7/8/1970, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Bek David Campbell



Also Known As

Beck David Campbell Hansen, Hansen Beck
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Beck was not born into a rich family; he lived in a rooming house for the first of his childhood. He never really had any friends which gave him time alone so he could learn the guitar and be creative. Beck had dropped out of school by grade…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Beck's two albums Odelay was ranked #305 and Sea Change was ranked #440 on Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    • Beck's hit "Loser" was ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years.

    • Beck's music video "Loser" was ranked #57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.

    • Beck was ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

    • Beck's music video "Loser" was ranked #64 on MTV's 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made.

    • Beck married Marissa Ribisi, the twin sister of Giovanni Ribisi, in April 2004, shortly before the birth of their son, Cosimo Henri Hansen.

    • Beck's album The Information gave Beck his third straight Top 10 studio album peak on the Billboard 200, reaching #7.

    • Beck's album Guero debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, selling 162,000 copies in the first week and giving Beck his best week ever in terms of commercial sales and chart position.

    • Beck's 2002 album Sea Change became his first U.S. Top 10 album, reaching # 8.

    • Midnite Vultures was nominated for Best Album at the Grammys in 1999.

    • Beck's 1996 album Odelay received double-platinum status and earned an impressive number of industry awards, including two Grammys.

    • To support himself in the early 1990s, he took a variety of low-paying, dead-end jobs, and even lived in a shed, all the while continuing to develop his music.

    • Both of Beck's parents are Scientologists.

    • Beck Discography

      Major label albums:
      Mellow Gold, Odelay, Mutations, Midnite Vultures, Sea Change, Guero, The Information

      Remix albums:

      Independent releases:
      Stereopathetic Soulmanure, One Foot in the Grave

      Unofficial releases:
      Golden Feelings, A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight

      Loser, Pay No Mind (Snoozer), Beercan, It's All In Your Mind, Where It's At, Devils Haircut, The New Pollution, Sissyneck, Jack-Ass, Deadweight, Tropicalia, Cold Brains, Nobody's Fault But My Own, Sexx Laws, Mixed Bizness, Lost Cause, Nicotine & Gravy, E-Pro, Girl, Hell Yes, Nausea, Cell phone's dead.

    • A total of six of Beck's songs have been played on The O.C. - and all in one episode ( 215-The Mallpisode). They were "Girl," "E-Pro," "Que Onda Guero," "Scarecrow," "Missing," and "True Love Will Find You In The End."

    • In 2001, Beck recorded the song "Diamond Dogs" for the movie Moulin Rouge.

    • Beck's song "Blackhole" was in the 2002 movie City of Ghosts.

    • His song "Dead Melodies" was in the 2002 movie Adaptation. starring Nicolas Cage.

    • Beck's song "The Golden Age" was on the series Six Feet Under.

    • Beck's song "He's a Mighty Good Leader" was in the 2003 movie Holes.

    • His song "Lost Cause" was in the movie Along Came Polly.

    • His song titled "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" is on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack.

    • His song "E-Pro" has been played on the show Entourage.

    • "Que Onda Guero," off of his album Guero has been played on the TV show Green Wing.

    • The song "Que Onda Guero" has been played on the TV show Entourage.

    • His song "Que Onda Guero" has been on the TV show Scrubs.

    • Beck's song "Strange Invitation" appears on the Just Like Heaven Soundtrack.

  • Quotes

  • No one ever knows who he is.

    Beck is one of my personal favourites in the music industry. He is one of those people you buy an album listen to it once and go Jesus! what was I thinking? Until you listen to it again and realize you don't know how you have lived your life not knowing who he was until now. Beck works extremly hard and gets little recognition sometimes for great works of art. Not only is he creative he is ecentric and intruiges me every step of the way throughout his musical genre. You will never get an album the same from Beck Hansen.moreless