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Peter Andre is an Australian musician of Greek descent. Andre is best known for his singles "Mysterious Girl" and "Flava". He is the ex-husband of glamour model Katie Price, with whom he had two children.

In 2009, he made a successful musical comeback after the release of his 2006 album with then-wife Price, A Whole New World. In 2009, he released his first album in four years, Revelation with a new single "Behind Closed Doors" which reached #3 on the UK Singles Charts. This was followed by Accelerate in 2010.

Early life

At the age of 13, Andre wrote his first song "Dream a Little" along with his older brother Chris. The song later became part of his debut album Peter Andre. At age 16, Andre became a contestant on Hey Hey It's Saturday 'New Faces' on which he was offered a recording contract for £46,000. During his teenage years Andre attended Benowa State High School on the Gold Coast.
Career
1991–04: Early Singing Career

Andre's first top 50 single in the United Kingdom was called "Only One", which reached number 16. His song "Mysterious Girl" (featuring Bubbler Ranx and Steve Higgins), which reached number 2 in the UK singles chart and number 8 in Australia. He then had a number 1 album Natural and two U.K. number 1 singles Flava and I Feel You, both produced by Richard Pascoe (RP Management) . His last single from the album was "Natural", the song peaked at number 6 in the UK singles chart.

In November 1997, Andre release his second album Time. The album saw three singles released - "All About Us", released in August 1997 and peaked at number 3 in the UK singles chart; "Lonely" reached number 6 in the charts; and, "All Night, All Right", peaking at number 16. The album peaked at number 28 in the UK album charts.

In 1998, he released his last single, a cover of the song "Kiss the Girl" from Disney's The Little Mermaid, before being dropped by his record company and taking a long break from his music career. It peaked at number 9 in the UK singles chart. He also appeared on the record The Gift Of Christmas .
2004–07: The Long Road Back, A Whole New World and hiatus

He appeared on the British reality TV series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!; during which he met, fell in love with and subsequently married former glamour model Katie Price. He re-released his song Mysterious Girl in 2004 which reached number 1. He released a follow-up song, "Insania", which reached number 3 in the United Kingdom in June 2004. A follow-up album entitled The Long Road Back was also released that month, reaching number 44 in the UK album charts. The next single from the album was "The Right Way", featuring Price in the video. This reached number 14 in September 2004.[3]

Andre and wife Price released a duet album, A Whole New World, on 27 November 2006. The album consisted largely of cover versions and peaked at number 20 in the UK album charts. The album was followed by a single, "A Whole New World", on 14 December 2006. The single peaked at number 12.[3]
2009–10: Revelation and Unconditional: Love Songs

In 2008, Andre began working on his fifth studio release with executive producer Richard Pascoe, of RP Management, and producer AC Burrell, of Black Smoke Productions. Revelation was released on 14 September 2009. The album's first single, Behind Closed Doors, was released in August 2009, peaking at #4 on the UK Singles Chart. He later performed the song at T4 on the Beach. The album Revelation peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart, selling over 300,000 copies. The second single from the album, Unconditional, peaked at #50 on the UK Singles Chart, and no more singles were released from the album.[4]

On 1 February 2010, Andre released the album Unconditional: Love Songs, a selection of cover songs and prior material all based around the theme of love songs and ballads. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at #9, and the following week peaked at #7. As part as promotion for the album, Andre released the track I Can't Make You Love Me as a single, and released a music video for airplay on the music channels. Also, as part of the promotion, Andre sang the song Sign Your Name on GMTV. Both the songs were recorded as covers for the album.[4] On 18 July 2010, Andre performed at The Midlands Music Festival in Tamworth. He also performed at the V Festival at the Nissan Juke tent.[4] In February, March and April 2010, Andre embarked on a 38-date tour of the United Kingdom.[5]
2010–present: Accelerate and Angels & Demons

Andre began recording his eighth album, Accelerate, in January 2010, before the release of the compilation album, Unconditional: Love Songs. Prior to the release of the album, the lead single, "Defender", was made available on 25 October 2010, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. A limited edition cd single was made available exclusively at ASDA. The album was released a week later on 1 November 2010. Once again, ASDA offered an exclusive release, with the bonus track "Every Moment". Tesco also offered an exclusive bonus track, "Piano". The album peaked at #10 on the UK Albums Chart. Songs from the album were performed during a fourteen-date Arena tour which took place across throughout Britain in December of that year. To support the new series of his reality show, My Life, Andre released a remixed version of "Perfect Night" as the album's second single in July 2011. A limited edition cd single was made available exclusively via QVC.

Andre stated that his ninth album, Angels & Demons, would be released on 29 October 2012.[6] The album's lead single will reportedly be a track given to Andre by his personal friend and colleague, Robin Gibb. When the single is released, the proceeds from its sales will reportedly be donated to Gibb's personal favourite charity. Andre spoke of the track shortly after Gibb's death: "I was absolutely devastated to hear about Robin Gibb passing away last week. I was lucky enough to call him a friend and I feel privileged to have known him. He was such a total legend musically and also a kind man, and he's going to be missed so much. He very kindly wrote a song for me recently and I'm determined to finish working on it when I get back to the UK. I'm going to release it as my next single and make sure all the proceeds go to his favourite charity."[7] In support of the album, Andre will tour for three months between December 2012 and February 2013, playing a variety of Up Close and Personal dates throughout the UK.[8]
Non-acting ventures

Andre released a fragrance for women called Unconditional.[9] Later, Andre released a male fragrance Conditional.[10]

In 2010, Andre released a book, My World: In Pictures and Words, which reached number two on the UK book charts.[11] In 2010, Andre released a second perfume, called Mysterious Girl, named after his hit single.[12]

Andre was a reporter for daytime magazine show This Morning, hosting the show with Kate Thornton in October 2009.[13]

Andre hosted "The 5 O'Clock Show" show in June 2010.[14] He is a regular on the ITV game show Odd One In.[15] He presents Peter Andre's Bad Boyfriend Club, which began on 15 August 2012.

Andre opened the New York Coffee Club in East Grinstead, West Sussex on 10 November 2011,[16] and four months after it had been opened, the Food Standards Agency gave it one star.[17]
Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2004 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Contestant Series 3
2005 Spider-Plant Man Himself
2005–2009 Katie & Peter Star
2008 The Sunday Night Project Guest presenter
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man Guest Series 1, Episode 9
T4 on the Beach Performer
Peter Andre: Going It Alone Star
This Morning Reporter[18]
Peter Andre: The Next Chapter Star
Children In Need BT Tower presenter
2010 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year Guest
5 O'Clock Show with Guest presenter Week 1 and 2
Odd One In Regular panellist Series 1 and 2
Brit Awards Presenter Backstage segments and encore
2011 Peter Andre: Here 2 Help Star
All Star Family Fortunes Contestant
Peter Andre: My Life Star
Celebrity Juice Guest Series 6, Episode 8
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Series 11
Piers Morgan's Life Stories Series 6, Episode 4
2012 Keith Lemon's Lemonaid Celebrity helper Series 1, Episode 4
Personal life
Peter Andre and Katie Price during the 2009 London Marathon.

Andre married Katie Price on 10 September 2005. They have two children - a son, Junior Savva Andre (born 13 June 2005)[19] and a daughter, Princess Tiaamii Andre (born 29 June 2007).[20] While married to Price, Andre was stepfather to her son Harvey, a blind and autistic child from Price's earlier relationship with football player Dwight Yorke.[21]

In May 2009, it was announced that Andre and Price had separated after three and a half years of marriage.[22] Andre and Price were officially divorced on 8 September 2009.[23]

On 27 April 2007, it was reported in several newspapers in the United Kingdom that Andre had been diagnosed with meningitis.[24] He was discharged from hospital on 3 May 2007.[25]
Discography
Main article: Peter Andre discography

Peter Andre (1993)
Natural (1996)
Time (1997)
The Long Road Back (2004)
A Whole New World (2006)
Revelation (2009)
Unconditional: Love Songs (2010)
Accelerate (2010)
Angels & Demons' (2012)

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References

^ "OK! Magazine: First For Celebrity News :: Bios". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
^ "Peter Andre at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
^ a b PETER ANDRE - The Official Charts Company
^ a b c PeterAndre.com | The official website of Peter Andre | News
^ PeterAndre.com | The official website of Peter Andre | Tours & Events
^ http://www.peterandre.com/new-album-pre-order-2/
^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a385325/peter-andre-to-release-robin-gibb-tribute-single-for-charity.html
^ http://www.atgtickets.com/Peter-Andre-Up-Close-and-Personal-Tickets/1872/
^ The Perfume Shop
^ peter-andre - Conditional - The Perfume Shop
^ My World Peter Andre | WHSmith.co.uk
^ peter-andre - Mysterious Girl - The Perfume Shop
^ Lee, Cara (23 October 2009). "Jordan's u-turn on Peter truce". The Sun (London). Retrieved 5 September 2010.
^ The 5 O'clock Show Series Summary. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
^ "Odd One In - Production Details". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
^ "Music career going that badly? Peter Andre swaps singing for serving coffee as he opens his very own New York style café" 10 November 2011, Daily Mail
^ "Peter Andre's cafe slated by inspectors who give it just one star out of five months after opening" 12 April 2012, Daily Mail
^ "Peter Andre to join This Morning as a reporter". mirror.co.uk. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
^ Births England and Wales 1837–2006
^ "Entertainment | Jordan decides on daughter's name". BBC News. 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
^ Pink, Stuart (17 June 2008). "Andre I want to adopt Harvey". The Sun (London).[dead link]
^ "BBC NEWS – Entertainment – Jordan and Peter Andre separating". BBC News. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
^ "Thank God it's over: Katie Price toasts her quickie divorce from Peter Andre with pink champagne". London: www.dailymail.co.uk. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
^ "Jordan 'frantic' as Andre may have meningitis". Mail Online (London). 15 May 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
^ "Showbiz – News – Peter Andre checks out of hospital – Digital Spy". Digital Spy. 2007-05-03. Retrieved 2009-10-31.

External links

Official website
Peter Andre: The Next Chapter at itv.com
Peter Andre at Allmusic
Peter Andre at the Internet Movie Database

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