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Shannon Noll is an Australian singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as runner-up of the first season of Australian Idol in 2003, which led to him being signed to Sony BMG. He has released five top ten albums, including two number-one multi-platinum sellers. Noll’s first ten singles all peaked inside the ARIA top ten, including three that reached number one. He is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to have ten consecutive top ten singles.
Noll’s debut single “What About Me?” was certified 4× platinum and became the highest-selling single of 2004 in Australia. With 17 platinum and three gold certifications and combined album and single sales of over 1.3 million in Australia, Noll has the third highest certification and sales level for an Australian Idol contestant. Noll has received six ARIA Music Award nominations, including Best Pop Release for his second album Lift, and has won five ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards.
He also won the MTV Australia Video Music Award for Best Male Artist three years in succession between 2005 and 2007. In 2010, Noll ended his contract with Sony and briefly signed with Universal Music Australia before signing with Warner Music Australia, to release his fifth studio album Unbroken in February 2018. In January 2018, he was revealed as a celebrity contestant on the fourth season of the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
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Shannon Noll was born on September 16, 1975 (age 46 years) in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of Neil Noll and Sharyn Noll. He grew up in the small town of Tullibigeal in central western New South Wales as the youngest of three children with his older brothers Adam and Damian. Noll spent his entire childhood and teenage years on the family farm, which raised sheep and cattle and grew cereal crops. At school, he enjoyed drama classes and performed in school productions. After leaving school, he traveled to Sydney where he met his wife Rochelle Ogston and played AFL. As an adult, Noll worked shearing sheep among other tasks.
Noll and his brothers formed the band called Cypress (named after the Cypress pine timber mill where they rehearsed). He provided vocals and played guitar. In gigs around the Australian outback, the band played in country pubs. Although they performed mainly covers, the group also wrote original music. Noll’s father Neil was killed during a farming accident in 2001, which left the farm to him and his brothers. After two years of extreme drought, Noll leased the farm out and got by on drought support money and odd-jobbing on a friend’s farm. He penned a song on his album Lift titled “Now I Run” in his father’s memory.
Shannon Noll successfully auditioned for the first season of Australian Idol in 2003, singing Southern Sons’ “Hold Me in Your Arms”. His audition impressed all three judges, including Marcia Hines who told him that she had just discovered “a voice” and Ian Dickson who informed Noll that “Australia will love you”. Following the semi-final process, Noll had advanced through to the top twelve. He eventually progressed through to the grand final with Guy Sebastian, following contestant Cosima De Vito’s withdrawal from the competition. The grand final was held on 19 November 2003 at the Sydney Opera House. After the viewer votes had been tallied it was announced that Guy Sebastian was the winner.
Noll signed a five-album deal with BMG Australia shortly after Idol, which later merged with Sony. He then embarked on the Australian Idol national tour in January 2004, with eleven other contestants from the top twelve. That same month Noll released his cover of the Moving Pictures song “What About Me?” as his debut single. It debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and spent four consecutive weeks at the top spot. “What About Me” was the highest selling single of 2004 in Australia and was certified 4× platinum for shipments of 280,000 copies. The song also reached number two in Ireland and number ten in New Zealand.
His debut album That’s What I’m Talking About was released on 9 February 2004, and debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart with first-week sales of 131,680 copies. Containing a mixture of pop, rock and country tracks, the album spent fourteen weeks in the top ten, including four weeks at number one, and was certified 5× platinum for shipments of 350,000 copies. The second single “Drive”, an uptempo rock track written by Canadian singer Bryan Adams, reached number four in Australia and was certified platinum for shipments of 70,000 copies.
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Shannon Noll’s cover of boy band A1’s “Learn to Fly” was released as the third and final single from That’s What I’m Talking About. It became his second number one single and was certified gold for shipments of 35,000 copies. Noll received two nominations at the 2004 ARIA Music Awards, including Highest Selling Single for “What About Me” and Highest Selling Album for That’s What I’m Talking About. He embarked on his first solo headlining tour titled The Overdrive Tour in April 2004 to promote the album.
Noll starred in a TV special on Network Ten in August 2004 titled Up Close with Shannon Noll, which was hosted by Ian Dickson. By late 2004 the Nine Network had approached Noll to re-record the Australian cricket anthem “C’mon Aussie C’mon” with updated lyrics. His version peaked at number two and was certified platinum. All proceeds from the single went towards Red Cross’ Good Start Breakfast Club, a community initiative set up to ensure all Australian school children start the day with a healthy breakfast.
In early 2005, Noll went on a songwriting trip to the United States and the United Kingdom to work on his second album with Desmond Child, Dianne Warren and Wayne Hector. He later decided not to use any of the material he wrote with Child and also passed on a song by Warren because he preferred his work with local Australian songwriters. Throughout February and March 2005, Noll opened for Bryan Adams on the Australian leg of his Room Service Tour.
Shannon Noll’s second album Lift was released on 16 October 2005, and debuted at number one. The album, with 11 out of 13 tracks co-written by Noll, covered topics including finding love, death, overcoming odds and self-belief. It spent nine weeks in the top ten and was certified 3× platinum for shipments of 210,000 copies. The lead single “Shine” also debuted at number one and was certified platinum.
The album’s title track and second single “Lift” peaked at number 10 and was certified gold. It was later chosen as the theme song for the Australian version of reality series The Biggest Loser. Two further singles were released from the album, “Now I Run” which peaked at number six and “Lonely” which peaked at number eight. Noll received two nominations at the 2006 ARIA Music Awards, including Highest Selling Single for “Shine” and Best Pop Release for Lift. He embarked on his second solo headlining tour titled the Lift Tour in January 2006 to promote the album.
Noll was set to star in the film King of the Mountain, based loosely on the life of Australian racer Peter Brock, but he declined the offer. In September 2006 Noll dropped Sydney firm Caplice Management and signed with New York-based management group Worldwide Entertainment Group (WEG). The decision was seen as part of his effort to gain success in the US, after having previously put on showcase performances for music industry executives with no luck. He supported American rock band Live on their Australian tour the following month.
In December 2006 Noll and Natalie Bassingthwaighte released a cover of the Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush duet “Don’t Give Up” which peaked at number two and was certified platinum, after spending eleven consecutive weeks in the top ten. It served as the lead single from the compilation album Home: Songs of Hope & Journey, which was released to raise funds for beyondblue’s depression research activities. “Don’t Give Up” earned Noll a nominati on for Highest Selling Single at the ARIA Music Awards the following year.
Shannon Noll made his theatrical debut in September 2007 as Parson Nathaniel in the Australian tour of the stage musical, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. His third album Turn It Up was released on 15 September 2007, and debuted at number three and was certified platinum. Noll had traveled to the US earlier that year to work on the album with several songwriters and producers, including Richard Marx, Luke Ebbin and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. The anthemic rock tune “Loud” was released as the lead single from Turn It Up and debuted at number three. The second single “In Pieces” reached number 26 while the third single “Everybody Needs a Little Help” did not chart. Noll embarked on his third solo headlining tour titled the Turn It Up Tour in June 2008 to promote the album.
Noll was honoured in an episode of the Australian version of This Is Your Life. His first compilation album No Turning Back: The Story So Far was released on 27 September 2008 and debuted at number seven. The album included ten of Noll’s hit singles and five new tracks. His cover of the Brian Melo song “Summertime” was released as the only single from the album and peaked at number 54. He embarked on his No Turning Back Tour to promote the album’s release.
In June 2009, Noll again appeared as Parson Nathaniel in the UK tour of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Noll’s second compilation album What Matters the Most, featuring songs from his previous albums, was released in the UK to coincide with the tour but it did not chart. Two of his previous singles, “Shine” and “Now I Run”, were re-released to accompany the album’s UK release. He returned to Australia the following month for his acoustic In the Raw Tour, which featured a special Q&A session with host Nick Bennett.
Shannon Noll announced in January 2010 that he had parted ways with Sony, adding that it was time for a fresh start elsewhere. He later signed with Universal Music Australia and released his fourth album A Million Suns on 14 October 2011 which debuted at number eight. The lead single “Switch Me On” was co-written by Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, and its music video was filmed in Tokyo. “Switch Me On” reached number 42 and was certified gold. Three further singles “My Place in the Line”, “Living in Stereo” and “Rewind” all failed to chart.
Noll embarked on his A Million Suns Tour in 2012 to promote the album. In April 2012, Noll became a contestant on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia and was partnered with professional dancer Elena Samodanova. He was forced to withdraw from the competition the following month after suffering a severe spinal injury while rehearsing a lift with Samodanova. Noll released the single “Man I Can Trust” on 1 October 2012 to coincide with the release of his autobiography Shannon Noll: So Far, which he wrote with Sydney writer Alan Whiticker. The book explores Noll’s early days on the family farm, the pain his family suffered following his father’s death, his depression and drug usage, as well as the battles he waged against his critics and the music industry.
From November 2012 to February 2013, Noll embarked on his In My Youth Tour which featured him performing acoustic covers of songs from the ’80s that were chosen by his fans. In late 2013 Noll became the featured promoter of South Australian retailer Radio Rentals and its sister brand RT Edwards in Queensland. The commercials for Radio Rentals and RT Edwards featured Noll singing the Roy Orbison hit “You Got It”. He embarked on his Invincible Tour in February 2014 and performed a mixture of old and new songs. Noll released “We Only Live Once” in July 2014 as the lead single from his next album, but it did not chart. The single’s music video featured an appearance by Miss Universe finalist Renae Ayris. Noll embarked on his We Only Live Once Tour in September 2014 to support the single’s release.
On 30 September 2016, Shannon Noll released the single “Who I Am”, from his forthcoming fifth studio album. On 5 May 2017, Noll released the single “Southern Sky” This was followed by the release of a video and the announcement of a national tour on 9 May. On 4 December, Noll and his record label Warner Music announced his fifth studio album is titled Unbroken and was released in Australia on 2 February 2018. In January 2018, Noll competed in the fourth season of the Australian I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. He was announced as runner-up on the show’s finale on 12 March 2018.
Shannon Noll has become a popular Internet meme, particularly in Australia. The popular phrase ‘Shannon Noll was robbed of the 2003 Australian Idol title’ gained popularity in 2015, with multiple Facebook pages appearing featuring the phrase. Noll acknowledged the internet fame, finding it ‘very funny’ and stating ‘Some of the stuff they’ve done is bloody brilliant and very clever and very funny. I reckon half of the kids putting together these memes need to be on my marketing team!’
In January 2016 a Facebook page was created titled ‘Get Shannon Noll to Groovin’ the Moo 2016′. Despite the page’s thousands of likes the organizers of Groovin’ the Moo didn’t reach out to the artist to perform. In June 2016, the ‘GATchphrase’ for the 2016 GAT (a theme chosen by the VCE students of Victoria to write into their papers to show group protest) was voted to be Shannon Noll was robbed of the 2003 Australia Idol title. An estimated 3,600 took part in this event.
In December 2004, Shannon Noll was caught driving drunk in his hometown of Condobolin. He promptly admitted that it was a “stupid mistake.” On 5 April 2005, Noll pleaded guilty in court to driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.11. The magistrate disqualified him from driving for nine months, fined him $1,000 and ordered him to posts. On 15 January 2017, Noll was arrested for assaulting a bouncer at an Adelaide strip club. He was charged with two counts of assault and was scheduled to appear at the Adelaide magistrates court in February 2017. The charges were dropped during a brief court hearing on 6 April 2017.
In July 2018 during a gig at the Duck Creek Picnic Races in Nyngan, NSW, Noll launched an almost two-minute tirade at a crowd member who threw a can of beer on stage, receiving appreciative support from the crowd. A video of the incident was recorded on a phone, in which Noll angrily responds to the beer can incident with an outburst including “”Fucking private school, stupid fucking motherfucker… Have some balls and come up here and I’ll punch your fucking teeth down your throat out the back, dog-arse prick. Then I’ll fuck your missus and your mum,” went viral. Noll later apologized on Facebook, writing: “I completely understand that that is still no excuse for the way I spoke and I am deeply sorry for the terrible things I said that were purely out of frustration.”
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Noll was dropped from a Queensland Rodeo as a result of the outburst. The crowd’s reaction during the incident, appearing to goad Noll into threats of violence was widely reported as disturbing. In his apology, Noll blamed his outburst on one of his band previously getting hurt when a firecracker was thrown on stage, and the large number of beer cans being thrown at the band. On 13 September 2018, Noll was charged after NSW police allegedly found him with a bag of ‘white powder” while searching the premises of the Caringbah Hotel, Caringbah. On 11 October 2018, Noll was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. The magistrate chose not to record a criminal conviction.
Shannon Noll married to Rochelle Ogston, they had their wedding in 2004. Wife is his long-time girlfriend and they held their marriage ceremony at St Peter’s Church in Cremorne, New South Wales on 2 October 2004. They have four sons and a daughter. However, Noll has to date donated well over $1 million to various charities throughout Australia. Most notably he donated the earnings from two of his platinum singles “C’mon Aussie C’mon” and “Don’t Give Up”. Noll additionally makes appearances and personally raises funds for charities. Noll regularly appears in fundraisers for ‘Movember’, a foundation that supports research into Testicular cancer. As of mid-2022, Shannon Noll and his wife Rochelle Ogston are still married and living a happy life with their children.
Shannon Noll net worth
How much is Shannon Noll worth? Shannon Noll net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a singer, songwriter and musician. Shannon Noll’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1.5 million annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential singers in Australia. Shannon Noll stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.