Born Brian Hugh Warner, Manson is a shock rocker who made it big with his cover of "Sweet Dreams are Made of These." He has released other successful singles like "The Dope Show" and "The Beautiful People."
He worked for the music magazine 25th Parallel when trying to break into journalism. One of the first incarnations of his group was called Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for "mOBSCENE" and became known for theatrical concerts and his disturbing, horror-inspired fashion, such as wearing a decorated contact lens in one eye, black leather pants, and heavy stage makeup.