Stan Walker (b. October 23, 1990) is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand-born UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}n singer and actor. He is known for being the final winner of ''Australian Idol'' in 2009, before ''XFactor'' became an Australian television sensation the next year.

Musically inspired by the likes of Music/{{Beyonce}}, John Legend and Music/{{Prince}}, his first two studio albums reflected the {{soul}}/RAndB path he took on ''Australian Idol''. However, upon releasing his third studio album, ''Let The Music Play'', in 2011, he moved towards a more dance-oriented sound.

In 2013 he became a judge for the New Zealand version of ''X Factor'' and star in the film ''Mt. Zion'', about a "young Maori musician" who has a desire to "win the support slot for Music/BobMarley's 1979 concert in UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}, but comes into conflict when his ambitions clash with the traditional values of his whānau."

* ''Introducing ... Stan Walker''
* ''From The Inside Out''
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Let The Music Play]]''
* BreakUpSong: "Black Box", "The One" and many more.
* CelebrityResemblance: To Music/GuySebastian, both physically and vocally. Many people hearing Walker's songs being played on the radio [[MisattributedSong commonly assume them as being performed by Sebastian]]. The fact Guy even produced some tracks for him doesn't help matters.
* CoverVersion: Outside of ''Idol'' and his debut album, he recorded a cover of Des'ree's "Kissing You" for ''From The Inside Out'' as well as performing Dave Dobbyn's "Welcome Home" and Music/FleetwoodMac's "Songbird" for ''Let The Music Play''.
* CoverAlbum: ''Introducing ... Stan Walker'' is a one with the exception of "Black Box", the winner's single.
* DreamTeam: "The One" from ''From The Inside Out'' is a duet with PixieLott. Pixie's team actually wrote the song with the intention of having her perform it solo, but a chance encounter resulted in it being a collaboration instead. Another duet, "Galaxy", was recorded with Creator/JessicaMauboy and released as a single. He's also worked with Ryan Tedder and supported NickiMinaj on tour.
* [[GodIsLoveSongs God Is Love Song]]: "Unbroken".
* LyricalDissonance: "Black Box" might sound like an upbeat pop song at first, but the lyrics tell of a man who is ready to leak personal and private information about his ex-lover in order to protect his name. "Choose You" is also essentially about choosing to stay in a bad relationship due to familiarity.
* MelismaticVocals
* SillyLoveSongs: ''Oh so many''. A few examples include "Choose You", "One Thing", the [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-inspired "Love Graffiti", "Homesick" and more.
* AWildRapperAppears: Young Sid in "Stuck In a Box", Kayo in the single mix of "Homesick", Israel Cruz and Miracle in the single version of "Choose You".