Conor Maynard On British Artists Being Friends: "It's Almost Like A Family"

19 July 2012, 13:18 | Updated: 19 July 2012, 13:49

The 'Vegas Girl' star says the relationship between himself and stars like Rita Ora and The Wanted is like a family.

Conor Maynard has described the current pop music scene as being like "a family of artists" and admits it is an "amazing time" to be a British talent trying to make it in America.

The 'Can't Say No' singer launches his debut album at the end of the month, and admits he is now hoping to begin promoting his music in the US, following the success of artists like One Direction, The Wanted and Ed Sheeran stateside.

"I don't really know what it is that's putting the world's eye on British talent right now," Conor told MTV News this week. "I'm hoping I'm the next one to do that.

UK artists do seem to see each other quite a lot," Conor explained. "I suppose British artists, because the country only has a few festivals in the year 'cause it's not huge, it's a really nice thing.

The 19 year-old British singer says he and 'R.I.P.' star Rita Ora have been close friends for a while, and described Ed Sheeran as a "really cool" guy.

"I see [The Wanted] about all the time. Funnily enough, we got the same plane to the US the last time I came here," he added. "It's almost like a family of artists. It's really cool."

Conor also got to team up with Rita Ora for a track on his new album called 'Better Than You', as well as a team-up with US R&B star Ne-Yo on the track 'Turn Around'.

Check out the artwork for Conor's latest single 'Vegas Girl' below:

Conor Maynard will officially launch his debut solo album 'Contrast' on 30th July.