As one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most beloved performing artists, Stan Walker needs no introduction. Today, Stan reveals his first new music since last year’s Platinum smash hit ‘Bigger’, teaming up with UK-based Australian artist and singer-songwriter Celina Sharma in his new single ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, out today via Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand.
Over the last decade, Stan Walker (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Tuhourangi, Ngāti Wāhiao, Ngāti Pikiao) has become one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most beloved performing artists and cultural figures. A joyous force of nature, Stan is a staunch advocate for kaupapa Māori and the Indigenous world through his roles as a performing artist, songwriter, author, actor and speaker.
Awarded with 8 x New Zealand Music Awards and the Waiata Māori Award for Radio Airplay Record of the Year five times between 2010-2015, and 5 x ARIA nominations, Stan’s rise to becoming a household name has been nothing short of inspiring. Over the span of his career to date, Stan has earned 9 x Gold and 9 x Platinum singles, along with 1 x Gold album, 2 x Platinum albums and one 3 x Platinum album in Aotearoa New Zealand. Performing on stage is Stan’s first love.
The celebrated Māori artist has performed multiple sold-out headline tours, and shared the stage with Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ciara, Jay Sean, Travis McCoy, Ja Rule, Akon and Jessica Mauboy.
In August 2020, Stan released his acclaimed personal memoir ‘Impossible: My Story’ with Harper Collins New Zealand, which coincided with the release of his 2020 anthem ‘Bigger’ (‘Tua’) which was released in both English and Te Reo Māori. ‘Tua’ made history, becoming the very first #1 on the Te Reo Māori Music Chart, while ‘Bigger’ remained at #1 on the NZ Music Chart for five consecutive weeks.