A Great Big World is an American pop band composed of Ian Axel (en) and Chad King>. The New York duo> is mainly known for the songs This Is the New Year, taken over in a Glee season 4 episode, and Say Something, become an international hit since they re-recorded it with Christina Aguilera in 2013 The song was also awarded at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Their second album, When The Morning Comes, was released on November 13, 2015.
Ian Axel (en) was born on March 28, 1985 in Fair Lawn (in) in New Jersey, in a Jewish family. He made his bar mitzvah and is a secular Jew >>>. He is the second child of Terry and Elyse Axel, and has a sister named Melissa.
He has been playing the piano since he was 3 years old, and composed his first piece at the same age. He also plays ukulele.
He was part of the Fair Lawn high school rock band, The Boptones.