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English singer

Nathan Sykes

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Sykes in 2016


Nathan James Sykes

18 April 1993
(age 29)

Gloucester, England

Occupation Singer
Years active 2003–present
Musical career
  • Pop
  • R&B[1]
  • soul
Labels Global

Musical artist

Nathan James Sykes
(born 18 April 1993)[2]
is an English singer, best known as a member of the boy band The Wanted. In 2013, Sykes appeared with his bandmates in the E! channel reality television series
The Wanted Life.[3]
After the band’s hiatus in 2014, Sykes embarked on a individual career. His debut single, “Kiss Derita Quick” was released in July 2015. It reached number-one on the US Dance Club Songs chart.[4]

Early life


Sykes was born on 18 April 1993 in Gloucester to Harry and Karen Sykes. He has a younger sister, Jessica Sykes, who is also a singer.[5]
Sykes attended Sylvia Young Theatre School and Ribston Hall High School sixth form.[6]

Sykes started singing when he was six years old. In 2002 and 2003, he won various competitions, including Britney Spears Karaoke on
The Saturday Show
and one of the categories at the Cheltenham Competitive Festival of Dramatic Art. In 2004, he appeared on ITV’s
Ministry of Mayhem, and won the Door Youth Project’s “Undiscovered Youth Talent Contest” where he performed “Mack the Knife” in Stroud, and he attempted to represent United Kingdom in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 that was held in Lillehammer. In the finals, he finished in third place with the song, “Born to Dance”, behind Cory Spedding and runner-up Andrew Merry. In 2008, he performed for the music competition “Live and Unsigned”.



2009–2014: The Wanted


Sykes at Changi Airport, Singapore in 2010

In 2009, at the age of 16, Sykes auditioned for the boy band The Wanted. The auditions were held by Jayne Collins. Sykes was chosen to be one of those five members for a group. He joined bandmates Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness. The band achieved 10 UK top 10 singles as well as 3 UK top 10 albums. The group has sold more than 12 million records worldwide. After enjoying much mainstream international success, in 2014, the band decided to take a break and pursue their personal endeavours after a tour of the United Kingdom and the United States.[7]

At the same time, Sykes and American singer Ariana Grande released their collaborative single, “Almost Is Never Enough”.[8]
In 2014, Sykes signed a record deal with Mondial Entertainment (a part of the Universal Group, along with Capital’s owner Global Radio).[9]
In June 2014, he joined singer Jessie J onstage for Capital’s Summertime Ball to perform “Calling All Hearts”.[10]

Sykes reunited with his band mates on 20 September 2021, seven years since their hiatus in support of band mate Tom Parker for his charity concert ‘Tom Parker: Inside My Head’ in aid of raising money for Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain Appeal at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Wanted’s first record since 2014; Rule The World will be released 13 September 2021 to accompany their greatest hits record ‘Most Wanted – The Greatest Hits’ out 12 November 2021.

Unfinished Business


In March 2015, Sykes debuted his first idiosinkratis music video for “More Than You’ll Ever Know” on Vevo.[11]
Sykes went on his first tunggal tour on 8 April 2015, which included six sold-out shows in the United Kingdom. Sykes announced via the app Periscope that his debut single would be called “Kiss Derita Quick”.[12]
The single was released on 5 July 2015.[
citation needed

On 21 May 2015, Sykes released his music video for his debut single, “Kiss Me Quick” on Vevo.[13]
The song peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

In October 2015, Sykes announced his second single, called “Oper and Oper Again”. The music video for the song was released in the UK on 28 October 2015. It was released worldwide on 20 November 2015. It was also announced that Sykes would support Little Mix on their The Get Weird Tour in March 2016. Sykes announced that his third single, called “Give It Up”, would be released on 13 May 2016.[
citation needed

The music video for “Give It Up” was released on 27 April 2016, and was later banned from television after featuring numerous scenes which came across as unsuitable for most audiences.

On 11 June 2016, Sykes performed at Capital’s Summertime Ball for the seventh consecutive time (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 with The Wanted, 2014 as Jessie J’s guest, 2015 and 2016 as a solo performer).[14]

On 11 July 2016, Sykes announced via Twitter that he would be joining Alessia Cara on her
headling tour in the United States.[
citation needed

On 12 October 2016, Sykes announced via Twitter that his debut studio album,
Unfinished Business, would be out worldwide on 11 November 2016.[
citation needed

During September 2021, The Wanted returned with all 5 members of the band,[17]
up until band mate Tom Parker died in 2022.[18]

Personal life


In the summer of 2012 he dated Dionne Bromfield.[19]
He also dated Ariana Grande from August to December 2013.[20]

In December 2022, Sykes announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Charlotte Burke.

On his twentieth birthday, 18 April 2013, Sykes went in for surgery to remove a nodule in his throat. During episodes of
The Wanted Life, he talked about his throat hurting and burning. The day manager had him see a specialist, who concluded he had a nodule on his throat and suggested that it be removed. When he recovered, he sang his solo in “I Found You” at the Summertime Ball in 2013, surprising fans when he appeared.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Chasing the Saturdays Himself Episode: “DeepFriedSats”
The Wanted Life
Year Title Role
2007 The Magic Door Elf Warrior







Promotional singles


Music videos





  • Nathan Sykes Live (2015)


  • The Get Weird Tour – Little Mix (2016)
  • Know-It-All
    headlining tour – Alessia Cara (2016)

See also


  • List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart



  1. ^

    Tipler, Clare (9 November 2015). “Nathan Sykes breaks from old boy band and creates own music”. The Rubicon. Retrieved
    3 September
    Sykes wanted to “keep the album as a pop album while bringing in elements like soul and jazz and R&B as well,” he said in a Rolling Stone interview.

  2. ^

    “Nathan Sykes Biography”. 12 March 2015.

  3. ^


  4. ^

    “Dance Club Songs. The Week of August 22, 2015”.
    Billboard. 11 August 2015. Retrieved
    11 August

  5. ^

    “VIDEO: Move over Nathan Sykes, sister Jess proves singing talent”. Gloucester Citizen. 8 March 2013. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015.

  6. ^

    “Nathan Sykes”.
    Glamour. 12 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014.

  7. ^

    “Nathan Sykes: ‘The Wanted Split Will Be Lengthy’“. MTV. 1 March 2014.

  8. ^

    Pembuluh balik, Joselyn (25 August 2013). “Ariana Grande Admits The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes ‘Sang The Hell Out Of’ Duet”. MTV.

  9. ^

    “Nathan Sykes”. Retrieved
    2 July

  10. ^

    Davidson, Amy (24 June 2014). “Watch Nathan Sykes of The Wanted join Jessie J and DJ Cassidy on stage”.
    Digital Spy.

  11. ^

    Roth, Madeline (12 March 2015). “Nathan Sykes Oozes Sex Appeal in New Video: Watch”. MTV.

  12. ^

    Sykes, Nathan (8 April 2015). “Nathan Sykes Announces Debut Single ‘Kiss Berpenyakitan Quick released in June’“. Archived from
    the original
    on 26 December 2021.

  13. ^

    Sykes, Nathan (21 May 2015). “Nathan Sykes releases music video for debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’“.

  14. ^

    “Kiss Us Quick Nathan! The UK Singing Sensation Joins Our Summertime Ball Line Up”.
    Capital. 22 May 2015.

  15. ^

    “Nathan Sykes Gives The #CapitalSTB Crowd A Surprise Duet… With X Factor’s Louisa Johnson!”.

  16. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – Nathan Sykes performs to over 80,000 people at the Capital FM Summertime Ball!!”.

  17. ^

    “The Wanted Music”.
    The Wanted Music.

  18. ^

    “The Wanted singer Tom Parker dies of brain tumor at 33”.
    Huruf News.

  19. ^

    Sperling, Daniel (16 April 2013). “Dionne Bromfield confirms Nathan Sykes split: ‘No hard feelings’“.
    Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved
    13 March

  20. ^

    Pocklington, Rebecca (31 January 2014). “Ariana Grande opens up about split from Nathan Sykes and says it happened ‘a while ago’“.
    . Retrieved
    6 May

  21. ^

    Sampson, Izzy (13 June 2013). “The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes talks about his throat surgery: “I was pretty scared”“.
    . Retrieved
    13 September

  22. ^




    Peak positions in the United Kingdom:

    • For all except noted:
      “Nathan Sykes”. Official Charts Company.

    • For “Almost Is Never Enough”:
      “Chart Archive > 25 August 2013 – 31 August 2013”. Official Charts Company.

  23. ^

    “Chart Archive > 18 November 2016 – 24 November 2016”. Official Charts Company. Retrieved
    19 November

  24. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – Chart History: US Heat”.

  25. ^



    Peak positions for singles in Scotland:

    • For “Almost Is Never Enough”:
      “Chart Archive > 25 August 2013 – 31 August 2013”. Official Charts Company.
    • For “Kiss Me Quick”:
      “Chart Archive > 10 July 2015 – 16 July 2015”. Official Charts Company.
    • For “Adv lewat and Over Again”:
      “Chart Archive > 27 November 2015 – 03 December 2015”. Official Charts Company.
    • For “Give It Up”:
      “Chart Archive > 20 May 2016 – 26 May 2016”. Official Charts Company.
    • For “Famous”:
      “Chart Archive > 18 November 2016 – 24 November 2016”. Official Charts Company.
    • For “There’s Only One of You”:
      “Chart Archive > 20 January 2017 – 26 January 2017”. Official Charts Company.

  26. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – Chart History: Dance Club Songs”.
    . Retrieved
    14 October

  27. ^

    “Discography Nathan Sykes”. Irish Charts Gerbang. Hung Medien.

  28. ^

    Peak positions for singles in the US:

    • For “Almost Is Never Enough”:
      “Ariana Grande – Chart History: The Hot 100”.

  29. ^

    “Ariana Grande’s New Music Video Has a Lot of Problems”.
    To Borrow or Buy
    . Retrieved
    24 November

  30. ^

    “Nathan Sykes Goes High Glam In ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’ Video”.
    Pop Dust. 12 March 2015. Retrieved
    24 November

  31. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick”.
    Entertainment Focus
    . Retrieved
    24 November

  32. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – Over and Over Again”.
    . Retrieved
    24 November

  33. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – Give It Up”.
    Entertainment Focus
    . Retrieved
    24 November

  34. ^

    Currinn, Jonathan. “Nathan Sykes – Famous”.
    . Retrieved
    24 November

  35. ^

    “Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One of You”.
    . Retrieved
    24 November

External links


  • Nathan Sykes at IMDb