Mackenzie Sol Williamson is an English singer and songwriter who is currently signed to the Hana Road Music Group, an independent music company, and has released singles like ‘Never Letting You Go’, ‘My Gift’ and ‘Laugh’. Singing since he was a toddler, he earned accolades when he auditioned for ‘The X Factor’ when he was just four years old. He was also one of the finalists at Open Mic UK, the annual music competition to search for unsigned talent in the UK. He writes his own songs as well and is an actor too. He has effortlessly blended his singing, dancing, and acting skills to formulate his own style of captivating pop music. His appearances in ‘The Dumping Ground’ and in the short musical ‘Chestnuts’ were acclaimed. Even before he reached his teenage, he had appeared in numerous stage productions. His portrayal of the title role Billy Elliot in West End’s Youth Theatre was significant. Impressed by his performance, The Royal Ballet School in London offered him the chance to study in their training institution. He is also popular on his self-titled YouTube channel, where he posts his own songs. The channel has already garnered 75k subscribers and 10 million views as of June 2018.
At the age of four, Mackenzie Sol Williamson appeared for an audition at the show, ‘The X Factor’. Although he did not go too far in the show, it served as a launching platform for his career. Since then, he has never looked back. When he was 13, he shared the stage with Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and other stars in 2014 at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles. David Foster directed the musical night, and Mackenzie started off the event with the national anthem. He was highly praised for his performance. In the following year, he signed with a record industry veterans’ group which has worked with renowned singers like Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
In 2015, he released his debut single, ‘Never Letting You Go’, and later his first EP ‘My Gift’. He contributed to every aspect in the recording of these songs—from production to mixing. Next, he released the song, ‘My Name’ along with a video that featured television actress Kalani Hilliker. The video became a super hit, and garnered over 6 million views on YouTube and received 340k streams on Spotify.
In 2016, after he earned an Ubeat Music Award for Act of the Year, he moved to Los Angeles and signed a contract with the Hana Road Music Group. The following year, his single ‘Laugh’ was released. A light pop anthem with unique beats, the track became popular, and helped him to get deals with Awesomeness TV and Musical.ly (now known as TikTok), and also a correspondent’s project for Radio Disney. In 2018, he released his single, ‘Taken’. For the project, he collaborated with the Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer Diane Warren, who wrote the song.
Mackenzie is also known for his acting skills. In 2014, he appeared in the short musical ‘Chestnuts’, and in 2016, he was seen in the thriller ‘Trepidation’, and the comedy TV mini-series ‘Princess in Di-stress’. His title role of Billy Elliot in Youth Theatre’s production of the eponymous play was appreciated. He was also featured in the TV series ‘The Dumping Ground’.
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Mackenzie Sol Williamson was born on September 4, 2000, in Sunderland, England, to professional singers Nicki Brown and George Williamson. With music running in his blood, he started singing when he was two years old. He attended Stagecoach Theater Arts and studied for two years at The Royal Ballet School in London.
He is dating Kendall Vertes, who played his love interest in his music video‘Taken’. He loves football, and has played for Lumley FC Under 8s and Under13s.He has relocated to Los Angeles with his mother to focus on a career in music and acting.