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Gareth Paul Gates (born 12 July 1984) is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK.  He is also known for having a stutter, and has talked about his speech impediment publicly. Gates used the McGuire Programme to manage the problem and is now a speech coach with the programme.

In 2009, Gates moved into musical theatre, playing the title role in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre. In 2009–2011, Gates completed an eighteen-month stint as Marius, initially in the touring production and then in the West End production of Les Misérables.  He also took the roles of Eddie in the musical Loserville, Warner in Legally Blonde in 2012 and Dean in Boogie Nights the Musical in Concert in 2013. He is now part of the pop group 5th Story, set up for The Big Reunion.

Gates was born in West Bowling, Bradford, to Paul and Wendy (née Farry) Broadbent. He has three sisters, Nicola (born 1985), Charlotte (born 1991), and Jessica (born 1993) and grew up with his cousin James (born 1986) who was fostered by the family. His parents regularly foster other children.  Gates and his sisters attended Dixons City Technology College in West Bowling, Bradford where Gates studied art and music at GCSE level.

He joined Bradford Cathedral choir at age nine. He was head chorister by the age of eleven, singing solo for the Queen when she visited in 1997. Gates achieved Grade 8 in piano, classical guitar and singing. He became a Christian through Bradford's Abundant Life church, where he played his guitar.  He gained a reserve place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester before the finals of Pop Idol.
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"Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" is the second single from English pop singer Gareth Gates' debut studio album What My Heart Wants to Say. The song was written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger and produced by Magnusson and Kreuger.

The single was released in July 2002, entering the UK Singles Chart at No. 1,  while his first single, "Unchained Melody", was still in the charts.

 The single spent three weeks at No. 1 in the UK,  as well as reaching number one in the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The video for the single was filmed in Venice, Italy.
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Spirit In The Sky


"Spirit in the Sky" is a song written and originally recorded  by Norman Greenbaum and released in late 1969. The single became a gold record, selling two million copies from 1969 to 1970 and reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (April 18, 1970), where it lasted for 15 weeks in the Top 100.

Billboard ranked the record as the No. 22 song of 1970. It also climbed to number one on the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970. Rolling Stone ranked "Spirit in the Sky" No. 333 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song was featured on the 1969 album of the same name. Cover versions by Doctor and the Medics and Gareth Gates have also made the number 1 spot in the UK.

"Spirit in the Sky" served as the first single from Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates' second studio album, Go Your Own Way. The single was released on March 14, 2003, and was the official Comic Relief charity single for 2003. The song features guest vocals from The Kumars. The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Gates' fourth number one single.
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Gareth Gates - Unchained Melody


Gareth Gates first performed "Unchained Melody" as a contestant in the first series of the UK singing competition television show Pop Idol, which included Simon Cowell as one of the judges.

 Gates reprised the song in the final as his personal choice, but the competition was won by Will Young. Gates was signed by Cowell, and as the runner-up, Gates released the song as his first single three weeks after the winner had released his single, the double A-sided "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen". Gates' cover of "Unchained Melody" was released together with his versions of the same two songs as the winner's single, and became one of the fastest-selling singles in the UK, selling around 328,000 copies in the first day of release.

It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release with sales of 850,000 copies, and stayed at the top of the chart for four weeks.

 It became the second best-selling song in the UK in 2002, as well as that of the decade of 2000s, after the single by the winner Will Young.[94] It has sold 1.35 million copies in the UK as of 2017.
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