Guy Sebastian AM
Multi-award Winning Singer/Songwriter/Producer & Keynote Speaker
Guy Sebastian is an extraordinary musician. Voted Australia’s first Australian Idol winner in front of thousands of fans at the Sydney Opera House in 2003, he is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most popular and successful male solo artists. Guy has achieved over 30 x Platinum singles sales in Australia and well over 7,000,000 combined units sold worldwide. The ‘Choir’ has become Guy’s biggest radio single to date.
Guy is the only Australian artist in ARIA chart history to boast six #1 singles and three #1 albums. He is the winner of six ARIA Awards including: Song Of The Year (‘Choir’), Best Pop (Armageddon Album), Best Live Act (the Get Along Tour) Best Video (‘Choir’) and two Highest Selling Single awards (‘Angels Brought Me Here’ and ‘Who’s That Girl’).
Guy’s winning performance on Australian Idol was the most watched program on Australian television. That year it was 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 2003, 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
An engaging speaker and superb entertainer, Guy Sebastian is revered by audiences of all ages and from all words of life.
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Guy was born in Malaysia in 1981 and moved with his family to Melbourne at the age of six. After he’d turned ten, his family moved to Adelaide. Guy started singing at the age of 14.
Over the course of his career Guy has received 22 ARIA Award Nominations including Single of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist. He won the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single for Angels Brought Me Here and Who’s That Girl. Altogether, Guy has released 11 top ten singles, and three other top 15 singles. Six of those singles have achieved multi-platinum certification, including the 9x platinum Battle Scars. With 42 platinum, three gold certifications and combined album and single sales over three million in Australia, Guy has one of Australia’s best success stories. And in August 2013, Battle Scars went Platinum in the US, with Guy being one of few artists in Australian music history to achieve this.
In 2003, Guy became the first Australian Idol winner, capturing the hearts of Australians with his unique vocal talent.
In 2016 he wowed festival goers at Splendour in the Grass alongside Australian producer Paces, and soon after released his highly anticipated Part 1 EP, the culmination of a dedicated year-long song-writing process. With Candle and Set in Stone already performing strongly, the EP showcases Sebastian’s exceptional vocal ability and sees him take an exciting new creative direction towards a more electronic, subtle and lyric focused sound. The year also saw Guy once again appear as part of the judging team on X Factor.
Guy was a judge on Australia’s The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2016, and coach on The Voice Australia since 2019.
Aside from his music, Guy enjoys a reputation as a person of the highest moral values and integrity. He 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. In late 2013, Guy and his wife Jules established The Sebastian Foundation and the collaborative nature of the organisation will see both Guy and the Foundation work in conjunction with a range of different benevolent organisations both nationally and on a global scale to create a lasting change in the lives of the less fortunate.
In June 2019, Guy was recognized as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for his outstanding community efforts to the Australia via his work with The Sebastian Foundation & Sony Foundation.
His popularity across his smash hits has spawned multi-platinum awards for his hits ‘Before I Go’, ‘Choir’, ‘Standing With You’ and ‘Love On Display’ with these tracks & the album remaining at the top of the charts across radio, streaming and ARIA official charts.
Guy’s incredible soulful and powerful voice, his honest lyrics and genuine family values bring sincerity that the Australian public have related to since he burst onto Australian TV screens in 2003.
‘Choir’, the second single to be lifted from T.R.U.T.H., dropped in May 2019 and went on to become Sebastian’s biggest radio single to date. This multi-ARIA-Award-winning, 3x Platinum-certified single is Sebastian’s crowning achievement, a deeply personal tribute that crowned the Song of The Year at the 2019 ARIA Awards.