From the early days of singing in front of his school pals to being hailed by superstar Pharrell Williams as "the kid who will change pop music," Conor Maynard s journey to becoming a music and social networking phenomenon has been a staggering one. It all began on the streets of Brighton when, after singing to his friends, a girl from his school heard him and told him he should be a singer. So impressed by his voice, she made him sing in front of her school friends. Conor quickly became the most talked about person at his school. Uploading his cover versions onto the internet from his makeshift music studio in his bedroom, it wasn t long before he was attracting a bigger audience. After notching up millions of views, Conor became the hottest new music act, with pop superstar Ne-Yo tracking the young singer down in a desperate bid to sign him to a record label."