Peter André is a UK-born, Australian-raised pop singer of Greek-Cypriot descent who had numerous hits in the mid to late 90s. He later achieved a great deal of notoriety through reality-TV appearances and his highly publicized marriage with model Katie Price. However, after the couple split in 2009, he re-emerged with a successful album, “Revelation,” which reached No. 3 in the UK charts and earned him some credibility.
André was discovered on Australia’s Talent Show “New Faces” in 1990 after performing numerous Bobby Brown hits.
In 1992, André’s singles “Drive Me Crazy” and “Gimme Little Sign” were released. In 1993, a self-titled album charted well in Australia and the hit singles “Funky Junky,” “Let’s Get It On,” “Do You Wanna Dance” and “To the Top” all hit the Australian Top 50 charts. In 1993, “Gimme a Little Sign” picked up an ARIA Award as the highest selling single of the year.
André is perhaps best known for his second UK hit, “Mysterious Girl” which reached No. 2 in 1996, and hit No. 1 when re-released in 2004 following an appearance on “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!” He previously had topped the UK charts with “Flava” and “I Feel You,” both in 1996.
His success dried up somewhat when André attempted to make the transformation between teen-pop heartthrob and mature R&B singer with mixed results