John Newman – Cheating
John William Peter Newman (born 16 June 1990) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer.
He is best known for the track “Love Me Again” which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013 as well as co-writing and singing on Rudimental’s 2012 singles “Feel the Love” and “Not Giving In”, which peaked at number one and number 14 on the chart, respectively. In 2014, he featured in the Calvin Harris single “Blame” which topped the UK charts.
At the 2014 Brit Awards, Newman was nominated for three Brit Awards, including for British Male Solo Artist. As of February 2014, Newman has sold over 1.3 million records in the UK alone.
Early life and career
Newman grew up in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and attended Settle College. When Newman was six, his father left the family, leaving his mother Jackie, his older brother James, and him with a pound a day.
In his youth Newman was influenced by Motown and Stax that he heard via his mother. He was also influenced by the Northern soul sound, which also influenced his dance style.
Many over 30s from Settle would leave on a weekend to go to Northern soul nights all over Yorkshire. He started playing guitar and writing his own songs at the age of 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself, even making his own house tracks and DJing.
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