Calum Scott | Biography 2021
Calum Scott | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Calum Scott
  • Occupation Singer, Songwriter
  • Nationality British
  • Birthplace East Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Born Year And Birthday Oct 12, 1988
  • Age 32 Years, 8 Months
Popular Singer of 'Britain's Got Talent'

Calum Scott | Biography 2021

Calum Scott and his sister Jade auditioned for 'Britain's Got Talent' Season 9 in 2015. Unfortunately, Jade was rejected at the audition stage. Scott impressed judge Simon Cowell with his stripped-down, piano-led rendition of Robyn's 'Dancing on My Own,' leaving the panel to push the 'golden buzzer' allowing him straight to the semi-finals. Scott also received a standing ovation from all the four judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams, and Alesha Dixon. His Twitter followers grew from 400 to over 25,000 after his first appearance on the show. His audition video received over 330 million views as of 24 May 2021. It is one of the most viewed BGT auditions on YouTube. His tracks 'You Are the Reason,' 'What I Miss Most,' are popular in is debut album 'Only Human,' released in 2018.


Quick Information
  • Full Name Calum Scott
  • Occupation Singer, Songwriter
  • Nationality British
  • Birthplace East Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Birth Date Oct 12, 1988
  • Age 32 Years, 8 Months

Calum Scott is a British singer and songwriter, best known for his cover of Robyn's hit song 'Dancing on My Own' he performed at Season 9 of Britain's Got Talent auditions.

Who is Calum Scott?

Calum Scott participated in the 2015 Season of Britain's Got Talent and established himself as one of the UK's brightest musical stars. But, it was not his first endeavor in the entertainment industry. Scott had already won a talent competition sponsored by a local newspaper in 2013.

Scott's version of 'Dancing on My Own' was released in April 2016. It was ranked number two on the UK Singles Chart and became the best-selling album of the summer in the UK. 

Scott released the single 'You Are the Reason' in 2017. It featured on his 2018 debut album, Only Human, which charted at number four in the United Kingdom. Later that year, he released a duet version of 'You Are the Reason' with Leona Lewis.

Early Life and Early Career

Calum Scott was born on 12 October 1988, to Kevin and Debbie, in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England. He has a younger sister Jade. Scott began his career as a drummer before being inspired to sing by his sister Jade, a talented vocalist.

In 2013, she enrolled him in the local newspaper The Hull Daily Mail's Star Search competition, and Scott won it. He then joined Maroon 4, a local Maroon 5 tribute band, and toured around the United Kingdom.

Scott then created a dance-pop duo, the Experiment with John McIntyre, another local lad, and released a single in 2014 called 'Girl (You're Beautiful).' The pair appeared on Good Morning Britain and BBC Look North to perform the album but then split up later.

'Britain's Got Talent'

In 2015, both Scott and his sister auditioned for Britain's Got Talent Season 9. Unfortunately, Jade was rejected at the audition stage. Scott impressed judge Simon Cowell so much with his stripped-down, piano-led rendition of Robyn's 'Dancing on My Own,' leaving the panel to push the 'golden buzzer' allowing him straight to the semi-finals. Scott also received a standing ovation from all the four judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams, and Alesha Dixon.

Cowell appreciated Scott and said he was the most talented guy he had ever seen on the stage. He said, "I've never ever in all the years I've done this show heard a guy with the talent you've got. Seriously. And the version was sensational, and that shows to me you're more than a singer, you're an artist and that's why you got that (the buzzer)."

His Twitter followers grew from 400 to over 25,000 after his first appearance on the show. His audition video received over 330 million views as of 24 May 2021. It is one of the most viewed BGT auditions on YouTube.

With his high, steady, and boy-next-door good looks, the vocalist soon became a fan favorite, and Scott quickly progressed through the Season. However, he was eliminated in the finale after a shaky performance, which he later blamed on nerves. Scott finished the Season with the sixth position.

Even though he didn't win the competition, Scott earned enough fan-base that made him quit his job as a recruitment manager at Hull City Council and pursue a career as a live performer. 

'Only Human'

Scott self-released his cover of 'Dancing on My Own' on 15 April 2016. It was a sleeper hit, debuting at number 40 in the charts in May and climbing into the top 40. On 5 August, it was added to Radio 2's C List and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It also received platinum in the UK in August 2016, after selling over 600,000 copies.

On 24 May 2016, Scott took to Twitter, revealing he had signed a record deal with Capitol Records.

On 16 September, the talented singer and Brazilian recording artist Ivete Sangalo launched the promotional single 'Transformar' as the official theme of the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games. 

He toured the United States in 2017 and released the hit single 'You Are the Reason.' Soon, Scott started working on his debut album, Only Human, in 2017 and launched it on 9 March 2018.

In early 2018, a duet version of 'You Are the Reason' was released in collaboration with Leona Lewis. The duo also performed it on The One Show in February 2018. The album's fourth single, 'What I Miss Most,' was released in May 2018.

In October 2018, Scott launched his new single 'No Matter What.' After the release, Scott said, " 'No Matter What' is without question the most personal song I have ever written and the one I am most proud of. It's a song born from loneliness, acceptance, and the heartbreaking but liberating tale of my coming out experience. What I love about this song is that it isn't just limited to a story of sexual identity, but about the relationship between parent and child and acceptance as a whole. This song didn't make my debut album because I simply wasn't ready at that time to give it to the world."

Personal Life 

Scott had openly revealed his sexuality as gay in his interview with Attitude Magazine in 2016. He became more transparent about his sexuality as his popularity increased.

In a 2018 interaction with Honey, he said, "There was definitely a point in my songwriting where I was struggling to come to terms with my sexuality. I had press that was trying to look into my private life and start exploring past relationships. By this point, as of three or four years ago, my dad still didn't know I was gay. So I was in the position that if I don't speak to the press soon, and if my dad finds out through the media, it's a really unfair way for him to find out about his child. I was just in a real predicament."

Fact-checking and Ethical Concerns

We assure our audience that we will remove any contents that are not accurate or according to formal reports and queries if they are justified. We commit to cover sensible issues responsibly through the principles of neutrality.

To report about any issues in our articles, please feel free to Contact Us. Our dedicated Editorial team verifies each of the articles published on the Biographyhost.