September 12, 1966 (57)
Ben Folds is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and record producer. He first gained fame as the frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five in the 1990s before embarking on a successful solo career. One of the milestones in Ben Folds’ career was the release of his 2001 album “Rockin’ the Suburbs.” The album featured the hit title track as well as several other popular songs, cementing his status as a solo artist. Folds has since released numerous albums and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Regina Spektor, William Shatner, and Sara Bareilles.
Ben Folds has also worked with a number of notable celebrities throughout his career. He has produced albums for artists like Amanda Palmer and has collaborated with musicians like Elton John and Weird Al Yankovic. He has also been a judge on the TV show “The Sing-Off” and has composed music for films like “Over the Hedge” and “That’s What I’m Talking About.”
In addition to his music career, Ben Folds is also an advocate for animal welfare. He has been a vocal supporter of animal non-profit organizations like the ASPCA and has used his platform to raise awareness about animal rights issues.