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Cantwell backstage before Friday Download, November 2016
Harvey Leigh Cantwell

(1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 24)
Kent, England
  • Singer
  • television presenter
Years active2013–present
Musical career

Harvey Leigh Cantwell (born 28 January 1999), also known by his stage name Hrvy (stylised in all caps as HRVY), is an English singer and television personality. He was a presenter on Friday Download on CBBC from 2014 to 2015, and competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020.


Cantwell is a former student of the Leigh Academy[2] in Dartford, Kent, leaving in 2015.[3]



Cantwell appeared as one of six presenters of the CBBC television show Friday Download for Series 7 to Series 9.[4][5][6] In 2017, he played the role of Miles on the American web series Chicken Girls in its first season. On 26 February 2020, he appeared in an episode of the CBBC singing show Got What It Takes? by surprising the contestants as they were learning his own song "Personal" for that week's sing-off. He was also a mentor in the same episode during a music video challenge.

In September 2020, it was announced that he would be competing in the eighteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Janette Manrara.[7][3] They were the first pair to receive a 10 from any judge in the series for their Salsa in Week 4, and scored the first perfect 30/30 of the series in Week 6 for their Street routine. (Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bruno Tonioli was unable to travel to the UK to take part as a judge, hence the maximum score was only 30 rather than the usual 40.) They finished top of the judges' leaderboard on three occasions, the most of any couple in the series, and also placed joint-first on the judges' leaderboard in the grand-final, scoring a total of 88 out of 90. With the exception of eventual winners Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse, they were the only other couple in the series to never place in the bottom two during any week. The duo eventually finished in second place alongside Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer, Maisie Smith and Gorka Márquez, losing out to Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse on the public vote.


HRVY's music career began on 20 December 2013 with the release of his first single, "Thank You".[8] In May 2014, he was a support artist for Little Mix during the Salute Tour[3] alongside girlband M.O.[9] After signing with Virgin EMI in February 2017, he released his debut Holiday EP which featured the singles "Holiday" and "Phobia". In November 2017, he released the Talk to Ya EP that included the single "Personal".[10] In February 2018, HRVY was named in The Courier and Newcastle Student Radio's The Sounds of 2018 at number six, alongside Rex Orange County, Brockhampton, and SG Lewis.[6] In April 2018, he was a support artist for the Vamps during the Night and Day Tour alongside Jacob Sartorius, New Hope Club, Maggie Lindemann, and Conor Maynard.[3] On 25 April 2018, he released the single "Hasta Luego", featuring Cuban-American singer Malú Trevejo.[11] In September 2018, he released "I Wish You Were Here", promoted with a performance at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards.[12] HRVY was also named on BBC Radio 1's Brit List at that time.[13] That same year, he was listed in CelebMix's Top Success Stories of 2018, along with his management company, Alphadog Management.[14]

In June 2019, he collaborated with South Korean group NCT Dream under SM Entertainment. The song, "Don't Need Your Love", was released on 6 June 2019.[15] HRVY was set to release his debut studio album, Can Anybody Hear Me?, on 20 November 2020, though it was cancelled.[16][17]

In September 2021, he released the single "Runaway with It" that samples Shanice's 1991 hit "I Love Your Smile", which he performed at the 26th National Television Awards. On 17 December, it was announced that he would be joining the Wanted on their Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits UK Tour in the new year.[18]

On 28 January 2022, his third extended play, Views from the 23rd Floor, was released to coincide with his 23rd birthday. The two tracks, "Talking to the Stars" and "Golden Hour", preceded the EP.[19] Followed by this was the collaboration song "Save Me" with American DJ and record producer Steve Aoki; its official music video released the same day on 29 April. The song appeared on Aoki's seventh studio album Hiroquest: Genesis, which was released on 16 September.[20] He released the single "I Wish I Could Hate You" on 5 August, named as the first song he released that he wrote by himself.[21]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: 25 July 2017[22]
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Talk to Ya
  • Released: 30 November 2017[23]
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Views from the 23rd Floor
  • Released: 28 January 2022
  • Label: BMG
  • Format: Digital download, streaming


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Thank You"[A] 2014 73 Non-album single
(featuring Redfoo)
2017 Holiday
"La La La La (Means I Love You)"
(featuring Stylo G)
"Talk to Ya"[B] Talk to Ya
"I Won't Let You Down"
"Personal"[B][27] 62 33 94
"Hasta Luego"[C]
(with Malú Trevejo)
2018 70 13 Can Anybody Hear Me?
"I Wish You Were Here" 52
"I Don't Think About You" Non-album single
"So Good (Remix)"
(with Danna Paola)
2019 Sie7e +
"Told You So" 24 Can Anybody Hear Me?
"I Miss Myself"
(with NOTD)
"Don't Need Your Love"[D][28]
(with NCT Dream)
(with Jonas Blue)
"Million Ways" 47
"Me Because of You" 2020 3
(with Seeb and Goodboys)
"Be Okay"[C][30]
(with R3hab)
"Good Vibes"[C][32]
(with Matoma)
"Am I the Only One"[33]
(with R3hab and Astrid S)
Non-album singles
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
"1 Day 2 Nights" 2021
"Runaway with It"
"Talking to the Stars" Views from the 23rd Floor
"Golden Hour" 2022
"Save Me"
(with Steve Aoki)
Hiroquest: Genesis
"I Wish I Could Hate You" Non-album singles
"All or Nothing"
(with Topic)[34]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Somebody" 2018 Sigala, Nina Nesbitt Brighter Days

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Other artist(s) Director(s)
"Thank You" 2013 None Paul Akinrinlola
"Holiday" 2017 Redfoo
"La La La La (Means I Love You)" Stylo G Gilbert Sosa
"Phobia" None Chris Brooker
"Talk to Ya"
"I Won't Let You Down"
"Personal" Ivanna Borin
"Hasta Luego" 2018 Malú Trevejo
"I Wish You Were Here" None Carly Cussen
"I Don't Think About You" Ivanna Borin
"So Good" 2019 Danna Paola The Broducers
"Told You So" None Ivanna Borin
"I Miss Myself" NOTD Kaz Ove
"Don't Need Your Love" NCT Dream Sang Yoon Roh[35]
"Younger" Jonas Blue Daniel Carberry
"Million Ways" None Kenny Wormald
"Me Because of You" 2020 Matthias Hoene
"Be Okay" R3HAB HRVY
"Nevermind" None Matthias Hoene
"Good Vibes" Matoma Moon
"Am I the Only One" R3HAB and Astrid Alfi Zachkyelle
"Baby, I Love Your Way" None
"1 Day 2 Nights" 2021 Charlie Lightening
"Runaway with It" Jordan Rossi
"Save Me" 2022 Steve Aoki Ava Rikki

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominee / work Result Ref.
Teen Choice Awards 2019 Choice Breakout Artist Himself Nominated [36]


  1. ^ Credited as Harvey Cantwell.
  2. ^ a b "Talk to Ya" and "Personal" also appear on the album Can Anybody Hear Me?.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Hasta Luego", "Younger", "Unfamiliar", "Be Okay" and "Good Vibes" appear on the deluxe edition of the album Can Anybody Hear Me?.
  4. ^ Only the acoustic version of "Don't Need Your Love", without NCT Dream, appears on the album Can Anybody Hear Me?.
  5. ^ "Younger" also appears on the deluxe edition of Jonas Blue's debut studio album Blue.
  6. ^ "Unfamiliar" will also appear on Seeb's upcoming debut studio album Sad in Scandinavia.


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  5. ^ "Friday Download Credits". Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "The Courier Music and Newcastle Student Radio: The Sounds of 2018". The Courier Online. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Meet HRVY – Strictly Come Dancing contestant and singer". Radio Times. 4 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Harvey - Thank You (Lyrics) - YouTube". 20 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Here's who supported Little Mix on Tour". 22 December 2019.
  10. ^ "HRVY - Personal (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
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  13. ^ "Jade Bird, Sam Fender and HRVY join BBC Radio 1 Brit List". Retrieved 7 January 2019.
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  18. ^ @thewantedmusic (17 December 2021). "We're very excited to announce that @hrvy will be joining us as our special guest for our March 2022 UK Tour!!". Retrieved 2 February 2022 – via Instagram.
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  30. ^ "Dutch Star R3HAB Unveils New Single "Be Okay" with British Star HRVY". Out Now Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  31. ^ Sandoval, Ivy (26 July 2020). "HRVY Drops New Single "Nevermind" Ahead Of Debut Album". Beyond the Stage Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  32. ^ Bryant, Toby (4 September 2020). "HRVY brings the 'Good Vibes' on day of Strictly announcement". CelebMix. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  33. ^ @HRVY (26 October 2020). "Am I the only one ⁦@R3HAB @astridsofficial⁩ This friday. Pre-save here:" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 October 2020 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ "Topic and HRVY Unleash 'All or Nothing'". Broadway World. 16 December 2022. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
  35. ^ @filmbyteam (6 June 2019). "#DNYL for @NCT_DREAM @HRVY". Retrieved 22 April 2022 – via Instagram.
  36. ^ Rossi, Rosemary. "Teen Choice Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List". 11 August 2019.