Guy Sebastian: Biography, Age, Family, And Net Worth: Guy Theodore Sebastian AM (born 26 October 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter who rose to fame after winning the first Australian Idol in 2003
Guy Theodore Sebastian, born in 1981, is an ethnic Malaysian Indian with Tamil and Ceylonese descent, and an Eurasian with English and Portuguese ancestry. He met his mother while studying geology in India.
Sebastian is the second of four sons. His older brother Ollie was born in India, and his younger brothers Chris and Jeremy were born in Australia after the family migrated there. They lived in Melbourne, Victoria, for several years before moving back to Adelaide due to Ivan’s work as a geologist.
Sebastian first learned to play the violin as a young child; he later picked up the guitar, drums, and piano, despite having no professional training in any of these other instruments. King’s Baptist Grammar School was Sebastian’s alma mater. At the University of South Australia, he then started studying medical radiation, but he soon dropped out to focus on his musical career. He worked as a recording engineer, studied music technology at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium, and also taught voice at Temple Christian College and other secondary schools.
Also, Sebastian, who was a former member of the Planetshakers band from 2002 to 2005 was a worship leader. He did the background vocals recording albums for Planetshakers Church at Paradise Community Church conferences, won went on to win the first Australian Idol and become a massive star in the country. He attended Paradise Community Church, an Assemblies of God church and one of the largest churches in Australia, and he became one of their main worship singers, after winning Australian Idol he recorded two albums, Adore in 2004 and Set Me Free in 2008.
In 2023, Sebastian launched his perfume line, “Embrace” which he talsked about as a life long dream of his.
Sebastian is married to Jules Egan. The couple got married in 2007 after eight years of courtship. They were married in Manly, New South Wales, on 17 May 2008. They have two sons born on 3 March 2012 and 17 April 2014.
Since winning the first Australian Idol in 2006, Sebastian has since released ten top ten albums, including three number ones. The first seven all gained either platinum or multi-platinum certification. He has also achieved twenty three top twenty singles, with fourteen of them, reaching the top ten, including six number ones.
He ranks third among all Australian artists and is the only Australian male musician to have six number-one singles in Australian chart history. Ten of his singles—including the 13-platinum “Battle Scars”—have received multi-platinum certification. In Australia from 2000 through 2009, his debut single “Angels Brought Me Here” had the most sales. He has the most certifications and sales of any Australian Idol participant with 69 platinum and seven gold certifications, as well as cumulative album and single sales of over five million in Australia.
Many well-known American artists, including Brian McKnight, Robin Thicke, Steve Cropper, John Mayer, Jordin Sparks, Eve, and Lupe Fiasco, have collaborated with Sebastian. Together with Fiasco, “Battle Scars” spent 20 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 list, reaching its highest position of number 71 and earning platinum certification.
Additionally, “Battle Scars” peaked at number two in New Zealand and Norway. Six of Sebastian’s tracks, including two number one hits, have charted in New Zealand’s top ten, earning him six platinum and three gold certifications. In five European nations’ top 50 charts in 2015, his Eurovision entry placed.
Sebastian has had 34 ARIA Award nominations throughout the course of his career, winning seven of them, including Best Pop Release and Best Live Act.The [V] Oz Artist of the Year, the APRA Urban Work of the Year, the Urban Music Awards for Best Male Artist and Best R&B Album, and an International Songwriting Competition award for “Battle Scars” are among the many honors.
He has sung at many notable events, including performing for Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey and Queen Elizabeth II. He has a strong commitment to charity, and was previously an ambassador for World Vision Australia and the Australian Red Cross. He has created his own foundation, The Sebastian Foundation, with his wife Jules.
Sebastian was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his significant service to music and charity. He has served as a judge on Australia’s The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2016, and coach on The Voice Australia since 2019. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in fifth place.
Guy Sebastian is estimated to have a net worth of $11 million.
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