William Robert "Will" Young (born 20 January 1979) is an English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His double A-sided debut single "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Young also came in fifth place in World Idol performing his single "Light My Fire".

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  • William Robert "Will" Young (born 20 January 1979) is an English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His double A-sided debut single "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Young also came in fifth place in World Idol performing his single "Light My Fire". As a teenager, Young studied politics at the University of Exeter before moving to London, where he studied musical theatre at Arts Educational School. Young put his studies on hold in late 2001 to become a contestant on Pop Idol. After winning the competition the following year, he released his debut album From Now On (2002) which went straight to number one. Friday's Child (2003) followed and enjoyed greater success, eventually going platinum five times in the UK and spawning three top five singles. His following albums Keep On (2005) and Let It Go (2008) and Echoes (2011) also went multi-platinum and his most recent release 85% Proof (2015) became his fourth UK number-one album. His albums have spawned many songs that have accomplished top ten positions in the UK, four of which went to the number one spot. Young has also undertaken numerous concert tours. He has also accumulated multiple honours, including two BRIT Awards from 12 nominations, and the estimated worldwide sale of over eight million albums. Young's net worth was estimated at £13.5 million in April 2012. Alongside his music career, Young has acted in film, on stage and in television. For his performance in the 2013 London revival of the musical Cabaret, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He has also participated in philanthropy and released books Anything is Possible (2002), On Camera, Off Duty (2004) and his autobiography Funny Peculiar (2012). (en)
  • William Robert „Will“ Young (* 20. Januar 1979 in Wokingham, Berkshire, Großbritannien) ist ein britischer Sänger und Schauspieler. (de)
  • William Robert Young mejor conocido como Will Young (n. 20 de enero de 1979), es un cantante y actor británico. Es famoso por haber concursado en el programa de concurso de talento Pop Idol en 2002, convirtiéndose en el ganador de la primera temporada del show. (es)
  • William Robert « Will » Young, né le 20 janvier 1979, est un chanteur (auteur-interprète) et acteur britannique. Sa carrière prit son envol en 2002 lorsqu’il fut sacré gagnant de la première saison du concours télévisé Pop Idol en février, faisant de lui le tout premier gagnant du format des séries « d’idole » maintenant connu à travers le globe. Il a vendu plus de huit millions d’albums à travers le monde en plus d’avoir gagné plusieurs prix au cours des années. Avec le titre Anything is possible, Il détient le record de singles vendus au cours de la décennie 2000 à 2010 au Royaume-Uni . (fr)
  • William Robert Young (Hungerford (Berkshire), 20 januari 1979) won de allereerste versie ter wereld van Idols, seizoen 1 (2001-2002) van het programma Pop Idol in Groot-Brittannië. In Engeland scoorde hij hit na hit, en sleepte hij prijs na prijs binnen. In Nederland gaat het iets minder vanzelf, maar You and I, Light My Fire en Leave Right Now brachten Will ook hier een aantal (bescheiden) hits op. Will maakte zijn debuut als filmacteur in 2005 in Mrs Henderson Presents, een film over het Londense Windmill theater. Hij heeft ook in het BBC-programma Top Gear de prijs gewonnen voor het meest gênante flirtmoment op televisie tijdens een interview met Jeremy Clarkson. (nl)
  • ウィル・ヤング (Will Young, 1979年1月20日- ) は、イングランド・バークシャー出身の歌手、俳優。 イギリスのオーディション番組「ポップアイドル」の優勝者。ゲイであることを公表している。 (ja)
  • William Robert Young (ur. 20 stycznia 1979 w Reading) – brytyjski piosenkarz i aktor. Sławę przyniosła mu wygrana pierwszej edycji brytyjskiej wersji programu telewizyjnego Idol w 2002 roku (w finale konkursu pokonał Garetha Gatesa, co było szeroko komentowane w brytyjskiej prasie). Największe sukcesy odnosi w Wielkiej Brytanii, Irlandii, RPA i Holandii, choć jest znany na całym świecie. Do roku 2015 artysta wydał łącznie siedem albumów − sześć studyjnych oraz jeden kompilacyjny. (pl)
  • William Robert "Will" Young (Wokingham, Berkshire, 20 de janeiro de 1979) é um cantor, compositor e ator inglês. Ele atingiu a fama em 2002, após vencer a primeira edição do programa de calouros Pop Idol, precursor do formato do programa Ídolos. Young concorreu a inúmeros prêmios por sua música, tendo conquistado muitos destes e tendo vendido mais de oito milhões de álbuns até agora. Seu primeiro single, "Anything Is Possible/Evergreen" figura até hoje entre um dos vinte singles de maior vendagem de toda a história no Reino Unido. (pt)
  • Уильям Роберт Янг (англ. William Robert Young; 20 января 1979, Уокингем, графство Беркшир) — британский певец. В 2002 году одержал победу в первом сезоне конкурса молодых исполнителей Pop Idol. В 2002 году, сразу после победы в британском шоу Pop Idol, певец Уилл Янг (Will Young) сделал заявление о том, что он - гей. Стоит отметить, что это не помешало юноше сделать блестящую карьеру в музыке и даже сняться в кино. (ru)
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  • Will Young performing in 2011
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  • Young: "Sorry, can I finish? Thank you. It's nice that you've given opinions in this show. In previous shows you haven't, you've just projected insults and it's been terrible to watch… It is your opinion, but I don't agree with it. I don't think it was average. I don't think you could ever call that average, but it is your opinion and I respect that, so thank you very much."
  • Young: "I love disagreeing with Simon because I do it every week, but all of us [the contestants] have been dying to say things to you.—"
  • Cowell: "Well I just spoke how I felt."
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  • William Robert „Will“ Young (* 20. Januar 1979 in Wokingham, Berkshire, Großbritannien) ist ein britischer Sänger und Schauspieler. (de)
  • William Robert Young mejor conocido como Will Young (n. 20 de enero de 1979), es un cantante y actor británico. Es famoso por haber concursado en el programa de concurso de talento Pop Idol en 2002, convirtiéndose en el ganador de la primera temporada del show. (es)
  • William Robert « Will » Young, né le 20 janvier 1979, est un chanteur (auteur-interprète) et acteur britannique. Sa carrière prit son envol en 2002 lorsqu’il fut sacré gagnant de la première saison du concours télévisé Pop Idol en février, faisant de lui le tout premier gagnant du format des séries « d’idole » maintenant connu à travers le globe. Il a vendu plus de huit millions d’albums à travers le monde en plus d’avoir gagné plusieurs prix au cours des années. Avec le titre Anything is possible, Il détient le record de singles vendus au cours de la décennie 2000 à 2010 au Royaume-Uni . (fr)
  • William Robert Young (Hungerford (Berkshire), 20 januari 1979) won de allereerste versie ter wereld van Idols, seizoen 1 (2001-2002) van het programma Pop Idol in Groot-Brittannië. In Engeland scoorde hij hit na hit, en sleepte hij prijs na prijs binnen. In Nederland gaat het iets minder vanzelf, maar You and I, Light My Fire en Leave Right Now brachten Will ook hier een aantal (bescheiden) hits op. Will maakte zijn debuut als filmacteur in 2005 in Mrs Henderson Presents, een film over het Londense Windmill theater. Hij heeft ook in het BBC-programma Top Gear de prijs gewonnen voor het meest gênante flirtmoment op televisie tijdens een interview met Jeremy Clarkson. (nl)
  • ウィル・ヤング (Will Young, 1979年1月20日- ) は、イングランド・バークシャー出身の歌手、俳優。 イギリスのオーディション番組「ポップアイドル」の優勝者。ゲイであることを公表している。 (ja)
  • William Robert Young (ur. 20 stycznia 1979 w Reading) – brytyjski piosenkarz i aktor. Sławę przyniosła mu wygrana pierwszej edycji brytyjskiej wersji programu telewizyjnego Idol w 2002 roku (w finale konkursu pokonał Garetha Gatesa, co było szeroko komentowane w brytyjskiej prasie). Największe sukcesy odnosi w Wielkiej Brytanii, Irlandii, RPA i Holandii, choć jest znany na całym świecie. Do roku 2015 artysta wydał łącznie siedem albumów − sześć studyjnych oraz jeden kompilacyjny. (pl)
  • William Robert "Will" Young (Wokingham, Berkshire, 20 de janeiro de 1979) é um cantor, compositor e ator inglês. Ele atingiu a fama em 2002, após vencer a primeira edição do programa de calouros Pop Idol, precursor do formato do programa Ídolos. Young concorreu a inúmeros prêmios por sua música, tendo conquistado muitos destes e tendo vendido mais de oito milhões de álbuns até agora. Seu primeiro single, "Anything Is Possible/Evergreen" figura até hoje entre um dos vinte singles de maior vendagem de toda a história no Reino Unido. (pt)
  • Уильям Роберт Янг (англ. William Robert Young; 20 января 1979, Уокингем, графство Беркшир) — британский певец. В 2002 году одержал победу в первом сезоне конкурса молодых исполнителей Pop Idol. В 2002 году, сразу после победы в британском шоу Pop Idol, певец Уилл Янг (Will Young) сделал заявление о том, что он - гей. Стоит отметить, что это не помешало юноше сделать блестящую карьеру в музыке и даже сняться в кино. (ru)
  • William Robert "Will" Young (born 20 January 1979) is an English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His double A-sided debut single "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Young also came in fifth place in World Idol performing his single "Light My Fire". (en)
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