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Tom Grennan
English singer-songwriter

Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro English singer-songwriter
Is Singer Songwriter Musician
From United Kingdom
Field Music
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1995, Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Age 27 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 1.74 m
Notable Works
By Your Side  
Genre:
Pop music
Independent music
Alternative rock
Instruments:
Voice
Acoustic guitar
Audio
Spotify
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Thomas Grennan (born 9 June 1995) is an English singer-songwriter from Bedford, who is based in London. Grennan found fame as the guest vocalist on Chase & Status's "All Goes Wrong", which was featured as the Hottest Record on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, and later performed by Grennan on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and on BBC Two's Later... with Jools Holland. In 2021, he received two Brit Awards nominations, including British Song of the Year for "Little Bit of Love", and Best Rock/Alternative Act.

Biography

Grennan comes from an Irish family. He attended St Thomas More Upper School in Bedford. At the age of 18, he was attacked on the street and was left with four metal plates and screws in his jaw that "still hurt when winter comes". He trained to become a professional footballer, playing for Luton Town for a while, also trying for Northampton Town and Aston Villa; he was later released. Grennan is a lifelong supporter of Coventry City. He also worked briefly at Costa Coffee. He told Music Week: "I was close to playing over in the States but something was telling me not to and obviously it was the music".

His musical beginnings are obscure, but he says he was at a house party where he sang "Seaside" by the Kooks. He did not remember it, but his friends were impressed and pushed him into performing more. He studied acting at St. Mary's University in Twickenham. Aged 18, he started doing gigs around London with his acoustic guitar, mainly in small pub appearances for almost three years. After a performance at the Finsbury pub, a representative of Insanity Records heard him play and offered a contract. His debut EP, Something in the Water was produced by Charlie Hugall. He had his big break when he was featured in the Chase & Status 2016 single "All Goes Wrong" that was picked as "Hottest Record" on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show. After that, he was invited for an appearance on the station's Live Lounge, and a follow up appearance on BBC Two's television programme Later... with Jools Holland. The song appeared on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 65. It also made some European charts.

In 2017, he was shortlisted for the MTV Brand New Award, singing at MTV Showcase at London's Electric Ballroom on 2 February 2017. The same year, he had a cameo appearance in Charli XCX's music video for her song "Boys", alongside many well-known artists and duetted with grime MC Bugzy Malone on "Memory Lane". Grennan performed in Trafalgar Square during the F1 Live in London show in support of Formula One drivers. He started an all UK tour in March 2018 in support of his debut album Lighting Matches, released in July 2018. His song "Found What I've Been Looking For" appears on the FIFA 18 soundtrack and is also used by Sky Sports as the theme song for Super Sunday and RBI19 Baseball.

In 2021, he had his first UK top 10 hit with "Little Bit of Love", which peaked at number 7. It was awarded a Silver certification by the BPI, also charting around Europe. He subsequently achieved another top 10 hit with "Let's Go Home Together", a collaboration with Ella Henderson. In the same year, he presented Radio 1's Future Sounds show between 30 August to 2 September, becoming one of the five musicians to do it for the month of August, alongside Olly Alexander, Arlo Parks, Yungblud and Charli XCX.

On 20 April 2022, Grennan was beaten and robbed after a performance in Manhattan. He suffered a ruptured ear and torn ear-drum and postponed an upcoming show in Washington, D.C..

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
BEL (Fl)
FRA
GER
IRE
NLD
SWI
Lighting Matches
  • Released: 6 July 2018
  • Label: Insanity
  • Format: Digital download, CD, vinyl
5 191 60 28 36
  • BPI: Gold
Evering Road
  • Released: 12 March 2021
  • Label: Insanity
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 111 19 50
  • BPI: Gold
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Details
Something in the Water
  • Released: 28 October 2016
  • Label: Insanity
  • Format: Digital download
Release the Brakes
  • Released: 10 March 2017
  • Label: Insanity
  • Format: Digital download
Found What I've Been Looking For
  • Released: 28 July 2017
  • Label: Insanity
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
AUS
AUT
BEL (FL)
FRA
GER
IRE
NLD
SWE
SWI
"Something in the Water" 2016 Something in the Water
"Praying" 2017 Lighting Matches
"Found What I've Been Looking For" 82 99
  • BPI: Gold
"Royal Highness"
"I Might"
"Wishing on a Star" 2018 Non-album single
"Sober" Lighting Matches
"Barbed Wire"
"Run in the Rain"
"This Is the Place" 2020 73
  • BPI: Silver
Evering Road
"Oh Please"
"Amen"
"Little Bit of Love" 2021 7 16 21 7 58 53 6 14 54 28
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum
"Let's Go Home Together"
(with Ella Henderson)
10 11
  • BPI: Platinum
"Don't Break the Heart" 49 38 100 54
"Remind Me" 2022 55 70
TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
BEL (FL)
BEL (WA)
CRO
FRA
NLD
SWE
SWI
"All Goes Wrong"
(Chase & Status featuring Tom Grennan)
2016 65
  • BPI: Gold
Tribe
"Bridge over Troubled Water"
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)
2017 1
  • BPI: Gold
Non-album single
"By Your Side"
(Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan)
2021 9 23 19 6 90 24 42
73
  • BPI: Gold
Evering Road (Special Edition)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
"Memory Lane"
(Bugzy Malone featuring Tom Grennan)
2017 65
  • BPI: Gold
King of the North

Guest appearances

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Home" 2015 The New Blxck The Night Is Dark and I'm Far from Home
"Footsteps" 2016 Kojey Radical 23Winters
"Coming Back to You" 2018 Naya Ruby
"Do We Really Care? Pt. 1" 2020 Future Utopia, Tia Carys 12 Questions

Other releases

Title Year
"City of Stars" 2019

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2016 MTV Brand New for 2017 Himself Included
BBC Sound of 2017 Included
Ticketweb Ones to Watch 2017 Included
2017 BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record of the Year "Found What I've Been Looking For" Tenth
2018 Q Awards Best Breakthrough Act Himself Nominated
Radio X Best Songs Of 2018 "Found What I've Been Looking For" Included
Global Rising Star Award Himself Nominated
Best Indie
2019 Pop Awards Emerging Artist of the Year Nominated
2022 Brit Awards Song Of The Year "Little Bit of Love" Nominated
Best Rock/Alternative Act Himself Nominated
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 Apr 2022. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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