Alex Boyé is a powerhouse vocalist, artist, and actor. He started his musical career in London as the lead singer for the European boyband, Awesome. Awesome signed to Universal Records Europe and released three singles from their debut album Rumors, which made the Top Ten on various pop charts throughout Europe. Selling over half a million CDs, they performed shows alongside numerous superstars, including Bryan Adams, The Backstreet Boys, George Michael, Simon and Garfunkel and MC Hammer.
Since moving to the States, he has been a soloist with the prestigious Mormon Tabernacle Choir and appeared on America's Got Talent to rave reviews. Alex is perhaps best known for his Africanized covers of modern pop songs – first appearing with The Piano Guys in their rendition of Coldplay's "Paradise" – and his massively popular music videos have garnered over a billion views on Youtube! In 2015 he won Youtube's "Cover Song of the Year" award for his rendition of Frozen's Let it Go.
Prepare to be inspired. This week, we're privileged to host Alex Boyé, a prodigious talent in the music world with an awe-inspiring journey. From dancing in a boy band to gracing the stage as a soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and his transformative stint on America's Got Talent, Boyé's story is one of grit, resilience, and an unyielding belief in his own potential. We delve deeper into his captivating journey, the art of his craft, and the calculated strategies he employs to stay relevant in the fiercely competitive music industry.
Boyé's genius extends beyond his ability to produce stellar music; his acumen to monetize his passion via his YouTube channel is equally fascinating. With a pinpoint precision strategy, he gives an intriguing glimpse into his unique approach of interpreting and creating versions of Billboard Top 10 songs. The trick, as he reveals, lies in playing with algorithms, search engines, and a knack for identifying yet-to-be-charted songs.
In a world where negativity often reigns supreme, Boyer stands as a beacon of positivity and support. His philosophy of fostering a positive attitude online is a refreshing take on how we can use digital platforms to uplift each other. Whether you're a music enthusiast, an aspiring artist, or simply someone in search of inspiration, this conversation with Alex Boyé is a gold mine. It's not just about the music; it's about the power of passion, resilience, and the courage to dream. Join us for this enlightening conversation and experience the world of music through the eyes of a true industry trailblazer.
In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
How being a backup dancer for George Michael at the MTV European Awards influenced the decision to become a singer
What it was like being in a boy band, and the challenges of practicing your faith as a pop star
The value of professional songwriters, and the importance of having that Hit Song
The America’s Got Talent experience, and winging it through the auditions
How an opportunity with The Piano Guys kickstarted the Africanized pop songs style
The importance of perseverance and attitude
The Magic Formula for a successful Youtube channel
Collaborations with Marie Osmond, future plans for trying Africanized country songs in Nashville, and SO much more!