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He's featured on two of Rudimental's biggest hits, now, in time for John Newman's debut album 'Settle', here's 10 facts you didn't know about the singer.
John was born in Settle, England on 16th June 1990 and spent his childhood growing up in the Yorkshire Dales.
John began writing music when he was just 14 years old and quickly got to grips with songwriting and producing, including making house music tracks and DJ'ing. Picture: PA
John moved down to London when he was 20 and it wasn't long before he inked a deal with Island Record who were impressed by the gigs he was putting on around the British capital with his band.
John's music has a vast array of influences, including the genres Stax and Motown and artists like James Brown and Prince.
John first captured the public's attention when he collaborated with Rudimental on their tracks 'Feel The Love' and 'Not Giving In'. The collaboration was instigated through his relationship with Rudimental's Piers, who used to be his keyboard player. The first track they wrote together was 'Not Giving In' in Hackney.
When 'Feel The Love' went to number one, John was in hospital recovering from surgery to remove a non-cancerous tumour inside his brain. "I woke up and heard my song on the radio,” he said. "That was quite surreal. The nurse was quite fit too, so it was good to turn around and say, 'That’s my tune!'" Shortly after leaving hospital “Feel The Love” went to number one in the charts."
John launched his solo career with the single 'Love Me Again', which was an instant chart hit in the UK.
Released on 14th October, John Newman's debut album 'Tribute' is inspired by the decades of artists who have influenced the singer-songwriter on his musical journey so far, including Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye and Adele.
In a recent interview, John revealed that he loves suits, which is why he's typically pictured wearing them, despite his record label's wishes to get him a stylist. He said: "I appreciate the modern world of stylists, they're very good at what they do. But look at the '60s and '70s; bands didn't have stylists and it was part of what you do."
Before his music career, John Newman wanted to be a mechanic, but during the first half of his course he realized that his heart was set on music.