Chris Lowe of the PET Shop Boys is one of the co-creators along with Neil Tennant who are the British pop music duo that produced a string of international hits from the 1980s.
Having continued to produce music that has a high level of success over the past 40 years, we take a deeper look at who Chris Lowe is.
Who is Chris Lowe?
Christopher Sean Lowe is a 62 year old English musician, singer and songwriter.
Lowe attended an independent school in his home town of Blackpool called Arnold School.
During his time at school, he played trombone in a seven-piece dance group named One Under the Eight.
The band played their old favorites like “Hello Dolly”, “La Bamba” and “Moon River”.
His grandfather was a member of the jazz comedy troupe The Nitwitz and was a trombonist.
Lowe studied architecture at the University of Liverpool from 1978 but completed his degree.
He has stated in several television appearances that the reasoning behind this was due to the formation of the Pet Shop Boys.
When were the Pet Shop Boys formed?
Pet Shop Boys were formed in London in 1981 by vocalist Neil Tennant and Chris as keyboardist.
Over the 40 years of existence, they have reached incredible heights of success.
They are now three-time Brit Award winners, six-time Grammy nominees and since 1984 have managed to achieve 43 Top 30 singles.
22 of the 30 Shingles were in the UK Singles Chart Top 10 hits.
Their success reached the United States with five US top ten singles in the 1980s.
At the 2009 Brit Awards in London, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
In 2016, Billboard magazine named Pet Shop Boys the number one dance duo/group in the 40 years since the chart’s inception in 1976.
In 2017, the duo received NME’s Godlike Genius Award.
What is Chris Lowe’s net worth?
Chris has increased his net worth significantly over the past three years.
Most of his money comes from being a successful musician.
His net worth is said to be around $12 million.
It was also reported that he has an annual salary of $4 million.