Scott Helman

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Scott Helman
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Background information
Born (1995-10-01) October 1, 1995 (age 25)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2014–present
LabelsWarner Music Canada
Websitescotthelmanmusic.com

Scott Helman (born October 1, 1995) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Toronto. He released his debut EP, Augusta in 2014[1] followed by Spotify Sessions in 2016 and Hang Ups in 2018. His album Hôtel de Ville came out in 2017 on Warner Music Canada.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Toronto, Helman graduated in 2013 from Earl Haig Secondary School.[2] He is Jewish. Helman's older brother had a big impact on his singing career as he was a great supporter of his music. As well his parents were very supportive of the path of music which Helman wanted to follow.[3][4] He got his guitar for his 10th birthday and by the time he was 14, he knew he wanted to be a professional musician. At 15 years old, he signed a development deal with Warner Music Canada[5] where he began writing sessions with writers such as Simon Wilcox and Thomas "Tawgs" Salter.

Career[edit]

In 2014, Scott Helman announced the release of the track "Bungalow" as the first single from his debut EP Augusta. He later toured with Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes, Walk Off the Earth and Vance Joy.

Since the May 2017 release of his full-length album Hôtel De Ville, Helman has toured and released the singles “Kinda Complicated,” “Ripple Effect” and the gold-certified "PDA".

In February 2018, as part of CBC Music's Junos 365 Sessions, Scott Helman performed The Tragically Hip's iconic song, "Bobcaygeon" as a tribute to the late Gord Downie.

In the summer of 2018, Scott was invited to open for Vance Joy's five Canadian tour dates, and then his European tour. In advance of the European tour, Scott released "Hang Ups", which was followed by a remix featuring Spanish singer Blas Cantó.

In 2019, Scott toured the United States, opening for Dean Lewis. The song "Everything Sucks" was written during a difficult time when Helman was trying to find a song that could help lift his spirits, while simultaneously justifying the experience he was going through; when he could not find one, he wrote one himself.

Helman's 2019 single "Evergreen" is about climate change; Helman called upon his fans to share their own thoughts on the issue under a movement he titled The EverGreen Manuscript, which was incorporated into the official video, a mural he painted in Toronto, and in a document, he plans to share with government officials.

In 2020 Helman released his album NonSuch Park with new songs to spark this career. He talks about the inspiration which his grandfather had on his album as well.[6]

In 2021 Scott was a panelist for Canada Reads, defending Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J Lee in a series of debates that took place on CBC radio. "This book's importance is twofold. For one, understanding one's place in the world is a universal struggle but within a multicultural landscape of Canada, it is even more so. More importantly, this book is told through an environmental lens and dissects the painful crossroads that an individual must face within the place of a diaspora and a family. The merging of nature and humanity has never been of higher importance in this moment in history," Helman said on the Canada Reads reveal on q.[7] While Helman and Two Trees Make a Forest were eliminated in the first round, it was a week full of agreement for the literary merit of all the contending books.

Tours[edit]

  • U.S Tour - Supporting Walk Off The Earth - 2015
  • European Tour - Supporting Walk Off The Earth - 2015
  • Canadian Tour - Supporting Matthew Good - 2015
  • Canadian Tour - Scott Vs. Ria - 2017
  • Canadian Tour - The Hang Ups - 2019
  • North American Tour - Supporting Dean Lewis - 2019
  • Canadian Tour - CP Train - 2019

Awards and achievements[edit]

'Bungalow' Certified Platinum

'PDA' Certified Gold

'PDA' Certified Platinum

'Ripple Effect' Certified Gold

'Kinda Complicated' Certified Gold

'Hang Ups' Certified Platinum

2018 JUNO Songwriter of the Year Award

2016 JUNO Nomination Breakthrough Artist of the Year

2016 JUNO Nomination Pop Album of the Year for Augusta

2018 JUNO Nomination Pop Album of the Year for Hotel de Ville

2019 JUNO Nomination Video of the Year for Hang Ups

2020 JUNO Nomination Single of the Year for Hang Ups

2021 JUNO Nomination Video of the Year for Wait No More

Press[edit]

American Songwriter

Rad Magazine

Idobi

Billboard

Melodic Magazine

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[8]
Hôtel de Ville 45
Nonsuch Park (SA)[9]
  • Released: 4 September 2020
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • Formats: digital download

EPs[edit]

List of EPs
Title EP details
Songs for Friends EP[10]
  • Released: 24 June 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • Formats: digital download
Augusta
  • Released: 14 October 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • Formats: EP, CD, digital download
Spotify Sessions[11]
  • Released: 6 May 2016
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • Formats: streaming
Hang Ups
  • Released: 19 October 2018
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • Formats: digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album / EP
CAN
[12]
CAN
All-Format

[13]
CAN
AC

[14]
CAN
CHR/ Top 40

[15]
CAN
Hot AC

[16]
CAN
Rock

[17]
BE
(FL)
Tip

[18]
"Bungalow" 2014 31 14 10 21 11 27 Augusta
"Machine" 2015 36 37
"That Sweater" 45 38
"21 Days" 2017 Hôtel de Ville
"Kinda Complicated" 85 10 7 19 5
"PDA" 83 11 8 17 6 4
"Ripple Effect" 2018 32 33 44
"Hang Ups" 51 9 2 18 5 Hang Ups
"Everything Sucks"[20] 2019 28 26 14 Nonsuch Park (SA)
"Evergreen"[21]
"Wait No More"[22] 2020 76 17 7 23 8
"Papa"
"Lois"
"Coming Home (For Christmas)" Non-album single
"Good Problems" 2021 Nonsuch Park (SA)
"Old Friends"[23] 2021 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album
Song Year Album
"Jockey Full of Bourbon"[24] 2015 Sounds of the 80s
"Hand in My Pocket"[25] 2017 Covered in Gold: 5.0, Side A
"Happy Hanukkah"[26]
(Walk Off the Earth featuring Scott Helman)
2018 Subscribe to the Holidays
"Lean on Me"[27]
(as part of ArtistsCAN)
2020 non-album single
"Lovesong"[28]
(with Jann Arden)
Hits and Other Gems

'The Hotel Sessions' Youtube Series[edit]

List of Episodes
Episode Title Video Details
Scott Helman - The Hotel Sessions Episode 1: Feel It Still[29]
  • Released: 3 July 2018
Scott Helman - The Hotel Sessions Episode 2: Go Your Own Way (Feat. Deanna Petcoff)[30]
  • Released: 1 August 2018
Scott Helman x Alessia Cara - The Hotel Sessions Ep 4: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)[31]
  • Released: 30 January 2019
Scott Helman x Jann Arden - The Hotel Sessions Ep 5: Lovesong (The Cure)[32]
  • Released: 3 April 2019
Scott Helman x Johnny Orlando - The Hotel Sessions Ep 6: Bury A Friend (Billie Eilish)[33]
  • Released: 1 May 2019
Scott Helman x Hunter Hayes - The Hotel Sessions Ep 7 : It’s Not Living (The 1975)[34]
  • Released: 13 September 2019
Scott Helman x Ria Mae - The Hotel Sessions Ep 8: 3 Nights (Dominic Fike)[35]
  • Released: 27 January 2020
Scott Helman x Valley The Hotel Sessions Ep 9: Golf On TV (Lennon Stella f/JP Saxe)[36]
  • Released: 9 April 2020
Scott Helman x The Reklaws The Hotel Sessions Ep 10: Mood (24kGoldn f/Iann Dior)[37]
  • Released: 21 January 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adler, Jordan (2014-11-18). "Young Toronto musician releases debut EP". Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  2. ^ Rayner, Ben (2015-05-04). "Scott Helman's 'hard decision' to make living at music at age 19". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  3. ^ "Scott Helman: 'I Just Want More People to Hear My Music'".
  4. ^ Rowley, Glenn (2020-09-08). "20 Questions With Scott Helman: How His Grandfather Inspired New Album 'Nonsuch Park'". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  5. ^ Lennox, Julia. "Scott Helman Talks Pop Music's Changing Landscape, Selfies, and If He's On Team Zayn". AndPOP. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Scott Helman Shares How "Papa" is the Product of Grief". American Songwriter. 2020-08-14. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  7. ^ Power, Tom (2021-01-14). "The Canada Reads 2021 panellists introduce us to the books they're championing". CBC Q. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  8. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Nonsuch Park (Sa) by Scott Helman".
  10. ^ "Songs For Friends EP - Scott Helman". Allmusic. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Spill News: Scott Helman Releases Spotify Sessions". The Spill Magazine. May 6, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Canada All-Format". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Canada AC". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  15. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Canada CHR/Top 40". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  16. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Canada Hot AC". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  17. ^ "Scott Helman Chart History: Canada Rock". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  18. ^ "Discografie Scott Helman" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d e f "Canadian certifications – Scott Helman". Music Canada. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  20. ^ https://music.apple.com/ca/album/everything-sucks-single/1479597281
  21. ^ https://music.apple.com/ca/album/evergreen-single/1486241051
  22. ^ https://music.apple.com/us/album/wait-no-more-single/1512454458
  23. ^ Helman, Scott [@ScottHelman] (June 4, 2021). "My next single "Old Friends" is out June 11th" (Tweet). Retrieved June 5, 2021 – via Twitter.
  24. ^ "Sounds of the 80s by Various Artists". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  25. ^ "Covered in Gold 5.0, Side A by Various Artists". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  26. ^ "Subscribe to the Holidays - EP by Walk Off the Earth". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  27. ^ "Lean on Me - ArtistsCAN (feat. Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Geddy Lee, Jann Arden, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé & Sarah McLachlan) - Single by Bad Child, Command Sisters, Desiire, Fefe Dobson, Jules Halpern, Scott Helman, Shawn Hook, Ryland James, Dan Kanter, Olivia Lunny, Marie-Mai, Johnny Orlando, Josh Ramsay, Serena Ryder, Tyler Shaw, The Tenors, TIKA, Walk Off the Earth & Donovan Woods on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  28. ^ "Hits & Other Gems (Deluxe Edition) by Jann Arden on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  29. ^ Scott Helman - The Hotel Sessions Episode 1: Feel It Still. Scott Helman. July 3, 2018. Archived from the original on May 15, 2021. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ Scott Helman - The Hotel Sessions Episode 2: Go Your Own Way (Feat. Deanna Petcoff). Scott Helman. August 1, 2018. Archived from the original on September 24, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  31. ^ Scott Helman x Alessia Cara - The Hotel Sessions Ep 4: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston). Scott Helman. January 30, 2019. Archived from the original on November 23, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  32. ^ Scott Helman x Jann Arden - The Hotel Sessions Ep 5: Lovesong (The Cure). Scott Helman. April 3, 2019. Archived from the original on June 12, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  33. ^ Scott Helman x Johnny Orlando - The Hotel Sessions Ep 6: Bury A Friend (Billie Eilish). Scott Helman. May 1, 2019. Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  34. ^ Scott Helman x Hunter Hayes - The Hotel Sessions Ep 7 : It’s Not Living (The 1975). Scott Helman. September 13, 2019. Archived from the original on December 6, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  35. ^ Scott Helman x Ria Mae - The Hotel Sessions Ep 8: 3 Nights (Dominic Fike). Scott Helman. January 27, 2020. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  36. ^ Scott Helman x Valley The Hotel Sessions Ep 9: Golf On TV (Lennon Stella f/JP Saxe). Scott Helman. April 9, 2020. Archived from the original on April 9, 2021. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  37. ^ Scott Helman x The Reklaws The Hotel Sessions Ep 10: Mood (24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior). Scott Helman. January 21, 2021. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via YouTube.

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