Subsequent to his ascension to fame on the 2015 airing of Britain's Got Talent, British artist/lyricist Calum Scott had the option to parlay his prosperity into a recording career as a soulful pop artist. The Yorkshire-bred performer's convincing rendition of Robyn's "Dancing on My Own" turned into a hit and procured him a significant label deal ahead of his gold-affirmed 2018 debut, Only Human. Over the course of the following years, Scott kept on developing the material from his debut with a deluxe edition and a series of 2021 EPs.
Born and raised in the city of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, Scott was initially a drummer prior to being urged to sing by his sister Jade, herself a skilled performer, who realized his potential. In 2013 she subtly entered him into the Star Search competition ran by neighborhood paper The Hull Daily Mail, which he won. He then joined a neighborhood Maroon 5 cover band called Maroon 4, prior to starting the dance-pop duo the Experiment with John McIntyre, another nearby chap; they delivered a single, "Girl (You're Beautiful)," in 2014.
The next year, both Calum and his sister tried out for Britain's Got Talent, however Jade was wiped out at the tryout stage. Calum tried out with a stripped-down, piano-led rendition of the Robyn hit "Dancing on my Own," dazzling appointed judge Simon Cowell, who sent him straight through to the elimination rounds. With his high, strong, somewhat nasal tenor and bou-next-door great looks, Scott turned into a fan favorite and quickly advanced through the show, yet he later lost in the finals his nerves got the best of his what would have been sublime delivery.
Despite not winning, he had grown a sufficient following to have the option to leave his place of employment as an recuitment consultant at Hull City Council and start a careere as a live performer. In March 2016, Scott delivered his rendition of "Dancing on My Own" as his debut solo single. It was utilized in an episode of the well known TV series The Vampire Diaries, and proceeded to sell north of 600,000 copies. Later that May, he declared that he had signed a deal with Capitol Records, and in 2018 he delivered his debut album, Only Human. The set peaked at number four in the U.K. It was trailed by a deluxe version that included three extra tracks, including the single "No Matter What." In the first portion of 2021, Scott delivered a triplet of EPs based off the material from his first album: Only Acoustic, Only Collabs, and Only Love.