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Conor Maynard
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Full Name

Conor Paul Maynard

Born

November 21st 1992 (age 23)

From

Brighton, England

Occupations

Singer, Youtuber

Labels

Parlophone

Family


Gary Maynard, father
Helen Maynard, mother
Jack Maynard, brother
Anna Maynard, sister

Conor Maynard (born November 21, 1992) is a british singer from Brighton. Currently, he is signed with Parlophone. Maynard rose to sucess in 2012, after being nominated and winning MTV's Brand New for 2012

Early LifeEdit

Born in Brighton, Conor lived with his mother Helen, an office worker, father Gary, a builder, younger brother Jack and younger sister Anna.

In May of 2006, Maynard signed up to YouTube and posted his first cover, Breathe by Lee Carr. Conor continued to post new covers on his channel (skillzaisherebooya), such as Something Special , Freeze , Crawl , I Can Transform Ya . Until March 2010 continued to make covers, including some with sister Anna, Ryan Hurley, Skandle, Nicole Moattarian and Beckie Eaves (Maynard's girlfriend at the time). As of then, Conor started including rapper Anthony "Anth" Melo (resides in Virgina, USA), who Maynard refers as "brother from another mother" in many of his covers. In July 2007, Conor uploaded his first original song with Anth.

Maynard caught atention of singer Ne-Yo after uploading a cover of Ne-Yo's song Beautiful Monster . Ne-Yo contacted Maynard and soon afterwards, became his mentor and close friend.

In November 2011, the musician was nominated alongside Lana Del Rey, Delilah, Michael Kiwanuka and Lianne La Havas for MTV's Brand New for 2012. In January 31 of 2012, Conor Maynard was announced the winner, with about 48% of the (public) vote.

In the following month, it was publically revealed that Conor Maynard had been signed with Parlophone, an EMI subsidiary for his debut studio album, Contrast.

2012: ContrastEdit

On May 1st, Conor released the album track Drowning as a free dowload for anyone that pre-ordered his upcoming album, Contrast. The album, released on July 30th 2012, feautered four singles, including one song with mentor Ne-Yo, and another with Wiley.

The album feautered four singles - and promotional single Drowning. First, Can't Say No, which entered UK Singles Chart at number 2. Second single Vegas Girl, entered the same chart at number 4. Feauturing mentor and pal Ne-Yo, Turn Around was the massive third single. Animal was confirmed as fourth and last album single.

The song Better Than You featuring british singer Rita Ora was also charted in US, although wasn't a single. Drowning was released as a promotional single.

The signing label was Parlophone and the album was available in CD and digital format.

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