Ruel born Ruel Vincent van Dijk is an English born Australian singer and songwriter from Sydney.
He is best known for his singles, Don’t Tell Me, Younger and Painkiller.
He was born on the 29th of October, 2002 in Isleworth, London, England.
Below is a biography of the young artist.
Ruel Full Name
He was born Ruel Vincent van Dijk but he is widely known as simply Ruel.
He was born on the 29th of October, 2002 in Isleworth, London, England. He is currently 18 years old.
He hails from Sydney, Australia but was born in in Isleworth, London, England.
He was born to Dutch-born and New Zealand-raised father, Ralph van Dijk and British mother, Kate van Dijk.
Ruel Early Life and Education
He was born and raised in Isleworth, United Kingdom and later moved to Sydney, Australia. He has two sisters namely: Coco and Sylvie.
His father is the founder of Australian radio agency, Eardrum. His family moved to Sydney, Australia in 2006.
Ruel was discovered by Grammy Award winning producer M-Phazes who enlisted the help of singer/songwriter Thief.
The three have carved out a bold and unique sound for Australia’s newest musical prodigy.
In April 2017, Ruel released his debut single “Golden Years” with M-Phazes. In June, Ruel made his live radio debut performing Jack Garratt’s “Weathered” on triple J’s Like a Version.
He was the youngest-ever featured performer on the segment. The video gathered half a million video views in less than 48 hours.
Ruel released “Don’t Tell Me”, which peaked at number 86 on the ARIA Chart. Later in September, Elton John played “Don’t Tell Me” on BBC Radio 1, giving Ruel high praise.
The track was also featured in CelebMix’s 21 songs by under-21s in 2018.
In November, Ruel joined Khalid on his American Teen Tour of Australia and New Zealand. Later that month, Ruel signed with RCA Records internationally.
In December, Tom Thum released a cover of Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human” featuring Ruel on vocals.
On 2 June, Ruel announced the release of his debut extended play Ready on 15 June, as well as a headline tour in June and July.
In October, Ruel performed to a sell-out crowd in Sydney, and received the news that his single “Younger” had recently been certified Gold by ARIA.
On 11 October, Ruel was nominated for the Breakout Artist award for the ARIA Awards, which he later won, making him the youngest ever to do so.
On 10 January 2019, Ruel was confirmed to appear on Hilltop Hoods’ new album The Great Expanse, on the track “Fire & Grace”. The album was then released on 22 February.
On 1 May, Ruel released the lead single from his Free Time EP, “Painkiller”, alongside an accompanying music video.
On 9 August, Ruel released the single “Face to Face” alongside a music video that was shot while he was on tour in France.
On 31 January 2020, Ruel collaborated with Cosmo’s Midnight on the track “Down for You”. The music video for this song premiered on the 18th of March.
Ruel Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
He goes by the handle @oneruel on Instagram. He goes by @oneruel on Twitter and simply Ruel on Facebook.
Ruel Latest Songs
Ruel has quite a number of hit tunes to his credit. Among them is the banger, Younger, Face To Face, Pain Killer, Empty Love, Down For You, among many others.
Check out the Official video of “Younger” below.