Who is Keith Urban?
With hard work and dedication, everything is possible, this line is proved by Keith Urban who is one of the New Zealand country music singers, songwriters, musicians, and record producers. In the year 1991, he launched his self-titled first album.
Moreover, Urban is prominently known for his work as a coach on the Australian edition of ‘The Voice,’ a singing competition. He is well-known for his role as a judge on ‘American Idol.’ He owns his own guitar and accessory brand under his own name.
Personal life/Early life
Keith Lionel Urban is Keith Urban’s full name. this famous personality was born in Whangarei, New Zealand, on October 26, 1967. He is the beloved son of Robert Urban, the owner of a convenience store, and Marianne Urban.
When he was only 13 years old, he enrolled at Sir Edmund Hillary College in Otara. He was a competitor in the Australian TV talent competition ‘New Faces.’
As we talk about his relationship, Keith is a husband and father. Keith is married to Nicole Kidman, an Australian actress. They first met in 2006 but dated after 6 months. On June 25, 2006, this beautiful couple married in Sydney.
Faith Margaret Kidman Urban and Sunday Rose Kidman Urban are their two lovely kids. They are on the same page with each other.
|Age||54 Years (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||Whangarei, New Zealand|
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Height(Approx)||In feets: 5 feet 10 inches
In centimeters: 178 cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kgs: 75 kg
In pounds: 165 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Food Habits||Not known|
|Family Background, Education|
|Father Name||Robert Urban
|Mother Name||Marienne Urban
|College||Sir Edmund Hillary College|
|Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage|
|Children||Daughters: Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban
|Favorite Things & Assets|
|Favorite Actor||Not known|
|Favorite Color||Not known|
|Favorite Actress||Not known|
|Favorite Destination||Not known|
|Car Collection||Not known|
|Social Media Accounts|
In Australia, he signed with EMI in 1990. His self-titled debut album was published. He was included in a number of compilation albums. He re-released his self-titled first album in 1999 as a session pianist. He also won the ‘Top New Male Vocalist Award’ in 200 for the songs. His second album, ‘Golden Road,’ was published in 2002. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2005. On September 22, 2005, the album was certified triple platinum.
For the first time, he appeared in front of European audiences. On June 6th, he published ‘Days Go By.’ ‘Be Here,’ his third American album, was released. He received his second Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2007. ‘Greatest Hits: 18 Kids,’ his first greatest hits compilation, was released. Capitol Records published his album Defying Gravity on March 31, 2009. He sang the song at the season 8 finale of American Idol. He also became a judge for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards, which aims to boost independent artists’ careers.
In 2011, he was appointed as one of four vocal coaches on ‘The Voice,’ an Australian version of the reality singing competition. Moreover, Keith was named as a judge on American Idol season 12 and season 13 in the year 2012. He released his next studio album in 2012. At the third annual charity event, Urban was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. Moreover, on Tim McGraw’s early 2013 hit, he played guitar. ‘Fuse,’ his eighth studio album, was released in the year 2013. His lone song reached number one on Country Airplay in 2015.
He released his own branded set of guitars and accessories in 2013. ‘Ripcord,’ Urban’s eighth American studio album, was released in the year 2015. In 2016, he was chosen as one of thirty musicians to participate in the CMA Awards’ 50th-anniversary show, ‘Forever Country.’ He also served as a judge on America Idol’s final season in 2016. He released a new song called ‘Female’ in 2017. Besides this, Keith also revealed the title of his tenth studio album, ‘Graffiti U.’
Urban’s single country radio “God Whispered Your Name” was released to on February 27, 2020. Chris August, a contemporary Christian performer, co-wrote the song. Urban’s song “Polaroid” was released to radio in Australia and the United Kingdom on April 24. Keith Urban will organize a drive-in performance for medical personnel in May 2020. His most recent engagement consisted primarily of him and two other musicians performing on a flatbed truck in front of around 125 automobiles.
Urban performed for a gathering of more than 200 Vanderbilt Health medical personnel at the Stardust Drive-In movie theatre, some 60 kilometers east of Nashville, Tennessee. Urban was ranked 29th in Rolling Stone Australia’s “50 Greatest Australian Artists of All Time” edition published in December 2020. Taylor Swift’s tune “That’s When” from Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Swift’s first re-recorded studio album, was released on April 9, 2021, with him as a featured artist. “That’s When” is one of six “from the vault” tracks from the 2008 album that did not make the cut.
Wealth and Net Worth
Urban’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million.
This famous personality, Keith stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches which is 178 in centimeters. Keith is complemented by his dark brown hair and blue eyes. This handsome guy maintains himself fit with the weight of 75 kg or165 lbs.
Some Amazing Facts at A Glance About Keith Urban
- His most recent album, Ripcord, is named after a play and was suggested to him by his wife Nicole Kidman.
- Besides this, his longtime love of music, he claims he doesn’t know how to actually read music.
- He introduced his own signature line of guitars and accessories in October 2013.
- His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
- This talented man was a contestant on the Australian TV talent show New Faces in the year 1983.
- He was confirmed as one of the four vocal coaches in the Australian version of the reality singing competition The Voice, alongside Seal, Joel Madden, and Delta Goodrem on 23 November 2011.
- On September 16, 2012, the Fox Broadcasting Company announced that Urban will replace Steven Tyler as a judge on American Idol season 12 alongside Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj.
- Urban speaks on the effect of famed Australian country music husband-and-wife team Slim Dusty and Joy McKean on his life in the 2020 Australian documentary film Slim and I, directed by Kriv Stenders.