This young singer was 23 when his single “Love Me Again” became incredibly successful. He has been influenced by artists signed to Motown and Stax since he was a child. Now he splits his time between composing and DJing. He moved to London when he was 20, formed a band and got noticed by Island Records, who offered him a contract. His first single “Cheating” was followed by a club tour. On stage, he performed an acoustic version of this song. In 2012, he worked with electro group Rudimental. It paid off – the single “Feel the Love” made it to the top of the UK Singles Chart in June of that year. Singer-songwriter and composer John Newman already has two albums to his name, modern tributes to the soul of the 1960s.