Billie Joe Armstrong

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Biography

  • Birth Place: California
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/17/1972, Aquarius
  • Profession: Rock singer; guitarist
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Billie Joe Armstrong Fast Facts:
  • Is the youngest of six children.
  • As a child, performed with his jazz drummer father, Andy, at Shriners' Hospitals and convalescent homes around northern California.
  • Met future Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt in fifth grade and began playing music with him soon after; first song the pair learned was Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train."  
  • Dropped out of high school his senior year to focus on music full time.
  • Made his studio debut with Green Day on 39/Smooth, released in 1990 by Lookout Records.
  • Commercial breakthrough came with Green Day's Dookie (1994), which sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone due to hits like "Longview" and "When I Come Around."
  • Helped design the Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Jr., a Gibson guitar named after him.
  • Billie Joe Armstrong Relationships:
  • David Armstrong - Brother
  • Allen Armstrong - Brother
  • Adrienne Armstrong - Wife
  • Joseph Marcicano Armstrong - Son
  • Jakob Danger Armstrong - Son
  • Andy Armstrong - Father
  • Holly - Sister
  • Marci - Sister
  • Anna Armstrong Humann - Sister
  • Ollie Armstrong - Mother
  • Billie Joe Armstrong Awards:
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Alternative Music Performance - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Rock Album - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Rock Album - Winner
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Musical Show Album - Winner

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