"Marvin Lee Aday" (born September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas), sometimes called "Michael Aday" ) is an American actor and rock and roll singer best known under the stage name of "Meat Loaf". He is particularly noted for his smash hit album ''Bat out of Hell'', several famous songs from movies, and is also the name of the band he fronts as lead singer.
Despite setbacks including bankruptcy on more than one occasion, Meat Loaf is notable for the ultimate success of his music career, spawning some of the largest selling albums of all time and breaking several records for chart duration. ''Bat out of Hell'', the controversial debut album which had been four years in the making, sold over 34 million copies, becoming more profitable than Michael Jackson's blockbuster ''Thriller''. It still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually, almost 30 years later, and has never left the charts. Each of the 7 tracks on the album eventually also charted as a single hit.
Although he enjoyed success with ''Bat Out of Hell'' and ''Bat out of Hell II'', Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native United States; however, he has retained iconic ...
|Born||September 27, 1947|
|Genre||rock and roll|