Conor Maynard

  Male      English      Musician

  Born : Nov 21, 1992  

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Conor Paul Maynard (born 21 November 1992) is an English singer-songwriter and child actor from Brighton & Hove who is signed to EMI subsidiary, Parlophone. Maynard rose to success in 2012 when he was nominated for, and subsequently won, MTV's Brand New for 2012 award. His debut single, "Can't Say No", was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2012.

Conor Maynard was born in Brighton, England, to Gary and Helen Maynard, a builder and office worker, respectively. He has a younger brother, Jack, and a younger sister, Anna. As of October 2014, Jack is a presenter of Made in Bristol, a project from Bristol Media that launched in Bristol, UK. Anna has appeared in some of Conor's covers on YouTube, including "Run" and "If I Were A Girl". He attended Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove. On 19 May 2006, he signed up to online video-sharing website YouTube and uploaded his very first video of him singing "Breathe", by fellow British musician Lee Carr.

Since 2009, Maynard has uploaded cover versions of songs with rapper and close friend, Anthony "Anth" Melo, who resides in Virginia. Together they have covered a variety of songs, including: Taio Cruz ("Dynamite"), Rihanna ("Only Girl (In the World)"). Maynard came to label attention when American singer/songwriter Ne-Yo watched a cover version of his track "Beautiful Monster" – who contacted the musician soon afterwards, and Ne-Yo became Maynard's mentor. He signed to EMI/Parlophone and Turn First management..

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