Guy Sebastian is the only Australian male artist to have ever achieved six number one singles and two number one albums in chart history.
Guy was born in Malaysia in 1981 and moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 6. After turning 10 his family moved to Adelaide, which they were to call home for all of Guy’s teenage years. Guy’s interest in music started at a young age, taping his favourite songs from the age of four. It was at the age of 14 that Guy started singing.
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, and 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 3 million in Australia, Guy has one of Australia’s best success stories. 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 uniqueness and incredible vocal talent.
More recently, he has wowed festival goers at Splendour in the Grass alongside Australian producer Paces, and on December 2 of 2016 released his highly anticipated Part 1 EP, the culmination of a dedicated year-long songwriting 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.
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 in order to create a lasting change in the lives of the less fortunate.