Gareth Paul Gates is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame after he appeared on Pop Idol in 2002.
Gareth was born on 12 July 1984 in West Bowling, Bradford. He grew up with his parents and three sisters. He attended Dixons City Technology College with his sisters. He also attended the Royal Nothern College of Music in Manchester.
Gates has always been a fan of music. At the age of nine, he joined the choir and became head of the choir by age 11. He also plays guitar and piano.
In 2002, he contested in the first edition of the Pop Idol where he finished as the first runner-up on the show. He was signed by Simon Cowell to BMG. He released his debut single and album that same year. His single, which was a cover of Unchained Melody went double-platinum in the UK and was voted 2002’s The Record of the Year by ITV viewers.
Since his debut, he has released several platinum singles and studio albums. Currently, he has four studio albums. He is currently signed with RCA Records.
Gareth Gates Sisters
Gareth Gates is the eldest and only son of his parents. He has three siblings (sisters).
His sisters are Charlotte Gates, Jessica Gates, and Nicola Gates.