Kevin Ian Simm is an British pop artist. He won The Voice UK on 9 April 2016. Before appearing on The Voice, Simm was a member of pop group Liberty X. While the five winning contestants of Popstars formed Hear’Say, the five runner-up contestants formed the group Liberty. The name Liberty was chosen to reflect the freedom the members experienced following their participation in Popstars.
Liberty X enjoyed seven Top 10 singles from 2001 to 2005. Their biggest hit, Just a Little, reached Number 1 in May 2002. Thinking It Over, Got to Have Your Love, Being Nobody, Song 4 Lovers and Holding on for You all reached the top 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
Their debut album, Thinking It Over, reached Number 3 in June 2002. Liberty X released another 2 albums, Being Somebody and X, which reached Numbers 12 and 27, respectively. Liberty X won two Brit Awards: for Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Artist.
Simm, focusing on his solo career, created his own MySpace music profile, uploading demo tracks for his fans to hear his progress as a solo artist. In a March 2008 interview with Gordon McCully, he stated, “I’ve been very busy in the studio recording new solo tracks which I’ll hopefully be able to share with people very soon.” Simm was signed to JamDown Music, where his track Brand New is featured on their official website‘s music player.
On 3 October 2008, Simm’s debut album, titled Brand New, was released in Japan. The album has since appeared for purchase on iTunes In October 2012, it was confirmed that the group would reform for a one off appearance at the Hammersmith Apollo and ITV2 series The Big Reunion which aired from 31 January 2013. In 2015, during his audition for The Voice UK, Simm revealed that he left Liberty X as he felt the group were officially over.
In 2016, Simm auditioned for the fifth series of The Voice UK singing a soulful version of Sia’s Chandelier. All four coaches; will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Boy George and Paloma Faith, turned their chairs for him and he chose to join Faith’s team.
Simm lost against Faith Nelson in the battle rounds and was nearly eliminated from the competition, but was stolen by Wilson, joining his team for the knockout rounds. He won the knockouts and won the final of The Voice UK on 9 April. Simm released his UK debut single All You Good Friends shortly afterwards.
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