Calum Scott (born 12 October 1988 in Kingston Upon Hull) is a British singer and songwriter.
He won a local talent competition in his home city in Yorkshire …
… then he came to worldwide attention when he appeared as a contestant on the television programme Britain’s Got Talent in 2015.
On 15 August 2013, Scott won the talent competition Mail’s Star Search, organized by Hull Daily Mail.
In 2014 he formed the electronic duo, The Experiment with John McIntyre.
The debut single, “Girl (You’re Beautiful)”, was released on 14 June.
Just before his audition, his sister Jade also auditioned, but was stopped early on both of her songs by Simon Cowell.
Jade received three “No” votes from Amanda, David, and Simon (Aleisha’s vote was unannounced as it was not needed).
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, and that shows to me that you’re more than a singer, you’re an artist and that’s why you got that (the buzzer).”
Following his appearance on the show’s first episode, his Twitter followers jumped from 400 to over 25,000.
As of 23 April 2018, the audition has been viewed exactly 157,597,549 times on YouTube.
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.
After Britain’s Got Talent, Scott embarked on a series of shows around the United Kingdom, including Viking FM Future Star Awards, …
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.
In August 2016, it was certified platinum in the UK, having sold over 600,000 copies.
Scott announced on Twitter on 24 May that he had signed a record deal with Capitol Records for his debut album.
… and Brazilian show Encontro com Fátima Bernardes.
On 16 September, he released the promotional single “Transformar” …
They performed the song at the closing ceremony of the Paralympics on 18 September.
It was revealed in September 2016 that “Dancing on My Own” was the most downloaded song of the summer in the UK.
In 2017, he toured the US and released the single “You Are the Reason“.
Also in 2017, he began working on his debut album, Only Human, which was released on 9 March 2018.
A new version of “You Are the Reason” was released ahead of the album in early 2018 as a collaboration with Leona Lewis, …
… and was performed by the two on The One Show in February 2018.
In May, Scott released “What I Miss Most” as the fourth single from Only Human.
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|Title||Release details||Peak chart positions|
As lead artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|“Dancing on My Own“||2016||2||2||19||8||4||14||5||1||4||15||Only Human|
|“You Are the Reason“||2017||43||27||—||—||55||—||—||6||—||11||
|“What I Miss Most”||2018||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
As featured artist
(with Ivete Sangalo)
|“Give Me Love”
(Don Diablo featuring Calum Scott)
|“When We Were Young“||Shoot J Moore|
|“Dancing on My Own“||2016||Ryan Pallotta|
|“Dancing on My Own” (Tiësto Remix)||Josh Killacky and David Moore|
|“Transformar (Change)“||Radamés Venâncio|
|“Rhythm Inside“||2017||Howard Greenhalgh|
|“You Are the Reason“||2018|
|“You Are the Reason” (Duet version)|
|“Give Me Love”||Patrick Van Der Wal|
- North American Tour (2016–17)
- Only Human Tour (2018)
Awards and nominations
|2017||Brit Awards||“British Single of the Year”||Dancing on My Own||Nominated|