Gary Barlow’s name is no stranger to the media and the music industry. The media icon is a British singer, songwriter, record producer and actor: most famous for being the frontman of widely popular British pop group Take That and a judge on talent shows, The X Factor UK and Let It Go shine
Gary Barlow Bio (Age)
Gary Barlow was born on January 20, 1971 in the market town of Frodsham, Cheshire, England, to Colin Barlow (father) and Marjorie Barlow (mother). The second child in the family, he has a brother called Ian Barlow.
He attended Weaver Vale Primary School and later enrolled at Frodsham Secondary School – in 1982 to be precise.
Gary is said to have been intrigued by music from a relatively young age: training in all sorts of pianos, keyboards and musical productions at the age of 10, and taking part in a Christmas song contest at the BBC’s Pebble Mill at One in the age of 15.
The competition that Gary entered won him an invitation to London’s West Heath studios to record his song. There he was inspired to perform on the northern club circuit, singing cover versions and his own songs, then winning his first performance in Wales at Connah’s Quay Labor Club for £18 a performance Saturday evening.
From there Gary started touring and playing songs in England before being scouted by Nigel Martin-Smith: a casting agent who hired him to form a boy band in 1989 named ‘Take That’ .
Nigel decided to use Barlow as the band’s lead singer after being impressed with his voice and songwriting skills which included self-written material – an early demo tape of Barlow’s “A Million Love Songs”.
Take That’s debut album was released in 1992 titled Take That & Party which started Gary Barlow’s successes with the band as they continued to rise to the top after the release Everything Changes and Nobody Else
Gary then went solo in 1996 when the band decided to go on hiatus. He sang ‘Love Won’t Wait’ and ‘Forever Love’; both being the number one singles in the UK. His album, Open Road, was also a chart-topper. Other albums and singles include hits like The Circus Progress, ‘How Deep Are Your Love’, ‘Patience’ and more.
One of Britain’s most celebrated songwriters, Gary has penned fourteen number one singles and twenty-four top 10 hits; and as a solo artist he had three number one singles, six top 10 singles, and two number one albums. He further had seventeen top hits, twelve number one singles, and seven number one albums with Take That.
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Gary Barlow has sold over 50 million records worldwide, and won numerous awards in his career: including six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, and an award for outstanding service to the British music.
Aside from the band, Gary is also a telepersonality and actor. In 2011, he became head judge on The X Factor TV series – continuing to play the role in 2012 and 2013 until stepping down to pursue his solo career – and served as a judge on Let Him Shine in 2017. He also starred in the ITV1 drama “Heartbeat”.
In 2012, Gary was honored at the Queen’s 2012Birthday Honors for his phenomenal success around the world; paired with his efforts to raise funds and publicize various charities. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen for “service to the entertainment industry and charity”.
Gary Barlow tied the knot with beauty Dawn Andrews on January 12, 2000. The couple met when Dawn was just 17 and starred as a dancer for Take This before getting married.
The couple have four children together – Daniel (b. 2000), Emily (b. 2002), Daisy (b. 2009); the last child (Poppy) was stillborn in 2012.
Gary Barlow Height
Gary is handsome and has an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m). His weight and other details about his body stats are not available.
Is he gay?
As far as we can tell, Gary Barlow is not gay; andhe is not known to have an extramarital affair. He is married and shares an incredible bond of friendship with his wife. There are no signs of separation or divorce either.