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Will Young is an American singer that won the first season of Pop Idol. He was the Winner of the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Artist. He is also the ambassador for Mood Foundation, a charity which aims to build a database of private therapists and alternative therapies to treat various types of depressive conditions.
Pop Idol winner Will Young (William Robert Young) was born on January 20, 1979 in Berkshire, England. He has a fraternal brother Rupert. A Politics major in Exeter University where he began singing and modeling occasionally. When he graduated, Will moved to Hungerford, Berks in London where he attended Arts Educational School majoring in musical theater.
On February 9, 2002, Will Young won at U.K.’s reality tv show, Pop Idol, which is an equivalent of American Idol in the U.S. He got 4.6 million votes in his win. In February 25, 2002, he released his debut single “Anything Is Possible/Evergreen”. It was a huge hit in the UK. Later that year, his debut album, From Now On, was released followed by Friday’s Child (2003), Keen On (2005) and Let It Go (2008).
Awards & Certifications
|2003||Ivor Novello Award||Best-Selling UK Single for "Anything Is Possible"|
|2003||DVDX Award||Nominated for Best Original Song in a DVD Premiere Movie for "Try Again"|
|2003||Brit Award||British Breakthrough Artist|
|2003||Brit Award||Nominated for British Single for "Anything Is Possible/Evergreen"|
|2003||Brit Award||Nominated for Pop Act|
|2004||Brit Award||Nominated for British Male Solo Artist|
|2005||Brit Award||British Single for "Your Game"|
|2005||Brit Award||Nominated for British Male Solo Artist|
|2005||Brits 25||Nominated for Best Song Award "Leave Right Now"|
|2006||Brit Award||Nominated for British Male Solo Artist|
|2007||Brit Award||Nominated for British Single for "All Time Love"|
|2009||Brit Award||Nominated for British Male Solo Artist|
|2002||From Now On||Certified 2x Platinum in U.K.|
|2003||Friday's Child||Certified 5x Platinum in U.K.|
|Certified Gold in Ireland|
|2005||Keep On||Certified 3x Platinum in U.K.|
|Certified Gold in Ireland|
|2008||Let It Go||Certified Platinum in U.K.|
|Year||Title||U.K. Chart||Ireland Chart||Album|
|2002||"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"||1||2||From Now On|
|2002||"Light My Fire"||1||5||From Now On|
|2002||"The Long and Winding Road" / "Suspicious Minds"||1||3||From Now On|
|2002||"Don't Let Me Down"||2||27||From Now On|
|2002||"You and I"||1||4||From Now On|
|2003||"Leave Right Now"||1||1||Friday's Child|
|2004||"Your Game"||3||10||Friday's Child|
|2004||"Friday's Child"||4||31||Friday's Child|
|2005||"Switch It On"||5||23||Keep On|
|2006||"All Time Love"||3||12||Keep On|
|2006||"Who Am I"||11||21||Keep On|
|2008||"Changes"||10||28||Let It Go|
|2008||"Grace"||33||Let It Go|
Tours & Concerts
No tours and concerts for this artist.
October 14, 2002
December 1, 2003
November 21, 2005
September 29, 2008
19 Recordings, RCA, Sony Music
|2002||"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"||BMG||From Now On|
|2002||"Light My Fire"||Elektra||From Now On|
|2002||"The Long and Winding Road" / "Suspicious Minds"||Apple Records||From Now On|
|2002||"Don't Let Me Down"||BMG||From Now On|
|2002||"You and I"||BMG||From Now On|
|2003||"Leave Right Now"||BMG||Friday's Child|
|2004||"Your Game"||BMG||Friday's Child|
|2004||"Friday's Child"||BMG||Friday's Child|
|2005||"Switch It On"||BMG||Keep On|
|2006||"All Time Love"||BMG||Keep On|
|2006||"Who Am I"||BMG||Keep On|
|2008||"Changes"||BMG||Let It Go|
|2008||"Grace"||BMG||Let It Go|
|2009||"Let It Go"||Let It Go|
|2009||"Hopes & Fears"||The Hits|
|2012||"I Just Want a Lover"||Echoes|
- He has a fear of heights.
- His hobbies includes sports, photography, books, art, zoology and dance.
- He has a twin brother, Rupert and an older sister, named Emma.
- He admitted that his gay.
- Will Young delivers simple songs that are beautifully played. He has a soothing voice that can comfort the soul. His carefree old fashioned charm has a certain click to his music. --Mimi 07:00, 30 January 2008 (PST)