Kristian Leontiou is a popular, English singer songwriter from East London, England. He was born in 1984 to a Greek Cypriot father1 and an English mother. His sister, Alexa, is a singer in her own band and guest vocaled on his B-Side, Hi-Lo & In Between. Diagnosed with dyslexia from an early age, Kristian had a number of jobs in various career paths before he decided to get into music. After making a demo tape, he eventually had a meeting with Polydor Records, who controversially judged him on his looks upon hearing the demo tape, feeling he was more suited to rap music by his looks. They eventually withdrew that comment and signed him in late 2003 for Â£1 million. He had major chart success from June 2004 onwards with the songs "Story of My Life" (UK #7) and "Shining" (UK #12), the latter coming 32nd in the UK Airplay Chart of 2004, and his debut album, Some Day Soon...
music genre Pop music years active 2004-?