John Mellencamp is a famous American singer, songwriter, and the best-known member of the popular heartland rock band. John has performed in many singles and has released many albums so far. Some of his albums were sold for more than 40 million worldwide, and some of his albums were placed No.1 on Hot Mainstream Rock hits. John has performed with many local bands and also performed on many tours.
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The early life of John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp was born in Seymour, Indiana, the United States. He was born with spina bifida, a problem, and he had to undergo surgery as an infant to correct that. His father is Richard Mellencamp; he worked as an executive in the local electronics firm. His mother’s name is Marilyn Lowe, and she is a Housewife.
John is one of five children in his family, and he has four siblings. He spent his early life in her birthplace, Seymour, with his parents and siblings. Since childhood, John has been interested in singing, and he went to class to learn to sing and also; he learned to play musical instruments. When he was 14 years old, John formed a band named Crepe Soul.
John Mellencamp education
John Mellencamp attended a local high school in Seymour, and the name of the school he studied at is unknown. After high school, he joined Vincennes University, located in Vincennes, Indiana, in 1972, and he was introduced to drugs and alcoholics while studying in college. John performed with many local bands while studying, and before graduating from college, he gave up his drugs and alcohol. The name of the degree he studied is not known.
Personal details of John Mellencamp
|Real Name||John J. Mellencamp|
|Celebrity Name||John Mellencamp|
|Profession||Singer and songwriter|
|Age||70 years old|
|Date of Birth||October 7, 1951|
|Birth Place||Seymour, Indiana, the United States|
Body Measurements of John Mellencamp
|Height in Centimetres||170 cm|
|Height in Inches||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Weight in Kilograms||68 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||150 lbs|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Ex-Spouse Name||Elaine Irwin|
John Mellencamp’s personal life
John Mellencamp was born in Seymour, Indiana, the United States, on October 7, 1951, to Richard Mellencamp and Marilyn Lowe. His full name is John J. Mellencamp, and he is 70 years old as of 2022. John got married after graduating high school with his pregnant girlfriend, Priscilla Esterline; he was only 18 years old at the time.
In 970, they were both blessed with a first child daughter named Michelle Mellencamp; she became a mother when she was 18, and John became a grandfather at 32. In 1980, John and Priscilla divorced and separated after ten years of marriage.
John Mellencamp relationship
Then John was in a relationship with Victoria Granucci and got married in 1981and they both have two daughters, Teddi Jo Mellencamp and Justice Mellencamp. In 1989, they divorced and separated, and the reason for their separation is unknown. After that, John married Elaine Irwin, an American fashion model, on September 5, 1992. John and Elaine together have two sons named Hud Mellencamp and Speck Mellencamp.
In 2011, they divorced and separated after 18 years of marriage. Then he was in a relationship with Christie Brinkley, a model, in July 2017, and their both were in a relationship for a year and broke up their relationship in 2018. John was in a relationship with Jamie Sherrill, a skincare expert, in April 2020, and they both broke up in January 2021.
John Mellencamp’s net worth
John Mellencamp is a famous singer and songwriter estimated to have a net worth of $ 30 million as of 2022. His annual income is unknown because he has earned all his net worth from singing.
John Mellencamp awards and achievements
John has been nominated for 13 Grammy awards, and in 1982 he won the Best Male Rock Performer Grammy Award. Then in 1991, he was honored with a Special Music Industry Humanitarian Award.
John Mellencamp’s social media
John Mellencamp is active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Instagram, he has more than 40 k followers, and on Facebook, he has more than 1.2 million followers. He tweets regularly, and he has more than 90 K followers in it.
John Mellencamp beginning career
John decided to start his career in music soon after graduating from college, and he moved to New York City to begin his career. Then he met Tony DeFries and released his first album Chestnut Street Incident in 1976, but the album was a failure for him.
In 1978, he released his second album, A Biography, and in 1979, he released the album John Cougar; in 1980, his fourth album, Nothin’ Matters and What If It Did, was released. In 1982, John released his fifth album American Fool became the album of the year. The album sold more than a million copies worldwide and was No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
John Mellencamp’s successful career
In 1983, John released his album Uh-Huh, and in 1985, he released an album named Scarecrow, and it reached No.2 place on the U.S. charts. The singles in the album have reached Top 10 hits. In 1987, John released his ninth album, The Lonesome Jubilee, and it gained more popularity worldwide; after that, John started to perform on world tours and rose to fame. In 1989, John performed in the album Big Daddy and then in 1991; he released the album Whenever We Wanted.
In 1993, John released the album Human Wheels, which reached No.7 on Billboard 200. In 1994, his album Dance Naked was one of his most successful albums for him. Then John released the albums like Mr. Happy Go Lucky in1996, John Mellencamp in 1998, Rough Harvest in 1999, Cuttin’ Heads in 2001, Trouble No More in 2003, Freedom’s Road in 2007, Life, Death, and Love and Freedom in 2008. In recent years John worked on albums like No Better Than This in 2010, Plain Spoken in 2014, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies in 2017, and Strictly a One-Eyed Jack in 2022.