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Spencer Sutherland (born August 31, 1992) is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter from Pickerington, Ohio who participated in Series 14 of The X Factor. Alongside JAGMAC, he was one of the opening acts for In Real Life's headline tour, Tonight Belongs To You.[1]


2013-2014: Early Beginnings

Spencer started off performing at shows. He released a cover of Taylor Swift's “Everything Has Changed" with Stefanie Scott on November 27, 2013. His debut single "Heartstrings" was release on December 10, 2013 through the label NEC.[2] In March 2014, Spencer announced of being an opener in The Dangerous Tour for the pop-rock band Before You Exit. In October 2014 he toured with Emblem3 for their Forever Together fall tour. On November 2, 2014 he announced of dropping his first EP, Spencer Sutherland Unveiled.[3] On November 13, 2014 he signed with Ford Modelling Agency.[4]

2015-2017: Singles & The X Factor

On November 12, 2015 and February 6, 2017 Spencer's singles "Bad Influence" and "Selfish" were released. An acoustic version of the latter was released on June 2, 2017. He made his first appearance on national television, being chosen as Artist of the Month by Elvis Duran on NBC's Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb.[5] During that year Spencer also performed on The X Factor in the fourteenth season in October. He was eliminated in Week 1 of the live shows, finishing in 16th place.[6][7]

2018-present: EP and Tour

In 2018 Spencer's four singles, “Talk" (April 27), "Tell Me" (June 18), and "Fine" (August 24) were released. From September-October 2018 Spencer went on his first international tour as one of the opening acts for In Real Life's Tonight Belongs To You Tour, on the North America leg. On October 25, 2018, he signed with the record label BMG.[8]

In March 2019, Spencer released his debut EP, NONE of this has been about you which included his previously released singles "Sweater" and titled track "NONE of this has been about you". From April-May 2019, he went as a supporting act for the duo musical artists Jack & Jack tour. He then embarked on his first headline tour, The Freaking Out Tour, from August 7-28, 2019.

Personal Life

Growing up, Spencer struggled with his weight, which used to be 270 pounds, his doctors stating it as "borderline obsese".[9] He tried out for the role of Troy Bolton in a High School Musical play, but didn't get it due to his image. This motivated him to start losing weight, and it took him over a year to lose 100 pounds.[10]


Spencer Sutherland has been dating American actress Madison Iseman since October 2015.


Extended Plays

Title Extended play details
NONE of this has been about you

• Released: March 15, 2019
• Label: SM1, LLC
• Format: Digital download


Title Year Album
"Bad Influence" 2015 Non-album single
"Selfish" 2017
"Selfish (acoustic)"
"Talk" 2018
"Talk (acoustic)"
"Tell Me"
"Sweater" 2019 NONE of this has been about you
"NONE of this has been about you"

As Featured Artist

Title Year Album
"Dial up" 2017 Coverage

Music Videos

Title Year Director
"Freaking Out" 2019 Donald Turner
"NONE of this has been about you" Lexie Alley
"Sweater" Seth Stern
"Wallpaper" Madison Iseman
"It May Sound Strange"



  • The Freaking Out Tour (2019)

Opening act

  • Tonight Belongs To You Tour (2018)


★ He was an opening act for other various music artists like Emblem3, MKTO, Ariana Grande, and Big Time Rush.[11]

★ He co-wrote songs with Emblem3.[9]


  1. @spencermusic (September 1, 2018). Retrieved September 1, 2018 — via Twitter.
  2. @spencermusic (December 10, 2013). Retrieved 2019 — via Instagram.
  3. Spencer @spencermusic (November 2, 2014). Retrieved 2019 — via Instagram.
  4. Spencer @spencermusic (November 13, 2014). Returned 2019 — via Instagram.
  5. "Spencer Sutherland, Elvis Duran’s Latest Artist Of The Month" | TODAY. July 11, 2017.
  6. Spencer Sutherland | Wikipedia
  7. "Spencer Sutherland Tour Dates 2018 & Concert Tickets". Bandsintown. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  8. Spencer @spencermusic (October 25, 2018). Retrieved October 26, 2019 — via Instagram.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Spencer Sutherland Talks None Of This Has Been About You, Tour and Jack & Jack". March 15, 2019.
  10. McCahill, Elaine (September 24, 2017). "The X Factor’s Spencer Sutherland reveals he lost 7 stone in a year before auditioning for the talent show". The Sun. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  11. Hally, Jenna (December 9, 2013). "Stefanie Scott and Spencer Sutherland Flirt Thier Way Through Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's 'Everything Has Changed' (Video)". MTV. Retrieved July 1, 2019.