Jacob William Hoggard (born July 9, 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer of the rock band Hedley. He finished in third place on the second season of Canadian Idol, in 2004.
Jacob Hoggard was born on July 9, 1984 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Surrey, British Columbia. He learned to play piano at the age of four from his aunt, and taught himself guitar at the age of 12.
He formed the band Hedley with four friends; the name was inspired by a small mining town in Canada which the group had learned was available for sale in its entirety. The original band bet Hoggard $150 that he wouldn't make it into the top three for Canadian Idol. Hoggard proved them wrong making it to the top three before being eliminated from the competition.
A re-formed Hedley, with Hoggard as the only remaining original member on vocals, Dave Rosin on guitar, Tommy Macdonald on bass, and Chris Crippin on Drums, then released their self-titled debut album Hedley on September 26, 2005.
On October 30, 2007, their second album Famous Last Words was released.
On November 17, 2009, their third album The Show Must Go, was released.
On November 8, 2011, their fourth album, Storms, was released.
On November 11, 2013, their fifth album, "Wild Life", was released.
Their seventh studio album, Cageless, is expected for September 29, 2017.
Hoggard married his highschool sweetheart in 2005, which ended in divorce in 2009.
He is in a relationship with Rebekah Asselstine.
|Audition||N/A||"Forever in Blue Jeans"||Neil Diamond||Advanced|
|Top 32||N/A||"Only the Good Die Young"||Billy Joel||Advanced|
|Top 10||Canadian Hits||"Put Your Head on My Shoulder"||Paul Anka||Safe|
|Top 9||British Invasion||"Space Oddity"||David Bowie||Safe|
|Top 8||Rock & Roll||"Everything"||Lifehouse||Safe|
|Top 7||Lionel Richie||"Brick House"||Lionel Richie||Safe|
|Top 6||Gordon Lightfoot||"Sundown"||Gordon Lightfoot||Bottom 2|
|Top 5||Summertime Hits||"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"||Aerosmith||Safe|
|Top 4||Standards||"Straighten Up And Fly Right"|
|Nat King Cole|
Nat King Cole
|Top 3||Judges' Choice||"If You Don't Know Me By Now"|
"I Want You To Want Me"
|Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes|