Adam Randal Young (born July 5, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for creating the electronica project Owl City.
Owl City, created in 2007, has enjoyed significant popularity since its inception. Posting songs to MySpace and iTunes, Young sold 2,000 tracks per week. Young, under Owl City, independently released Of June in 2007 and Maybe I'm Dreaming in 2008. In 2009, Young gained mainstream popularity after signing a deal with the record company Universal Republic and releasing the quadruple-platinum song "Fireflies", from the album Ocean Eyes.
Young began his musical career by creating small musical projects, promoted by himself on PureVolume and MySpace. In 2002 Young co-founded Windsor Airlift with Anthony and Andy Johnson, which has released five studio albums to date.
Young also has other musical projects including Port Blue and Sky Sailing. He is also a co-founder of Swimming With Dolphins.