Who is Benjamin Burnley?
Benjamin Burnley is an American musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer born on March 10, 1978. The performer is best recognized as the former frontman of the band “Breaking Benjamin”, which Benjamin had incepted in 1999.
|Full Name||Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV|
|Profession||Musician, Singer and Songwriter|
|Popular For||Frontman of Breaking Benjamin|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As in 2022)||44|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1978|
|Birth place||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Estimated Net Worth||$14 million|
Family and Relationship
|Children||Benjamin Jackson Burnley V|
Benjamin Burnley Early life, Age
The Singer, the songwriter, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and was raised in Ocean City, Newjersey. He is currently rocking at 44 years. He is held under the zodiac sign Pisces according to his birth date. He is a straight American by nationality of white ethnicity.
Burnley’s Personal Life
It sounds a tad sad that the lyricist mentally suffers from various phobias. Despite having it, he started to have embraced and been inspired by it for making the 2006 album “Phobia.”
Benjamin Burnley also suffers from fear of flying and hypochondria: the fear of darkness. Burnley is also a recovering alcoholic and states that he contrited about the day he started drinking. Due to his drinking habits, Ben was diagnosed with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which caused temporary problems in his professional career.
Benjamin Burnley’s Family, Relationships and Children
Benjamin Burnley was born and raised by his mother, Sydnee Burnley, alongside his older brother Tom Burnley. There is, unfortunately, no information regarding Benjamin’s father on the Internet. Benjamin finally tied the knot with his girlfriend, Rhiannon Napier, after completing a six-year-long relationship in 2014. On March 10, 1978, the couple had a son named Benjamin Jackson Burnley V.
Benjamin Burnley’s net worth is estimated to be around 4 million dollars.
Benjamin dropped out of high school at the early age of 18 when he and his family moved to Pennsylvania. Young Ben completed his GED requirement quite early at 16, in spite of being homeschooled.
At the age of 18, Benjamin came to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The Lyricist/Songwriter’s met his former band “Breaking Benjamin”s bassist, Jonathan Price and they became roommates. Before the band “Breaking Benjamin” was formed, Ben would often play his music at the coffee houses and was admired and loved.
The band “Breaking Benjamin” was formed by Burnley, Aaron Fink, Nick Hoover and Chris Lightcap in 1998.
Benjamin Burnley has collaborated and performed with several other acts. The American songwriter performed many duets with other bands like Evans Blue, Disturbed. He also wrote the hit song “Shadows” for the Christian rock band “Red” and “Forgotten” by the American rock band “Madam Adam.”
- Benjamin Burnley dropped out of highschool at the Age of 18 and instead picked up guitar and practiced.
- The name of his former band “Breaking Benjamin” came from the impression of him breaking the microphone at a local coffeeshop after the performance of a Nirvana cover song as an imitation to his role model and icon Kurt Cobain.
- In 1999, Benjamin started a three-piece band with Jeremy Hummel and Jason Davoli named “Plan 9” which opened as “Lifer”
- The rock band’s frontman also adds Nirvana to be his biggest influence in the music industry and has deliberate admiration towards band.