Will Young

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William Robert "Will" Young (born 20 January 1979) is an English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His debut single "Anything Is Possible" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Young also came in fifth place in World Idol performing his single "Light My Fire".

As a teenager, Young studied politics at the University of Exeter before moving to London, where he studied musical theatre at Arts Educational School. Young put his studies on hold in late 2001 to become a contestant on Pop Idol. After winning the competition the following year, he released his debut album From Now On (2002) which went to straight to number one. Friday's Child (2003) followed and enjoyed greater success, eventually going platinum five times in the UK and spawning three top five singles. His albums Keep On (2005) and Let It Go (2008) are also multi-platinum and his most recent release Echoes (2011) became his third UK number-one album. His albums have spawned many songs that have accomplished top ten positions in the UK: four of which went to the number one spot. Young has also undertaken numerous concert tours. He has also accumulated multiple honours, including two BRIT Awards from 12 nominations, and the estimated worldwide sale of over eight million albums. Young's net worth was estimated at £13.5 million in April 2012.

Alongside his music career, Young has acted in film, on stage and in television. For his performance in the 2013 London revival of the musical Cabaret, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He has also participated in philanthropy and released books Anything is Possible (2002), On Camera, Off Duty (2004) and his autobiography Funny Peculiar (2012).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 From Now On Will Young 1
2003 Friday's Child Will Young 1
2005 Keep On Will Young 1
2008 Let It Go Will Young 5 1
2009 The Hits Will Young 2
2011 Echoes Will Young 1
William Young Pop Idol Will Young 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Anything Is Possible / Evergreen Will Young 1
2002 Light My Fire Will Young 1
2002 The Long and Winding Road Will Young & Gareth Gates 1
2002 Don't Let Me Down Will Young 2
2003 Leave Right Now Will Young 1
2004 Friday's Child Will Young 2
2005 Switch It On Will Young 2
2006 All Time Love Will Young 2
2008 Changes Will Young 2
2009 Your Game / Take Control Will Young 1
2011 Jealousy Will Young 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Hopes & Fears Will Young 1
2010 Leave Right Now (As Heard On American Idol Season 9) Will Young 1

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