Holly Johnson Net Worth: $15 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$15 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 9, 1960|
|Profession:||Singer, Writer, Musician, Artist, Painter|
Holly Johnson net worth is around $15 million. Holly Johnson is a famous English artist, musician, writer.
Holly Johnson is well known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who achieved huge commercial success in the mid-1980s.
Holly Johnson net worth 2022:
Holly Johnson net worth is around $15 million. Holly Johnson is a famous English artist, musician, and writer.
Holly Johnson Biography:
|Birth name||William Johnson|
|Born||9 February 1960 (age 62)|
|Genres||Pop, dance, new wave|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, painter, writer|
|Labels||Uni, MCA, Eric’s Club, ZTT|
Holly Johnson was born in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom in February 1960.
Holly Johnson was also the bass guitarist for the band Big in Japan. Holly was the third of four children and was nicknamed Billy as a child.
Holly Johnson began his education in Liverpool at St Mary’s Church of England primary school and at age 11 went to the Liverpool Collegiate School in Everton. At fourteen, Johnson took on the name Holly, inspired by actress Holly Woodlawn, a friend of Andy Warhol.
Holly Johnson Career:
While Holly attended Liverpool Collegiate, he was actively involved in that city’s punk rock/new wave scene of the late 1970s. Holly played bass with the local band Big in Japan.
Holly Johnson & Frankie Goes to Hollywood
After gaining some popularity from being a member of Big In Japan, Holly Johnson collaborated with a group of younger musicians who together would become the nucleus of Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Holly Johnson himself named the new band.
Thus, Frankie Goes to Hollywood was formed in 1980 and released their debut studio album Welcome to the Pleasuredome in 1984 which reached #1 in the UK and New Zealand as well as the Top 10 in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
This new band quickly gained a name for their stage show which had strong sadomasochistic overtones. Also, Guitarist Brian Nash and backing vocalist Paul Rutherford completed the band’s established line up.
After the band’s reputation grew huge enough to attract record company interest, they were eventually signed to a new record company, ZTT. Holly Johnson gained fame via the phenomenal success of their band debut single Relax, which was a huge controversial hit in 1984.
The band album Liverpool was released in 1986 and reached #5 in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands. Frankie Goes to Hollywood had #1 singles in the UK and other countries with the songs “Relax”, “Two Tribes”, and “The Power of Love”.
Holly Johnson left Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1987 because of disagreements in band members regarding their musical direction.
Holly Johnson Solo Career:
In 1989, Holly Johnson released his debut solo studio album Blast in 1989 which reached #1 in the UK. Singles “Love Train”, “Americanos” and “Atomic City” met with warm reception, the former two both charting in the UK’s top 5.
Holly Johnson further released albums Hollelujah in 1989, Dreams That Money Can’t Buy in 1991, Soulstream in 1999, and Europa and Unleashed From the Pleasuredome in 2014. Holly Johnson singles “Love Train” and “Americanos” both reached #4 in the UK.
Holly Johnson Painting Career:
Holly Johnson became a painter in the 1990s. Since the mid-1990s, Holly Johnson has worked primarily as a painter. Holly Johnson’s works have been exhibited at the Tate Liverpool and the Royal Academy. He has contributed to Modern Painters and the Paul Smith-sponsored Carlos magazine.
Holly Johnson Retrun to Music
In May 2014, Holly Johnson announced his first UK solo tour, named “Dancing with No Fear”. The seven-date tour was preceded by a new solo album, released on 15 September.The album, titled Europa, was preceded by a lead single, “Follow Your Heart”.
In 2018, Holly Johnson guest starred throughout the final episode of the British TV series Benidorm. In 2021, Holly appeared in the British TV series Never Mind the Buzzcocks and performed “The Power of Love”.
In 2022, Holly Johnson hosted Pride Not Prejudice on Greatest Hits Radio.
Holly Johnson Charity Work:
Holly Johnson took part in a charity project for the Hillsborough disaster fund and recorded a popular single “Ferry Cross the Mersey” with Paul McCartney, the Christians and others. The single reached number 1 in the UK and Ireland