At a young age, Ruel's resumé reads like that of a seasoned global superstar. The Sydney-bred, London-born vocalist is quickly becoming one of this generation's most influential artists. With half a billion streams, over 1.5 million followers on Instagram, three sold-out world tours and five Platinum plaques under his belt, Ruel is a trailblazer who's far exceeded the omnipresent hype and overwhelming fan frenzy that surrounds him globally.
Making his official debut in 2017 with 'Golden Years' alongside M-Phazes, he became the youngest artist to ever appear on triple j's Like A Version. His next single, 'Don't Tell Me' (Gold), further highlighted his rich vocals and defiant lyricism, catching the attention of Elton John who praised Ruel as "the most amazing voice that I've ever heard from a male singer at 14 years of age."
Earning widespread praise from tastemaker publications including
Vogue and NYLON for debut EP ‘Ready’, an EP that also produced the double Platinum single 'Younger', platinum 'Dazed & Confused' and gold certified ‘Not Thinking Bout You’, Ruel was then invited to perform alongside world-class talents like Khalid, on Tyler, The Creator's ‘Camp Flog Gnaw’ festival and at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games; streaming to 1.4 billion viewers worldwide.
Going on to win Breakthrough Artist award at the ARIAs, the youngest artist to do so), Ruel re-emerging in 2019 with single 'Painkiller', (2x Platinum) as the first taste of his sophomore EP Free Time, later recruiting Denzel Curry on the remix. Featuring the platinum selling singles 'Real Thing' and 'Face To Face', Ruel further solidified his live portfolio, becoming the youngest artist to sell out the Sydney Opera House, twice.
Come 2020, Ruel released his third EP Bright Lights, Red Eyes. Coinciding with the EP was the launch of Ruelvision, a 24-hour online television network featuring unique and fun programs starring Ruel, from music and cooking, to news and lifestyle. The ambitious venture was the largest content-driven artist campaign of 2020, and a testament to Ruel’s continual drive to push creative boundaries.
With no sign of slowing down, 2021 saw Ruel come full circle and deliver his own Like A Version, release the gorgeous “Too Many Feelings” and coming of age classic in the making “GROWING UP IS_____”.
With shows in the US and UK slated for early 2022, it’s hard to believe Ruel's story is still just beginning - and the next chapter looks brighter than ever.