Courtney Hadwin is a 15-year-old from Hartlepool, Northern England who rose to fame after starring in the 13th season of America’s Got Talent on NBC.
Courtney’s audition immediately went viral, receiving over 130 million views in just one week. Her audition performance was the most watched audition of the season and now has over 270 million views to date.
With a distinctive rock vocal that belies her age and an effervescent performance style, Courtney has been compared to a latter-day Janis Joplin. Behind the lights and cameras, Courtney taught herself to sing and dance, having spent countless hours watching performances online and falling in love with the music of legends such as Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Etta James and James Brown.
Now managed by Larry Rudolph and signed to Syco and Arista Records, Courtney is carving her own path working in the studio on her forthcoming album – unencumbered by decade or genre.