English soul star and one of the most popular singers of our time John Newman will perform on Wednesday 22 June at the Tasmajdan stadium as a headliner on the first day Belgrade Calling Festival .
John grew up in a small district in the English Yorkshirewith her brother and her single mother who introduced him with the sound of Motown and Stax. The talented 24 year old singer strives in the spotlight of; soul, pop, breakbeat and Northern Soul.
Finding another influence through Northern Soul. When he was 14 he began to get even more creative and would write his own songs while playing the guitar eventually leading to his ability to produce and record, most notably house tracks.
Shortly after moving to Leeds, two of John’s best friends sadly died after being in a car crash. This hurt John and music kept him going. While in Leeds he developed his voice and style while finding those with similar interests who matured his musical instruments.
In 2010 Newman moved to London and joined a band, he was then signed to "Island Records" and whilst working in a bar managed to make friends with Piers Agget; one of the members of Rudimental.
In 2012 John Newman Collaborated wit Rudimental on their song "Feel the love" this song reached no.1 on the UK Singles Charts. This song was incredibly successful and reached the top 10 in over 7 countries.
John Newman has won the award for Best International Video for his song "Love Me Again" by Premios 40 Principales and has been nominated for 3 Brit Awards in 2014 including British Male Solo Artist, British Single and British Video.
2013 saw the release of John Newman’s album "Tribute" which received a rating of 8 out of 10 from "Daily Star" and a 7 out of 10 rating from "Clash".