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Nicholas James Murphy (born 23 June 1988), better known by his stage name Chet Faker, is an Australian electronica musician. Born in Warnambool, Victoria, he grew up with 2 younger brothers (Harrison Murphy, 28) (Jacob Murphy, 25) and Step brother (Luke Mahony, 18) before he moved to the city to pursue his musical career. In 2012 he issued an extended play, Thinking in Textures and signed to Downtown Records in the United States. In October that year he won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Thinking in Textures won Best Independent Single/EP at the Australian Independent Records Awards.
In January 2013 the work won Best Independent Release at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards for 2012. His cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” was featured in a 2013 Super Bowl commercial for Beck’s Sapphire.
In April 2014 Built on Glass, Faker’s debut album, was released to generally positive reviews and debuted at number 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts. Three songs from the album were subsequently voted into the top ten of Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2014, including the number one spot for “Talk Is Cheap”.
Faker released a new EP, Work, a collaboration with London based DJ Marcus Marr on 4 December 2015.