Marilyn Manson

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, painter, and writer. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the benefit singer of the band of the thesame name, which he co-founded when guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in 1989 and of which he remains the solitary constant member. Like the additional founding members of the band, his pen name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two opposing American cultural icons: a sex fable and an infamous criminal; in Manson's case, actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson.

Manson is best known for music released in the 1990s, such as the albums Portrait of an American Family (1994), Antichrist Superstar (1996) and Mechanical Animals (1998) which earned him a reputation in mainstream media as a controversial figure and negative influence on young people bearing in mind combined in the same way as his public image. In the U.S. alone, three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum status and three more went gold, and the band has had eight releases debut in the summit 10, including two No. 1 albums. Manson has been ranked at No. 44 upon the list of the "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists" by Hit Parader and, along past his band, has been nominated for four Grammy Awards–Manson himself earned an extra Grammy nomination for his work upon Kanye West's Donda. Manson made his film debut as an actor in David Lynch's Lost Highway (1997), and has before appeared in a variety of youngster roles and cameos. In 2002, his first art show, The Golden Age of Grotesque, was held at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center.

In 2021, multiple women accused Manson of psychologically and sexually abusing them, allegations he has denied.

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