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About Avery Wilson

R&B vocalist Avery Wilson began performing as a child at open-mike events organized by his father. A few years later, the Connecticut native was co-winner of a New York talent competition for teenagers. In August 2012, Wilson self-released his debut album, On Top of the World, but he reached a much larger audience a few months later when he competed on The Voice, during the talent program's third season. His knockout-round elimination was preceded by renditions of "Without You" (David Guetta and Usher), "Titanium" (David Guetta and Sia), and "Yeah 3x" (Chris Brown) that led to a recording contract with the RCA label. "If I Have To," a dramatic ballad co-written by Kirby Lauryen and produced by Rodney Jerkins, was released as his first proper major-label single in 2015. ~ Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Hamden, CT
BORN
18 July 1995

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