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Adam Young

Biography

Vocalist and songwriter known for founding the electronic task Owl Town, whose independently released debut record reached #15 over the U.S. Dance graph. Experiencing insomnia, he started producing music in his parents’ cellar and publishing it on MySpace and on iTunes. His strike one, “Fireflies,” marketed 650,000 copies in its initial week and reached #1 over the Billboard Sizzling hot 100. He grew up Christian and it has claimed to get Asperger’s symptoms. He has described himself being a socially introverted person. He collaborated with Carly Jepsen on “Great Period” in 2012.

Quick Facts


Full Name Adam Young
Date Of Birth July 5, 1986
Place Of Birth Owatonna, MN
Height 1.88 m
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Parents Joan Young, Randy Young
Music Groups Owl City, Windsor Airlift, Swimming With Dolphins
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and founder of the electronic project "Owl City".
2Is an avid photographer.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robodog2016performer: "Shine Your Way" post-production
Alpha and Omega 7: The Big Fureeze2016Video writer: "Shooting Star"
World Championship SnookerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Wolves and Dogs: Howls for Full Moon2015performer: "Galaxies"
Atop the Fourth Wall2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
It Takes a Choir2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas2013Video performer: "Light of Christmas"
The X FactorTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2013
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones2013performer: "All About Us"
The Smurfs 22013performer: "Live It Up" / writer: "Live It Up"
Celebrity Splash! AustraliaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
Escape from Planet Earth2013performer: "Shooting Star" / writer: "Shooting Star"
The Croods2013performer: "Shine Your Way" / producer: "Shine Your Way"
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph2012performer: "When Can I See You Again?" / producer: "When Can I See You Again?" / writer: "When Can I See You Again?"
902102009-2012TV Series 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conan2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole2010performer: "TO THE SKY" / producer: "TO THE SKY" / writer: "TO THE SKY"
Radio 1's Big Weekend2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beauty and the Geek Australia2009TV Series performer: "Good Time" - as Owl City / writer: "Good Time" - as A. Young
One Tree HillTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The High Life2016Short
Contact2016Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Croods2013theme song recordist: "Shine Your Way"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Owl City: Wolf Bite2014Video short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2015TV MovieHimself (as Owl City)
Today2015TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guests
The Best Hit USA2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Amp'd Up2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sôkai jôhô variety Sukkiri!!2012TV SeriesThemselves
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Owl City: Live from Los Angeles2011VideoHimself - Performer (as Owl City)
VEVO's ASK:REPLY2010TV SeriesThemselves (as Owl City)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013AnnieAnnie AwardsMusic in an Animated Feature ProductionWreck-It Ralph (2012)· Henry Jackman
· Skrillex
· Matthew Thiessen
· Jamie Houston
· Yasushi Akimoto
2013ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsWreck-It Ralph (2012)· Henry Jackman
· Skrillex
· Matthew Thiessen
· Jamie Houston
· Yasushi Akimoto

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original SongWreck-It Ralph (2012)· Matthew Thiessen (music and lyrics by)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongWreck-It Ralph (2012)· Matthew Thiessen


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