Brendon Urie is an American songwriter, musician, and singer most notable for being the lead vocalist of the rock band Panic! at the Disco. He is currently the only original member of the band left, as the others either left on their own accord or had to leave because of one problem or the other. Asides the lead vocalist duties for his own band, Brendon has also provided vocals for several songs owned by the band Fall Out Boy, making the band an associated act of his.
Bio (Age) of Brendon Urie
Brendon Urie was born on the 12th of April, 1987 in St. George, Utah. When he was two years old, his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He is of about a quarter Hawaiian descent, thanks to his mother. His maternal grandmother was of Native Hawaiian, Portuguese and English descent. His parents, Boyd and Grace Urie, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, informally called the LDS Church or Mormon Church. He was raised as an LDS member, but at the age of 17 left the faith because he was displeased with the church and did not believe in its ideology.
Urie met future Panic! bassist Brent Wilson when he attended Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas as they were both in the same guitar class. Brendon was asked by Wilson to try out for a band that he(Wilson) was in because they needed a replacement guitarist. From trying out, he became a member of the band playing the bass guitar.
Brendon worked at Tropical Smoothie Café so he could earn money to pay for the space his band used to practice. While working at the café, Urie often sang for customers, getting good tips in the process. Usually, he would sing the song he was listening to, but started taking requests as that gave him much better tips.
He became the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco after he tried out for the lead guitarist. Before he came onboard, Ryan Ross was the lead singer. Impressed with his vocal abilities, the band decided to make Brendon the lead singer instead. They released 6 studio albums with Brendon Urie as the lead singer. Their first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was released in 2005, with the single ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ getting the album up to 1.8 million sales.
Their second album, Pretty. Odd. Was released in 2008, and Brendon wrote two of the tracks himself; ‘I Have Friends in Holy Spaces’ and ‘Folkin’ Around.’ He was also the one that wrote the song ‘New Perspective’ for the movie soundtrack of Jennifer’s Body. The band’s third album was released on the 22nd of March, 2011. Titled Vices & Virtues, it was released after the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker.
The fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! was released on the 8th of October, 2013. On the Billboard 200, the album debuted at number 2. 2014 saw Brendon Urie win the Alternative Press Music Awards for Best Vocalist. 2015 saw the departure of founding drummer Spencer Smith and bassist Dallon Weeks, leaving Urie as the only member of the official band lineup.
In 2016, the band’s fifth album, Death of a Bachelor, was released. This album gave the band its best sales week and first ever number one album. March 21, 2018, then saw the release of two new songs by the band; Say Amen (Saturday Night) and (F**k A) Silver Lining. The band also announced a new album called Pray For The Wicked. In September 2018, Brendon Urie kicked out guitarist Kenneth Harris because of allegations against Harris stating he communicated with fans via Snapchat asking for selfies and nudes.
Over the years, thanks to the band’s albums, tours as well as other projects involving music with Fall Out Boy and Patrick Stump, Brendon Urie has been able to amass a net worth of $8 million.
Family – His Siblings, Wife (Married), Is He Gay or Pansexual?
Brendon, whose full name is Brendon Boyd Urie, is the youngest of five children. He has two elder brothers, Matt and Mason, and two elder sisters, Kyla and Kara. Not much is know about the careers of his siblings but it is believed they are all doing fine in their respective endeavors.
Brendon met his wife Sarah Orzechowski on a radio show, but at the time she was in a relationship with someone else. Eight months after the first meeting, they met again when Hayley Williams from Paramore brought Sarah to one of Brendon Urie’s shows. She was single at the time of the second meeting.
In September 2011, Brendon Urie proposed to Sarah Orzechowski and o the 27th of April, 2013, they tied the knot together. Brendon has stated that he has experimented with men before but classified himself as being straight. He described himself as pansexual, stating that even though he’s married to a woman and loves her deeply he isn’t opposed to being with a man. According to him, what matters is the person being great and him liking the said person.