John Newman

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John Newman (born 16.06.90)

John Newman is an English singer/songwriter, best known for his 2013 single 'Love Me Again'.

John Newman: Childhood

Newman was born in Settle, Yorkshire, England, to Jackie Newman. His father left the family when he was six years old. In his early years, he listened to a lot of Northern Soul and Motown music, and he began writing his own music at the age of fourteen. At the age of 16, he moved to Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He moved to London when he was 20 years old, and formed a band, and was signed to Island Records.

John Newman: Career

After meeting and befriending Piers Agget, a member of the band Rudimental, Newman was featured on their track 'Feel the Love' in May 2012. The song shot to the number one spot on the UK singles chart, as well as reaching a top 5 position in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and the Netherlands. In November of the same year, he appeared on the band's next single, 'Not Giving In'.

Newman released his own debut single, 'Love Me Again', in June 2013. The single featured as the lead single from his debut studio album, 'Tribute', which was released in October, 2013. The album received positive reviews and debuted at the number one spot in the UK albums chart. In August, 2014, he announced that he was preparing to start on a second album.

John Newman: Personal Life

After moving to Leeds in 2006, two of Newman's best friends were killed in a car accident. This led to a period of heavy drinking and emotional song writing, which inspired some of his later work.

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