HRVY (Harvey Leigh Cantwell), born on January 28, 1999, is a well-known British Television presenter and R&B singer. He gained fame as a host on the BBC's Friday Download from 2014 to 2015.
Becoming a social media phenomenon, he amassed 3.9 million followers on Instagram. HRVY also ventured into acting, securing a role in the popular web series Chicken Girls as Miles. Additionally, he has released numerous singles and received a nomination for the Teen Choice Award in 2019.
HRVY, whose birth name is Harvey Leigh Cantwell, was born on January 28, 1999, in Kent, England. His passion for music blossomed during his childhood, and he found inspiration in Justin Timberlake's singing style as he grew up.
HRVY's parents are Leigh and Nicky Cantwell. His father, Leigh, works in the printing business, and his mother, Nicky, is a counselor at Longfield Academy. HRVY has two older siblings named Elliot and Ollie Cantwell. He is the youngest in the family and the one that became a social media phenomenon.
HRVY spent his formative years in the UK, primarily in Kent, where he enjoyed most of his childhood. Both he and his brother attended The Leigh Academy for high school education. In 2015, HRVY left school to pursue his career.
HRVY is currently dating Mimi Slinger. Mimi Slinger is a British actress known for her role in various TV roles and web series. She has been a part of projects "Ackley Bridge" and "Hollyoaks." HRVY has also been in relationships with Loren Gray in 2017 and Maisie Smith. He was previously reported to be linked to 18-year-old YouTuber and TikTok star Olivia Neill.
HRVY began to take singing seriously when his friends encouraged him to share videos of himself singing on Facebook. He uploads covers of his favorite song and his talent caught the attention of Blair Dreelan, who manages groups like Union J and Overload. Blair Dreelan soon became HRVY's manager and secured his first performance at the All Starz Summer Party in June 2013. There, HRVY shared the stage with celebrities like Jessie J, JLS, Lawson, Amelia Lily, and Union J. Shortly after the event, HRVY signed a record deal with Universal Music.
His music career began after he released his first single "Thank You" on Dec 20, 2013 by London Records, a division of Universal Music. After receiving a good response from the public, he then went on to create music for for labels like Universal music and Virgin EMI records. Additionally, he has played a role in the popular web series "Chicken Girls" where he played the role of Miles.
In May 2014, HRVY had the opportunity to be a support artist for Little Mix during the Salute Tour. he performed alongside girlband M.O. Later, in February 2017, after signing with Virgin EMI, he released his debut EP called "Holiday," which featured the singles "Holiday" and "Phobia." In November 2017, his "Talk to Ya" EP came out, including the single "Personal."
HRVY's talent gained recognition, and in February 2018, he was named number six in The Courier and Newcastle Student Radio's The Sounds of 2018's list, sharing the honor with artists like Rex Orange County, Brockhampton, and SG Lewis. In April 2018, he continued his journey as a support artist, joining the Vamps during the Night and Day Tour, where he performed alongside Jacob Sartorius, New Hope Club, Maggie Lindemann, and Conor Maynard.
On his 23rd birthday, which was on 28 January 2022, he released his third extended play called "Views from the 23rd Floor." Before the EP's release, two tracks, namely "Talking to the Stars" and "Golden Hour," were released. Following that, he collaborated with American DJ and record producer Steve Aoki on a song called "Save Me." The official music video for this collaboration was released on the same day, 29 April. This song was also included in Aoki's seventh studio album titled "Hiroquest: Genesis," which came out on 16 September. On 5 August, he released a single named "I Wish I Could Hate You," which was notable as the first song he wrote entirely by himself.
HRVY came into the spotlight for his song "Hasta Luego" featuring Malu Trevejo, a Cuban-American singer. This song amassed over 7 million views on YouTube within a week. In September 2018, HRVY released "I Wish You Were Here" and performed it at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards. He was also recognized on BBC Radio 1's Brit List and mentioned in CelebMix's Top Success Stories of 2018.
In June 2019, HRVY collaborated with South Korean group NCT Dream and released the song "Don't Need Your Love." He planned to release his debut studio album, "Can Anybody Hear Me?," on 20 November 2020, but it got canceled.
In September 2021, HRVY released "Runaway with It," featuring a sample from Shanice's "I Love Your Smile." He performed the song at the 26th National Television Awards. Later, it was announced that he would join the Wanted on their Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits UK Tour.
On 28 January 2022, HRVY released his third EP. This EP features "Views from the 23rd Floor," which included tracks like "Talking to the Stars" and "Golden Hour". He then collaborated with Steve Aoki and performed the song "Save Me". Its official music video was released on 29 April. Additionally, he released the single "I Wish I Could Hate You" on 5 August, which was written by HRVY himself.
HRVY appeared on the CBBC show Friday Download from Series 7 to Series 9 as a presenter. In 2017, he played the role of Miles in the web series Chicken Girls' first season. At that time, Miles was a recurring character in the first season of Chicken Girls. HRVY's role as Miles sings and plays guitar.
On 26 February 2020, he surprised contestants on the singing show "Got What It Takes?" with his own song "Personal" and acted as a mentor during a music video challenge. In September 2020, it was announced that he competed in Strictly Come Dancing's eighteenth series, partnered with Janette Manrara. They received the first 10 from any judge for their Salsa in Week 4 and scored the first perfect 30/30 of the series in Week 6 for their Street routine. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the maximum score was 30 instead of the usual 40. They topped the judges' leaderboard three times, the most in the series, and placed joint-first in the grand-final with 88 out of 90 points. They never landed in the bottom two during the series, finishing in second place with Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer, and Maisie Smith and Gorka Márquez, behind Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse who won based on public votes.
In an interview with Celeb Mix, HRVY expressed his desire to collaborate with either Ed Sheeran or Ariana Grande. He thinks Ed Sheeran is an incredible artist, and he believes it would be fantastic to hang out with him since he is very down to earth. As for Ariana Grande, he also admires her and would love the opportunity to do a duet with her.
HRVY has become a social media phenomenon with his immense popularity on various platforms. He got discovered by his cover of Justin Timberlake's "Mirror". His career took off with Blair Dreelan's guidance. He then began sharing his music and experiences on his social media platforms, capturing the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. HRVY released his first EP in February 2017, "Holiday". HRVY's Holiday EP featured the singles "Holiday" and "Phobia".
At a young age, he has gained popularity online because of his talents. And because of that, he has amassed good numbers of followers on his social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok and YouTube. Right now, he currently has over 3.9 million followers on Instagram and 4.3 million followers on Tiktok. His Facebook page has amassed over 1.3 million fans and his YouTube channel has 2.88 million subscribers.
HRVY has a total of two YouTube channels. One is his personal channel called "HRVY," where he shares cover songs and vlogs. The other channel, known as "HRVYVEVO," is you can find all of his official music videos. Remarkably, this channel has crossed the milestone of having over a million subscribers.
Hrvy currently has a net worth of $5 million. He is a presenter "Friday Download" on CBBC from 2014 to 2015 and competed in "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2020. Some of his singles as a recording artist include "Thank You," "Personal," "I Wish You Were Here," and "Me Because of You."
- HRVY was born on January 28, 1991.
- HRVY has a famous manager, Blair Dreelan, a lead singer of 90s boyband East 17.
- He has been on tour with Little Mix and The Vamps which means HRVY has played some massive stadiums supporting these two groups.
- HRVY is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
- He is friends with big stars such as Loren Gray, Blake Gray, Nate Garner, Jacob Sartorius.
- HRVY's biggest song, "Personal" now has over 330 million views on YouTube.
- He competed in Strictly Come Dancing's eighteenth series with Janette Manrara.
- HRVY was a presenter on BBC's Friday Download.
Where is the birthplace of HRVY?
HRVY was born in Kent, England.
When is HRVY's birthday?
HRVY was born in January 28, 1999.
Where does HRVY lives in?
HRVY now lives in Los Angeles, United States.
What is HRVY's real name?
He is Harvey Leigh Cantwell and uses HRVY as his pseudonym.
What is the eye color or HRVY?
HRVY's eyes are color green.
Did HRVY attended school?
Yes, he was enrolled at The Leigh Academy but dropped out to focus on his career and moved out to the US.
What is HRVY's first single?
HRVY's released his first single, "Thank you" in February 2013. This became a hit gaining him million views on his YouTube channel.