Jacob Hoggard

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Jacob Hoggard
Jacob Hoggard in performance (2008).jpg
Background information
Birth name Jacob William Hoggard
Born (1984-07-09) 9 July 1984 (age 34)
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Origin Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2004–2018
Associated acts Hedley

Jacob William Hoggard (born 9 July 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the pop-rock band Hedley. Before Hedley was formed, Hoggard competed on the second season of Canadian Idol, in 2004; he placed third.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jacob Hoggard was born on 9 July 1984, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.[2] He was raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Surrey, British Columbia.[3] He is of partial Italian origin.[4][5] He was educated in Surrey, British Columbia at Senator Reid Elementary School and Mennonite Educational Institute, Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford and at L.A. Matheson Secondary School.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hoggard married his high school sweetheart in 2005, which ended in divorce in 2009.[7]

Allegations of sexual misconduct and rape[edit]

On 25 February 2018, an Ottawa woman accused Hoggard of raping her after the pair met on Tinder in November 2016. Attorneys for Hoggard denied the allegations in a statement sent to CBC News on his behalf, stating that their interaction was consensual.[8] On 28 February 2018, Hoggard announced that he would be stepping away from his career indefinitely following Hedley's tour.[9]

On 5 March 2018, a Toronto woman also accused Hoggard of rape, detailing an encounter she had with him in March 2013 that shared numerous details with the allegations of his first accuser. Hoggard stated that this, too, was consensual, and that the allegations were "startling and categorically untrue". The identities of both women have been withheld for their privacy.[10]

On 16 March 2018, the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit confirmed that it has opened an investigation into Hoggard.[11]

On 23 July 2018, Hoggard was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Interference and two counts of Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm.[12]


Week Theme Song choice Artist Result
Audition N/A "Forever in Blue Jeans" Neil Diamond Advanced
Top 32 N/A "Only the Good Die Young" Billy Joel Advanced
Top 10 Canadian Hits "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" Paul Anka Safe
Top 9 British Invasion "Space Oddity" David Bowie Safe
Top 8 Rock & Roll "Everything" Lifehouse Safe
Top 7 Lionel Richie "Brick House" Lionel Richie Safe
Top 6 Gordon Lightfoot "Sundown" Gordon Lightfoot Bottom 2
Top 5 Summertime Hits "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Aerosmith Safe
Top 4 Standards "Straighten Up And Fly Right"
Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Top 3 Judges' Choice "If You Don't Know Me by Now"
"I Want You to Want Me"
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Cheap Trick


  1. ^ "Famous Last Words by Hedley on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Official site of Canadian Idol - CTV's search for Canada's best". CTV.ca. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Interview: Hedley Refuses to Be Idol". Dose.ca. 24 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rock star Jacob Hoggard's workout a little too hard-core". theglobeandmail.com. 28 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Hedley takes a role in fight against cancer". lfpress.com. 18 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jacob Hoggard"[permanent dead link], Movie Tome. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  7. ^ Stevenson, Jane (29 December 2009). "Hedley singer gets personal with new CD", London Free Press. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  8. ^ "'I said stop': Ottawa woman accuses Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of rape". CBC. Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Hedley to take 'indefinite hiatus' once current tour ends". CBC News. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "Woman accuses Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of ignoring her ground rules during sex". CBC News. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit Investigating Hedley Frontman". The Toronto Star. 
  12. ^ Service, Toronto Police. "Toronto Police Service :: News Release #41705". www.torontopolice.on.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-24. 

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