Tyler Shaw

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Tyler Shaw
Tyler Shaw Performing.jpg
Shaw performing at "The Big Jingle" in December 2012
Background information
Born (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 26)
OriginCoquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsGuitar, piano
Years active2012–present
LabelsTyler Ip / Sony
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese葉銘恆[1]
Simplified Chinese叶铭恒

Tyler Shaw (born April 8, 1993) is a Canadian singer and actor. He was the winner of the "MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012" organized by the specialized Canadian music cable channel MuchMusic and subsequently released his debut single, "Kiss Goodnight", through Sony Music Canada in December 2012. The song was certified Gold by Music Canada in April 2013. Shaw's debut studio album, Yesterday, was released on September 4, 2015. The follow-up album Intuition was released on September 28, 2018, both on Sony Music.

Early life and education[edit]

Shaw was raised in Coquitlam, British Columbia. He is of half-Chinese and half-Polish descent; his father was an immigrant from Hong Kong.[1][2] After finding a guitar under a staircase at the age of 13, he started practicing and eventually began writing his own songs, rather than just covers.[3] At age 19, while a first year sociology student at University of Prince Edward Island, he was encouraged by his friend / roommate Kyle Dutton to make a cover and take part in the "Coca-Cola MuchMusic Covers Contest 2012" and was one of 13,000 who applied.[3] His original audition video, was a cover of Hedley's "Invincible" put him in Top 15 of the contestant finalists. With a cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" he proceeded to Top 10 and through his interpretation of Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" to Top 3. The results were announced during the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17.[4]

Musical career[edit]

His debut single, "Kiss Goodnight", was co-written by Shaw with Stephen Kozmeniuk and Todd Clark, and was produced by Kozmeniuk and Zubin Thakkar. The single is sponsored MuchFACT, a groundbreaking music video, electronic press kit and website production fund, managed by the Canadian Much and M3 stations and is distributed via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. "By My Side" was released as Shaw's second official single in June 2013, followed by "It Happens All the Time" in 2014 and "House of Cards" in 2015. Shaw opened for Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas on the Canada leg of Clarkson's Piece by Piece Tour.[5] He released his debut studio album, Yesterday, on September 4, 2015. He sang at KDays in Edmonton on July 29, 2016.

Acting career[edit]

Shaw made his acting debut in the 2017 Canadian independent film The Meaning of Life, directed by Cat Hostick.[6] He also appeared in the episode "Dancing in the Rain" on the Canadian drama series Lost & Found Music Studios.

Personal life[edit]

Shaw married Alex Karolczyk on August 18, 2018 after six years of dating.[7]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
  • Release date: September 28, 2018
  • Label: Aisle 13 / Sony Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Sales Album
2012 "Kiss Goodnight" 24 5 18 7 Yesterday
2013 "By My Side" 34 9 28 12
2014 "It Happens All the Time" 94 21 48 31
2015 "House of Cards" 37 11 12 10
"Dizzy" 33 41
2016 "Wicked" 51 13 13 6
2018 "Cautious" 87 8 16 10 Intuition
"With You" 34 7 8 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Album
2016 "Runaway"[15]
(ODC featuring Tyler Shaw)
Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2014 "Showtime"[16] Yesterday
2018 "Anybody Out There"[17]
(featuring Amaal Nuux)
"If I Ever Lost You"[19]

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
2014 "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
(Tyler Shaw featuring Kira Isabella)
31 Non-album singles
"It's Christmas" 43
2018 "Silent Night" 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b "卑詩成長 多市成名 華裔流行樂手葉銘恆 美國大學博覽會獻唱". Sing Tao Daily (in Chinese). April 14, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. ^ http://marcandmandy.com/27-things-you-didnt-know-about-tyler-shaw/
  3. ^ a b iCoke: Tyler Shaw - A natural talent and rising star
  4. ^ TriCity News: Coquitlam's Tyler Shaw wins MuchMusic covers contest
  5. ^ Simpson, Peter (March 16, 2015). "Kelly Clarkson to play Ottawa in October". ottawacitizen.com.
  6. ^ Kukolic, Siobhan (June 26, 2017). "The Meaning of Life". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Longmire, Becca (August 21, 2018). "Tyler Shaw Opens Up About Wedding To 'Best Friend' Alex Karolczyk, Shares Stunning Pics". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Intuition by Tyler Shaw on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "Tyler Shaw Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d "Canadian single certifications – Tyler Shaw". Music Canada. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Sony Music Entertainment: New Release Book" (Book 2015-17: August 28th & September 4th). RPM Distribution. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Runaway (2016) | ODC feat. Tyler Shaw". 7digital Canada. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  16. ^ Morreale, Michael. "Download official song of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada: 'Showtime' by Tyler Shaw". CBC Music. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Anybody Out There (Single) by Tyler Shaw". Napster. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  18. ^ Editorial Staff (August 28, 2018). "Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Tyler Shaw and more: songs you need to hear this week". CBC Music. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "If I Ever Lost You | Tyler Shaw". Qobuz. Retrieved September 18, 2018.

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