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Andrew VanWyngarden Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Andrew Wells VanWyngarden
Place Of Birth
Columbia, USA
40 years old
Birth Date
January 31 1983

Andrew VanWyngarden Facts

Child Star?
Songwriter, Guitarist
Education & Qualifications
Wesleyan University
Net Worth

About Andrew VanWyngarden 

Andrew VanWyngarden was born on February 1, 1983, in Columbia, Missouri, US.

Andrew VanWyngarden is a popular musician, songwriter, guitarist, and lyricist. He is the son of Bruce VanWyngarden, who works at an alternative newspaper, Memphis Flyer, as editor-in-large.

VanWyngarden was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, America, and spent his childhood with his family and friends, while going on trips. The singer had been close to nature during his early years and enjoyed fishing, camping, and canoeing. VanWyngarden also actively engaged in YMCA outdoors programs.

Andrew VanWyngarden attended White Station High School and then went to Lausanne Collegiate School. He later attended Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in music. His interest in music grew from his childhood days, especially when he saw his father play the song, 'Pinball Wizard', by The Who, using his electric guitar and Fender Twin Reverb amp.

Keep reading to learn more about the songwriter, guitar player, and lead vocalist of MGMT, Andrew VanWyngarden!

Andrew VanWyngarden Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Andrew VanWyngarden’s net worth?

Andrew VanWyngarden has a net worth of $14 million. He has amassed his wealth from his extensive music career.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Andrew VanWyngarden?

Andrew VanWyngarden is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Andrew VanWyngarden?

Andrew VanWyngarden was born on February 1, 1983, so he celebrated his 39th birthday in February 2022. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Childhood And Education

Andrew VanWyngarden was born in Columbia, Missouri, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He started his music journey in his childhood; when VanWyngarden was around 12 years old, he received his first guitar, which was a Les Paul guitar. His passion soon developed and he became very skills at playing guitar.

He attended White Station High School and then went to Lausanne Collegiate School. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in music. He was the winner of a contest held at Lausanne Collegiate School. At the contest, he played the song, 'Under The Bridge' by the famous rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

During his childhood he was an active member of YMCA outdoors programs; he also used to take frequent trips with his family camping, fishing, and canoeing.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Andrew VanWyngarden’s partner?

Andrew VanWyngarden has been linked to Nasrin Leahy, Andreea Diaconu, Fabiola Gatti, Camille Rowe, and Zoë Kravitz. The singer is reportedly single currently.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Andrew VanWyngarden is famously known for his work, when he used to perform with Hank Sullivant, in their band, Accidental Mersh. The band released a number of songs, including 'Birthdays In The Graveyard' and 'Mirror Israeli'.

VanWyngarden later co-founded the band, MGMT, with Benjamin Goldwasser, whom he had met in his freshman year.

The band, MGMT, has released several albums and EPs, including 'Climbing To New Lows', 'We (Don't) Care', 'Congratulations', 'Little Dark Age', and 'We Hear Of Love, Of Youth, And Of Disillusionment' and has received Grammy nominations as well. The other members of MGMT are James Richardson, Alex Wylde, and Simon O'Connor.

Andrew VanWyngarden has also signed with multiple music labels like Columbia Records, Cantora Records, Red Ink, and MGMT Records. VanWyngarden was also mentioned in the British music magazine, 'NME', in their 'Cool List', placing third after Jay-Z and Alice Glass.

What awards has Andrew VanWyngarden won?

Andrew VanWyngarden and his bandmate and co-founder of MGMT, Benjamin Goldwasser, received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, for their song, 'Kids', from the album, 'Oracular Spectacular'. The duo was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist.

Other Interesting Andrew VanWyngarden Facts And Trivia

  • Andrew VanWyngarden was prominently influenced by artists and bands such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ween, and Nirvana.
  • He often discovered music with his sister through their parents' record collection.
  • His passion for music grew exponentially and he later on owned and played various instruments, including mandolin, banjo, and drums.
  • Some of MGMT's most popular songs include 'Weekend Wars', 'Electric Feel', and 'Time To Pretend'.

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