Will Young - Biography
William (Will) Robert Young
(born January 20, 1979), British singer, is best known for winning
the British version of Pop Idol in 2002.
Contrary to popular belief, Will
wasn't a surprise winner when beating Gareth Gates in the final
show; in fact, he gained the most votes nearly every week throughout
the entire finals.
His first single was a double
A-side featuring Westlife's song "Evergreen" and "Anything Is
Possible", a new song written for the winner of the show by Cathy
Dennis. This became the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history
selling 300,000 copies on its day of release. It went on to sell
over 1.4 million copies and in the official list of the all-time
best-selling singles in the UK issued later that year, it appeared
12th. Will subsequently made headlines by revealing he was
homosexual. He went on to win the Brits Best Newcomer Award
and a plethora of other awards, including most recently "Best
Artist" in the "Digital Music Awards" October 2004. His largely
self-penned, five times platinum second album Friday's Child
has also gained awards and critical acclaim.
Will received his second Brit Award
this year for his co-written single Your Game. With sell out theatre
and arena tours in 2004 he will tour again at outside festival
venues in Summer 2005.
Will is fast
becoming recognised as one of the major popular music talents of the
decade with every sign of longevity in his ability to sing across
several musical genres.
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