Anthony Cosmo Callea (born 13 December 1982) is an Australian singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the 2004 season of Australian Idol when he became runner up. Callea's debut single "The Prayer" was named the highest & fastest selling Australian Artist single of all time, and still holds the record as the fastest selling single of all time in Australia, and the second highest selling single of the last decade. Callea has accumulated a string of awards including an ARIA Music Award, Channel V Artist of the Year, Pop Republic Artist of the Year, MTV Viewers' Choice Award, Variety's Young Entertainer of the Year, MO Award and a Gospel Music Award and is known for his powerful trained voice and his versatility in a range of genres in releases and live performances. All but one of the tracks on his second album A New Chapter were co-written by Callea, and his albums, singles and DVD have all achieved Top 20 status.
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