Harrison Craig

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Harrison Craig
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Harrison Craig performs at Westfield Chatswood, Sydney, Australia, on 4 July 2013
Background information
Born (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 20)
Melbourne, Australia
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Pop, adult contemporary
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels Universal
Website harrisoncraigofficial.com

Harrison Craig (born 7 September 1994) is an Australian singer who won the second series of the The Voice.[1] Craig, who lives in Melbourne, was coached in the program by British singer Seal.[1] Craig has had three songs on the ARIA Singles Chart top 10 with his cover of "Unchained Melody" reaching No. 2 and his original song, "More Than a Dream", at No. 3.[2] His debut album titled More Than a Dream was released on 25 June 2013 and reached number 1 on the iTunes chart.[3] His new Album L.O.V.E was released 11 April 2014.[4] Craig will serve as social media and backstage correspondent replacing Faustina Agolley in 2015 on The Voice of Australia.

The Voice[edit]

Performances[edit]

Round Song Original artist Order Result
The Blind Auditions "Broken Vow" Lara Fabian 9 All judges offered to coach
Craig chose to join Team Seal
Battle Rounds "You Raise Me Up" (vs. Tim Moxey) Secret Garden 6 Saved by Seal
The Showdowns "Home" Michael Bublé 8 Saved by public
Live Finals 1 "Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley 8
Live Finals 2 "It Had Better Be Tonight" Fran Jeffries 12
Live Finals 3 "If" Bread 1
Semi-finals "Unchained Melody" The Righteous Brothers 3 Advanced
"More Than a Dream" Harrison Craig 12
Grand Final "You're the Voice"
(with Celia Pavey, Danny Ross and Luke Kennedy)
John Farnham 1 Winner
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
(with Seal)
The Hollies 7
"Unconditional" Ne-Yo N/A

Personal life[edit]

Craig lives in Chelsea, Melbourne with his mother, Janine Cochrane and brother Connor. His father left the family when Craig was six. Craig battles a stutter when he speaks but it has improved since competing in The Voice.[1] To help build his confidence, his mother encouraged him to join the Victorian Boys Choir and undertake private tuition.[5] He completed his VCE in 2012 at Sandringham College, where he was Music Captain.[6] In 2010 Craig fronted Garage Band High and sang the lead on their video of the song "Viva la Vida".[7]

Influences[edit]

Craig is influenced by many artists of different genres, including Elvis Presley, Andrea Boccelli, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, and many more. He sings in a unique style which he has named 'popera'.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[8]
NZ
[9]
More Than a Dream 1 1
L.O.V.E. 5

NOTE: The notes at the bottom of the LOVE CD's back cover strangely state "Artwork: The Voice of Australia," supposedly meaning "Harrison Craig."

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[11]
"Broken Vow" 2013 18 More Than a Dream
"You Raise Me Up" 33
"Home" 13
"Can't Help Falling in Love" 6
"It Had Better Be Tonight" 12
"If" 24
"Unchained Melody" 2
"More Than a Dream" 3
"Unconditional" 15
"Lift Your Spirit" 84 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Tours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ross, Annabel (17 June 2013). "Favourite Harrison Craig wins The Voice". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Voice's Craig dominates ARIA charts". news.com.au. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harrison Craig has more to thank The Voice for than just victory after gaining the confidence to battle his stutter". couriermail.com.au. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Offical Release Date of new album". harrisoncraigofficial.com. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Byrnes, Holly (8 April 2013). "Harrison Craig brings The Voice to a standstill". news.com.au. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sandringham College alumni Harrison Craig on Channel 9′s The Voice". sandringhamcollege.com. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Harrison Craig With Garage Band High – Viva La Vida". youtube.com. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Harrison Craig". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Discography Harrison Craig". charts.org.nz (Hung Medien). Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Peak positions for singles in Australia:
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
Preceded by
Karise Eden
The Voice winner
2013
Succeeded by
Anja Nissen