Chet Faker: Birthday

Australian singer and songwriter
Born: June 23, 1988

Chet Faker, born Nicholas James Murphy on June 23, 1988, in Melbourne, Australia, is a prominent singer, songwriter, and producer known for his unique blend of electronica, downtempo, and soul music. He adopted the moniker “Chet Faker” as a tribute to jazz musician Chet Baker, aiming to merge Baker’s vocal jazz influence with modern electronic production.

Faker gained significant attention in 2011 with his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” which went viral on YouTube. This success led to the release of his debut EP, “Thinking in Textures,” in 2012, receiving critical acclaim and establishing him as a rising star in the music scene. His distinctive sound, characterized by soulful vocals and intricate production, resonated with a global audience.

In 2014, Faker released his debut album “Built on Glass,” which featured hit singles like “Talk is Cheap” and “Gold.” The album’s innovative sound and emotive lyrics earned him several awards, including an ARIA Music Award for Best Independent Release.

In 2016, Faker announced he would be releasing music under his real name, Nick Murphy. Despite the change, he continues to produce captivating music, blending genres and pushing creative boundaries. His work remains influential in the contemporary music landscape, celebrated for its originality and emotional depth.

Chet Faker’s 5 most popular quotes

  • I love that way dance music can put you in a trance.
  • I have an addictive personality. I was addicted to computer games… and then all that obsessive nature just piled into music.
  • When I was 21 or 22, I realized I was never going to be something else – I had to be a musician. I can’t commit to anything unless I love it.
  • I second guess everything I do musically, and I often could spend hours on, say, one snare sound.
  • I studied audio engineering at university. The background I am from, music was never seen as a viable career; it was always a hobby.
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