Will Young

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Winning the first ever Pop Idol back in 2002 kick-started Will Young's career and hoisted him firmly into the limelight. There he has remained racking up 4 number one singles and 2 number one albums, and even trying his hand at a bit of acting.


Full name: William Young
Birthday: 20th January 1979
Hometown: Berkshire
Career highlights: Winning Pop Idol, achieving the fastest selling debut single in UK history.
Highest charting single: 'Evergreen' / 'Anything Is Possible', 'Light My Fire', 'The Long And Winding Road' and 'Leave Right Now' all reached No.1.



Leave Right Now
Who Am I
Light My Fire Friday's Child
Evergreen All Time Love

Key Facts:

  • Will won the first UK Pop Idol in 2002. 
  • He holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in UK chart history and now has four hit studio albums under his belt.
  • In recent years, he's also started to make waves as an actor, appearing in the movie, Mrs Henderson Presents alongside Judy Dench and treading the boards in Manchester in Noel Coward's play, The Vortex.
  • 2008 saw Will make his live return, with the singer making various festival appearances including V and Glastonbury and touring the first time in three years.


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