Darren Hayes, “Darkness”

Darren Hayes, “Darkness”, 2014

UK-based Australian singer-songwriter, Darren Hayes was the lead singer and media front man for pop duo Savage Garden, whose 1997 album Savage Garden was No. 3 in the United States and produced the hits “Truly, Madly, Deeply” and “I Want You.” Savage Garden stayed together for only two albums and released the US No. 1 hit “I Knew I Loved You” before Hayes went out on his own, changing his sound from soft pop-rock to a more electronic darker sound.

Hayes has three solo albums under his belt and another can be expected in 2011, produced by Lady Gaga’s mixer Robert Orton. Including his work with Savage Garden, Hayes has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Although Hayes was married for six years to his childhood sweetheart, makeup artist Colby Taylor, they divorced in 2000 and he began coming out to his friends and his label in the early 2000’s. In 2006, he married his boyfriend of two years, Richard Cullen, in a civil ceremony in London.