an interview with NME.

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Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner welcomes The Libertines reunion [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Ian Gavan]

As well as praising the Libertines’ 2002 debut Up The Bracket, the singer of the Brit Award-winning group describes the chance to see Pete Doherty and co perform as something he ‘would relish.’

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Why Have Arctic Monkey's Scrapped Plans For A New Album?

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Arctic Monkeys continue to ascend toward superstardom. Their status as bona fide rockstars capable of disseminating universally lauded records means their prestige can only continue to expand. 2013’s AM saw the band make a total departure from any semblance of their younger selves. Where once they specialised in jagged riffs and quirky tales of misadventures on northern English estates, leading them to a hierarchical position in the mid-noughties indie band explosion, they are now slicker, beefier and with a fan base that extends well beyond the confines of their home nation.

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Despite teasing fans last year, a follow-up to AM will not be appearing anytime soon.

More: "Success Doesn't Come From Awards" - Alex Turner

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Prince Philip Amongst GQ Best-Dressed Men 2014

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GQ Magazine have released their 'Best Dressed' list for the coming year and amongst some predictable entries, including Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham, there have been a few surprises, most notably the inclusion of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, AKA the Queen's hubbie.

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Prince Philip Has Made It On To GQ's Best Dressed List.

A mixture of magazine staff and experts helped compile the year's list of the most style savvy celebs and judged that Prince Philip "deserves yet another medal - for his services to classic British tailoring." Whilst we don't deny that the blunder-prone royal always looks sharp and dashing in his suits, tailcoats, and expertly knotted ties, his name's occurrence on the list comes as a surprise perhaps because of his reclusion from the media glare.

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Alexa Chung Opens Up About Her Break-Up With Artic Monkeys Frontman Alex Turner

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English television presenter Alexa Chung was reportedly ''bored and sad'' following her break-up with Alex Turner, the frontman for the Artic Monkeys. Chung has spoken out for the first time since her four-year relationship with Turner ended in July of 2011, stating that she didn't know what to do with herself. The 29-year-old model and presenter apparently started a new project instead of wallow in heartache, apparently, which led to the writing of her new book, 'It'. 

In a discussion about the time after her relationship ended, Chung said: ''I was approaching 30, and reflecting on how a lot had happened in such a short space of time ... And I was bored - really bored. Bored because I didn't have my fuse gig yet. Bored and sad. I shouldn't have said that. But, well, it's the truth. I was heartbroken and I didn't know what to do, so I decided to throw myself into a project.''

Related: Alexa Chung On Christopher Kane's London Flagship: "I Wonder If I'll Get A Discount"

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Independent Arctic Monkeys Set Record With Five Straight #1 Albums

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The Arctic Monkeys are riding a wave of high praise. Their fifth album, AM, was met with critical acclaim from far and wide, which, judging by their artistic prowess, is all they really wanted from it. But the accolades don’t stop there: they are now record breakers as the only independently signed band to get five albums to the number one slot.

Having dominated the headphones of teenagers all over the land with their 2005 release of I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor The Arctic Monkeys have gone from strength to strength, culminating in a refined body of work. They now stand above Blur – five consecutive number ones but not all of them released by independent labels – as the U.K’s truest representation of indie music.

A spokesman for the Official Charts Company said yesterday: “It’s proof that you don’t have to be backed by a multinational to be successful. I guess it’s kind of the flip-side to the likes of the X Factor and The Voice.” (Telegraph)

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Arctic Monkeys Make History With Their Fifth Consecutive Number One

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The Arctic Monkeys have done it again! Their fifth album to date has entered the chart at number one after a strong week of sales since last week's release, with AM racking up more than 157,000 in sold units in only a few days. What's more, the band have made history by being the first indie band to achieve the feat of earning five No. 1 albums back-to-back, making the feat all the more impressive.

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The Arctics have assumed their place among rock royalty

AM, which was released via Domino Record on Monday, 9 September, is now the second most successful album of 2013 in terms of units sold in the first week. It sits behind only Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which sold more than 165,000 copies during its first week of release in May, according to the Official Charts Company. The Sheffield band's fifth number one entry is also frontman Alex Turner's sixth number one entry, after his cinematic side project The Last Shadow Puppets topped the charts at the first time of asking with 2008's The Age of the Understatement.

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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner Asks London Crowd To 'Wake Up' At ITunes Gig

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London gig crowds are notorious for their, shall we say, subdued reaction to the music being played on-stage, though one plucky northerner tried to change all that at the iTunes Festival at Camden's Roundhouse last night (September 10, 2013), reports BBC News.

Arctic Monkeys were launching their new album A.M - which has received glittering reviews - with the help of The Coral's former virtuoso guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, though the crowd's reaction to the cameo was subdued, at best.

It prompted Turner to tell fans to "wake up" at the gig, before yelling another introduction for Ryder-Jones. Earlier in the show, the Sheffield-native had told the audience they were "hard to read" and dedicated the song Snap Out Of It to them.

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Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner and Alexa Chung Sunday 12th February 2012 Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner engages in a very public display of affection with a beautiful redhead as he arrives at LAX Airport. The mystery woman planted a big kiss on the rocker after jumping into his arms and wrapping her legs around him after he entered the arrivals hall. Turner split from TV personality Alexa Chung in 2011

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Alex Turner - Friday 24th June 2011 at Glastonbury Festival Somerset, England

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Date of birth

6th January, 1982