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Harvey Leigh Cantwell

(1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 22)
Kent, England
  • Singer
  • television presenter
Years active2013–present
Musical career

Harvey Leigh Cantwell (born 28 January 1999), also known by his stage name Hrvy (stylised in all caps as HRVY), is an English singer and television presenter. He was a presenter on Friday Download on CBBC from 2014 to 2015, and in 2020 he competed in Strictly Come Dancing.


Hrvy is a former student of the Leigh Academy[2] in Dartford, Kent, leaving in 2015.[3]



Backstage before Friday Download, November 2016

Cantwell appeared as one of six presenters of the CBBC television show Friday Download for Series 7 to Series 9.[4][5][6] On 26 February 2020, he appeared in an episode of the CBBC singing show Got What It Takes? by surprising the contestants as they were learning his own song "Personal" for that week's sing-off. He was also a mentor in the same episode during a music video challenge.

In September 2020, it was announced that he would be competing in the eighteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.[7][3] He was partnered with Janette Manrara. They were the first pair to receive a 10 from any judge in the series for their Salsa in Week 4, and scored the first perfect 30/30 of the series in Week 6 for their Street routine (due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bruno Tonioli was unable to travel to the UK to take part as a judge, hence the maximum score was only 30 rather than the usual 40). They finished top of the judges' leaderboard on three separate occasions, the most of any couple in the series, and also placed joint-first on the judges' leaderboard in the grand-final, scoring a total of 88 out of 90; with the exception of eventual winners Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse, they were the only other couple in the series to never place in the bottom two during any week. The pair eventually finished in second place alongside Jamie Laing & Karen Hauer and Maisie Smith & Gorka Márquez, losing out to Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse on the public vote.


Hrvy's music career began on 20 December 2013 with the release of his first single, "Thank You".[8] In May 2014, he was a support artist for Little Mix during the Salute Tour,[3] alongside girlband M.O.[9] After signing with Virgin EMI in February 2017, he released the debut Holiday EP which featured the singles "Holiday" and "Phobia". In November 2017, Hrvy released the Talk to Ya EP, which included the single "Personal".[10] In February 2018, he was named in The Courier and Newcastle Student Radio's The Sounds of 2018 at number six, alongside Rex Orange County, Brockhampton and SG Lewis.[6] In April 2018, Hrvy was a support artist for The Vamps during the Night and Day Tour [3] alongside Jacob Sartorius, New Hope Club, Maggie Lindemann and Conor Maynard. On 25 April 2018, he released the single "Hasta Luego", featuring Cuban-American singer Malu Trevejo. In August 2018, he received his first Brazilian awards nomination, he was nominated for the BreakTudo Awards 2018 in the International New Artist category.[11] In September 2018, he released "I Wish You Were Here" which was promoted with a performance at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards.[12] Hrvy was also named on BBC Radio 1's Brit List at that time.[13] That year, he was listed in CelebMix's Top Success Stories of 2018, alongside his management company Alphadog Management.[14]

In June 2019, he collaborated with South Korean group NCT Dream under SM Entertainment. The song, "Don't Need Your Love", was released on 6 June 2019.[15] Hrvy was set to release his debut studio album Can Anybody Hear Me? on 20 November 2020, but the album's release was cancelled.[16]

In 2021, he released "Runaway With It" which samples Shanice Knox's 1991 hit "I Love Your Smile".


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Can Anybody Hear Me?

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: 25 July 2017[17]
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: Digital download
Talk to Ya
  • Released: 30 November 2017[18]
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: Digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Thank You"[A] 2014 73 Non-album single
(featuring Redfoo)
2017 Holiday
"La La La La (Means I Love You)"
(featuring Stylo G)
"Talk to Ya"[B] Talk to Ya
"I Won't Let You Down"
"Personal"[B][22] 62 33 94
"Hasta Luego"[C]
(with Malu Trevejo)
2018 70 13 Can Anybody Hear Me?
"I Wish You Were Here" 52
"I Don't Think About You" Non-album single
"So Good (Remix)"
(with Danna Paola)
2019 Sie7e +
"Told You So" 24 Can Anybody Hear Me?
"I Miss Myself"
(with NOTD)
"Don't Need Your Love"[D][23]
(with NCT Dream)
(with Jonas Blue)
"Million Ways" 47
"Me Because of You" 2020 3
(with Seeb and Goodboys)
"Be Okay"[C][25]
(with R3hab)
"Good Vibes"[C][27]
(with Matoma)
"Am I the Only One"[28]
(with R3hab and Astrid S)
Non-album singles
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
"1 Day 2 Nights” 2021 TBA
"Runaway With It”
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Somebody" 2018 Sigala, Nina Nesbitt Brighter Days

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Artist Hrvy Nominated


  1. ^ Credited as Harvey Cantwell.
  2. ^ a b "Talk to Ya" and "Personal" also appear on the album Can Anybody Hear Me?.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Hasta Luego", "Younger", "Unfamiliar", "Be Okay" and "Good Vibes" appear on the deluxe edition of the album Can Anybody Hear Me?.
  4. ^ Only the acoustic version of "Don't Need Your Love", without NCT Dream, appears on the album Can Anybody Hear Me?.
  5. ^ "Younger" also appears on the deluxe edition of Jonas Blue's debut studio album Blue.
  6. ^ "Unfamiliar" will also appear on Seeb's upcoming debut studio album Sad in Scandinavia.


  1. ^ Thomas, Fred. "HRVY Biography ~ AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Former Leigh Academy student confirmed for Strictly". Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Who is Hrvy? Everything about the YouTube star joining the contestant line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2020". 4 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Friday Download - CBBC - BBC".
  5. ^ "Friday Download Credits". Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "The Courier Music and Newcastle Student Radio: The Sounds of 2018". The Courier Online. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Meet HRVY – Strictly Come Dancing contestant and singer". Radio Times. 4 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Harvey - Thank You (Lyrics) - YouTube". 20 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Here's who supported Little Mix on Tour". 22 December 2019.
  10. ^ "HRVY - Personal (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Nominees announced for BreakTudo Awards 2018". CelebMix. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  12. ^ "HRVY - Personal / Wish You Were Here (Radio 1's Teen Awards 2018)". YouTube. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Jade Bird, Sam Fender and HRVY join BBC Radio 1 Brit List". Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  14. ^ Currinn, Jonathan (9 January 2019). "CelebMix's Top Success Stories Of 2018". CelebMix. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  15. ^ Herman, Tamar (6 June 2019). "NCT Dream & HRVY 'Don't Need Your Love' On New Collab: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  16. ^ @HRVY (20 August 2020). "all will make sense soon, can anybody hear me announcement, don't hate me, you'll understand soon🖤" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 August 2020 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "iTunes – Music – Holiday – EP by HRVY". Apple Inc. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  18. ^ "iTunes – Music – Talk To Ya – EP by HRVY". Apple Inc. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  19. ^ "HRVY > Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  20. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  21. ^ "Discography HRVY". Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Contratado da Universal Music, HVRY lança clipe de Personal com participação de Loren Gray e Blake Gray". BreakTudo. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Don't Need Your Love – Single by NCT DREAM & HRVY". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Unfamiliar – Single by Seeb, Goodboys & HRVY on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Dutch Star R3HAB Unveils New Single "Be Okay" with British Star HRVY". Out Now Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  26. ^ Sandoval, Ivy (26 July 2020). "HRVY Drops New Single "Nevermind" Ahead Of Debut Album". Beyond the Stage Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  27. ^ Bryant, Toby (4 September 2020). "HRVY brings the 'Good Vibes' on day of Strictly announcement". CelebMix. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  28. ^ @HRVY (26 October 2020). "Am I the only one ⁦@R3HAB @astridsofficial⁩ This friday. Pre-save here:" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 October 2020 – via Twitter.

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