Newton (singer)

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Newton is the stage name for the UK firefighter turned pop singer, Billy Myers (born William Myers, 3 June 1967). He is best known as a cover artist, with success in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

In 1994, Newton released his debut single, "Sky High", a cover of the 1975 hit by Jigsaw, which was produced by Mike Stock and Matt Aitken. "Sky High" peaked at number 8 in Australia in April 1995 and was certified gold.

In 1996, Newton released "Sometimes When We Touch", a cover of Dan Hill's hit, which peaked at number 5 in Australia and was also certified gold. It peaked at number 32 in the United Kingdom.[1] Singles "Don't Worry", "We're All Alone" and "How Long" followed in 1997, all lifted from his debut studio album Sweetest Secret. In 1998, two further singles were released, "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" and "All Out of Love" with limited chart success.

In 2012, Newton returned with a second studio album titled Time to Believe.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Sweetest Secret
  • Released: 1997
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • Label: Dominion Records
  • Released in Japan as We're All Alone
Time to Believe
  • Released: 2012
  • Format: CD, Digital Download
  • Label: Interscope Digital Distribution
  • Released in Japan as We're All Alone

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[2]
UK
[3]
"Sky High" 1994 8 56 Sweetest Secret
"Sometimes When We Touch" 1996 5 32
"Don't Worry" 1997 - 61
"We're All Alone" - -
"How Long" - -
"He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" 1998 - -
"All Out of Love" - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 393. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Discography Newton". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Full Chart Stats NEWTON". Official Charts. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1995". ARIA. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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