William Singe (born Liam Anthony Singe) got his start in Australian boy band the Collective, the third place finisher on X-Factor Australia's fourth season in 2012. Growing up in Forestville, a suburb just outside of Sydney, the young Maori-Australian Singe was inspired by his father, a guitarist, bassist, and singer/songwriter from New Zealand. Singe and his Collective bandmates released one self-titled album after the X-Factor in 2012 and toured into 2014, when the group disbanded. Though he was the rapper of the Collective, his singing ability helped him gain online exposure with acoustic R&B covers of Justin Bieber, Fetty Wap, Alessia Cara, TLC, Adele, and his most popular, Drake's "Hotline Bling." As he kick-started his solo career in 2015, he signed with Paradigm Talent Agency and embarked on an international tour. At the age of 16, singer-songwriter Alex Aiono is on the rise and there are no signs of stopping what is clearly a natural ascent on his own terms. Aiono recently finished his national tour, playing 47 shows throughout North America in support of Disney/Hollywood Records power pop band R5. This summer he performed at the Crazy Series Concert, opening for Owl City and Hot Chelle Rae, Cody Simpson, and Austin Mahone, and performed with Bridgit Mendler on her summer tour. Alex writes and sings with a soulful integrity that we are conditioned not to expect from a teenager; but he delivers it with the innocence and depth. Alex combines his Polynesian musical heritage with his passion for EDM, R&B and the traditional lyric driven singer-songwriter. His new single, "Doesn't Get Better," was released in March and its music video premiered soon after on RyanSeacrest.com. A blend of kick drum energy, piano, ukelele, banjo, gang-style background vocals and unexpected vocal and lyrical depth, "Doesn't Get Better" has independently taken a life of it's own. The song was just picked up and placed into heavy rotation on SiriusXM's 20 on 20 station and the video to MTV HITS. All this and more momentum shockingly generated by Alex's vision for himself, his burgeoning fanbase (#AionoArmy), borrowing the techniques primarily used by indie rock bands and applying them to his own slant on lyrical pop. In addition to his songwriting and vocal talents, Alex is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano, drums, and ukulele, and is an impressive hip-hop dancer. Upon moving from his hometown of Phoenix, AZ, to Los Angeles, he quickly found outlets for his numerous abilities. In one year he has gone from performing only in church to collaborating with Grammy winners like Babyface, John Legend, and multiplatinum hit songwriter/executive/producer Billy Mann (P!nk, Kelly Rowland, One Direction, David Guetta, Teddy Geiger). He currently boasts over 400,000 video views on YouTube and has more than 8,000 subscribers on the site. The video for his first single, "Alphabet Soup," garnered over 75,000 views in the first month it was released. When he's not on tour or in the studio, Alex is at his California home with his parents and three sisters. Alex has just entered a world-wide branding partnership with Claire's. He has an exclusive songwriter deal with BMG Publishing and a partnership with Paradigm Booking Agency.