William Singe is an Australian-born singer and songwriter who first gained fame on social media for his awesome cover of songs by other popular musicians. His mesmerizing voice has earned him at least 2 million Facebook fans and 2.4 million YouTube subscribers with hundreds of millions of video views on each platform.
With singles and collabos and a recording contract to his name, William Singe has gone on to become more than a YouTube sensation. He is now a superstar in his own right.
William Singe Biography (Age and Ethnicity)
Liam Anthony Singe, known professionally as William Singe, was born on the 2nd of July 1992 in Northern Sydney, Australia. He grew up in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney. His father, Ray Singe, is a Maori from New Zealand while his mother, Sue McGrath is of Scottish descent. William, therefore, has a multi-ethnic background consisting of Scottish and Maori Australian. His nationality is Australian.
William fell in love with music at an early age as a result of his father’s influence; his father was a singer, songwriter, bass player, and guitarist. He started singing, writing, and producing songs from a young age and decided to pursue a career in music due to his passion for it. In order to realize his dreams, William Singe auditioned for the Australian version of X-Factor in 2011 and 2012.
In the course of the competition, the judges merged him and four other talented boys together to form a boy band known as The Collective. The group came third at the end of the show and was later signed up by Sony Music Australia. The band had some measure of success as they were able to release an album and go on tour. However, William still nursed a dream of making it big on his own and in 2015, he officially left the group.
William then started covering songs by popular artists and posting them on YouTube and Facebook. This quickly gained him some major following online. What stood him out was the fact that he did not just re-sing the songs as sung by the original artist but instead remixed them. He would pick a song, take it apart and rebuild it in such a manner that when the final product gets out, it would be barely recognizable. Among other things, he took hip-hop songs by Drake and turned it into R and B songs. His videos garnered hundreds of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube, making him an internet sensation.
The cover that made him a viral sensation was Drake’s Hotline Bling. The video has at least 20 million views and topped Spotify’s US Viral 50 Chat. The cover was so good that William received offers for collaboration from musicians such as One Direction’s Liam Payne. William quickly signed up with Paradigm talent management agency which arranged an international tour around America, Europe, and Australia for him. The tour was a successful one; he sold out a 1700 seat venue in Texas.
In July 2016, William landed a recording deal with RCA records, joining the likes of Justine Timberlake, Pink, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys. Since then, William Singe has gone on to release his own single Rush in February 2017. He also had a collaboration with British musician Jonas Blue. Their work titled Mama was released in May 2017. The musician is presently working on releasing further singles and eventually, his own album.
Who’s His Girlfriend?
The last time we heard, William Singe had a girlfriend by the name of Melissa Elix. The two reportedly met in a car park in the Bondi beach area when William was a contestant on X-Factor. Melissa, who is a year younger than William, lives at William’s family home in Northern Beach and comes out to L.A. to visit him for holidays.
Net Worth- How Rich Is He?
William Singe is reportedly worth at least 3 million dollars. This comes from the recording deal he signed with RCA Records. Other sources of income include merchandise sales from his international tour; he made between $5000 and $8000 at each show. He also earns money from his YouTube channel as well as sales of his covers on iTunes.
Height and Other Facts About The Musician
1. William is of average height. He is 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and reportedly weighs 75 kg (165 lb).
2. The Musician once worked as a bank teller at the Commonwealth Bank branch in Dee Why, a suburb of Northern Sydney.
3. The Collective disbanded after he left the group. Other members are now pursuing a solo career like Singe.
4. His genres include hip hop, pop, and R&B.
5. Singe work with Jonas Blue earned him the Brit Award nomination for British Single and British Video in 2018.