Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll


12/16/1975, Orange, New South Wales, Australia

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Shannon Noll


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Shannon first came to prominence as runner-up of the first series of Australian Idol in 2003, which led to him being signed to Sony BMG. He has gone on to release two number one, multi-platinum albums, That's What I'm Talking About and Lift and numerous top five singles.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Shannon was named 2008 Celebrity Photographer of the Year by the Photo Imaging Council of Australia.

    • In January 2008 Shannon performed at the Los Angeles nightclub, The Viper Room, in an attempt to break into the US music market.

    • Shannon has two brothers, Adam and Damian, who are focusing on a music career as 'The Noll Brothers'.

    • Australia's drought condition in 2007 forced Shannon and his brothers to sell the family farm at Condobolin, NSW, Australia.

    • Shannon Noll's 3rd Album Turn It Up was released in Australia on September 15th 2007. The first single was Loud.

    • In July 2007, Shannon was announced to be the face of Australian poker. His first duties included appearing at the Wild Turkey APL Tournament of Champions at Luna Park in Sydney, where 220 players competed for a $1 million prize pool.

    • Shannon signed to perform in the musical version of The War of the Worlds in September 2007.

    • Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards
      2004: Won - Favourite Australian
      2004: Won - Favourite Song - Drive

    • MTV Australian Video Music Awards (AVMAs)
      2005: Won - Best Male Artist
      2005: Nominated - Video of the Year - Drive
      2006: Won - Best Male Artist
      2005: Nominated - People's Choice - Shine

    • ARIA #1 Chart Awards
      2004: Won - #1 Album - That's What I'm Talking About
      2004: Won - #1 Single - What About Me
      2004: Won - #1 Single - Learn To Fly
      2005: Won - #1 Album - Lift
      2005: Won - #1 Single - Shine

    • ARIA Music Awards
      2004: Nominated - Highest Selling Single - What About Me
      2004: Nominated - Highest Selling Album - That's What I'm Talking About
      2006: Nominated - Highest Selling Single - Shine
      2006: Nominated - Best Pop Release - Lift

    • In 2006, Shannon challenged comedian Wil Anderson to a charity boxing match after Wil made jokes about Shannon's late father, Neil Noll, at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Although $50,000 had been pledged to charity if the match went ahead, Wil refused, prompting Shannon to jibe: "Reach down in your trousers and see if there's a bit of manhood there. If you're lucky enough to find it, then stand up and be counted", to which Wil replied: "The last thing this country (Australia) needs is a singing version of Anthony Mundine." Wil eventually donated $2000 to a charity of Shannon's choice, a sum of money which was matched and also donated by Shannon.

    • Roger Federer commented that Shannon's song, Shine, was inspirational.

    • In October 2004, Shannon was approached by the Nine Network to re-record the World Series Cricket song C'mon Aussie C'mon with updated lyrics incorporating the names of the current Australian cricket team, for release on 19 December, 2004. The single was a success and debuted at #2 on the ARIA singles chart. The single, which was released in order to assist children's charities, raised in excess of AU$150,000.

    • Shannon's debut album That's What I'm Talking About was released on 9th February, 2004, in Australia. It debuted at #1 and was certified triple-platinum upon its release. By August 2004, the album had been certified as a 5x Platinum seller and remained in the top 100 album charts for almost a year.

    • Shannon's debut single What About Me was released on 25 January, 2004, and debuted at #1 on the ARIA singles chart the following week, with sales exceeding 125,000 copies in its first week. At the time, these sales were the third highest one-week sales for a single in Australian chart history. The single earned Shannon a nomination for Highest Selling Single at the 2004 ARIA Awards. Over its chart run, What About Me sold in excess of 300,000 copies and was certified 4x Platinum in March 2004.

    • During the 2003 Australian Idol series finals, Shannon sang:
      Top 32 Semi-final - Better Man (Robbie Williams)
      Top 12 The 1970s - Help Is On Its Way (Little River Band)
      Top 10 #1 Hits - What About Me (Moving Pictures)
      Top 8 Australian Hits - Already Gone (Powderfinger)
      Top 6 The 1980s - Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
      Up Close & Personal - With or Without You (U2)
      Top 5 R&B/Soul - Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson)
      Top 5 R&B/Soul - When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
      Top 4 Big Band - I've Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
      Top 4 Big Band - New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
      Top 3 The 1960s - One (Harry Nilsson)
      Top 3 The 1960s - Hey Jude (The Beatles)
      Final 2 - Please Forgive Me (Bryan Adams)

    • Shannon wrote the song Now I Run in memory of his father, who died in 2001 in a farming accident.

    • The first record Shannon ever bought was The Highway Men, by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

    • Shannon was charged with drink driving in December 2005.

    • On his second album, Lift, Shannon co-wrote 11 of the 13 tracks.

    • In 2005, Shannon won the 'Best Male Artist' award at the Australia MTV Music Video Awards for the 2nd year in a row.

    • As at November 2007, Shannon and his wife, Rochelle, have three children: Cody, Blake and Sienna. The family live in Sydney, Australia.

    • Shannon's single Shine went to number one in Australia soon after its release.

    • Shannon invited his fans to the video shoot for What About Me, so they could be part of the video.

  • Quotes

    • Shannon: (on song writing) I think people either write close to their heart or keep their personal life fairly sacred. In some ways I think it's good to take stock of your life in that respect and write about it, but I suppose I've been pretty public right from the start.

    • Shannon: I am a normal Australian bloke. I do love a beer. But I'm no different to any young bloke you'll meet who's playing football, or surfing, or working. I want to enjoy my life and have a good time.

    • Shannon: (on turning to drugs and alcohol after his father's death) You can live well, do everything right, and still be killed. So I thought I'd have a crack at everything. I didn't let myself think about him (his father) when I was smashed. Consequently, I found myself getting smashed a lot. I got to a stage where I had to own up to it. I'd turned into a zombie on the lounge. I wasn't doing anything useful.

    • Shannon: (on performing at the infamous Los Angeles nightclub The Viper Room) So much has happened at a place like that, just walking in it hits you like a tonne of bricks. It's going to be a real thrill to get my 45 minutes, or whatever it may be, on stage. There's something in that to write about for sure - being a shearer or being a tractor driver and then doing a gig at The Viper Room, I don't think that would happen too often.

    • Shannon: (on coming from Condobolin, Australia) I am a country boy through and through! I will never forget my roots.

    • Shannon: (on his 2005 drink driving charge) Oh it's disappointing mate, you know, I'm disappointed in myself. It's a silly thing to do but, you know, you learn lessons through life.

    • Shannon: (on gifts from fans) A few weeks ago, a fan decided to leave me a gift. Someone dropped a flag at the front door at 3am. I have no idea why. And there was a brick in the letterbox. As someone pointed out, better there than through the window!

    • Shannon: (on suddenly being in the public eye) It's a scary thing. People turn up on my mum's doorstep, that sort of thing. Once some guy rang her up and said, 'Hey, your son, I just want you to know he's a bit of an idiot'. Mum, she's awesome. Two seconds later she had him completely convinced he was a dog. She was like, 'You think you're clever righting up a widow and saying something like that? I bet your parents would be proud,' and the guy was like, 'You know, you're right, Mrs Noll'.

    • For more quotes please see the Quips & Quotes thread in the forum.

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    Shannon Noll is a very good singer. However, mate, Guy Sebastian has over 30 of his own songs on over 10 albums, and atm 2008 has 4 albums out, the last going 3P (2P in just over 6 weeks). He also has a 5th out as part of a DVD/CD set. He also figures on the stats sites (Amazon, and others) sometimes in the top 100,000 in THE WORLD. I think thats not bad for someone who is not doing well according to you. So check out where YOUR fella gets whose had so many US show cases over the years & specials he should be up there with Elvismoreless
  • Shannon Noll is an awesome Aussie singing icon!

    I've always been a fan of Shannon during Australian Idol - he's the 'typical' aussie bloke from a small country town destined to make it big. I love his unique voice as well. His first album was ok but i became an even bigger fan with the release of 'Shine' it is by far my most favourite song. and i went to see him at the Yallah roadhouse which had an awesome atmosphere especially as we were so close to him! it was fantastic. so that concert has just made me fall in love with shannon so much more. Now he has a 3rd album out, i'm so excited - it means he has to come on tour again!! I do have to mention that i'm kinda glad he isn't a massive star - that he plays in little local clubs and stuff, it makes it so much more intimate than a huge stadium. I do wish him all the success in the world but i don't want him to get too big that he'd forget about us little people - tho i am sure the small town country boy would never do that!

    "All the world has stopped to watch him shine!!"moreless