Adam Young Biography
Birthday: July 5, 1986 (Cancer)
Born In: Ottumwa, Iowa
Adam Randal Young is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is the only constant member of the electronica project called Owl City. He first came to prominence with the release of the six-time platinum single ‘Fireflies’ in 2009. A native of Iowa, Adam relocated to Minnesota with his family when he was still a child. After graduating from high school, he started working at a Coca-Cola shipping warehouse. During this period, he began composing melodies in his head and later set up a recording studio in his parents’ basement. Soon enough, Young was recording songs and uploading them on his Myspace account. Following the success of ‘Fireflies’, Young went on to release several albums under Owl City. He is also attached to several other music projects, including Sky Sailing, Port Blue, and Swimming with Dolphins. For ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, the 2012 animated film in which his music had been used, Young won the 2013 Annie Award for Music in an Animated Feature Production and the 2013 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films.