Is he tired of playing second fiddle? He scored a No 1 for Rudimental when he co-wrote and featured on their No 1 dance hit, "Feel the Love".
Now the Yorkshire-born soul singer releases his debut solo single, "Love Me Again", in July. It has already been named as BBC Radio 1's Hottest Record of the Week by DJ Zane Lowe. Newman used to make music in a studio under the stairs at home in Yorkshire . Now he's writing his album and living in London. Will he be a star?