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Ace Young
Ace Young
Background info
Full name Brett Young
Birthday/Birthplace (1980-11-15) November 15, 1980
Denver, Colorado
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre(s) Pop, rhythm and blues, blue-eyed soul, rock
Instruments Vocals
Active Years 2000—present
Record Labels Young Brothers Entertainment Mailboat Records 2012-current
Official Website

Brett Asa “Ace” Young (November 15, 1980) is an American singer and writer of Pop-Rock and Blues music, as well as an actor. Nominated for a Grammy for writing along with Chris Daughtry the rock song “It’s Not Over”. It has been released thanks to the famous reality TV show American Idol of the fifth season, being eliminated on April 19, 2006 being in seventh place.

Ace Young’s Biography

Ace Young, of German and Irish descent, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is the fifth and last son of Jay Young and Kay Whitney, member of the Mormon church, although Ace does not practice any religion. Young has four older brothers: Josh, Duff, Marc and Ryan. Named after his grandfather Asa and baseball player George Brett, he has been called “Ace” by his family since childhood and did not know his real name until he was six years old.

Young has been singing since the age of nine, attending singing classes and performing at various festivities in shopping centers.

He graduates in 1999 from a high school called Fairview High School.

His first song published was “ReasonLive” in 2000, being part of a compilation of songs for the movie The Little Vampire.

In 2003, Young moved to Los Angeles, California where he dedicated himself to remodeling and masonry. During this year he is invited to appear on an episode of the famous television program in the United States called Half & amp; Half, starring in the role of “Ace Blackwell”.

American Idol

Young auditioned for American Idol in Denver, Colorado, his hometown. Using his famous and particular “beanie” (hat), and singing “Swear It Again” by Westlife makes it happen to the next round of elimination. The judges of American Idol: Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson approved their entry, while the remaining judge, Simon Cowell, was not satisfied with the participation of Ace, butaccept it with a small “Yes”.

Young was one of the twenty-four participants who reached the semi-final. His first song already presented in the Top 24 was “Father Figure” by George Michael, and using that peculiar falsetto made him go to the next round. On March 9, 2006, Ace manages to be part of the Top 12. On March 15, the day on which the results were presented, one of the participants was left out. Ace took a place among the three people who are separated from the group announcing that One of them is the one that has the lowest number of calls and therefore must leave. Fortunately, it did not come out. On March 29 he was back in the last three, but he did not leave. On April 12, for the third time he was in the last three, along with Elliott Yamin and Bucky Covington, although this time he did not leave either. For the fourth time, on April 19, along with Paris Benett and his best friend within American Idol: Chris Daughtry, belongs to the three participants with fewer votes and finally is eliminated.

Post-American Idol

On April 26, Ace appeared as a guest on the Total Request Live program singing “Do not Go” a song written by him that will be included in his next album. He has participated in several baseball games singing the National Anthem of the USA, as in the Colorado Crush Game. In addition to singing at the Pepsi Center in Denver. He was named as one of the most handsome bachelor in People Magazine on June 16, 2006. On October 20, 2006 he released his first single “Scattered” which is available on the iTunes Store and will also be part of his album. Ace helped his friend Chris Daughtry by writing the chorus of his new single “It’s Not Over.” He was also part of the Walt Disney Christmas Day Parade in 2006 along with other American Idol partners such as Paris Bennett; Kevin Covais and Mandisa. Young already signed with record company S Curve Records (Virgin Records) to release his album they have waited in September. He appeared in an episode of the series Bones, where he plays the role of an amateur singer who plays the song FAR AWAY by Nickelback; after singing he disappears and is found dead, two weeks later.

Personal life

Young resides at the moment in Los Angeles, California. His hobbies are: playing the piano, and playing soccer, basketball and baseball. During his stay at American Idol he became friends with Chris Daughtry, whom he met at auditions in Denver. The two lived in the same apartment during their stay inside American Idol. Fans of both were called by “Chrace”, while fans of Ace are called “High Rollers”. Ace has won the love not only in his country, but has fans around the world such as Mexico, Finland, Brazil, Venezuela, Malaysia, Canada, India, England, Japan and other countries.

Since 1999 Ace Young has volunteered at the children’s hospital in Denver: “[Children’s Hospital of Denver]”. He attends the hospital every Christmas, helping and entertaining these children. Ace has always told us about the great love he has for children and his desire to one day have his own too. Both have two nephews: Carter and Keeghan, and three nieces: the daughter of his brother Josh (unknown name), Renne and Aspen. Ace Young began in 2006 his own charity called Highrollers with Heart. He has dated the actress Essence Atkins. In addition to his friendship with Chris Daughtry, Ace also continues to have a good friendship with other American Idol participants such as: Paris Bennett; Lisa Tucker; Kevin Covais; Will Makar; Katharine McPhee; Mandisa and Kellie Pickler of the fifth generation and Chris Richardson of the sixth generation of American Idol.

On May 23, 2012, during the end of season 11 of American Idol, Young proposed to his girlfriend Diana DeGarmo (participant in season 3 of the reality show) in front of millions of spectators. She accepted.

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