Connor Byers

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Musical artist

Connor Byers (born May 20, 2001) is an American singer/rapper and songwriter. He is signed to Sing Records. Byers' is currently working with Glow Studios.

[1] On January 30, 2015, Byers released his debut single So Long, which was followed by the announcement of his first extended play, LOCKED.[2] The album was released on the 4th of May 2015,[3] and is to be followed by a tour.[4]

Early life

Byers was born in Anacortes, Washington, but quickly moved to Durham, New Hampshire with his parents, James "Jeb" and Tyra Byers. Midway into his childhood, he moved again to Athens, Georgia where he still lives today.

Byers first glimpse of fame came after a video of him at a middle school talent show went slightly viral on the popular video site YouTube, of him playing When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars.[5] Several months later, he came back with a video posted on the same video site, which also went viral of him covering Little Things, this one breaking 100,000 views.[6]

Absent Mind

Around summer 2014, Byers formed a band, deciding on the name Absent Mind. Their debut single Boom Boom Boom was released August of the same year and received a mostly positive response.[7]

2015: LOCKED

On January 30, 2015, Byers released the first single off LOCKED, titled So Long. Byers announced early 2015 that his first album LOCKED will come out in spring or summer of 2015.[8] The album released on the 4th of May (2015) and received a positive response, with criticism mainly coming from the lack of songs on the album, as there are only 4. The songs on the EP include "Top of the World", "1000 Knives", "So Long", and "Secret of the Night". "Top of the World" was the highest charting single, making it to #192 on the iTunes Pop Chart.[9]

2016 - Present: LOCKED

On April 15, 2016, Byers announced his first full-length album with the release of the single, "Like Oh", available along with a pre-order of the album.[10] The song is Byers' best selling to date, selling over 5,000 copies, and passing 100,000 YouTube views.[11] The album was released on the 13th of May to much success. The album release party was hosted in Byers' hometown of Athens and more than 500 people showed up. The album spawned an additional single, "Down", a collaboration with pop singer Daya.[12]

Discography

Extended plays

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
LOCKED
  • Released: May 4, 2015
  • Label: Sing Records (Self Owned)
  • Format: Digital download, EP

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
iTunes Pop
"So Long" 2015 - LOCKED
"Top of the World" 2015 192[9]
"Like Oh" 2016 170 Ready to Go

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