Meat Loaf

~ Person

Legal name: Marvin Lee Aday


Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947) is an American musician and actor better known by his stage name Meat Loaf. He is best known for the Bat Out of Hell album. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

Although he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love" on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared in David Fincher's Fight Club in 1999 as the character Robert Paulson.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf 3.85 16
1978 Meat Loaf Featuring Stoney and Meatloaf Meat Loaf 1
1981 Dead Ringer Meat Loaf 4 3
1983 Midnight at the Lost and Found Meat Loaf 2 2
1984 Bad Attitude Meat Loaf 3 3
1986 Blind Before I Stop Meat Loaf 2 2
1993 Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell Meat Loaf 4.35 9
1995 Welcome to the Neighbourhood Meat Loaf 3 2
2003 Couldn't Have Said It Better Meat Loaf 2 10
2006 Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose Meat Loaf 3 5
2010 Hang Cool Teddy Bear Meat Loaf 3.5 6
2011 Hell in a Handbasket Meat Loaf 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Hits Out of Hell Meat Loaf 4 7
1989 Heaven & Hell Meat Loaf & Bonnie Tyler 5
1989 Prime Cuts Meat Loaf 1
1991 The Very Best Of Meat Loaf 1
1992 Rock 'n' Roll Hero Meat Loaf 1
1993 Back From Hell! The Very Best of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf 1
1993 Meat Loaf and Friends Meat Loaf 1
1993 The Collection Meat Loaf 1
1994 Back From Hell Again! Meat Loaf 1
1994 The Collection Meat Loaf 1
1995 Definitive Collection Meat Loaf 1
1996 Best Ballads Meat Loaf 1
1996 Heaven Can Wait: The Best Ballads of Meat Loaf, Volume 1 Meat Loaf 1
1998 The Very Best of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf 5 6
1999 The Masters Meat Loaf 1
2000 Simply the Best Meat Loaf 1
2001 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth Meat Loaf 1
2001 Rock 'n' Roll Hero Meat Loaf 1
2002 Heaven Can Wait: The Best Of Meat Loaf 2
2002 Bad Attitude Meat Loaf 1
2002 Meat Loaf and Friends Meat Loaf 1
2002 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad Meat Loaf 1
2003 Fallen Angel Meat Loaf 1
2003 Rock 'n' Roll Hero Meat Loaf 1
2003 The Collection Meat Loaf and Friends 1
2004 Rock 'n' Roll Hero Meat Loaf 1
2007 Hit Collection Meat Loaf 1
2008 Collections Meat Loaf 1
2008 Dead Ringer for Love: The Meat Loaf Collection Meat Loaf 1
2008 Best of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf 2
2013 Milestones Meat Loaf 1
A Piece of the Action Meat Loaf 1
To Hell and Back Meat Loaf 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Live at Wembley Meat Loaf 1
1992 Hot as Hell Meat Loaf 1
1994 Alive in Hell Meat Loaf 1
1996 Live Around the World Meat Loaf 1
1999 VH1 Storytellers Meat Loaf 1

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