Chesney Hawkes was an overnight heart-throb at the age of just 19 when his 1991 debut single ‘The One And Only’ became a smash hit. His face was in every teen magazine and adoring young girls across the world had his picture on their bedroom walls.
However, The One And Only proved to be an embarrassingly accurate title – because he never had another hit. Then when his record label dropped him and refused to take his calls; he suddenly discovered he was broke. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the one and only Chesney made a come back and is now happier than ever. Speaking to Brits in the Wood, Chesney explains how at 19 he was clueless about the harsh realities of the music business but 25 years on he has no regrets – today he’s loving life living in LA with his model wife and 3 children, he’s incredibly successful writing music, touring and working as a mentor on hit shows like The X Factor. He’s one of the nicest and most talented singer / songwriters in the biz, the one and only… Chesney Hawkes.