He was just 6 when he began singing and performing, going to win remarkable contests, including Britney Spears’ Karaoke Kriminals in 2003.
Produced in the Abbeydale section of Gloucester, England, on April 18, 1993, Nathan James Sykes learned to play piano in an extremely young age from his mom, a music teacher. He took to the music and started singing and performing at age 6; beginning at age 11, he attended London’s prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. In 2004, he competed to represent the Uk in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, placing third overall.
In 2009, after an extremely competitive, national audition procedure, a 16-year old Nathan Sykes was selected to be an associate of a fresh five-member boy band, the Wanted. Sykes was the youngest person in the newest group, whose other members were Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran. (Sykes has named harmonizing R&B/pop group Boyz II Men as his favourite group.)
The Desired’s self-titled debut record, released in October 2010, contained their first single, “All Time Low,” which hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. The record went to establish three U.K. Top 20 singles and climbed to No. 4 in the United Kingdom.
As the group makes a play to boost their visibility and popularity in America, star cable channel E! Amusement established a reality show around them in summer 2013, The Desired Life.
Sykes continues to be romantically linked to British vocalist Dionne Bromfield, two years his junior as well as the goddaughter of the late British singer songwriter Amy Winehouse. Although they never have officially declared they’re a couple, the tabloid press has chronicled them closely. As the youngest person in the group, Sykes holds a unique place in the hearts of the band’s big, youthful female following. Whenever there’s discussion in the press of a potential girlfriend, it gives rise to heated lover talks on Twitter, frequently producing a loss of followers.
Among Sykes’s favourite foods are spaghetti Bolognese and Chinese food. He’s considered the most awesome and most organized among his bandmates.