In 2009, Stan Walker was the winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. His undeniable vocal gifts and boy next door charm left no doubt that he was the sure winner. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and is now a household name in Australia and New Zealand.
In December 2009, Walker released his debut studio album, Introducing Stan Walker, which included the hit single, “Black Box”. The album debuted at number three on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). It also appeared on the New Zealand Albums Chart at number two and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ).
In 2010, Walker released his second studio album, From the Inside Out, which spawned the hit singles, “Unbroken” and “Choose You”. The album debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Chart and number two on the ARIA Albums Chart. In November 2011, Walker released his third studio album, Let the Music Play, which debuted at number 18 on the ARIA Albums Chart and number 12 in New Zealand, and spawned the hit single “Loud”. During his career, Walker has won five New Zealand Music Awards and has received four ARIA Music Award nominations. He will make his acting debut in the upcoming New Zealand film, Mt Zion. Stan will also become a judge on the first season of The X Factor (New Zealand) in 2013