Artist 


Nathan Sykes
   
Number of songs: 3 | Total weeks on charts: 58
Appearing in a total number of: 10 charts | Total period running: 243 days
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Nathan James Sykes (born 18 April 1993) is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known for being a member of British boy band The Wanted. In 2013, Sykes appeared with his bandmates in the E! channel reality series The Wanted Life. 
His debut solo single "Kiss Me Quick" was released in July 2015. 

Sykes was born on 18 April 1993 to parents Harry and Karen Sykes. He has a younger sister, Jessica Sykes who is also a singer. Sykes attended Sylvia Young Theatre School and Ribston Hall High School Sixth Form. 

Sykes started singing at a very young age, when he was just 6 years old. In 2003, he won various competitions including Britney Spears' Karaoke Kriminals and Cheltenham Competitive Festival of Dramatic Art. In 2004, he appeared on ITV's Ministry of Mayhem, and won the Door Youth Project's "Undiscovered Youth Talent Contest" where he performed "Mack the Knife" in Derker, and he attempted to represent United Kingdom in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 that was held in Lillehammer. In the finals he finished in third place with the song, "Born to Dance", not being able to beat, Cory Spedding and runner up Andrew Merry. In 2008, he performed for the music competition "Live and Unsigned". 

In 2009, when he was 16-years old, Sykes auditioned for the boy band The Wanted which was held by Jayne Collins and was chosen as one of the five members. He joined bandmates Max A. George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness. In 2014, the band The Wanted decided to take a break and pursue personal endeavors. To go out in style they ended with a tour. 

In 2013, Sykes and Ariana Grande released "Almost Is Never Enough". In 2014 Sykes signed a record deal with Global Entertainment (a part of the Global Group along with Capital's owner Global Radio). In June 2014 he joined singer Jessie J on stage for Capital's Summertime Ball to perform "Calling All Hearts". In March 2015, Sykes debuted his music video "More Than You’ll Ever Know" on Vevo. 

Sykes embarked on his first ever solo tour on 8 April 2015, which includes 6 sold out shows across the United Kingdom. Sykes also announced via the app Periscope that his debut single is called "Kiss Me Quick". The single was released on 5 July 2015. On 21 May 2015 Nathan released his music video for his debut single "Kiss Me Quick" On Vevo. The song peaked to number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. On 22 May 2015 Sykes officially joined the 2015 lineup of Capital's Summertime Ball making it his sixth consecutive appearance at the ball (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 with The Wanted, 2014 as Jessie J's special guest and 2015 his first time as a solo performer). Sykes announced his second single Over And Over Again in October 2015. The music video for Over And Over Again was released on October 28th and received worldwide praise from fans. It was also announced that Sykes would support Little Mix on their 'Get Weird' Tour in March 2016.. 

In the summer of 2012, he started seeing Dionne Bromfield, but in early 2013, they split. He later went on to date Ariana Grande, with whom he split from in December 2013.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Nathan Sykes in the news
A Nathan Sykes Special Christmas Delivery! (18/12/2016) Little Kids Rock Celebrates Milestone Of Reaching Half Of A Million Kids Through Annual Benefit Honoring Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins (20/09/2016)
Alessia Cara Releases Powerful New Single "Scars To Your Beautiful," Announces Know-It-All Tour Part II (11/07/2016) Ariana Grande's "Yours Truly" Claims No 1 Spot On The Billboard Top 200! (12/09/2013)
Ariana Grande Debut Album "Yours Truly" Out September 3, 2013 (09/08/2013) Ariana Grande And Nathan Sykes Of The Wanted Team Up For "Almost Is Never Enough" On "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" Soundtrack Album (25/07/2013)
Brand New US Single From The Wanted Available On iTunes! (30/05/2013) The Wanted - 'Walks Like Rihanna' Is To Be Released In The UK On June 23, 2013 (29/04/2013)
Pop Sensation Sam Callahan To Release 'Runaway Train' (20/11/2012) Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted And Swizz Beatz Featuring Chris Brown And Ludacris To Perform On "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards (13/11/2012)
Slacker Launches New Artist Showcase Station With The Wanted, Hosted By The UK Pop Group (24/04/2012) Wanted In North America!! (06/03/2012)
The Wanted Signs With BMG (17/01/2011)
Songs by Nathan Sykes





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