Conrad Sewell

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Conrad Sewell
Conrad Sewell, 2016 TV Week Logie Awards (cropped).jpg
Sewell at the 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards in 2016
Background information
Birth name Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximilian Sewell
Born (1988-03-31) 31 March 1988 (age 30)
Origin Brisbane, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website conradofficial.com

Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximilian Sewell (born 31 March 1988) is an Australian singer and songwriter. Sewell is best known for his vocals on Kygo's single "Firestone" and his number-one single "Start Again".

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015, he won Song of the Year for "Start Again" and was nominated in two other categories: Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop Release.

Early life[edit]

Growing up in Brisbane, Sewell started pursuing a music career from a young age, sending around demos since he was 8 years old.[1] He later tried his luck with short-lived rock band Sons of Midnight.[2] He is the brother of Australian pop singer Grace. In 2004, Sewell auditioned for season 2 of Australian Idol, but did not pass the audition stage.[1] In 2006, he moved to the United Kingdom.[1]

Career[edit]

2014–2017: Career beginnings, All I Know[edit]

In 2014 Sewell wrote and featured on Kygo's hit, "Firestone". The single was a top five hit across Europe.[3][4] His debut single "Hold Me Up" was written and produced by Brian Lee, The Euroz and Louis Bell. On 2 March 2015, Sewell announced his opening slot on Ed Sheeran's Australian tour via a video posted on his Facebook page. He joined Sheeran on 13 dates throughout Australia.[5] On 12 June 2015, Live Nation confirmed that Sewell would join Maroon 5 on their September tour as well as posting several tour dates.[6] Sewell supported Jess Glynne on her "Ain't Got Far to Go" UK tour in October and November 2015. In October, Sewell announced that his debut extended play, All I Know would be released on 13 November 2015.[7] He also posted various Australian and New Zealand tour dates throughout November.[8] In March 2015, he was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on American TV network NBC's Today show hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and broadcast nationally across the United States where he performed live his single "Start Again". In November 2015, at the ARIA Music Awards of 2015, Sewell won Song of the Year for "Start Again".[9] In February 2016, Sewell released "Remind Me" as the final single from All I Know. The following month, Coca-Cola released a song and video for their new campaign, "Taste the Feeling". It features Sewell's vocals and production from Avicii.[10]

2018–present: Sony Music Australia[edit]

In May 2018, Sewell announced he had signed with Sony Music Australia. In a statement, AO, chairman and CEO of Sony Denis Handlin said, "Conrad Sewell is an incredibly talented artist and I am thrilled to welcome him to the Sony Music family. This exciting next phase of his career will see him reach new heights and we are honoured to be a part of it."[11][12]

On 18 May 2018, Sewell released the "Ghosts & Heartaches" single, containing two songs—"Come Clean" and "Healing Hands".[13]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[14]
All I Know 9

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
FRA
[16]
GER
[17]
SWE
[18]
"Hold Me Up" 2015 39 All I Know
"Start Again" 1
"Who You Lovin" 17
"Remind Me"[21] 2016 22
"Taste the Feeling"
(with Avicii)
17 136 53 60 Non-album singles
"Ghosts & Heartaches"
("Come Clean" and "Healing Hands")[13]
2018 21
[22]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
FRA
[16]
GER
[17]
NL
[23]
NOR
[24]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[25]
UK
[26]
US
[27]
"Firestone"
(Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell)
2014 10 5 5 3 4 1 2 4 8 92 Cloud Nine
"Braver Love"[34]
(Arty featuring Conrad Sewell)
2015 Glorious
"Little Love"[35]
(Kilian & Jo featuring Conrad Sewell)
Non-album single
"Secrets"[36]
(Cid featuring Conrad Sewell)
2017 Non-album single
"Sex, Love & Water"[37]
(Armin van Buuren featuring Conrad Sewell)
2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Tours[edit]

Headlining

All I Know Tour (2015–16)[38]

Opening act

Awards[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. Sewell had one win from 3 nominations.[39]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Start Again" Best Pop Release Nominated
Breakthrough Artist Nominated
Song of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Meet Pop's Hair-Flipping, Rock-Loving Rising Star Conrad". 
  2. ^ Mike Wass (1 April 2015). "Popping Up: Conrad Sewell". www.idolator.com. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kygo Releases 'Firestone' Featuring Conrad On Spotify". 
  4. ^ "Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)". 
  5. ^ "Conrad Sewell". 
  6. ^ "ANNOUNCED: Conrad Sewell Joins Maroon 5 Tour". 
  7. ^ "Conrad Sewell drops hot new single Who You Lovin from upcoming EP All I Know:". chartshaker.com. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Conrad Sewell To Tour November". krock.com.au. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "ARIAS - Conrad Sewell Wins Song Of The Year". 
  10. ^ "Taste The Feeling - Coca-Cola". 
  11. ^ "Conrad Sewell Signs With Sony". Noise11. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  12. ^ "Conrad Sewell Joins Sony Music Entertainment". The Music AU. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  13. ^ a b "Ghosts & Heartaches – Single by Conrad Sewell on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  14. ^ a b c "Discography Conrad Sewell". australian-charts.com. 
  15. ^ a b "Discography Conrad Sewell". austriancharts.at. 
  16. ^ a b "Discographie Conrad Sewell". lescharts.com. 
  17. ^ a b "Discographie Conrad Sewell". offiziellecharts.de. 
  18. ^ a b "Discography Conrad Sewell". swedishcharts.com. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 13 July 2015. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  20. ^ Ryan, Gavin (19 December 2015). "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber 'Love Yourself' Racks Up Second Week at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "Remind Me - Single". iTunes UK. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  23. ^ "Discografie Conrad Sewell". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  24. ^ "Discography Conrad Sewell". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  25. ^ "Discographie Conrad Sewell". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  26. ^ "Firestone". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  27. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 29 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  29. ^ "British single certifications – Kygo". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 June 2015.  Select singles in the Format field. Enter Kygo in the search field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Kygo)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  31. ^ "Troféoversikt – Kygo" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  32. ^ "Kygo Feat. Conrad – Firestone" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  33. ^ "American single certifications – Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell – Firestone". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 29 October 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  34. ^ "Braver Love feat. Conrad Sewell". iTunes [Australia]. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  35. ^ "Little Love feat. Conrad Sewell". iTunes [Germany]. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  36. ^ "Secrets CID feat. Conrad Sewell". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  37. ^ "Sex, Love & Water feat. Conrad Sewell". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  38. ^ "ALL I KNOW TOUR OF AUSTRALIA'S EAST COAST & NEW ZEALAND NEXT MONTH ANNOUNCED". frontiertouring.com. Frontier Touring. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  39. ^ "ARIA Awards Search Results - Conrad Sewell". ARIA Awards. ARIA Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2018.