Andy Bell (born Andrew Ivan Bell on 25 April 1964 in Peterborough, U.K.) is a singer-songwriter known for being the lead singer of the synthpop duo Erasure, with musical partner Vince Clarke, as well as for his solo career, Bell has sold over twenty million albums worldwide. Electric Blue, Bell's first solo album, was released in 2005 and includes collaborations with Claudia Brucken of Propaganda and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters. It was co-written and produced by Philip Larsen and Chris Smith of Manhattan Clique. Single "Crazy" became a club anthem. He followed the album up in 2010 with Non-Stop. Andy Bell is one of the first openly gay singers in pop music. He revealed his HIV-positive status in 2004 (he had suffered from the disease since 1998), successfully fighting the disease throughout his career. In the past several years, he has also found success both as a DJ and as a remixer.