Brisbane-born pop-soul singer/songwriter Joel Adams exploded to instant stardom in 2015, aged just 19, when his self-released debut single, “Please Don’t Go,” became a viral global hit, racking up over 500-million streams, all without a record deal. Born Joel Goncalves on December 16, 1996 into a music-loving family, he grew up on the sounds of James Taylor, Al Green, and Led Zeppelin, and at the age of 11 began making his own music. When he was 15, he decided at the last minute to audition for X Factor.

He didn’t make it through to the live shows, but his televised audition, where he performed Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney’s “The Girl is Mine,” earned him rave reviews.

That year he wrote “Please Don’t Go” for a school talent contest, tossing the song off in under an hour.

Two years later, adopting his mother’s maiden name as his stage name, he launched a YouTube channel where he uploaded covers of pop hits on a weekly basis.

His rich, mature-beyond-his-years voice and boy-next-door good looks made him instantly popular with viewers, and the stage was set for his debut single release.

The melody of “Please Don’t Go” and distinctively hummed hook captured listeners’ imaginations, going on to become the most-streamed song in the world for several weeks running.

Joel now resides in the US. and continues to work on new music, that the world will soon hear.


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