Elyar Fox: The Pop Sensation
Real Name: Elyar Afshari
Elyar Afshari (Azerbaijani: Elyar Əfşari; born 15 July 1995), better known by his stage name Elyar. (previously Elyar Fox) is an Azerbaijani-English pop singer, musician and songwriter. His debut single “Do It All Over Again” was released in January 2014. Peaking at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
He began posting videos of song covers to YouTube under the name eldoode, generating attention from people including Ryan Seacrest. With the addition of his Vevo channel, Fox has gained over 27 million views (as of October 2014) In 2012 he signed with Polydor. He spent a year in the studio, but as Polydor were not interested in releasing, he left them and soon after was signed by RCA.
On 28 October 2013, Fox supported boy band Union J at a free gig in London’s Westfield shopping centre. He went on to support Union J on their tour from December 2013 to January 2014. Elyar came second in MTV’s Brand New for 2014, having performed at the launch at London’s Drury Club.
Capital FM previewed his debut single, “Do It All Over Again”, in November 2013, and premiered the single’s official video in December. Elyar was a surprise guest at the Jingle Bell Ball in December 2013 where he performed his debut single in front of 16,000 people.
Fox’s second single, “A Billion Girls”, was announce on 14 February 2014. Released on 13 April 2014, it was first played on Capital FM on 20 February 2014.
Fox was the opening support act for The Wanted on their Word of Mouth Tour from 1 March to 14 April 2014. He was a supporting act for McBusted at an open-air concert in Hyde Park, London on 6 July 2014.
For his debut album he has co-written tracks with writers and producers. Such as Wayne Hector (Westlife, The Wanted). Dr Luke (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha). Karen Poole (Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson). Lucas Secon (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Olly Murs, Gym Class Heroes) and Cutfather (One Direction). The album was due to be release. In the summer of 2014. In November 2014, he published a cover of Steal My Girl by One Direction.