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Elliot John Gleave (born 20 June 1982), better known by his stage name Example, is an English singer, songwriter and rapper signed to Epic Records and Sony Music. His name arose due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase exempli gratia ("for example").

Example first found success with the release of his second studio album, Won't Go Quietly, which peaked at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number 1 on the UK Dance Chart. and followed his debut album "What We Made" which was heavily hip-hop influenced due to Gleave only knowing a hip-hop record producer at the time. The album had two top 10 singles, "Won't Go Quietly" and "Kickstarts". His third album Playing in the Shadows was released on 4 September 2011. The album topped the charts with two number 1 singles, "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" (produced by Michael Woods) and "Stay Awake" (produced by electronic duo Nero). His fourth album, The Evolution of Man was released on 19 November 2012 and peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart and also peaked at number 1 on the UK Dance Chart.

Since The Evolution of Man, Gleave has released the lead single from his next album, entitled "All the Wrong Places" which was produced by Alfie Bamford and co-produced by Gleave and Steve Hill. It was the first song to be released through Epic Records and did so on 8 September 2013 peaking at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. Then, "Kids Again", was released on 16 March 2014 and hit number 13 in the UK Single's charts. The fifth album, Live Life Living, will be released on 30 June 2014.

Speaking in an interview for Australian television in 2013 Gleave referenced that he "might do music for another 5 years and then [he] would like to move into film directing" (preferably horror/thrillers).

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Example working with Klaxons on new album

Chart-topping singer shares update from the studio

  • Apr 15, 2014

Example confirmed as final headliner for Kendal Calling 2014

Joining Frank Turner and Suede on bill for August bash

  • Apr 2, 2014

Example to host show on Capital FM

Rapper/singer's Saturday night slot begins this weekend

  • Feb 10, 2014

Example weds former 'Neighbours' actress Erin McNaught in Australia

'Kickstarts' singer tied the knot in Ballina, near Brisbane

  • May 19, 2013

Example, Wiley and Benga announced for Isle of Wight festival dance tent

Ms Dynamite, Wiley and Example among first names confirmed

  • Feb 1, 2013

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Example - 'Live Life Living'

Example - 'Live Life Living'

Elliot Gleave forges into new areas but still overdoes the bland bangers

  • Jul 1, 2014

Example – 'Perfect Replacement'

Imagine that you are renowned hitmaker Elliot Gleave, aka Example...

  • Feb 22, 2013

Example - 'The Evolution Of Man'

The king of bosh-pop ‘goes rock’, aided by Blur’s Graham Coxon – but the evolution is more in the lyrical department than the tunes

  • Nov 16, 2012

Example – ‘Close Enemies’

Example pairs “Duran Duran” with “orangutan”

  • Nov 9, 2012

Album review: Example – 'Playing In The Shadows'

Big tunes, big attitude and a pretty big deal whether you like it or not

  • Sep 12, 2011

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