It’s worth noting that after Calum joined the show, the internet broadcast ratings went up substantially, from 400 to 25,000. Scott came in sixth. Later, together with the other contestants, Calum went to tour the UK. He appeared on such shows and events as Viking FM Future Star Awards, Gibraltar Summer Nights, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre's tenth anniversary, Flamingo Land Resort Fair, Hull Daily Mail's Star, and Dartford Festival.
In April 2016, Calum presented his first solo single “Dancing on My Own”. It became a big hit. At first, it made it to the 40th spot of the West Hull FM radio chart. Then the song proceeded to the international arena, climbed the 2nd spot on UK Single Charts and came in 15th on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. The song became popular in Europe and went platinum. Many organizers tried to book Calum Scott for their events, and he often accepted.
In 2016, Calum signed a contract with Capitol Records and started working on the debut album. The artist appeared on such shows as Weekend, BBC Look North, Brazilian show Encontro com Fátima Bernardes, Lorraine, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. His hit debut single kept appearing on popular radio stations, such as Radio Gibraltar, BBC Radio Humberside, BFBS Radio, and Viking FM.
The same year, the singer released one more single “Transformar”. It was a collaborative effort with Ivete Sangalo. A year later, Scott recorded "You Are the Reason", which was an international hit and became platinum in Australia.
In 2016 and 2017, Calum toured North America. In March 2018, the singer released the long-awaited debut LP, Only Human. It featured all his previously released hits and several more songs. The album came in 5th on UK Albums Chart and 5th on ARIA charts. To support the album, Calum went to tour the UK on his Only Human Tour.
For a long time, there were many rumors about Calum Scott being gay. He recently confirmed them.
The artist continues recording songs and performing live.