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[United Kingdom] Musician Background : Years & Years

Musician Background
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Years & Years is a solo project by British singer Olly Alexander. Originally formed as a band in 2010, Years & Years music is called electro pop, a mix of R & B and 1990s house elements. The band’s debut studio album, Communication, made its debut at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in July 2015.

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Real name

Olly Alexander

Birthday

July 15, 1990

Birthplace

Yorkshire, England

Early Life

Alexander was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. His mother, Vicki Thornton, was one of the founders of the Coleford Music Festival. Alexander attended St. John’s Elementary School and Comprehensive School in Coleford. Alexander studied performing arts at the Hereford University of the Arts. His parents separated when he was 13, and he and his autistic younger brother Ben were raised solely by his mother. At the age of 16, he was serviced by an agent while auditioning for some of the British TV series Skins. In a YouTube video uploaded from NylonMagazineTV, Alexander dropped out of Hereford College of Art to pursue his acting career when the parts were offered.

debut

The band was formed in 2010. The band was originally a five-member group of Noel Lehman and Olivier Sabria. Years & Years’ first single “I Wish I Knew” was released on the Goodbait label in July 2012. In 2013, the group signed a three-piece contract with the French label Kitsuné and released a second single called “Traps” in September 2013. Their third single “Real” was released in February 2014, and in 2014 the group signed a deal with Polydor Records to release their fourth single “Take Shelter”. This song ranked first on the iTunes UK Singles Electronic Chart. In December 2014, the group released their fifth single “Desire”. It peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart. In January 2015, the band won the BBC’s Sound of 2015 vote. The band’s sixth single, “King,” was previewed on BBC Radio 1 and named Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world. “King” was released on March 1, 2015 and reached number one on the UK singles chart. The single is in the top 10 of the charts for Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland. On February 25, 2015, Years & Years was nominated for the 2015 BRIT Awards Critics Choice Awards.

Activity form

Singer Song Writer

Music genre

Pop, indie-pop

Private life

Alexander describes himself as the “real left.” In 2018 Alexander participated in the World Suicide Prevention Day video campaign, Suicide Prevention Day.

Love / marriage

Since May 2015, Alexander has been dating musician Neil Milan Amin-Smith in Clean Bandit.

Representative song 1 : Shine

Released as al on July 5, 2015 by Polydor Records.

Representative song 2 : King

Released in the UK as a digital download on March 1, 2015.

Representative song 3 : Desire 

It was released as the third single of the album on November 23, 2014.

Representative song 4 : Sanctify 

Released on March 7, 2018 by Polydor Records.

Representative song 5 : If You’re Over Me

Released on May 10, 2018 by Polydor Records.

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