Billy Gilman is an American country singer. He is well known for singles such as One Love, Dare To Dream and Classic Christmas.
Billy Gilman Bio/Wiki
Billy Gilman was born William Wendell Gilman III on 24th May 1988 in Westerly, Rhode Island. His parent’s names are Frances Woodmansee and William Wendell Gilman, Jr. Billy is 31 years old as of 2019 while his birth sign is Gemini. He grew up alongside his younger brother whose name is Colin Gilman.
Billy has American citizenship while his ethnicity is English. Regarding his education, there is no information available about his educational background in the media.
Billy Gilman’s Career
Billy started his career at a very early age. He gave his first stage performance when he was just 7 years old. He started cutting albums when he was only 9 years old.
In May 2000, Billy released his debut single “One Voice” which ranked 38 at the top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Billy became the first youngest artist to have a top 40 single on the country chart. On June 20, 2000, he released his debut album, also called One Voice at Epic Records.
The album ranked 2 at the Billboard Top Country Albums and it was also certified double platinum in the United States. Likewise, the album also included the title track “One Voice” and singles such as “Oklahoma” and “There’s a Hero”. On October 9, 2000, Billy released another single named “Oklahoma” ranking at Number 33 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs top 40.
In 2000, Billy released a Christmas album titled Classic Christmas. He then released his second album Dare to Dream in 2001. And it was certified gold and was follow-up by his singles “Elisabeth” and “She’s My Girl”. After that, he released his third album named Music Through Heartsongs on April 15, 2003.
Furthermore, again in 2005, Billy signed to Image Entertainment in 2005 and released his fifth album, Everything and More. Later in 2006, he released one more album titled Billy Gilman with Image Entertainment. Billy also participated in NBC’s The Voice season 11.
Billy Gilman in The Voice 2016
In 2016, Billy Gilman auditioned for NBC’s The Voice Season 11. In the blind audition, he sang the song titled “When We Were Young” by Adele’s singles. He was in Adam Levine’s team. In the competition Billy, he gave numerous outstanding performances such as ”Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson, ”The Show Must Go On” by Queen, ”Anyway” by Martina McBride,” My Way” from Frank Sinatra and many more.
Billy Gilman made it to the finals but unfortunately, he became the second runner up and the winner was declared to Sundance Head.
Openly Billy Gilman Gay (Boyfriend)
Talking about his personal life, Billy has openly accepted that he is gay. Currently, the singer is dating Christopher Meyer since 2014. Billy often posts pictures of his boyfriend in his official Instagram account. However, Billy’s boyfriend’s identity is yet to revealed. The couple first met on June 2014 and fell in love. Since then, the duo started to date each other and are still together. Their love for each has grown stronger with time.
Billy Gillman is also ready to take their relationship to the next level by marrying his partner Christopher Meyer. They have even shared a promise ring that they posted on their Instagram account. However, the couple is yet to reveal the official date of their wedding.
Net Worth: $4 Million
The American singer has a net worth of around $4 million dollars as of 2019 which he earned from his professional career.
Although Billy has never revealed his exact salary to the media but we assume that he has earned a good fortune from his career.
Facts about Billy Gilman
- Height: Billy has got a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
- Weight: Billy has a body weighs of 71Kg.
- Billy has brown color hair while his eye color is blue.
- Until the date, Billy has never been a part of any kind of rumors and controversies as well.
- Billy has revealed that he is gay on 20 November 2014.
- Billy was also a participant in the NBC’s The Voice season 11, 2016.
- In 2003, billy appeared in a short documentary called Our Country.
- Billy was also honored by Rhode Island Senate and by the House of Representatives on 16 March 2017.
- Billy is quite active on social networking sites such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.