October 21, 1987 (36)
Dean Lewis is an acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter, best known for his breakout single “Waves” which paved the way for his successful career in music.
Lewis began his career in music as a sound engineer before gaining recognition as a singer-songwriter. He made his mark in the music scene with his single “Waves,” released in 2016. This emotionally-charged song resonated with audiences worldwide, achieving multi-platinum status in Australia and charting in several other countries. His subsequent debut album, “A Place We Knew,” released in 2019, further cemented his place in the music industry. The album topped the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. His second hit single, “Be Alright,” from the same album, became a chart-topping success.
Over the course of his career, Dean Lewis has collaborated with a host of well-known names in the music industry. Artists such as G Flip, Jessica Mauboy, Illy, PNAU, and Vera Blue are among the Australian talents he has worked with, reflecting a shared commitment to producing heartfelt and authentic music. Internationally, Lewis has connected with industry heavyweights like Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, and Tones And I. His music has also been featured in numerous popular television shows, such as Suits and Riverdale.
In recognition of his immense contribution to music, Lewis has received several awards. In 2019, he took home the ARIA Award for Best Male Artist, a testament to his talent and unique style. His hit single “Be Alright” also received the accolade of Song of the Year at the 2019 APRA Music Awards. He also secured a nomination for Best Breakthrough Songwriter, further showcasing his mastery in crafting poignant and captivating songs. His global impact was underscored when he received the International Work of the Year award for “Be Alright” at the 2020 APRA Music Awards.