Joel Adams is an Australian pop/soul singer-songwriter and producer known for his hit debut single, "Please Don't Go". Joel is supporting Charlie Puth on his North American tour in September, October, and November 2016. He is scheduled to perform on all...
Joel Adams is an Australian pop/soul singer-songwriter and producer known for his hit debut single, "Please Don't Go". Joel is supporting Charlie Puth on his North American tour in September, October, and November 2016. He is scheduled to perform on all 29 dates.
Joel is a graduate of Marist College Ashgrove in Brisbane, Australia. Joel gained populartity in 2012 singing a cover of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's "The Girl is Mine" for the X Factor Australia (under the name Joel Goncalves).
He released his debut single "Please Don't Go" in November 2015, which made its ARIA Chart debut in February 2016 at number 88, later peaking at number 55. It also peaked at number 54 on the Canadian Hot 100, number 6 in Sweden and number 11 in Norway. The song also appeared on the UK Independent Single Breakers Charts for 28 weeks, peaking at number 1 for multiple weeks in June, July, and August 2016. and peaking at number 50 on the UK Singles Chart the week of 5 August 2016. As of August, the song had been streamed over 100 million times and the music video had been watched over 40 million times.
His stage name is his mother's maiden name. Joel made this change due to his last name being difficult to spell and correctly pronounce due to his Portuguese heritage. He is managed by Walker Hines and signed to Will Walker Records, LLC, a private equity-backed, independent record label based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Adams stated that he will be spending part of 2016 creating and recording new music in London, United Kingdom, Stockholm, Sweden, and Paris, France.