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Calum Scott
Calum Scott.pngCalum Scott performing in June 2016.
Background information
Birth nameCalum Scott
Born(1988-10-12) 12 October 1988 (age 28)
Kingston upon Hull, England, UK
Genres
  • Pop
  • soft rock
  • blue eyed soul
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2013–present
LabelsCapitol
Associated acts
  • The Experiment
  • Maroon 4

Calum Scott (born 12 October 1988)[1] is a British singer and songwriter who came to worldwide attention when he appeared as a contestant on the television programme Britain's Got Talent in 2015. He subsequently released his version of Robyn's hit "Dancing On My Own" as a single and it has reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

Contents

  • 1 Music career
    • 1.1 2011–14: Early career
    • 1.2 2015: Britain's Got Talent
    • 1.3 2016–present: Debut album
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Singles
    • 3.2 Promotional singles
    • 3.3 Music videos
  • 4 Concert tours
  • 5 Awards and nominations
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

2011–14: Early career

In 15 August 2013, Scott won the talent competition Mail's Star Search, organized by Hull Daily Mail.[2] After, he joined a Maroon 5 tribute band, the Maroon 4, and toured around the United Kingdom.[3] In 2014 he formed the electronic duo, The Experiment with John McIntyre.[4] The debut single, "Girl (You're Beautiful)", was released on 14 June.[5] The duo performed the song on Good Morning Britain and BBC Look North, but after, broke up.[6][7]

2015: Britain's Got Talent

Main article: Britain's Got Talent (series 9)

On 11 April 2015, Scott's audition for the ninth series of Britain's Got Talent was broadcast on ITV. He performed a cover of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" which he had heard Kings of Leon performing on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in 2013. Following a standing ovation from the judging panel, Simon Cowell pressed the Golden Buzzer giving Scott an automatic place in the live shows. Explaining his decision to send Scott straight to the semi-finals, Cowell said: "I've never ever in all the years I've done this show heard a guy with the talent you've got. Seriously. And the version was sensational, which shows to me that you're more than a singer, you're an artist and that's why you got that (the buzzer)." After this audition, Scott received support from stars such as Little Mix and Ashton Kutcher.[8]

Following his appearance on the show's first episode, his Twitter followers jumped from 400 to over 25,000.[9] As of 25 April 2017 the audition has been viewed exactly 105,384,676 on YouTube. In the semi-final on 29 May, Scott performed "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart. Cowell commented "You really sound like a recording artist", whilst David Walliams suggested that he could have "success around the world". He won the semi final with 25.6% of the vote, sending him straight through to the final. In the final on 31 May, Scott performed "Diamonds" by Rihanna and finished sixth out of 12 contestants with 8.2% of the vote. After Britain's Got Talent, Scott embarked on a series of shows around the United Kingdom, including Viking FM Future Star Awards, Flamingo Land Resort Fair, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre's tenth anniversary, Gibraltar Summer Nights, Hull Daily Mail's Star and Dartford Festival.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

2016–present: Debut album

Scott released his cover of "Dancing on My Own" independently on 15 April 2016. It became a sleeper hit, first hitting number 40 in the charts in May, despite little radio airplay apart from on West Hull FM, it climbed into the top 40. It was then added to Radio 2's "C List" and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart on 5 August. In August 2016, it was certified platinum in the UK, having sold over 600,000 copies.[16] Scott announced on Twitter on 24 May that he had signed a record deal with Capitol Records for his debut album.[17] Scott performed the song at television shows BBC Look North, Lorraine, Weekend, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brazilian show Encontro com Fátima Bernardes.[18] He also promoted the song on several radio stations, including BBC Radio Humberside, Viking FM, Radio Gibraltar, BFBS Radio and Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation.[19][20][21] On 16 September, he released the promotional single "Transformar" with Brazilian recording artist Ivete Sangalo as official theme of 2016 Summer Paralympics Games.[22] They performed the song at the closing ceremony of the Paralympics on 18 September.[23] It was revealed in September 2016 that "Dancing on My Own" was the most downloaded song of the summer in the UK.[24]

Personal life

Scott is gay, and opened up about his sexuality during an interview with Attitude magazine.[25]

Concert tours

  • North American Tour (2016–17)

References

  1. ^ "Happy birthday to our frontman Calum have a great day mate". The Experiment. 12 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Calum Scott talent: Winner of Star Search 2013 declared". Hull Daily Mail. 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Star Search 2014: Hull New Theatre stage is set for talent to shine". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Introducing Calum Scott!". Flavourmag.co.uk. 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Girl (You're Beautiful)". iTunes. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "My sister Jade's 'the inspiration behind my singing'". Itv.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Timeline Photos – BBC Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) | Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Forrester, Katy. "BGT favourite Calum Scott on getting sex messages from fans". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Simon Cowell's golden buzzer act Calum Scott already receiving marriage proposals". Hello Daily News. 13 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Future Star Receives Fundraising Award". Scunthorpe Independent News. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  11. ^ User, Super. "Flamingo Land – Party In The Park June 2015". Flamingoland.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Calum Scott to perform at Westwood Cross' 10th birthday celebration weekend". Thanetgazette.co.uk. 26 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Visit Gibraltar – Events". Visitgibraltar.gi. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Britain's Got Talent star Calum Scott could be Star Search final judge". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Dartford Festival 2015: Record numbers of visitors come to see Calum Scott from Britain's Got Talent and Andy Jordan from Made In Chelsea". Kentonline.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "bpi music on Twitter: "Huge congrats to @calumscott! His single 'Dancing On My Own' has shot from Gold to Platinum! #bpiAwards "". Twitter. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Calum Scott". Twitter. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "BBC Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) | Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Calum Scott, 06/06/2015, James Hoggarth – BBC Radio Humberside". BBC. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "#BGT finalist @calumscottmusic chats to @jameshoggarth about @BGT and the future". AudioBoom.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Calum Scott in Gib". Gbc.gi. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Ivete Sangalo lança "Transformar", música inédita com Calum Scott para as "Paralimpíadas Rio 2016"". Pure Break. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Ivete Sangalo brilha na cerimônia de encerramento das Paralimpíadas 2016". O Povo News. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  24. ^ Copsey, Rob (31 August 2016). "The Official Top 40 Biggest Songs of Summer 2016 revealed". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "Putting the record straight: Calum Scott talks 'Dancing On My Own' and making it in the music industry". Attitude Magazine. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  26. ^ "UK Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  28. ^ "Belgium Charts" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  29. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 43, 2016". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  30. ^ "Irish Charts". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  31. ^ "Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  32. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  33. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
    • "Dancing on My Own": "15 July 2016 – 21 July 2016". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
    • "Rhythm Inside": "2 December 2016 – 8 December 2016". Official Charts. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  34. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  35. ^ "Adult Contemporary 2016-10-29". Billboard. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  36. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Little Mix" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  37. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  38. ^ "Track Top-40: Week 47 - 2016". Hitlisten. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  39. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  40. ^ "Rhythm Inside - Single by Calum Scott". iTunes. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  41. ^ "Calum Scott and Ivete Sangalo sing "Transformar"". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  42. ^ "Calum Scott eloquently covers Ella Henderson's 'Yours". Digital Journal. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  43. ^ "Calum Scott haunting on new Adele 'When We Were Young". Digital Journal. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  44. ^ "Dancing On My Own (Music video)". VEVO. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  45. ^ ""Dancing On My Own" Behind The Scenes". Anti Diary. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  46. ^ "Rhythm Inside (Official Video)". VEVO. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 

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