Samantha Harvey is a British pop singer and songwriter currently signed to Virgin EMI Records in the UK and Capitol Records in the US. She initially gained a following by posting covers of popular songs on her YouTube channel. Her independently released 2017 single, "Forgive Forget," peaked at #48 on the UK Singles Chart. She released her first major label single, "Please," in February 2018.
Early life and education
Harvey was born in Harleston, Suffolk, England. She attended Stowmarket High School. At age 16, she joined Oskar Foxtrot Productions where she acted and sang in plays. She also studied performing arts at Suffolk New College. While studying, she set up a house cleaning business in the Suffolk area. In 2014, she began recording and posting covers onto her YouTube channel. Her first cover was of Sam Smith's Lay Me Down. Samantha then sang this song for her one million subscriber celebration.
While still working as a house cleaner, Harvey began building a following on her YouTube channel by posting covers of songs by artists like, Adele, Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Selena Gomez, Birdy, and numerous others. By April 2016, she was nearing 1 million likes on her Facebook account. She released her first original single, "Wonderland," in September 2016. In November 2016, she appeared on Good Morning Britain singing the weather report.By April 2017, her YouTube channel had 400,000 subscribers and that number increased to 600,000 by June. In July, her independently released single, "Forgive Forget," reached #4 on the iTunes chart and #48 on the UK Singles Chart. Around that time, she quit her cleaning business to focus exclusively on music. In October 2017, she was signed to Virgin EMI Records and Capitol Records.She released her debut major label single, "Please," in February 2018, and, as of March 2018, it has peaked at #67 on the UK Singles Chart. She has also continued releasing covers, including one of Shania Twain's "From This Moment On" and Dua Lipa's "IDGAF" in February 2018.Nico Santos, a German singer and songwriter collaborated with Samantha for a revised version of his hit single "Rooftop". The song was released on July 14, 2018.