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Simon Curtis is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and novelist. First gaining recognition from his role in the 2009 Nickelodeon film Spectacular!, Curtis ventured into pop music, having released four studio albums starting with his debut 8Bit Heart in 2010.

Curtis was originally chosen as a member for Nickelodeon's then-untitled boyband project, which would eventually develop into Big Time Rush.

History with BTR[]

After auditioning for Nickelodeon's boyband project, Curtis captured the network's attention, and he eventually participated in an official test for the show alongside actor Nico Tortorella, as well as, presumably, James Maslow and Logan Henderson.[1][2] Professional songwriter Andreas Carlsson was consulted to write several pieces of original music for the upcoming project, and Curtis was asked to record a demo for one of Carlsson's songs titled "Welcome to Hollywood".[3] Curtis was later replaced by other actors as the project developed further, and Curtis' song "Welcome to Hollywood" was given to Disney Channel star Mitchel Musso.[3] Despite the song's transfer and re-recording, some of Curtis' vocals are left in Musso's final studio release, with Musso even lip-syncing to them during at least one live performance.[3]

Despite Curtis' dismissal from the early stages of Big Time Rush, Curtis was selected for a lead role as teenage singer and dancer Royce Du Lac in Robert Iscove's 2009 made-for-television film Spectacular!, which first aired on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2009.[4]


  • Simon Curtis, alongside actress and singer Victoria Justice, performed a song titled "On the Wings of a Dream", written by Matthew Gerrard, Jay Landers, and Robbie Nevil, that was featured in Spectacular! as well as on its accompanying soundtrack. In the ISWC copyright database, the registry for the song, titled "Wings of a Dream", lists Big Time Rush as a performer.[5] The trio of Gerrard, Landers, and Nevil also wrote the song "This Is Our Someday", which was released by BTR and used in the filmed test pilot for the show.

External links[]


  1. Curtis, Simon [@simoncurtis] (March 24, 2013). [ "whoa blast from the past. Nico & I tested for btr together. What up yoo" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 April 2022 – via Twitter.
  2. Henderson, Logan and Stephen Kramer Glickman. "The Night Time Show #60: Logan Henderson- BIG TIME RUSH". Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Curtis, Simon [@simoncurtis] (September 26, 2021). "Andreas Carlsson wrote it for Nickelodeon’s boyband (Big Time Rush), which I was slated to be in, so they had me record the demo. It was later given to this actor as his debut single. Went to the grove to watch this with my Disney/Nick friends and cried myself to sleep that night" (Tweet). Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. "Columbia Records and Nickelodeon to Release Soundtrack to the Network's New Original TV Movie SPECTACULAR!". Sony Music Entertainment, January 14, 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. "WINGS OF A DREAM" (ISWC: T-902.871.200-7). ISWC Network. Retrieved 27 April 2022.