William (Will) Robert Young (born January 20, 1979), British singer, is best known for winning the British version of Pop Idol in 2002.
Contrary to popular belief, he wasn't a surprise winner when beating Gareth Gates in the final show; in fact, he gained the most votes nearly every week throughout the entire finals.
His first single was a double A-side featuring Westlife's Evergreen with Anything Is Possible by Cathy Dennis. This became the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history selling 300,000 copies on its day of release. Will subsequently made headlines by revealing he was gay. He went on to win the Brits 'Best Newcomer' Award and a plethora of other awards including most recently the Capital Awards 2004 for Best UK Male Vocalist and Best Album, the latter award gained for his, largely self penned, million selling second album 'Friday's Child'.