Pop / Singer-Songwriter
Born in the port city of Hull in Northern England, Calum Scott is disarmingly direct – a quality that informs his self-penned, ripped-from-the-soul songs and that’s apparent even when he is interpreting another artist’s material, as his poignant cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” demonstrates.
Shortly after Scott self-released “Dancing On My Own” in March 2016, the song went viral in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 2 on the Global Viral 50. The single charted at No. 1 in more than six countries, including the U.S., and ranked in the Top 10 in over 20 countries on Spotify. “Dancing On My Own” has charted in iTunes’ Top 10 in more than 12 countries and has now spent four weeks in the Top 40 of the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart hitting #27 and climbing.
“When I recorded ‘Dancing On My Own’ in my bedroom, I never thought for a second that it would reach as far as it has and bring this level of support from literally all over the globe,” says Scott. “I’m so excited about the next chapter because there is so much to come!”
Scott was a finalist on the 2015 season of "Britain's Got Talent" and gained a cult following over the past few years. Now signed to Capitol Records, he released his debut album Only Human on March 9, 2018.
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