Reece Mastin

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Reece Mastin
Reece Mastin 4, 2012.jpg
Mastin at the 2012 ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards
Background information
Born (1994-11-24) 24 November 1994 (age 20)
Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop rock[1][2]
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2011–present
Labels Sony, Social Family Records
Website reecemastinofficial.com

Reece Mastin (born 24 November 1994) is a British-Australian singer and songwriter who won the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011. Mastin subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia. His debut single "Good Night" reached number one in Australia and New Zealand, and became Sony Music Australia's fastest selling digital single. Mastin's self-titled debut album debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified double platinum. His second studio album Beautiful Nightmare (2012) included the hit singles "Shut Up & Kiss Me" and "Shout It Out", the latter became Mastin's second number-one single in Australia. "Good Night" and "Shout It Out" earned him two ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards.

Early life[edit]

Reece Mastin was born on 24 November 1994 in Scunthorpe, England to parents Debbie and Darren Mastin.[3][4][5] Mastin has three sisters,[4] including Georgina who auditioned for the fifth season of The X Factor Australia but got eliminated in the home visits round.[6] At the age of seven, he was diagnosed with glue ear syndrome, a condition that is "caused by a chronic build-up of fluid in the middle ear and is the biggest cause of hearing loss in young children".[7] At the age of 11, Mastin and his family moved to Greenwith, South Australia, citing the weather and to seek better opportunities as reasons for the move.[8][9] Mastin taught himself how to sing at a young age, by singing along to his favourite songs on the radio.[10] He began writing songs at the age of 12.[11]

Mastin attended Golden Grove High School.[8] He was inspired by his music teacher to pursue his musical interests, which included playing in several bands with friends and performing solo acoustic gigs.[9] Following his win on the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011, Mastin withdrew from his high school and said that he would hire a mentor to help him finish Year 12.[3] However, he later dropped out of Year 12 to focus entirely on his music career.[12]

Music career[edit]

2011: The X Factor Australia and Reece Mastin[edit]

Mastin performing live in December 2011

Mastin successfully auditioned for the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011, singing Rooster's "Come Get Some".[8] Before entering The X Factor, Mastin had already recorded an EP.[8] He eventually reached the live shows and was mentored by Guy Sebastian.[4] On 22 November 2011, Mastin was announced as the winner, and received a management contract and a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.[4] His winner's single "Good Night" was released shortly after, via digital download.[4][13] "Good Night" had sold over 30,000 units within 24-hours of its release. On 24 November 2011, the song sold an average of one copy every 2.7 seconds, becoming the fastest selling digital single by an artist signed to Sony Music Australia.[14] "Good Night" debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified five times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales of 350,000 copies.[15][16] It also peaked at number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand for sales of 15,000 copies.[17][18]

Mastin's self-titled debut album, which features "Good Night" and selected songs he performed on The X Factor, was released on 9 December 2011.[19] The album debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified double platinum for shipments of 140,000 copies.[20] It debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Chart and was certified gold for sales of 7,500 copies.[17][21] To promote the album, Mastin embarked on his first headlining Australian and New Zealand concert tour in December 2011.[22][23]

Performances on The X Factor[edit]

2012–present: Beautiful Nightmare and Rebel and the Reason[edit]

Mastin's second studio album Beautiful Nightmare was released on 19 October 2012.[25] The album debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold for shipments of 35,000 copies.[15][20] It also debuted at number two on the New Zealand Albums Chart.[15][17] Beautiful Nightmare produced the top-five platinum singles "Shut Up & Kiss Me" and "Shout It Out", the latter became Mastin's second number-one single on the ARIA Charts.[15][26] The third single "Rock Star" reached the top-twenty and was also certified platinum.[15][26] To promote the album, Mastin embarked on The Summer Nights Tour in Australia and New Zealand.[27][28] On 21 September 2012, Mastin released a 40-minute documentary on DVD titled, Behind Closed Doors, which featured interviews from his close friends and family, his X Factor mentor Guy Sebastian, as well as early footage and photos of Mastin as a child, and his music videos thus far.[29] Behind Closed Doors debuted at number one on the ARIA Music DVDs Chart and was certified platinum.[30][31]

Mastin released the single "Girls (All Around the World)" on 25 October 2013, and it only managed to peak to number 59 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[32][33] In January 2014, Mastin embarked on the Restless Tour, his third headlining concert tour, in regional Victoria.[34] In September 2014, he embarked on his fourth headlining concert tour, entitled the Wolf in the Woods Tour.[1] In February 2015, it was announced that Mastin had parted ways with Sony Music Australia and signed with independent label Social Family Records.[35] Along with a new label, fellow musician and friend Mahalia Barnes became Mastin's new manager.[36] He released "Rebel and the Reason" on 27 March 2015 as the lead single from his debut EP of the same name.[37] The EP was released on 1 May 2015.[38]

Personal life[edit]

On 3 August 2012, Mastin announced on his official Twitter account that he was dating Canadian-born Australian actress Rhiannon Fish, who appeared as his love interest in his music video for "Shout It Out".[39] Mastin and Fish ended their relationship in February 2015.[40]

Discography[edit]

Tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result
2011 Poprepublic.tv IT List Awards[41] Single of 2011 ("Good Night") Nominated
Album of 2011 (Reece Mastin) Nominated
Australian Male Artist Nominated
2012 ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards[42] No. 1 Single ("Good Night") Won
No. 1 Single ("Shut Up & Kiss Me") Won
ARIA Music Awards[43] Song of the Year ("Good Night") Nominated
Channel [V] Awards[44] [V] Oz Artist of the Year Nominated
Poprepublic.tv IT List Awards[45] Favourite Australian Male Artist Nominated
Favourite Album of 2012 (Beautiful Nightmare) Nominated
2013 Kids' Choice Awards[46] Aussie's Fave Homegrown Act Nominated
Channel [V] Awards[47] [V] Oz Artist of the Year Nominated
Poprepublic.tv Awards[48] Favourite Australian Male Artist Nominated

References[edit]

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  10. ^ McRae, Ross (23 November 2011). "Reece has winning voice". The West Australian (Seven News Limited). Archived from the original on 30 April 2012. 
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  27. ^ a b "Reece Mastin: The Summer Nights Tour". The X Factor Australia. Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. 
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  29. ^ "Behind Closed Doors". Sanity. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Music DVDs Chart – 1/10/2012". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
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  40. ^ Longhetti, Chloe-Lee (7 February 2015). "Singer Reece Mastin's sweet sorrow at the end of relationship with Rhiannon Fish". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
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  42. ^ McCabe, Kathy (25 July 2012). "ARIA resurrects #1 Chart Awards after two years". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  43. ^ "Winners & Nominees Announced – 26th ARIA Awards 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
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Preceded by
Altiyan Childs
The X Factor (Australia)
Winner

2011
Succeeded by
Samantha Jade