If the millions of online fans who follow William Singe on YouTube, Facebook, and other social media platforms are to be taken into account in determining his success, it simply means that the singer is doing what he was created to do.
The star is from the fourth season of The X Factor Australia, where he finished third alongside his bandmates. Their five-piece boy band The Collective was formed during the competition for the next X Factor in 2012. Together they enjoyed great success but later disbanded when things fell apart for the members. Here is everything you need to know about William Singe.
The Australian singer is also known as a songwriter, producer, and online personality. He was born on July 2, 1992, in Forestville, Sydney, where he also spent his early years. His origins can be traced back to a Maori Australian descent.
St. Augustine’s College, a purely Catholic school for boys in Brookvale, is his alma mater and the only one he has shared so far. He worked briefly as a bank clerk at the Commonwealth Bank in the Australian suburb of Dee Why before the music swept him off his feet.
As a growing child, William Singe was strongly influenced by his musically inclined father to follow the same path. His father, Ray Singe, is also a singer and songwriter.
Early Music Venture
After years of singing in his room, William Singe decided it was time to entertain the world. He continued to audition for the X-Factor 2011 but never made it past the Boot Camp phase of the competition’s third season. The next year (2012, fourth season) he was back and he was better. After his performance of Justin Bieber’s “One Less Lonely Girl”, he received a few thumbs up from the judges. The play, which he modified with some raps he wrote, secured him a place on the stage of the Super Bootcamp.
William Singe And The Collective
A boy band was born during the 2012 X-Factor competition when Singe failed to reach the top six in the under-25s category when the competition was still in its super boot camp stage. As a result, jurors Trent Bell, Zach Russell, William Singe, Julian De Vizio, and Jayden Sierra joined the jury, and the boy band The Collective was born. The Collective did not win the X-Factor, but they did well to finish third.
Not winning a competition did not stop The Collective from getting the success they deserved. The band signed a record deal with Sony Music Australia on November 22, 2012, and dropped their mini-album of the same name on December 14, 2012. They also had an early start to mainstream success when their debut album made it into the ARIA album charts and won gold.
Solo Music Career
After nearly three years with The Collective, William Singe bowed down and began his solo career. He made the decision official on Facebook on February 18, 2015, whereupon the other members of the band embarked on the high road to their individual solo careers.
In the early stages of his solo career, Singe covered songs by popular artists such as Justin Bieber, Adele, Drake, The Weeknd, and others. His bedroom was his studio, while Facebook and YouTube served as the right platforms to share his talent with the world. Not only did his cover songs attract millions of followers on social media platforms, but it also led Liam Payne of One Direction and T-Pain to ask him to work with them.
The talented singer later signed a contract with the entertainment agency Paradigm, followed by a contract with RCA Records, which was sealed even before the release of his first single (“Rush”) as a solo act on February 3, 2017.
His repertoire as a solo artist also includes his contribution to the single “Mama” by Jonas Blue. The single made it into the Top 10 charts in countries such as Great Britain, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and others. Mama also received a nomination for the Brit Awards 2018.
As his career blossomed, so did his online popularity, which earned him millions of followers and opinions on YouTube and other social platforms.
William Singe has enjoyed so much fame for his talent, especially for his ability to take full possession of another singer’s song through a good cover. Considering that the Internet can easily turn his stars into millionaires, it would not be entirely wrong to assume that the young Muso is sitting on a pile of money. His net worth is estimated at 2 to 3 million dollars.