4 Million Instagram followers, 1.9 Million YouTube subscribers, 1.9m Musical.ly subscribers and over 1m Facebook followers . The 18-year-old from Kent has been building his social media profile since he was just 13. He began sharing covers of Justin Timberlake and Trey Songz hits. "I'd always pick a song that were heartfelt and that I really enjoyed singing, but I'd also make sure it was a relevant song at the time, one that people were searching for. There's no point covering a song that no one's going to hear," he explains.
HRVY's Facebook covers created enough buzz to win him a management deal, but he kept his budding music career separate from his school life. "Music had to take a backseat until I was 16," he recalls. But as soon as I left school, I was able to focus on my music completely."
Within 18 months of leaving school, he’d signed a record deal with Virgin EMI in the UK and Capitol in the US.
At the start of 2018 HRVY dropped a couple of EPs and continued to evolve his sound, which he describes as "definitely pop, but with an R&B influence in places." His debut EP 'Holiday' reached No.2 on the iTunes album chart and No.1 on the Spotify Viral Chart. His debuted music videos for 'Personal' and Hasta Luego have racked up over 160 Million views - a million of which came in the first 24 hours for both songs.
HRVY says he's most inspired by Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez - artists who can "get on stage and totally own it". And like those artists, he wants to shape himself into an all-round entertainer. "It's early days, but when people hear the name HRVY, I want them to think, ‘He’s a triple threat: dancer, singer, actor.' I know I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm prepared to put it in. I’m prepared to work as hard as it takes."