The world of music witnesses the unending stream of musical aspirants who emerges and loses their way before gaining any fame or name. Countable few get on to the top of a platform from where they entertain the uncountable audience. In return, the public makes these talents popular over the time. Anthony Callea is one such person who was introduced to the world with his music, and the singer won the heart of many music lovers.
In 2004 in the Australian Idol he became the runners-up and went up high further in the passage of time. His single “The Prayer” was a big hit and remained at the top of the music chart for consecutive five weeks. This song also has the record of highest and fastest selling single claiming 4x Platinum. The popular singer had bagged many awards so far, but the ARIA Awards require special mentioning. The enormous success has not only crowned him with popularity but has made him rich considerably gathering 5.2 million dollars as his estimated net worth.
Anthony was born as AnthonyCosmo Calleain Melbourne; Australia on 13th December 1982.He was born to Cosmo Callea and SantinaCallea. He was raised with his brother Matthew and sister Christina. The eminent singer of today has faced a big psychological depression in his childhood which made him little away from the normal public. The only relief was his deep interest in music.
To improve his talent in music he was coached by a private tutor. He gained confidence and started performing weddings and various corporate events.
Anthony started his career with the appearance of the talent contest named “Johnny Young Talent School” he was elected after conducting the audition and reached the top 30 finalists. The audition was for selecting the best singers who could participate in the reality show Australian Idol in the year 2004. While he appeared on the show, he was continued with his stage performances and earned immense appreciation from the judges. Some of the beautiful soundtracks he came up with are “Bridge over Troubled Water,” the other one being composed by Foreigners’ “I Want to Know What Love Is” and the most beautiful track that was a duet of Bocelli and Celine Dion titled “The Prayer.” He was into giving the finest performances according to the judges. The show came to an end in the year 2004, and Anthony ended up being the runner-up with Casey Donovan being the ultimate winner of “Australia Idol.”
After being the runner-up in the show, he went for signing with the record label Sony/BMG Records. His first single that got released was titled “The Prayer.” The title track was positioned as a debut hit number under the ARIA Singles Charts at #1 position. In the year 2005, the singer came up with a live concert DVD release, and I was positioned at #3 positions on the ARIA DVD Charts and received a Platinum certification. Then he went for releasing the melodious soundtrack “Live for Love” in the year 2006.
Anthony had to go through many controversies and complication to have a clean personal life. There was much media speculation regarding his sexual orientation. In the year 2007, 27 March, Anthony showed the strength to announce that he is happy to be a gay publicly. After proudly announcing his orientation, he got greetings from his fans and his then-partner whose name was Paul.
He declared flamboyantly that he is confident enough with his decision and after disclosing his sexuality in public he is feeling free. Presently, the Australian Idol is in a relationship with the prominent actor and vocalist Tim Campbell. The couple is happy to be with each other.
Anthony is having a philanthropic approach towards life. He has been involved with many of the charitable trust from the initial days of his career. He was ones the part of the Tsunami Relief Telethon.
He was also invited to give a gallant performance in an event organized by the Red Cross Ball. The chief guests present there were Prince Frederick and the Royal Princess Mary of Denmark. Anthony was even eager to be a part of The Starlight Foundation. Some of the reputed charitable trusts that Anthony is associated with are namely Beyond Blue, The Mirabel Foundation, the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, and The Salvation Army. He was even called for being the ambassador for the Perth Telethon for the Royal Children’s Hospital in the year 2007.
In the year 2009, he was ones again appointed for serving as the ambassador for the trust Vision Australia.
Full Name: Anthony Cosmo Callea
Date of Birth: 13th December 1982
Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 36 Year Old
Profession: Pop Singer and Songwriter
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inches / 157 cm
Net worth: 5.2 Million dollars