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Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews is best known as the lead vocalist/guitarist for Dave Matthews Band, which has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined) since the 1994 release of its major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming. The group's latest album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1 in June 2009 - making the band one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1. The band's hits include What Would You Say, Crash Into Me, Too Much, Everyday, American Baby and Funny The Way It Is". With over 15 million tickets sold, Dave Matthews Band was named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard magazine.

Matthews made his solo debut with 2003's Some Devil, which has been certified Platinum. He assembled a group of musicians, including many who had played on the album, and toured as Dave Matthews & Friends. Gravedigger, the lead single from Some Devil, won a GRAMMY(R) award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 2004. Matthews' collaborations with longtime friend and renowned multi-instrumentalist Tim Reynolds include 1999's multi-Platinum Live At Luther College and Live At Radio City, which debuted at 3 on The Billboard 200 in July 2007. He has also appeared on albums by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Emmylou Harris and Blue Man Group. Matthews is co-founder ATO Records, a fully independent label that is home to a diverse roster of artists.

When Matthews has some down time he enjoys acting and has appeared in feature films and television. Some of his films include You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Lake City, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Because of Winn-Dixie, and Where the Red Fern Grows. He has been seen on television in an episode of House M.D. and Groundwork.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Dave Matthews Facts

Birth NameDavid John Matthews
OccupationMusician, Actor
BirthdayJanuary 9, 1967 (57)
BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Dave Matthews compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Dave Matthews: Europe 2009
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall
Dave Matthews Band: Live At Piedmont Park
Wetlands Preserved
Live at Piedmont Park
Evil Lives Here
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