Max and Harvey
Born (2002-12-31) 31 December 2002 (age 18)
Sandhurst, Berkshire, England
OriginSandhurst, Berkshire, England[1]
GenresPop
Years active2016–present
Websitemaxandharveyofficial.com
Members
  • Max Luca Mills
  • Harvey Kitt Mills

Max and Harvey are an English singing duo who rose to prominence after posting singing videos on social media.[2] In 2019, they competed in The X Factor: Celebrity and finished in second place.[3]

Career

Harvey Kitt Mills and Max Luca Mills[4] are identical twins.[5] They first appeared in public as toddlers both alternatively playing 'Thomas' on the ITV romantic drama William and Mary featuring Martin Clunes and Julie Graham in 2005. They began singing at eight years old.[6]

In 2009, Harvey played the part of Benjamin in the West End’s production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” In 2012, they starred in the Channel 4 short film “Double Take.” [7]In 2015, at the ages of 12, the duo took part in the UK tour of the production of “The Sound of Music,” alternating the part of Friedrich.[8][9]

They joined the social platform musical.ly in March 2016[1] and began creating their videos by lip-syncing to songs from a variety of musicians, including Shawn Mendes, Avicii, and Bastille, before creating their own original content.[10][11][1]

After their success with musical.ly, Max and Harvey released their debut single "One More Day in Love" in December 2016.[12][6][13][10] This was followed up by the release of a cover of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber's song "Let Me Love You" in January 2017,[14] and the original song "Stuck on the Ceiling" and the cover "Words" (by The Vamps) in October and November 2017.[15][16] Max and Harvey released their first Christmas single, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" in December 2017.[citation needed]

In 2017, BBC's children's television strand CBBC aired My Life: Max & Harvey, a documentary produced by the duo, which gave fans an inside look into their lives and career.[17] That same year, BBC released a DVD Max and Harvey (in a show)[18] and Penguin UK published Max & Harvey: In A Book, which chronicles their musical.ly careers and the path to making their CBBC documentary, as well as giving readers an inside look at their lives.[19][20] In 2018, the CBBC gave the duo their own TV show, "Fear Of Missing Out" (FOMO).[citation needed]

In April 2018, Max and Harvey became the first to sign with RMI Records, a new label formed by Disney Music Group.[21][19] In October 2018, they released the single Trade Hearts.[22]

In February 2019, the duo released their debut EP Coming Soon, including songs; Where were you, Nervous, Trade Hearts and Trade Hearts (acoustic), and in July 2019, the pair released the single Electric, a collaboration with Jayden Bartels.[23] They celebrated the release of this single by performing a concert in Anaheim.[24]

In September 2019, Max and Harvey self-released the single, Stranger.[25]

In February 2020, it was announced that Max and Harvey will join Jordan Banjo, Perri Keily, and Holly H in hosting Nickelodeon's Slimefest 2021.[26][27] They also became Charity Patrons for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, stating that, “We are excited and proud to have been asked to be patrons for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. We love going to visit them and have been raising money over the last few years for the Charity through selling personal video messages for our fans. The staff and kids we visit at the hospital are such an inspiration and we are honoured to become Charity Patrons.”[28]

In April 2020, Max and Harvey hosted a 24-hour live stream to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and the Sebastian’s Action Trust and they raised over £7000.[29]

In October 2020, Max and Harvey took part in the panel show Hey Tracey which aired on ITV2.[30]

In November 2020, they announced their new Spotify Original podcast called “School Daze with Max & Harvey,” where they talk to different celebrities about their school life and talk about issues you may face in school.[31] In April 2021, the duo rebranded their podcast in a new series named “The Max and Havey Podcast,” where they exclusively give an insight to their lives and chat to fellow artists and social media influencers.[32]

In December 2020, the duo released a new single “Worry a Little Less” via Frtyfve Records, and announced a UK 10-date tour - “This is Not a Phase” in August 2021.[33]

In April 2021, they released the emotional ballad “In My DNA” via Frtyfve Records, which pays tribute to their grandfather who has been battling Alzheimer’s for the past 4 years and their grandma who suffered from cancer.[34]

In May 2021, they released their third single of the year “Lonely” via Frtyfve Records, which reflects on the struggles of commitment in a relationship.[35]

In September 2021, they released their new single "She Moves in Her Own Way".

Max and Harvey cite their father,[6] Shawn Mendes and Avicii as their biggest inspirations.[36]

Awards

The duo was nominated for Muser of the Year at the 2017 Shorty Awards.[37][38][12] In 2018, they were nominated for Social Star at the iHeartRadio Music Awards,[39] and Favorite Social Music Artist at the Radio Disney Music Awards, which they won during the awards on 22 June 2018.[40][41]

In 2019, Max and Harvey were nominated for YouTube Musician at the Shorty Awards and for Favourite Social Music Star at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.[42][43]

In 2020, the duo received their second nomination for Favourite Social Music Star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.[44]

References

  1. ^ a b c Usborne, Simon (10 December 2016). "'It's crazy, for sure': meet the stars of Tiktok". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Gill, Emma (6 February 2018). "We made Max and Harvey play Mr and Mrs ahead of their Manchester gig". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ "The X Factor: Celebrity voting results revealed!". ITV. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  4. ^ "10 Things You Never Knew About Max & Harvey Mills".
  5. ^ "Meeting Max & Harvey". Newsday. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Teen Sensations Max and Harvey". CelebMix. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Double Take (2012)". BFI. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  8. ^ Mills, Max; Mills, Harvey (19 October 2017). Max and Harvey: In a Book. Penguin UK. ISBN 978-0-14-138800-7.
  9. ^ Devine, Claire (17 September 2015). "Danielle Hope brought an infectious enthusiasm to the Liverpool Empire stage". CheshireLive. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  10. ^ a b Pattenden, Mike (7 September 2017). "Move over, millennials: it's Max and Harvey". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  11. ^ "🔥Max and Harvey🔥|musical.ly|Global Video Community". musical.ly. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Here are 3 top musers you should be following on musical.ly". Metro. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  13. ^ One More Day in Love - Single by Max & Harvey, 17 December 2016, retrieved 15 July 2018
  14. ^ Let Me Love You - Single by Max & Harvey, 20 January 2017, retrieved 15 July 2018
  15. ^ Max & Harvey (17 November 2017), Max & Harvey - Words, retrieved 15 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Max & Harvey Teach Liam Payne the Backpack Kid Dance, and We're Living For It". J-14. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  17. ^ "BBC - My Life: Max And Harvey - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  18. ^ Max and Harvey (in a show), ASIN B076226SB9
  19. ^ a b "British Teen Sensations Max & Harvey Are First Signing to Disney Music Group Co-Venture, RMI Recordings: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Max and Harvey: In a Book by Max Mills". www.penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  21. ^ Desk, TV News. "RMI Recordings & Disney Music Group Max & Harvey". Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  22. ^ Stivale, Shelby (9 October 2018). "Max & Harvey Announce New Single 'Trade Hearts' to Drop This Friday". Tigerbeat. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Max & Harvey duet on Jayden Bartel's ballad 'Electric'". CelebMix. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Jayden Bartels and Max & Harvey Are Teaming Up for a Concert | TigerBeat". 19 July 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  25. ^ @maxandharvey (12 September 2019). "#STRANGER is out now in Europe!! Who's listening?!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  26. ^ "Nickelodeon UK on Instagram: "💚SLIMEFEST IS BACK & BIGGER THAN EVER 💚 Joining your faves @jordbanjo & @realperrikiely say hi to our BRAND NEW hosts, @maxandharvey and…"". Instagram. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  27. ^ "Slimefest 2021". Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  28. ^ "Max and Harvey Become Charity Patrons | RMCH". rmchcharity.org.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  29. ^ "Click here to support Max & Harvey Raise Money For Children In Hospital by Max And Harvey". Fundly. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  30. ^ "Hey Tracey, 12:40am on ITV2". tv24.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  31. ^ "Max & Harvey relive their 'School Daze' on new podcast series". CelebMix. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  32. ^ Lowdown, The (20 April 2021). "Max and Harvey Return with their Brand New Podcast Series". THE LOWDOWN. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  33. ^ "MAX AND HARVEY 'WORRY A LITTLE LESS'". theocelot.co.uk. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  34. ^ "https://twitter.com/maxandharvey/status/1378030348806709248". Twitter. Retrieved 9 April 2021. External link in |title= (help)
  35. ^ "Max & Harvey drop new catchy bop Lonely". United By Pop. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  36. ^ "A chat with YouTube stars Max and Harvey Mills". Newsday. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  37. ^ "Max & Harvey are Nominated for a Shorty Award | TigerBeat". BOP and Tiger Beat. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  38. ^ Spangler, Todd (2 March 2017). "Shorty Awards 2017 Social-Media Finalists Announced". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  39. ^ "2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Who Will Take Home The Social Star Award? | iHeartRadio". iHeartRadio. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  40. ^ "Radio Disney Music Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  41. ^ Desk, TV News. "Max & Harvey Win Favorite Social Music Artist at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards". Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  42. ^ "11th Annual Shorty Awards Nominees". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  43. ^ "KCA GB". Kids Choice Awards. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  44. ^ Ferguson, LaToya (13 February 2020). "Chance the Rapper to Host Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2020, also they were finalist in factor X:celebrities". IndieWire. Retrieved 28 February 2020.

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