Leondre Devries Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Leondre Devries Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight60 kg
Date of BirthOctober 6, 2000
Zodiac SignLibra
Eye ColorDark Brown

Leondre Devries is a Welsh rapper, TV personality, actor, and social media star, best known as one half of the R&B, rap duo Bars and Melody that auditioned for the 8th season of the Simon Cowell-created TV show, Britain’s Got Talent in February 2014. Simon pressed the “golden buzzer” after they performed an original song, Hopeful, sending them straight into the semi-final. They ultimately finished in the 3rd place in the competition. By the end of 2014, they released a new song, Shining Star, in July, as well as an acoustic version of their single Hopeful and an EP of the same name. On August 21, 2015, Bars and Melody released their debut studio album, 143, which debuted at number 4 on the UK Album chart. In August 2016, the duo released their 2nd EP, Teen Spirit, as well as their debut Japanese album, Hopeful, which contained 14 tracks from 143 and Teen Spirit albums, and the single Hopeful in Japanese.

Bars and Melody released both their 2nd Japanese album, Never Give Up, and their 2nd studio album titled Covers in February 2017. In April 2017, the duo announced their 3rd studio album, Generation Z, which was ultimately released in September of the same year. After numerous tours and appearances, Bars and Melody released the debut single, CHOKE, from their album, announced for release in early 2019. However, the album was delayed and its release replaced with the release of singles, Love To See Me Fail in March 2019, and Waiting for The Sun, in July 2019. In July 2019, Bars and Melody also went on their CHOKE Tour across the United Kingdom, and also competed on the spin-off TV series, Britain’s Got Talent The Champions, which was set to air in November 2019. The duo has also amassed a large social media fanbase with more than 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Leondre Antonio Devries

Nick Name

Bars, Little Dre, Little Dre Welsh Factor, Leo, Leondre The Lionn, Suhtorii

Leondre Devries in an Instagram selfie as seen in August 2019
Leondre Devries in an Instagram selfie as seen in August 2019 (Leondre Devries / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom

Residence

  • Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
  • London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

Welsh

 

Education

Leondre attended Glan Afan Comprehensive School in Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom.

Occupation

Rapper, Social Media Star, TV Personality, Actor

Family

  • Father – Antonio Devries (Stonemason, Music Promoter)
  • Mother – Victoria Lee (Personal Trainer)
  • Siblings – Jacob Lee (Older Brother), Joseph “Joey” Devries (Older Brother) (Singer),
    Ben Lee (Older Brother), Matilda “Tilly” Devries (Younger Sister) (Singer)

Manager

Leondre Devries is represented by –

  • Bars & Melody (Company, Talent Agent) Worldwide
  • Bold Management (Talent Agent, Manager) in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Genre

Rap, Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Syco Music
  • 143 Records
  • Zeneration Records
  • A Better Now Records / Universal Music

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Leondre Devries has dated –

  1. Eloise Lindsay (2016) – On May 7, 2016, he tagged Eloise in a Twitter post, publicly acknowledging her as his girlfriend. He also asked his fans not to hate her because he was aware of a large female fanbase that he has accumulated. However, the couple later broke up.
  2. Carla Brocker (2018-2019) – Leondre started dating the 3-years older German Instagram star Carla Brocker in 2018. The two gushed over each other via social media and he even taught her how to snowboard in Austria for Women’s Day on March 8, 2018. Leon and Carla were also seen cooking together before breaking up at some point in 2019.
Leondre Devries as seen in August 2019
Leondre Devries as seen in August 2019 (Leondre Devries / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Welsh descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

He has also dyed his hair ‘Black’, ‘Blonde’, and ‘Light Brown’ with ‘Blonde’ highlights in the past.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Signature long fringe haircut

Brand Endorsements

Leondre was an ambassador for the Anti Bullying Charity campaign in the United Kingdom in 2016.

Leondre Devries in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019
Leondre Devries in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019 (Leondre Devries / Instagram)

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Being a rapper in the R&B, Hip-hop, rap duo, Bars and Melody with his best friend, Charlie Lenehan, who was the duo’s singer, starting in 2014
  • Competing in the 8th season of the TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 and finishing up in 3rd place
  • Releasing numerous EPs including Hopeful (2014), and Teen Spirit (2016), as well as studio albums – 143 (2015), Covers (2017), and Generation Z (2017)
  • His social media fanbase of more than 800k followers on his personal Instagram

First Album

Leondre Devries, as part of the duo Bars and Melody, released his debut studio album 143, under 143 Records, on August 21, 2015. The album debuted on the 4th spot in the UK Albums chart. The 1st release of the album consisted of 11 tracks, titled Hopeful, Breathe, Stay Young, Keep Smiling, Complicated, Stay Strong, Just Remember, 143, That Girl, Don’t Look Back, and Beautiful. The Deluxe version of the album contained 2 additional tracks – acoustic versions of the songs Beautiful and Stay Strong.

First Film

Leondre Devries made his first feature film debut as ‘Himself’ in the family film, Friday Download: The Movie (Up All Night) in 2015.

First TV Show

Leondre Devries made his first TV show appearance as a ‘contestant’ in an episode of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014

Leondre Devries Favorite Things

  • Activities – Watching Movies, Paintball, Snowboarding, Bowling, Go-Karting
  • Food – Hamburgers
  • Animals – Cat, Dog
  • Personal Quote – “Don’t be depressed, you da best!”

Source – Instagram Bio, Instagram, Instagram, Instagram, Instagram

Leondre Devries in an Instagram post in August 2019
Leondre Devries in an Instagram post in August 2019 (Leondre Devries / Instagram)

Leondre Devries Facts

  1. He had been bullied for 4 years before switching schools.
  2. He and Charlie met in September 2013 and formed Bars and Melody, where he was “Bars” and Charlie was “Melody”, in January 2014.
  3. Up until the day he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent with Charlie in February 2014, he lived with his dad, and from that point on, began living with his mom.
  4. The song they auditioned with, Hopeful, wasn’t entirely an original. It was based on a song titled Hope, performed by Twista and Faith Evans. Leondre replaced the original verses with anti-bullying ones.
  5. They call their fanbase “BamFam” or “Bambino’s”.
  6. In May 2014, Leondre and charlie performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show before the semi-finals on Britain’s Got Talent. On that night, they presented themselves with the song by Faith Evans and Puff Daddy titled I’ll Be Missing You, once again slightly altered.
  7. His older brother, Joseph “Joey” Devries, was a part of the 5-member boy band, Overload Generation, which competed on The X Factor TV show in 2014. They disbanded in 2015 after Joey left followed by a rant on Twitter.
  8. The video of their audition was at the 6th spot on the list of “Top 10 Trending Videos in 2014” on YouTube, according to Billboard.
  9. In August 2016, he and Charlie sat down to re-watch and react to their audition for Britain’s Got Talent from 2014.
  10. Leon’s dad threatened to sue his music group because he wrote the song Hopeful while having personal problems and they claimed the boys wrote it. In addition, Antonio, his dad, claimed the promoters forced them to move from the anti-bullying music theme and overworked them. Bars and Melody‘s management team stated that the boys were happy with their careers and they would solve the matter “quickly and amicably.”
  11. He mourned the death of Lil Peep in November 2017, as well as the death of XXXTentacion in June 2018.
  12. Leondre and Charlie released 2 albums of covers of well-known songs, simply titled Covers Part II (2017) and Covers, Pt. III (2018).
  13. He had streamed playing the video game Fortnite: Battle Royale for his fanbase on the Bars & Melody YouTube channel in 2018.
  14. Cats are his spirit animals.
  15. Visit his band’s official website @ barsandmelody.tv.
  16. Follow his band on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify.
  17. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Ask.fm.

Featured Image by Leondre Devries / Instagram

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