Multi-award winning singer/songwriter
From being voted Australia's first Australian Idol winner in front of thousands of fans at the Sydney Opera House in 2003, Guy Sebastian has gone on to become the only Australian male artist to have ever achieved seven number one singles and two number one albums in chart history.
Guy's winning performance was the most watched program on Australian television that year and also the most watched single non-sporting telecast in Australian broadcasting history.
His first single Angels Brought Me Here became the fastest selling Australian single in ARIA chart history, also reaching Number One in four Asian countries and New Zealand. A world-class talent, Guy was subsequently invited to sing as a guest at American Idol in 2004.
Since his debut in 2013, Guy has scored multiple ARIA Awards, with nominations for Album of the Year, Best Pop Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Male Artist and the publicly voted categories of Best Australian Live Act and Song of the Year. He has scored seven consecutive multi-platinum albums and seven number-one singles.
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In 2006, Guy won the Fave Aussie gong at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for the second year in succession. He also partnered Sarah Ryan, the three-time Australian Olympic swimmer on Channel Seven's It Takes Two.
Then, having sold a staggering half a million records, Guy released his third album, Closer To The Sun in 2006. His fourth album, The Memphis Album, sold more than Double Platinum, taking him back to the top of the charts. Guy has had six consecutive Platinum selling albums so far, winning two ARIAs for Highest Selling Album. He's also won numerous MTV, Nickelodeon and Australian Club Industry awards.
In 2007, Guy performed with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra for three sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House and Hammer Hall, Melbourne.
As a songwriter Guy has penned songs for some of the biggest artists in the world including Usher. He also wrote and recorded the official song for the World Youth Day 2008 which he performed on 20 July 2008 before the papal address to a live audience of 500,000 and a television audience of an estimated two billion.
In 2010 and 2012 he appeared as a judge on Channel 7's hit show X Factor. Also in 2012, Guy's hit single Battle Scars (with Lupe Fiasco) was used in the US promotion for the movie Red Dawn and on release peaked at number one on the Billboard Rhythm Charts. Battle Scars also won the R&B/Hip-Hop category in the International Songwriting Competition, and was also used in the official trailer for the movie The Butler. It reached platinum sales in the US in August 2013, seeing Guy join the small group of Australian musicians to have achieved this level of sales in the US. His single Get Along was used in Tony Abbot's address to the United Nations in 2013.
In the US, Guy is a brand ambassador for Canon, given unforgettable performances at Sundance Film Festival and lined up appearances at SXSW as well as his first full-blown North American tour.
Guy is an official ambassador for The Red Cross and World Vision, and also supports the Royal Children's Hospital, Sydney, and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Also, with his wife Jules, Guy established The Sebastian Foundation to work in conjunction with a range of different benevolent organisations both nationally and on a global scale in order to create a lasting change in the lives of the less fortunate
Guy Sebastian has a reputation of integrity and is an extremely talented musician, mentor and role model. He represents one of Australia's biggest and best success stories.