added: 1 Feb 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
It has just been announced that Conor Maynard is the winner of MTV's Brand New For 2012, beating some very high-profile competition. Conor's fanbase ' who dub themselves 'Mayniacs' ' voted for him in their thousands. In fact, Conor polled an incredible 45% of the 150,000 votes cast.
19 year-old internet sensation Conor Maynard won with King Charles 2nd, Lana Del Rey 3rd and Clement Marfo and the Frontline and Angel making up the top 5.
Over the past few months Conor has been working with some of the most exciting songwriters and producers on his own material and during that time he's seen his online fanbase grow exponentially.
With 50 million YouTube views he now has the 7th most subscribed music channel in the UK, his Facebook fans now stand at 175,000 and he has more than 60,000 Twitter followers . all without releasing a single piece of music officially yet.
And these fans who discovered Conor for themselves without any media buzz are about to see their very own homegrown pop star spread his wings with the release of his debut single 'Can't Say No' on April 30th. Co-written by Conor and produced by The Invisible Men it's an edgy, electronic slice of prime R&B-styled pop that's destined to send Conor into the stratosphere.
Conor Maynard comments; 'It's such an amazing feeling winning MTV's Brand New 2012, I can't thank the fans and viewers enough for voting, and MTV for selecting me in the first place. I hope this is the first success of many to come!"
The single 'Can't Say No' precedes his debut album which Conor has been working on with the likes of Jermaine Dupri (Usher, Mariah Carey), Midi Mafia (50 Cent, Frank Ocean), Kevin Rudolf (Jay Sean, Lil' Wayne), Sandy Vee (Rhianna, Pitbull), Crada (Drake, Kid Kudi) and the legendary Dianne Warren. The album will be released in the summer.
Check out Music-News.com's exclusive interview at the nomination stage below: