Harrison Craig

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Harrison Craig
Harrison Craig 2014.jpg
Harrison Craig at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards, Sydney, November 26th, 2014
Background information
Born (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 22)
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 Australia.[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.[3] His second album L.O.V.E was released 11 April 2014, and his third, Kings of Vegas, in November 2016.[4]

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 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 voice lessons.[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 Bocelli, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, and many more. His music typically falls into the composite genre of "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.
  • Released: 11 April 2014
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Mercury Records, Universal Music Australia
5
Kings of Vegas
  • Released: 4 November 2016
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Universal Music Australia
36

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.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2014 "Go the Distance"
(from Hercules)[13]
We Love Disney

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. ^ "Official 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. 
  13. ^ "We Love Disney on JB Hi-Fi". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
Preceded by
Karise Eden
The Voice winner
2013
Succeeded by
Anja Nissen