Nine Inch Nail’s frontman and primary songwriter who ‘built his name on theatrics and nihilism’ as noted on People magazine.
May 17, 1965
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
Trent Reznor came to prominence as Nine Inch Nails’ frontman, songwriter, producer, and Academy Award-winning film composer. With his influences spanning across multiple genres, many prominent figures in the music scene attested to have been influenced by Reznor. These include Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Timbaland, and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, among others.
Together with his band, they scored a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and Academy Award for Best Original Score for their contributions to the hit film ‘The Social Network’ (2010). Alongside his frequent collaborator, Atticus Ross, they bagged nominations for Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA)’s Best Original Score in a Feature Film for ‘Gone Girl’ (2014).