Yorkshire-born Dominic Harrison, known professionally as Yungblud, was destined to make music, picking up his first guitar aged two in his father’s instrument shop. He began writing songs and poems from the age of 10 as an outlet for anger, frustration and dreams.
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s second studio album, Weird!, shot to number one in the UK Album Chart in 2020, becoming certified Gold in April 2022. His latest and third studio album, Yungblud, was released in September 2022, becoming his second number-one album on the UK Albums Chart.
Yungblud released his first self-titled EP in 2018, harnessing topics of gentrification, political corruption, assault and troubled upbringings.
His debut full-length album, 21st Century Liability, was released in July 2018, followed by the 2019 EP, The Underrated Youth, which debuted in the Top 10 UK Official Album Chart.
The track, Original Me, from the EP featuring Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) earned the artist the NME award for Best Music Video.
He has famously collaborated with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker (Blink 182, +44, Box Car Racer) on mammoth hits, such as Kelly’s I Think I’m OKAY, which peaked at number three on the US Billboard charts. Other iconic collaborations have included Avril Lavigne on Lavigne’s track I’m A Mess, and Willow on the song Memories, from Yungblud’s latest album.
In 2021, his cover of David Bowie’s Life on Mars was chosen by NASA as the soundtrack for the one-tonne Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars, which was live-streamed on YouTube on 18 February 2021.