Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is an English singer and songwriter who has won Grammy awards. In the early 1970s, he was a member of London’s pub rock scene, and later became connected with the first wave of British punk and new wave, which erupted in the mid-to-late 1970s.

How much Net worth does Elvis Costello make?

Elvis Costello is a brilliant and well-known singer who has dedicated his career to the music industry for many years. Elvis Presley’s net worth is expected to be $70 million in 2022. His actual salary and earnings over the course of his career are still unknown. His singing career is his main source of income. He is currently living a lavish lifestyle.

Early Life and Family

Elvis Costello was born in London, England, on August 25, 1954. Declan Patrick MacManus is his birth name, but he is better known by his stage name Elvis Costello. He is of mixed ancestry, since he is of British and Irish descent. His nationality is that of an Englishman. Ross McManus, a British big-band vocalist, is his father’s name, and Lilian Alda, one of the record store managers, is his mother’s name. His parents split when he was seven, and he moved to Liverpool to live with his mother. Ronan MacManus, Kieran MacManus, Ruari MacManus, and Liam MacManus are four of his brothers. In the year 2021, he turned 67 years old.


He went to St. Edmund’s Catholic Primary School in Whitton and then Archbishop Myers Secondary Modern R.C. School in Hounslow, which is now St Mark’s Catholic School. To support himself after finishing his studies at St. Francis Xavier’s College in Liverpool, MacManus worked in a variety of office jobs. Then he established “Flip City,” a pub rock band. In 1974, he made his debut television appearance with his father in a television commercial for R. White’s Lemonade (“I’m a Secret Lemonade Drinker”). The band eventually disbanded. Then, based on a demo recording, he was signed to independent label Stiff Records in 1976. Jake Riviera, the singer’s manager at Stiff, proposed that he start using his first name, Elvis, instead of D.P. Costello.

Timeline of Elvis Costello ‘s Career

  • Elvis began his professional career releasing his first single for Stiff was “Less Than Zero” on 25th March 1977.
  • His debut album, “My Aim Is True” (1977), was released which became a moderate commercial success (No. 14 in the UK and, later, Top 40 in the US).
  • Next, he signed to Columbia Records, CBS in the U.S., and released his first major hit single, “Watching the Detectives”.
  • In 1977, he formed his own permanent backing band, the Attractions.
  • The band recorded “This Year’s Model” in the year 1978.
  • He released his third album “Armed Forces” in the year 1979. It also features the singles Accidents Will Happen and Alison.
  • After that, he released “Get Happy!” in 1980.

British singer and songwriter, Elvis Costello
British singer and songwriter, Elvis Costello. (Source: @instagram.com/elviscostello)
  • January 1981, Costello released “Trust” amidst growing tensions within the Attractions, particularly between Bruce and Pete Thomas.
  • In 1981, he released his next album “Almost Blue” and “Punch the Clock” in 1983.
  • Then, he released his 1984 album “Goodbye Cruel World”.
  • In the year 1987, he released a compilation album, “Out of Our Idiot” on his UK label, Demon Records consisting of B-sides, side projects, and unreleased songs from recording sessions from 1980 to 1987.
  • In 1989, he released “Spike” which became a massive hit and receives good appreciation. It went Gold in both the U.K. and the U.S.
  • After that, he released “Mighty Like a Rose”, which featured the single “The Other Side of Summer” in 1991.
  • In the year 1995, he released “Kojak Variety”, an album of cover songs recorded five years earlier and followed in 1996 with an album of songs originally written for other artists, “All This Useless Beauty”.
  • He released a greatest hits album titled “Extreme Honey” (1997).
Declan Patrick MacManus is his real name
Declan Patrick MacManus is his real name(Source: @theguardian)
  • Some of his recent albums include are “North” in 2003, “The River in Reverse” in 2006, and “National Ransom” in 2010.
  • His memoir “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” was released in October 2015.
  • He released his first studio album in five years, “Look Now” on 12th October 2018, recorded with The Imposters.
  • He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to music.
  • In the year 2021, he released “Spanish Model”, a remix of 1978’s This Year’s Model with Spanish lyrics.
  • In 2021, he appeared at the Royal Variety Performance playing two songs with the Imposters.
  • January 2022 he performed on “The Graham Norton Show”.

Achievements and Awards

Elvis Costello has won numerous honors over his career, including:

  • Won Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2020
  • Nominated twice for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist
  • In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Won Best Original Television Music in 1992 for his work in G.B.H. (1991).
  • Won 2010 Gemini Awards

Elvis Costello’s Wife: Who Is She?

Elvis Costello is a married guy who has been through three marriages. In the year 1974, he married his first wife, Mary Burgoyne. Matthew, the couple’s son, was born to them. They divorced after ten years of marriage. He married bassist Cait O’Riordan, his second wife, in 1986. They divorced in 2002. After a year, he married Diana Krall, a Canadian jazz singer/pianist. In the early 2000s, the couple started dating. They later married on December 6, 2003. Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James Lorcan are their twin sons. Today, the couple is happily living their lives without any interruptions. He is not gay and has a straight sexual orientation.

Body Measurement

Elvis Costello is a charismatic performer with a radiant face and a cool demeanor. He stands 5 feet and 10 inches tall. However, his current body weight, which is balanced and well-maintained, is unknown. His hair is black, and his eyes are black. His other body size is currently unavailable. In the 1980s, he became a vegetarian. On doctor’s orders, Costello canceled the final six dates of his European tour in July 2018, while recovering from cancer surgery. Costello apologized to his fans and said he thought he would be able to finish the tour after his surgery.


  • Elvis Costello loves football and is a fan of Liverpool Football Club.
  • His first album, ‘My Aim is True’ (1977) was a big hit; it was considered to be the most impressive debut album in the history of pop music. The album went Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in Canada.
  • He converted to vegetarianism in the 1980s.
  • He, along with his band The Attractions, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • His 1979 album, ‘Armed Forces’, was named on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of greatest albums.

Quick Facts About Elvis Costello

Celebrated Name Elvis Costello
Age 67 Years
Nick Name Elvis
Birth Name Declan Patrick MacManus
Birth Date 1954-08-25
Gender Male
Profession Singer and Songwriter
Nationality British
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth London
Ethnicity Mixed
Father Ross McManus
Mother Lilian Alda
Siblings Ronan MacManus, Kieran MacManus, Ruari MacManus, and Liam MacManus.
School Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, Archbishop Myers Secondary Modern R.C. School
College / University St. Francis Xavier’s College
Awards Grammy Award and more
Marital Status Married
Wife Diana Krall (Present wife), Mary Burgoyne (first wife), Cait O’Riordan (second wife)
Children Matthew, Dexter Henry and Frank Harlan James
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $70 Million
Source of Wealth Music Industry
Height 5 feet and 10 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Links Wikipedia