Danny Fernandes

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Danny Fernandes
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Fernandes at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
Background information
Born (1985-09-16) September 16, 1985 (age 28)
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer, Dancer, Songwriter
Years active 1997 – present
Labels CP Records
Associated acts Shawn Desman, Girlicious, Belly, Marianas Trench, Tyler Medeiros
Website www.dannyfernandes.com

Danny Fernandes (born September 16, 1985)[1] is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He is signed to CP Records.

Personal life[edit]

Danny Fernandes is of Portuguese descent. He has a younger brother named Jonathan and they are both the younger brothers of Canadian artist Shawn Desman (born Shawn Fernandes). He also is a cousin to another Canadian singer Tyler Medeiros, whose signed to the same record label CP records.

Career[edit]

At 16, Danny Fernandes won two consecutive Rising Star awards in the annual CNE dance contest held at Cherrytree Public School located in Brampton, Ontario, near Toronto. He became the youngest member of the Toronto Raptors' famed Dance Pak and began to appear regularly as a backup dancer in music videos.[1]

After graduating from Cherrytree Public School, Danny started playing showcases at clubs in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria), Fernandes signed with the Canadian CP Records (Capital Prophet Records) and released his debut album Intro. Danny went out on tour across Canada as the opening act for Akon and Sean Kingston.

On October 14, 2008, CP Records released "Curious", featuring Juelz Santana, the first of four singles from Intro. "Curious" was followed by "Private Dancer", featuring Belly; "Never Again"; and "Fantasy", the most successful of the four, peaking at Number 25 on the Canadian Hot 100 and spending 14 weeks on Canadian radio.

Fernandes was also a judge on the TV show Karaoke Star Jr. alongside Tara Oram.[2]

Fernandes's second album, AutomaticLUV, was released by CP Records on November 2, 2010, with the first single called "Automatic" featuring Belly. The second single off the album was called "Take Me Away" and the third "Hit Me Up" which once again featured Belly and Josh Ramsay from the Canadian band Marianas Trench. The single reached Number 22 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 charts and the video single reached Number 1 on the MuchMusic Countdown.

He released his third studio album, Breathe Again on August 27, 2013 on CP Records.[3] The album was preceded by the singles "Fly Again (Broken Wings)" and "Come Back Down" the video single reached #1 on the MuchMusic Countdown.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Danny Fernandes performing in a festival in Laval, Quebec, Canada
Title Album details Canada Certifications
Intro
55
AutomaticLUV
61
  • CAN: Gold
Breathe Again
TBA
  • CAN: TBA

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Certifications Album
CAN
2008 "Curious" (feat. Juelz Santana) 65 Intro
"Private Dancer" (feat. Belly) 32
"Fantasy" 25
2009 "Never Again" 44
"Addicted" 49
2010 "Automatic" (feat. Belly) 41 AutomaticLUV
2011 "Take Me Away" 39
"Feel It" (feat. Shawn Desman)
2012 "Hit Me Up" (feat. Josh Ramsay & Belly) 22
2013 "Fly Again (Broken Wings)" Breathe Again
"Come Back Down" 42
"Emotional"

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN
2009 "Passenger" (DY featuring Danny Fernandes) Non-album single
2010 "Girlfriend" (Tyler Medeiros featuring Danny Fernandes) 90 TM
2011 "Treat U Right" (JRDN featuring Danny Fernandes) Non-album single
"Turn It Up" (Mia Martina featuring Belly and Danny Fernandes) Devotion
2012 "I Can Be Your Ride" (Big Lean featuring Danny Fernandes) Non-album singles
2013 "On A Roll" (Jigz Crillz featuring Danny Fernandes)

Tours[edit]

Awards / Nominations[edit]

  • At the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 21, 2009, Danny Fernandes won the Best Canadian Pop Video of the Year for Private Dancer directed by Ren, produced by Renaud Stanton Dupré through The Field Inc. production company.[5]
  • In April–May 2009, he had also been nominated to People's Choice: Favourite New Canadian Artist/Group category and his single "Fantasy" was nominated for People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Video category in the vote leading to 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards.
  • He was nominated for a Juno at the 2010 Juno Awards in the Best New Canadian Artist category.
  • In 2010 he won Favourite Pop Canadian Artist at the Canadian Indie Awards.[6]
  • In 2011 Mike Portoghese – Post-Production/Director, along with Producer: Bruce Carson, Rory Halsall, and Production Company: The NE Inc., won "Best Post Production of the Year" at the MMVA's for Automatic [7]
  • In 2012 Marc André Debruyne – Director, along with Production Company: The NE Inc., won "Director of the Year" at the MMVA's for Hit Me Up feat. Josh Ramsay & Belly

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Danny Fernandes. Maple Music. Retrieved on 2011-12-06.
  2. ^ Karaoke Star Jr. judges
  3. ^ AllMusic. Danny Fernandes, Breathe Again. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold – January 2005. Cria.ca. Retrieved on 2011-12-06.
  5. ^ MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees and Winners. Mmva.muchmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-06.
  6. ^ 2010 Indies Winners at the Wayback Machine (archived August 20, 2010). Retrieved May 8, 2010.
  7. ^ MMVA 2011 nominees. muchmusic.com. Retrieved July 6, 2011

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