Will Young

Will Young

 

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William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979) is a British singer-songwriter and actor from Wokingham, England,[1] who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV talent contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His double A-sided debut single "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Young also came in fifth place in World Idol performing his single "Light My Fire".

As a teenager, Young studied politics at the University of Exeter before moving to London, where he studied musical theatre at Arts Educational School. Young put his studies on hold in late 2001 to become a contestant on Pop Idol. After winning the competition the following year, he released his debut album From Now On (2002) which went straight to number one. Friday's Child (2003) followed and enjoyed greater success, eventually going platinum five times in the UK and spawning three top five singles. His following albums Keep On (2005), Let It Go (2008) and Echoes (2011) also went multi-platinum and his most recent release 85% Proof (2015) became his fourth UK number-one album. His albums have spawned many songs that have achieved top ten positions in the UK, four of which went to the number one spot. Young has also undertaken numerous concert tours, and has accumulated multiple honours, including two Brit Awards from 12 nominations, and the estimated worldwide sale of over eight million albums.[2] Young's net worth was estimated at £13.5 million in April 2012.[3]

Alongside his music career, Young has acted in film, on stage and in television. For his performance in the 2013 London revival of the musical Cabaret, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He has also participated in philanthropy and released books Anything is Possible (2002),[4] On Camera, Off Duty (2004) and his autobiography Funny Peculiar (2012).

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Highlights10

Echoes
 
Echoes is the fifth studio album by English recording artist Will Young.
Leave Right Now
 
"Leave Right Now" is a song written by Eg White and performed by Will Young.
85% Proof
 
85% Proof is the sixth studio album by English recording artist Will Young.
Switch It On
 
"Switch It On" is a popular song written by Will Young, Stephen Lipson, Ronnie Peterson, Karen Poole and Steven Wolf, and performed by Will Young.

Photos - Will Young586

Popular Albums20

Album Appearances & References6

Popular Songs25

Popular Live Albums1

Song Appearances & References8

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows16

Minor Play Appearances & References4

Book References & Influences3

Collaborators & Influencers15

Other Music-Related Relationships4

Personal & Professional Relationships3

Awards & Nominations3

Events3

Popular Tours2

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Videos36

Spotify - Albums & Singles84

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On2

 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Will Young: I’ve learned to live with my anxiety
  –  December 20, 2017
Will Young says he has “learned to live” with the anxiety that led him to quit Strictly — and is ready for his return to ballroom dancing. The singer, 38, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2012 and walked out of last year’s BBC ...
Will Young hints at quitting music: "I'm not particularly interested in the pop career anymore"
  –  December 20, 2017
If you were anticipating a new Will Young in 2018, it looks like you'll be waiting a lot longer than you may have hoped. The singer and actor revealed that he is unlikely to return to music any time soon to focus on writing and his podcast Homo Sapiens.
Pop star Will Young among 26 Christmas shows and concerts you can’t miss in Cornwall
  –  December 13, 2017
Cornwall’s British Jazz Award winner Amy Roberts ... please phone 07599905734 or email lannercentre@gmail.com Patron of Shires Holt Horse Sanctuary, Will Young will be visiting Cornwall on December 22. The charity is holding a carol service at Truro ...
Will Young hints at quitting music: "I'm not particularly interested in the pop career anymore"
  –  December 20, 2017
If you were anticipating a new Will Young in 2018, it looks like you'll be waiting a lot longer than you may have hoped. The singer and actor revealed that he is unlikely to return to music any time soon to focus on writing and his podcast Homo Sapiens.
Will Young talks giving up his pop career to become a therapist in Cornwall
  –  December 21, 2017
You’ve got to love Will Young – the Cornwall-based pop star who has sold over ... That’s pretty special as it’s rare for an actor to be able to create a character.” All that and you can hear him on the radio this Christmas – he’s playing ...
Will Young hints at quitting music: "I'm not particularly interested in the pop career anymore"
  –  December 20, 2017
If you were anticipating a new Will Young in 2018, it looks like you'll be waiting a lot longer than you may have hoped. The singer and actor revealed that he is unlikely to return to music any time soon to focus on writing and his podcast Homo Sapiens. “
Will Young Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets
  –  November 10, 2017
I'm definitely not shy, in fact, I'd say I'm shameless - especially if people are offering me money." British singer/actor Will Young has no qualms about stripping off for a future role, after first shedding his clothes onscreen in 2005 movie MRS HENDERSON ...

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