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Elvis Costello & The Imposters
   
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 5
Appearing in a total number of: 1 charts | Total period running: 28 days
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Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.
He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his highest-charting single "Oliver's Army" (number 2 in the UK). His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello's work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broad. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image".
He has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer. In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Costello has co-written several original songs for motion pictures, including "God Give Me Strength" from Grace of My Heart (1996, with Burt Bacharach) and "The Scarlet Tide" from Cold Mountain (2003, with T-Bone Burnett). For the latter, Costello was nominated (along with Burnett) for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Elvis Costello & The Imposters in the news
Jess Glynne Heading For Second No 1 Album With "Always In Between" (16/10/2018) Elvis Costello Releases New Album 'Look Now' Today On Concord Records (12/10/2018)
Riot Fest Announces Daily Lineups And Single Day/2 Day Tickets, On Sale Now (10/09/2018) Riot Fest Adds Weezer, Run The Jewels, And Taking Back Sunday (10/09/2018)
Elvis Costello's New Song "Suspect My Tears" Out Now (07/09/2018) Elvis Costello & The Imposters New Album 'Look Now' Released October 12, 2018 (27/07/2018)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters To Tour In November (19/06/2018) Elvis Costello Adds 3rd Show At The Capitol Theatre (14/02/2018)
Elvis Costello For Three Nights Only! (07/02/2018) City Parks Foundation Announces SummerStage 2017 Season (11/04/2017)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Bring Their "Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers" Tour Back To North America This Summer (27/02/2017) The New York Times Bestseller Now In Trade Paperback: Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink By Elvis Costello (12/09/2016)
Elvis Costello Announces Two New York City Concerts: His First NYC "Detour" Solo Date, Oct 1, And His First NYC Imposters Show In Five Years, November 6 (18/07/2016) Who Cares February 28 NYC Benefit To Feature The Who And Elvis Costello & The Imposters (23/02/2013)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Play Milwaukee (9/15) And Chicago's Riot Fest (9/16) (25/06/2012)
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