Lee Ryan Biography
Last updated: 05/27/2012 12:00:00 PM
Lee has always been an entertainer and attended a performing arts school as a child prior to joining one of Britain's most successful boy bands, Blue.
In 2001 Lee released his debut single with Blue, the anthemic All Rise, and at 17 he was the youngest member of the band. Notorious for his enthusiastic and mischievous performances, Lee soon became a favourite with fans old and young. As the band developed and its popularity grew, Lee's genuine musical ability as both a singer and songwriter became obvious, resulting in him co-writing and performing lead vocals on many of Blue's most successful releases.
Now in 2004 Blue has become one of the biggest-selling pop acts across the world, winning awards such as Best Newcomer at the BRIT Awards 2002, Best UK Band and Best Live Act at the Smash Hits Awards 2002 and Best Single, Best Newcomer and Best Pop Act at the Capital FM Awards. MTV Japan voted the band's One Love video as Best Pop Video whilst MTV Asia named them Best International Group.
The band has had major selling hits in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Ireland and has sold over 5 million albums and 3 million singles across the world.
During his career with Blue, Lee's vocal talents have brought him notoriety and respect with many of the key figures in today's music industry. He has already collaborated with world-class superstars such as Elton John (Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word) and Stevie Wonder (Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours) with Blue, whilst plans have been made for Lee to work with numerous other great talents as he develops his solo career in 2005.
Along with his musical talents, Lee has always had a passion for film and screen-writing, in fact he co-directed the video to his self-penned hit 'Breathe Easy' with video director Cameron Casey. He has also recently finished a film director's course at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, as well as having his own production company.
After five years performing with Blue Lee has become an experienced and creatively rounded performer with talents and interests across all the arts.
Lee has universal appeal - his talent, good looks and charm mean he is one of the most popular celebrities performing today, whilst his drive, energy and enthusiasm make him one of the most exciting and creative artists to watch in 2005.