Olly Murs

Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs (born May 14, 1984 in Witham, Essex, England) is an English singer-songwriter. He achieved se...

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{"key":"64500","name":"Olly Murs","bio":"Oliver Stanley \"Olly\" Murs (born May 14, 1984 in Witham, Essex, England) is an English singer-songwriter. He achieved second place on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. In early 2010, he was signed to Syco Music and Epic Records, which are owned by Sony Music. After he toured with X Factor Finalists tour, he began recording his debut album.Murs' debut single, \"Please Don't Let Me Go\" charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, after releasing it on 27 August, beating Katy Perry's \"Teenage Dream\" to the #1 spot. Olly's debut album followed his second official single \"Thinking of Me\", which charted at number four on the UK Singles Charts, and a week later Murs debut album, Olly Murs, charted at number two on the UK Albums Chart.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/64500_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson (born 12 January 1996) is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire, England. She was a contestan...

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{"key":"66228","name":"Ella Henderson","bio":"Ella Henderson (born 12 January 1996) is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire, England. She was a contestant on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and finished in sixth place.Ella is a big fan of Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra and picked out Olly Murs and Leona Lewis as her favorite X Factor contestants from previous series\u2019 of the show. Ella confessed that she'd love to sing with Adele or Beyonc\u00e9.Her debut single, \"Ghost\", co-written with Ryan Tedder, was released on 8 June 2014 and went straight to number one in the UK. Her second single, Glow, was released on 5 October 2014. It was followed on 13 October 2014 by her debut album Chapter One.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/66228_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Little Mix

Little Mix (previously Rhythmix) are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and the first ever group to win the grand prize. ...

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{"key":"8193","name":"Little Mix","bio":"Little Mix (previously Rhythmix) are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and the first ever group to win the grand prize. Their debut single, a cover of the Damien Rice ballad Cannonball was released digitally the morning after their win. The song was produced by Fazer, from the band N-Dubz. The lead single from their debut album, Wings, was released on August 19, 2012 and reached number 1 in the official UK charts. Their second single to be released was DNA, which was also the title of their debut album. The song DNA shows a slightly darker side of the girlband.The band consists of Essex former-barmaid Jesy Nelson (20), High Wycombe former-waitress Leigh-Anne Pinnock (19), and South Shields former-students Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall (both 18). The group was formed at the 2011 X Factor bootcamp in London from singers who auditioned as soloists.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8193_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony (commonly initialized as 5H) is five-member American girl group formed on the second season of The X Facto...

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{"key":"18201","name":"Fifth Harmony","bio":"Fifth Harmony (commonly initialized as 5H) is five-member American girl group formed on the second season of The X Factor in 2012. The group are from Miami, Florida, United States, the members consists of Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid's record label, after finishing in third place behind Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar on the show.Fifth Harmony won MTV's Artist To Watch award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. In 2014, Fifth Harmony was labeled as the #1 most 'Influential' X Factor USA contestant of all-time by FoxWeekly. Their debut EP, \"Better Together\" was released in 2013 with a first week position of No. 6 on the Billboard 200. Their debut studio album, \"Reflection\" was released on January 30, 2015, going to #5 on the US Billboard 200. The album included the song Worth It (feat. Kid Ink) which became their biggest hit, peaking at #12.Fifth Harmony is composed of five singers who all successfully auditioned as soloists on The X Factor, but failed to progress individually to the Judges' Houses stage of the competition. They were later formed as a group at the end of bootcamp by Simon Cowell, thus qualifying for the \"Groups\" category. Originally, the group's name was \"LYLAS\" (acronym for Love You Like a Sister), but another group called \"The Lylas\" (which consists of four of Bruno Mars' sisters) claimed that the show stole their name. Thereafter, LYLAS changed their name to \"1432\" (which stands for I Love You Too), which was announced on the first live show on October 31, 2012, during which 1432 performed \"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together\" by Taylor Swift. Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid were critical of the new name, and Cowell suggested that the group be renamed again. During the first live results show on November 1, 2012, 1432 performed \"Skyscraper\" by Demi Lovato in a sing-off with Sister C. Cowell decided to send 1432 through to the Top 12 and he announced that they would be renamed by the viewers online. The name chosen by the public was announced: \"Fifth Harmony\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/18201_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"100,000 - 200,000"}

James Arthur

James Andrew Arthur (born 1988) is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His d...

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{"key":"41923","name":"James Arthur","bio":"James Andrew Arthur (born 1988) is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, Impossible, was released after the final and debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart on 16 December 2012 in its first week of release.Since 2005, and prior to his participation in The X Factor, he was a vocalist and guitarist in a number of bands, and later, as a solo artist as well as forming his own The James Arthur Band and James Arthur Project.Arthur was born in Middlesbrough, England to English mother Shirley Ashworth and Scottish father Neil Arthur. James\u2019 father was a delivery driver, but also used to be a DJ and a drummer for many years. Arthur\u2019s parents split when he was just two-years-old and each settled with a new partner. Neil and Shirley were not on talking terms with each other for more than twenty years. But they agreed to attend the show together in a family reunion to attend their son\u2019s performance.Arthur first went to Ings Farm Primary School in Redcar, North Yorkshire. When he was nine, he moved with his mother Shirley and his step father Ronald Rafferty to Bahrain where he studied at the local British School of Bahrain for four years. When they split, Arthur, then 14, had to move back with his mother and his two half-sisters Jasmine and Neve to the UK to live in a modest house in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.Upon his return, he continued his studies at Redcar\u2019s Rye Hills School.Arthur has five siblings, an older brother called Neil Arthur, an older sister called Sian Arthur, and three younger sisters, Charlotte Arthur and Jasmin and Neve Rafferty.Arthur has been writing and recording songs since he was 15 as an unsigned artist both solo and in many bands including:Moonlight Drive - a Cleveland-based progressive, experimental, rock five-piece band with Arthur in lead vocals. The band was active between 2005 and 2008. They had recordings such as \u00abSaid You\u2019d Be There\u00bb, \u00abHole in My Heart\u00bb and \u00abTear Me Apart\u00bb.Cue the Drama - an alternative rock band based in Marske-by-the-Sea and active between 2005 and 2008. Recordings included \u00abOn the Radio 98KUPD\u00bb, \u00abIt\u2019s Killing Me\u00bb, \u00abI Reach You\u00bb and \u00abIt Hurts\u00bb.Save Arcade - a Middlesbrough alternative rock band made up of Arthur (vocals, guitar), Josh Brown (keyboards, vocals), Matthew Green (guitar), Alex Beer (bass, vocals), Travis Shaw (guitar, percussions, vocals) and Karl Dowson (drums). In 2009, the band released a three-track EP called Truth, carrying the title track \u00abThe Truth\u00bb, as well as \u00abEchoes\u00bb and \u00abI Un-Proudly Present\u00bb. In June 2010, the band released a five-track EP, Tonight We Dine in Hades, which in addition to the title track \u00abTonight We Dine in Hades\u00bb included \u00abSuperhero\u00bb, \u00abYou Always Want a Fight\u00bb, \u00abJuliet Is Not Dead\u00bb and \u00abShe Aims to Please\u00bb. Both releases were on the independent 57 Records UK.Emerald Skye - a four-piece indie pop\/rock band formed in March 2011 based in Redcar \/ Saltburn-by-the-Sea and made up of Arthur (guitar, vocals), Dean Harrison (piano, violin), Paul Gill (bass) and Save Arcade bandmate Green (drums).Arthur also uploaded many of his own songs to Soundcloud and YouTube including an album entitled Sins by the Sea. In 2011, he auditioned for The Voice UK and made it into the final 200 contestants but no further.In early 2012, he recorded songs and released two EPs as The James Arthur Band. The band consisted of Arthur (vocals and guitar), Jez Taylor (guitar), Chris Smalls (keyboards), Jordan Swain (drums) and Rich Doney (bass). In 2012, the band released The EP Collection CD with nine tracks with R&B, soul and hip hop influences, a compilation of tracks on both EPs. Arthur also released an EP named Hold On under the name The James Arthur Project in August 2012 in collaboration with John McGough. The tracks were written and arranged by McGough, and mixed by Matt Wanstall with all vocals by Arthur.Arthur auditioned for The X Factor with an acoustic rendition of judge Tulisa Contostavlos\u2019s \u00abYoung\u00bb, before explaining his past, including spells in care and time spent on the streets after break-ups within his family. He also revealed his father and mother had not spoken to each other for over 20 years, and this was a reunion of sorts for them to attend his audition. After his judges\u2019 houses performance of \u00abI Can\u2019t Make You Love Me\u00bb, he was picked by his mentor Nicole Scherzinger as one of the 12 contestants for the live shows, and one of just three in the \u00abBoys\u00bb category. After the second live show, Arthur suffered from an anxiety attack backstage. Whilst being treated at the studio, paramedics determined he did not need to go to hospital, and he was ordered back to his hotel to rest. He later returned for the results show the following. Arthur was in the bottom two in week 7 after performing \u00abCan\u2019t Take My Eyes Off You\u00bb. He sang \u00abFallin\u2019\u00bb for survival against Ella Henderson, with the judges going to deadlock after their vote was evenly split 2-2 (mentor Scherzinger and Gary Barlow voting to keep him, while Contostavlos and Louis Walsh voted in favour of Henderson). Arthur was then saved by the public vote. On 8 December, he made it through to the second night of the live finals.Arthur won The X Factor on 9 December 2012, with 53.7% of the vote, against Jahm\u00e9ne Douglas who received 38.9% of the vote.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/41923_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Aiden Grimshaw

Aiden Grimshaw, 22, is a singer-songwriter. He auditioned with "Gold Digger" by Kanye West, prompting Cowell to say "Now...

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{"key":"203634","name":"Aiden Grimshaw","bio":"Aiden Grimshaw, 22, is a singer-songwriter. He auditioned with \"Gold Digger\" by Kanye West, prompting Cowell to say \"Now that's what I call a pop star!\". He then auditioned with \"This Year's Love\" by David Gray during Boot Camp wowing the judges again, helping him get through to the final 32, and making it through to judge houses where he performed \"Cannonball\" by Damien Rice to mentor Dannii Minogue and Natalie Imbruglia making him one of the three boys in the 2010 edition of The X Factor. He controversially finished 9th.His debut single was released 3rd June 2012, entitled \"Is This Love?\", reaching #35 in the UK charts. His debut album, \"Misty Eye\" was released on 20th August 2012, reaching #19 in the UK charts","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/203634_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Dami Im

Dami Im (Korean: 임다미, born 17 October 1988) is a South Korean-born Australian singer, best known as the winner of ...

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{"key":"113202","name":"Dami Im","bio":"Dami Im (Korean: \uc784\ub2e4\ubbf8, born 17 October 1988) is a South Korean-born Australian singer, best known as the winner of the fifth series of The X Factor Australia in 2013. She subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia and released her winner's single \"Alive\", which debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart.Dami Im was born in South Korea and emigrated to Australia at the age of nine, with her mother and younger brother. Im's father Dong Eal Im stayed in South Korea to support the family. Her parents now live together, spending part of the year in Australia and part in South Korea. Im taught herself to sing by recording herself copying her favourite artists. At the age of 11, she began studying at the Young Conservatorium of Music program at Griffith University. Aside from singing, Im is also a violinist and pianist. She was a national finalist in the Yamaha Youth Piano Competition, and won the Nora Baird Scholarship and the Queensland Piano Competition several times. Im attended John Paul College in Daisy Hill, Queensland and graduated in 2005. She never sang while at school and would only accompany the choir on piano, and play violin for the school's Silver Strings group. In 2009, Im graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in a Bachelor of Music. Prior to entering The X Factor, Im was a music and piano teacher.Im had a short career as a gospel singer in Korea. In 2010, she released a studio album, Dream, which consisted of nine tracks and was recorded to raise money for church endeavours. In July 2011, Im re-released the album with two extra tracks, which were both sung in English. On 5 December 2011, Im released a Christmas extended play called Snow & Carol, which consisted of seven tracks. On 9 July 2012, Im released Intimacy, which consisted of five tracks.Im successfully auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor Australia in 2013. She sang \"Hero\" by Mariah Carey and progressed to the super bootcamp stage of the competition. On the first day of bootcamp, Im was placed in the Under 25 Girls category and sang \"I'm with You\" by Avril Lavigne in front of her entire category and judges Redfoo, Ronan Keating and Dannii Minogue. On the second day of super bootcamp, she was put into an ensemble of 10 and they sang \"Next to Me\" by Emeli Sand\u00e9 in front of the judges. Im made it to the third day of bootcamp, where she sang \"Jolene\" by Dolly Parton to the judges and a live audience of one thousand. After the judges made changes to the Boys, Girls and Overs categories, Im became part of the newly formed Over 24s category and she got eliminated. However, Im was called back for home visits in New York City to replace Matt Gresham who decided he could not commit to the competition. During home visits, she sang \"If I Were a Boy\" by Beyonc\u00e9 in front of her mentor Dannii Minogue and guest mentor Kylie Minogue. Dannii later selected Im, along with Barry Southgate and Cat Vas, for the live finals\u2014a series of ten weekly live shows in which contestants are progressively eliminated by public vote.For the Judges' Choice-themed first live show, Im sang \"One\" by U2 and received a standing ovation from the judges. Natalie Bassingthwaighte said she had \"the best vocal of the night.\" Im's performance of \"One\" peaked at number 42 on the ARIA Singles Chart. For the Legends-themed second live show, she sang \"Purple Rain\" by Prince and received another standing ovation. Keating told Im that the competition \"at the moment, is yours.\" Her performance of \"Purple Rain\" debuted at number 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart. For the Top 10 Hits-themed third live show, Im sang Thelma Houston's version of \"Don't Leave Me This Way\", and her performance of the song debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number 67. Following the eliminations of Vas (in week two) and Southgate (in week three), Im became the only remaining contestant in the Over 24s category. After her performance of Katy Perry's \"Roar\" in the Latest and Greatest-themed fourth live show, Im received her fourth consecutive standing ovation from the judges. Im's performance of \"Roar\" debuted at number 44 on the ARIA Singles Chart. For the Rock-themed fifth live show, she sang \"Best of You\" by the Foo Fighters and received her fifth standing ovation. Keating told Im that it is \"an honour to work on this show with talent like you.\" Im's performance of \"Best of You\" debuted at number 78 on the ARIA Singles Chart.Following Im's performance of Simon & Garfunkel's \"Bridge over Troubled Water\" in the Family Heroes-themed sixth live show, her mentor Dannii notably teared up as she dedicated Im's song choice to her parents and grandfather, following the death of her grandmother. Im's performance of \"Bridge over Troubled Water\" debuted at number 15 on the ARIA Singles Chart. For the Judges' Challenge-themed seventh live show, Im sang Zedd's \"Clarity\", which was chosen by Keating, and her performance debuted at number 77 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Im received a mixed feedback from the judges following her performance of John Farnham's \"You're the Voice\" during the Aussie Week-themed eighth live show. Keating said \"it was pitchy and a weak performance\" and Bassingthwaighte agreed. For the Power and Passion-themed ninth live show, Im sang \"Saving All My Love for You\" by Whitney Houston and \"Wrecking Ball\" by Miley Cyrus. Her performances of \"Wrecking Ball\" and \"Saving All My Love for You\" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at numbers 61 and 85 respectively.During the grand final performance show on 27 October, Im was required to perform three songs \u2013 her audition song, winner's single and last shot song. Im's winner's single was \"Alive\" and her last shot song was \"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going\". Her performance of \"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going\", which debuted at number 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart, saw all four judges standing on the desk. Redfoo said Im's performance was \"the best thing I've ever seen in my life\", while Dannii added that she is \"world class.\" Im's performance of \"Hero\" debuted at number 62. During the grand final decider show the following day, Im was announced as the winner.After winning The X Factor, Im's single \"Alive\" was released on iTunes. She also received a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and a management deal. Four days after release, \"Alive\" debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for selling 35,000 copies. In November 2013, Im will embark on The X Factor Live Tour across Australia with Third Degree, Taylor Henderson, Jiordan Tolli and Jai Waetford. Her self-titled album Dami Im will be released on 15 November 2013, and features studio recordings of songs she performed on The X Factor.Im was selected by broadcaster SBS to represent Australia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden where she will perform a new song called \"Sound of Silence\". She was revealed as the Australian representative on March 3, 2016 during 2014 winner Conchita Wurst's concert in Sydney.Im cites Beyonc\u00e9, Mariah Carey, Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and Chris Tomlin as her musical influences. Aside from singing, she also plays piano and violin.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/113202_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Marco Mengoni

Marco Mengoni was born in Ronciglione, the Christmas's day of 1988. He partecipated to the third edition of Italian X-Fa...

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{"key":"51012","name":"Marco Mengoni","bio":"Marco Mengoni was born in Ronciglione, the Christmas's day of 1988. He partecipated to the third edition of Italian X-Factor and won it..After his win he released his first EPcalled \u201cDove si vola\u201d (\u201cwhere you fly\u201d ), including 2 new songs and 5 covers (2 of them in english: \"Psycho killer\" and \"Man in the mirror\"). This CD in Italy sold 70.000 copies and more, and went platinum.This february Marco won third place in the sixtieth edition of the Sanremo Music Festival with the song Credimi ancora (in english Believe Me Again) and released a new minialbum, titled \"Re Matto\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/51012_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Ruth Lorenzo

Ruth Lorenzo (born 10 November 1982) is a Spanish singer from Murcia, Spain. Lorenzo is notable for coming fifth in the ...

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{"key":"85770","name":"Ruth Lorenzo","bio":"Ruth Lorenzo (born 10 November 1982) is a Spanish singer from Murcia, Spain. Lorenzo is notable for coming fifth in the fifth series of the British version of TV talent show The X Factor in 2008. This was the year which saw Alexandra Burke win. Lorenzo's performance of \"Purple Rain\" (Prince) in the show went on to reach over one million views via YouTube in less than one week before it was removed. In 2014, Lorenzo expressed interest in the Eurovision Song Contest and submitted a self penned track entitled \"Dancing in the Rain.\" Ruth went on to take part in the 2014 Spanish National Final and received the highest number of public votes. Lorenzo represented Spain in Copenhagen in May 2014 and the song scored 74 points for Spain, finishing in 10th place out of 37 countries. Lorenzo joins Spanish singer Pastora Soler in being two of the most successful Spanish acts in Eurovision in recent years. Lorenzo's highly anticipated debut album \"Planeta Azul (Blue Planet)\" was released on 27 October 2014. The collection has so far spawned two radio hits 'Gigantes' and 'Renuncio'At the age of one, Ruth loved the film Annie and would sing along in English, even though she had no idea what the words meant. Her mother nurtured Ruth's love of music by playing music and dancing with her.Ruth was six when she first heard Monserat Caballet, an opera singer in Spain and she started to sing opera when her mother bought her Monserat's album. Ruth imitated her vocals until she was pitch perfect to the iconic Spanish opera singer.At twelve years old, Ruth moved to America with her family and this was the first time Ruth had the opportunity to get involved with music at school. She took every music, theatre, dance and choir lesson going and all of her teachers encouraged Ruth, she was put into competitions and played lead roles in My Fair Lady and Phantom of the Opera.The family moved back to Spain when Ruth was 16 and although Ruth had some singing lessons by this point, she had to give them up due to the financial difficulties her family were having. Ruth gave up on her dream as it was becoming clear that it would never be something that would pay the bills.Ruth was approached by a rock band when she was 19 this was a new challenge because she had only ever sung classical music. Ruth made the decision that she would give up her job at the family business and follow her dream once again. The band became very close as the toured Spain and Ruth stayed with them for 3 years.Before X Factor UK, at the age of 19, Ruth auditioned for 'Operacion Triunfo' Spain's biggest TV talent show at the time. http:\/\/www.ruthlorenzo.tv\/ruth_biography.html","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/85770_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Union J

Union J (originally Triple J) are a British boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley and...

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{"key":"36406","name":"Union J","bio":"Union J (originally Triple J) are a British boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley and George Shelley. They were formed in 2011 and originally a trio, consisting of Cuthbert, Hamblett and Hensley then, Shelley was later added to the group in 2012 through the ninth series of British television music competition The X Factor, in which they finished fourth. They subsequently signed a record deal with Sony Music subsidiary RCA Records, and released their debut single \"Carry You\" in June 2013. Their self-titled debut studio album, Union J, followed in October 2013 and peaked at number six on the UK Albums Chart.In April 2014, Union J left RCA and signed with Epic Records. Their second studio album You Got It All \u2013 The Album was released in 2014. It was preceded by the lead single \"Tonight (We Live Forever)\" and \"You Got It All\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/36406_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Ben Haenow

Ben Haenow is the winner of the UK's 2014 X-Factor, announced on the evening of December 14, 2014, beating Fleur East. H...

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{"key":"184048","name":"Ben Haenow","bio":"Ben Haenow is the winner of the UK's 2014 X-Factor, announced on the evening of December 14, 2014, beating Fleur East. His first single \"Something I Need\" was released on the night of his win.BackgroundBen Haenow was born in 1985 and grew up in Croydon, UK, attending Spring Park Primary and then Edenham High School. He was in a band with his brother, Alex, called The Lost Audio. Prior to winning the UK X-Factor in 2014, Ben Haenow was a van driver. Edited By Henna Nadeem","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/184048_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry (b. 16 June 1991) is a pop singer from South Shields, England and the winner of Series 6 of the X Factor ...

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{"key":"138670","name":"Joe McElderry","bio":"Joe McElderry (b. 16 June 1991) is a pop singer from South Shields, England and the winner of Series 6 of the X Factor UK, which took place in 2009. He first auditioned in Manchester where he sang Luther Vandross\u2019 'Dance With My Father'.He was in the Boys group, mentored by Cheryl Cole. His vocals appear on the X Factor Finalists 2009 Charity single (a cover of Michael Jackson's You Are Not Alone) which reached number 1 status in the UK Charts on the 21st of November 2009. It remained there for one week, before being knocked off by Peter Kay's charity single for Children In Need.Joe won X Factor on December 13th 2009. His debut single, The Climb (A cover of the Miley Cyrus song) was released on December 14th 2009, and charted at number 2 - beaten by a anti-X Factor campaign backed Rage Against The Machine song, Killing In The Name. He was then number one on December 28th.The single had the fifth highest sales of all UK singles released in 2009 staying one week at #1. It was also the top selling Irish single of 2009 where it remained at the top spot for four consecutive weeks. \"The Climb\" was nominated in the British Single category at the 2010 BRIT Awards.McElderry performed \"Don't Stop Believin\" and presented an award at the 15th National Television Awards in London on 20 January 2010. In January 2010, he participated in the Helping Haiti charity single, a cover of \"Everybody Hurts\" arranged by Simon Cowell in order to raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.His debut album, \"Wide Awake\", is due to be released on 25 October 2010.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/138670_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Misha B

Misha Bryan (born 10 February 1992 in Manchester), known as Misha B, is a British singer-songwriter, rapper and recordin...

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{"key":"134564","name":"Misha B","bio":"Misha Bryan (born 10 February 1992 in Manchester), known as Misha B, is a British singer-songwriter, rapper and recording artist who came to national attention when she auditioned for the 2011 series of the The X Factor (UK) with Aretha Franklin's Respect, complete with a rap break. She was described as \"one of the most exciting singers to emerge from the show\" Music-News.com while The Daily Telegraph picked her first performance as one of the highlights of the series, saying she \"oozed star quality from the start\u2026 Like a 21st century Grace Jones or an urban Lady Gaga, the teenager seemed like a proper pop star already\". The Telegraph stated in August 2012, that the X Factor lost serious credibility, when its most gifted entrant, rapping Mancunian diva Misha Bryan, didn\u2019t end up winning. BBC 1xtra describes her as a \"break from the traditional X Factor contestant\" and that Misha B could be noted for her \"show-stopping performances\". Her debut single, \"Home Run\" was released on 15 July 2012, entering the UK Singles Chart at No. 11 and the UK R&B Chart at No. 2. Her second single \" Do You Think Of Me?\". Her third single \" Here's to Everything (Ooh La La)\" was released on the 28th April, 2013. In April 2012 she released a mixtape Why Hello World and in February 2013 she released her second mixtape Knock Knock. An album is expected for summer 2013.Misha B was raised by her aunt in Manchester\u2019s Moss Side and Longsight districts, and is of Jamaican descent. Prior to X Factor Bryan performed on the Manchester open mic circuit and took up busking in order to tackle her stage fright. Single ReleasesShortly after Bryan left The X Factor, she performed a live freestyle F64 for SB.TV on December 24, 2011. Choosing a recording contract, Bryan said \" had various meetings with different labels but was able to go with the one she had an instant connection with\". In February 2012, it was announced that Bryan had signed a record deal with the Relentless Records. In the same month, she participated in The X Factor Tour from February 25 to April 4, 2012. Whilst on the tour, Misha spent time working on her first mixtape, Why Hello World, mixed by Manchester\u2019s DJ Stylus, and released for free to download on 27 April 2012. The following week it became BBC Radio 1Xtra's mixtape of the week.The mixtape received positive reviews and gained over 16,000 downloads and 25,000 streams. The mixtape features a collection of original material, as well as re-interpretations of her favourite cuts; including samples of five original songs, including \"Big Dreaming\", \"Last Forever\" and her debut single \"Home Run\", as well as covers of \"Rolling in the Deep\", \"Mirror\" and \"Climax\". On 2 May 2012, she announced her debut single \"Home Run\", co-written and produced by British songwriter MNEK. A snippet of the single was first unveiled on BBC Radio 1Xtra The single was added to both BBC Radio One and BBC Radio 1Xtra playlists, as well as the video being on the MTV playlist. The music video for the single which was directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, premiered on June 15, 2012. Bryan cited her performance of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun on The X Factor as influencing the single's creation. The song was officially released on July 15, 2012 by Relentless Records and charted at No. 11, on the Official UK Singles Chart. On the released EP the are several remixes including Kat Krazy, Zed Bias and Taiki & Nulight. \"Home Run\" received mixed to generally positive reviews from critics.On 20 August 2012, Bryan announced the title of her second single, \"Do You Think of Me\", co-written by herself, Ayak Thiik and TMS and co-produced by TMS and Bryan. On 7 September 2012, Misha B unveiled a Benny Page hi-tempo, dub-step and drum and bass influenced remix of the track that MTV described it as featuring \"powerful and melodic vocals\". The Irish Times selected it as the record of the week on September 21 The official video to the track was also released on October 8. \"Do You Think of Me\" peaked at No. 9 on the Official UK Singles Chart on Sunday November 11. While the Official Charts Company recorded that the single reached numbers 3 and 2 on their 1Xtra Singles Top 40 chart and VH1 Urban Chart Top 20, respectively on 10 November 2012. \"Ride or Die\", as the B-side to Angel's \"Time After Time\", featured Misha B and was released on the 29th November 2012, with a music video published a week later on the 6th December. The track was composed by Misha B, Sirach Charles (\"Angel\") and Kassa Alexander. On 27 November 2012, it was revealed that Misha would feature in a series of ob-docs shorts on 4Music as part of a partnership with youth charity vInspired. The Taking Care Of Christmas docs are due in December and will highlight the benefits of volunteering for a good cause and how it can make job applicants more attractive to prospective employers.On 8 February 2013, she announced that, Here's to Everything (Ooh La La), would be released as the third single from her forthcoming debut album, and received it's worldwide premiere on The Hits Radio. On 27 February 2013, a lyric video for the single was uploaded to her official VEVO page. On 21 March 2013, the official video directed by Justin Dickell was released via VEVO. On 12 February 2013, she released her second mix-tape, Knock Knock, which contained six snippets of original songs and two covers, Otis Redding's \"Respect\" and American girl group SWV's \"Weak\". Her debut album is planned for release in 2013. For her debut studio album, Misha B has been collaborating with various writers and producers, including MNEK, TMS and Naughty Boy. Talking about her forthcombing album SixtyNine Degrees it\u2019s going be \"fun, free and adventurous\" and will take in \"rock, indie, blues, pop, hip-hop, soul, R&B \u2013 bit of everything\" and to MTV \"there will be raps on a few songs but it won\u2019t be drowned in rap.\"Touring and performances 2012On 25 June 2012, she performed an acoustic version of, Home Run, live for i-D magazine at Red Bull studios, for SB.TV on July 11. On 23 July 2012, Misha B was announced as the supporting act for the United Kingdom section of American rapper Nicki Minaj's second tour, Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour, which took place October 21 to November 7, 2012, performing in cities including Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newscastle, Birmingham and London and ending in Cardiff. Apart from the X Factor tour, this was Misha B's first national tour as an artist. She was supported on stage by her tour DJ Manny Nort\u00e9. Misha B \u2018may still have a small repertoire,\u2019 but working the crowd, her \u2018emotional and genuine\u2019 short sets were well received. The Redbrick student publication reviewing Misha B\u2019s performance said \u201cIt was great to hear that her voice, which sounds powerful on recordings and post-production, was just as good, if not even better, when performing live.\u201dOn 9 October 2012, she performed an acoustic session for her second single, Do You Think Of Me, which featured the Mancunian X Factor graduate with just an acoustic guitar by her side was produced, edited and directed by MOBO TV at the Soho Sanctum hotel. On 29 October 2012, she performed another acoustic version for her second single, featuring a cello, 'keys', guitar and drums for the 1Xtra Live Lounge for Trevor Nelson, together with a cover of Labrinth and Emeli Sande's \"Beneath Your Beautiful\". On 30 October 2012, she performed a Halloween-themed acoustic cover of Michael Jackson's Thriller, plus 'Do You Think Of Me' for MSN. On 13 November 2012, Misha B performed at 1Xtra Live 2012 concert at the Manchester Apollo for one of four BBC Radio 1Xtra gigs taking place across the country. For her set Bryan sang her two singles, Adele\u2019s Rolling in the Deep and a new song Runway. She also performed a duet with Daley on his single Remember Me covering for Jessie J. VIVA Lifestyle Magazine described her performance as \u201cA true entertainer\u2026her stage presence, confidence and ability are all top notch.\u201d Before the show, Misha B joined a panel of music industry experts for a \u2018Take It On\u2019 360 Session, to an invited audience of local young people. 'Take it On\", is a Radio 1 and 1Xtra\u2019s project to inform young people interested in the music industry, based on Radio 1 and 1Xtra\u2019s Academy in Hackney, summer 2012. An acoustic preview of '\"Ride Or Die\"' a duet featuring Misha B and Angel was uploaded to YouTube in November 2012. The duo performed a medley of their singles, with Angel giving us a rendition of Misha's \"Do You Think Of Me\" and Misha taking on Angel's \"'Time After Time'\", before the pair sing \"Ride Or Die\". 4music described the performance as \u201cpretty impressive, pretty soulful and pretty darn emotional too!\u201dBryan headlined the last day of Manchester Pride on Monday August 27th, 2012 - one the UK's biggest pride festivals entertaining 150,000 over the bank holiday. Bryan reflected upon her feelings towards performing live remarking, \"I never had a band. It was me, my CDs or sometimes just my voice, my heels, the audience and a huge stage to fill. I loved that!\u201d January 17, 2013, Misha headline, half time, performance during the 'hyperactive spectacle' of American National Basketball Association game between Detroit Pistons v New York Knicks which took place at the London O\u2082 Presented by Adidas, for the event she performed her debut single 'Home Run' and her high-energy track 'Runway'Musical style and influencesMisha B has been compared to several female artists, including Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Tina Turner, Grace Jones and Eartha Kitt.\"People do compare me to various different people,\" she said. \"Like, I get Missy Elliott a lot, which I think is just a lazy comparison. She's great, she's one of my main inspirations, but our styles are different.\" Misha B told So So Gay Magazine that her biggest musical influences were Missy Eliott, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson (other musical influences include James Brown, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Mary J. Blige, Beyonc\u00e9 Knowles, and Labrinth).Bryan spoke of the influences of growing up in Moss Side, Manchester, saying in an interview: Music is just something that I grew up literally living as part of daily life\u2026 Like we have our carnival every year which everyone looks forward to. Plus in the summer as well we also have these big parades that go on from early morning to the end of the day where you hear music just blasting from so many different places! They have the soca, the dancehall, the pop, the reggae, the bashment - you know, basically just everything you can think of!\u2026 Then growing up in my household was very, very soul heavy. So when you add all that together, I guess that\u2019s where my influences come from. Like right now as I\u2019m talking to you, I\u2019m having this very, very big flashback where I'm remembering watching the Jackson 5 movie as a child over and over again - which is probably why Michael Jackson is my greatest inspiration.In another Interview for this is local london: \"Reggae is a style close to my heart, and I love to draw on my Jamaican roots. So Drums and rhythm are a real priority to me, but it\u2019s not just about the beat. \"Lyrics are equally important, and everything I write comes from real life experience and is from the heart. \" Bryan told MTV \"I just can\u2019t wait for people to hear my other music and then to be able to say 'That\u2019s Misha B\u2019s style'.\" Bryan has said that her music style can best be described as \"free\", and that she does not want to be boxed in by any one style. Bryan was nominated in the \"Best Newcomer\" category of the 2012 MOBO Awards, performing live at both the nomination and awards ceremonies. The Telegraph has noted that Bryan delivers \"impressive soulful vocals and a quirky rapping style\" to the tracks she has covered; often injecting well-known songs with a \"fresh UK urban twist\", this has been noted in various performances including Aretha Franklin's \"Respect\" and Adele's \"Rolling in the Deep\". On September 12, 2012, Bryan released a video cover of her rendition of Alicia Keys' track \"Girl on Fire\" on YouTube. SoulBounce commented that it was an example of an \"awkward moment when someone sings your new song better than you\u2026accompanied only by an acoustic guitar Bryan delivers a moving ballad full of soul and urgency.\" FemaleFirst described Bryan as \"a completely unique and diverse artist\", with EntertainmentWise commenting that her acoustic performances were \"powerful\" and \"versatile\".Favourite Food: Jerk chicken and white rice \u2013 a hearty Caribbean meal.Never Leave The House Without: Vaseline \u2013 perfect for those luscious lips.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/134564_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Marcus Collins

Marcus Collins (born 15th May 1988 in Liverpool) was a member of Eton Road, a band that competed during series 3 of UK T...

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{"key":"134565","name":"Marcus Collins","bio":"Marcus Collins (born 15th May 1988 in Liverpool) was a member of Eton Road, a band that competed during series 3 of UK The X Factor. Following their exit from the show in November 2006 and the departure of lead singer Anthony Hannah, Marcus joined Eton Road as a replacement in August 2007. He stayed with the band for about 10 months before leaving to pursue a solo career. It was revealed he had been bullied at school because of his sexual orientation and mixed race background. Marcus is in relationship with Eton Road's David Heath.Eventually, after departing Eton Road, he went to audition for the eighth series of The X Factor UK as a solo artist in 2011. He managed to reach the finals, finishing second to girl group Little Mix. He sung Cannonball, likewise did Little Mix, as their finalists single. After the X Factor, he went on to release a few singles such as Mercy and Seven Nation Army, however, has not been seen within the music scene since.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/134565_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Matt Cardle

Matthew Sheridan Cardle (born 15 April 1983) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to fame after winnin...

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{"key":"134566","name":"Matt Cardle","bio":"Matthew Sheridan Cardle (born 15 April 1983) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to fame after winning the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. He received a \u00a31 million recording contract with Syco Music by winning and his debut single When We Collide was released immediately after he won. It sold 439,000 copies in its first week to become the UK Christmas number one.Before applying to The X Factor, he was the frontman, lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player of the band Seven Summers and also Darwyn. Seven Summers released a self-titled debut rock album Seven Summers on 22 January 2010. The band performed live on Sue Merchant's BBC radio program on 8 December 2009. Darwyn released two albums entitled When You Wake, and Little Sunlight between 2005 and 2009 as well as playing Sue Marchants BBC radio programme. He also still plays the occasional acoustic gig with former Darwyn band mate Ali McMillan.He auditioned for The X Factor with \"You Know I'm No Good\". After Cardle made it through the bootcamp stages, he was sent to Australia and was put into Dannii Minogue's group (in the Boys category). There he began to form a bromance with fellow contestant Aiden Grimshaw. Minogue mentored Cardle throughout the whole show until he won the final on December 12, 2010. After coming second in week one (Final 16 round) of public voting, Matt Cardle consistently came first from week 2 onwards until week 10, the competition final held on 11-12 December 2010.On week 1 he sang When Love Takes Over by David Guetta & Kelly Rowland, on week 2 he sang Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars, on week 3 he sang ...Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, on week 4 he sang Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis, on week 5 he sang The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack, on week 6 he sang Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, on week 7 he sang Come Together by The Beatles, on week 8 he sang I Love Rock N' Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts & Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues, on week 9 he sang You've Got The Love by Florence + The Machine & She's Always a Woman by Billy Joel and on week 10 (the final) he sang Here With Me by Dido, Unfaithful (duet with Rihanna) by Rihanna, Firework by Katy Perry & When We Collide by Biffy Clyro.Cardle is a former painter and decorator living in Little Maplestead in Essex. Born to parents David and Jennifer Cardle, he was diagnosed with Wilms' tumour, a form of cancer when he was a toddler. He recovered after one of his kidneys was removed at age 2. He is now in a serious bromance with Aiden Grimshaw and together they have a massive fanbase supporting them every step of the way.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/134566_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Fleur East

Fleur East is a London singer, rapper, songwriter and model from London, UK. She participated in the 2014 series of The ...

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{"key":"60414","name":"Fleur East","bio":"Fleur East is a London singer, rapper, songwriter and model from London, UK. She participated in the 2014 series of The X Factor UK and finished in 2nd place. She released her debut EP, ''She'', in late 2013.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/60414_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Bea Miller

Beatrice Annika Miller (born February 7, 1999) better known simply as Bea Miller is an American singer-songwriter and ac...

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{"key":"65558","name":"Bea Miller","bio":"Beatrice Annika Miller (born February 7, 1999) better known simply as Bea Miller is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Miller came in ninth place on the second season of The X Factor USA.On April 11, 2013, it was officially announced that she was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records, making the first collaborative arrangement between these two labels. Miller is currently working on her debut album which is due to be released sometime in 2014. She is working with Autumn Rowe. Her album is set to be released this spring with the lead single releasing between March and May. She has been having photo shoots for the album artwork as well, showing one of her outfits on Instagram. She uploaded her a new song, \"Rich Kids\" online on Youtube, but is yet to officially release it. Her single has received over 150,00 views in less than a week. Miller is set to release an extended play this summer and a full-length album later this year. She released a clip of a new song called \"Enemy Fire\".\"Enemy Fire\" premiered on her own Vevo channel in April. Bea worked withbusbee, Jarrad Rogers, Mike Del Rio, and more amazing producers for her album. Her debut EP, Young Blood was released on April 22, 2014.Bea is set to release her debut and lead single from the EP, \"Dracula\" to radios in May. Her EP has been very successful peaking at #3 on the iTunes pop albums chart, and getting great reception.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/65558_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Giusy Ferreri

Giusy Ferreri (born 17 April 1979 in Palermo) is an Italian singer and songwriter.In 2008, Giusy took part at the first ...

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{"key":"51025","name":"Giusy Ferreri","bio":"Giusy Ferreri (born 17 April 1979 in Palermo) is an Italian singer and songwriter.In 2008, Giusy took part at the first italian edition of the talent show X Factor, in which she came second. She has been compared to Sarah Vaughan, Bessie Smith and Amy Winehouse for her personal and unusual voice.CareerIn June 2008 Sony BMG Italy released the debut EP by Ferreri, which includes her first single Non Ti Scordar Mai Di Me (written by italian popstar Tiziano Ferro) and 5 covers of classic songs from the 60s-70s. It has already been certificate 4xPlatinum in about a month, and has sold over 300.000 copies to date.Debut albumIn October 2008 was released Novembre, first single from Ferreri's official debut album Gaetana. The album will be release on November 14, 2008 and there will be collaborations with american singer-songwriter and producer Linda Perry and italian pop singer Tiziano Ferro. The first single from the album, Novembre, debuted at number one in Italy.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/51025_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Lisa Lois

Lisa Hordijk ( stage name: Lisa Lois) (born in Wageningen, Netherlands, June 22, 1987) is a Dutch singer and winner of t...

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{"key":"76460","name":"Lisa Lois","bio":"Lisa Hordijk ( stage name: Lisa Lois) (born in Wageningen, Netherlands, June 22, 1987) is a Dutch singer and winner of the second season of X Factor. Her debut single, a cover of Leonard Cohen's \"Hallelujah\" went straight to number one in the Dutch Top 40. Before Lisa participated in X Factor she was in a band called Left Lane Lisa which was quite popular in her hometown and in some other parts of the Netherlands. Ironically, \"Hallelujah\" was also used on the United Kingdom's The X Factor, and was released as the first single of British winner Alexandra Burke. The single 'Hallelujah' went double platinum within one month, selling over 100,000 copies as of today. Lisa is working on her debut album. The first single of her new album is named: No Good For Me.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/76460_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Austin Drage

Austin Drage was one of the ten finalists in X Factor 2008, the biggest show on UK television, where Simon Cowell person...

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{"key":"197974","name":"Austin Drage","bio":"Austin Drage was one of the ten finalists in X Factor 2008, the biggest show on UK television, where Simon Cowell personally selected Austin as one of his top 3 contestants.2009 was an extremely busy year for Austin and as well as countelss gigs and events up and down the UK and across Europe, he has also penned some incredible events to his name including; supporting Rod Stewart at a huge charity event in London; performing for President Clinton at the International launch of the Clinton Foundation's Millennium Network (where he also supported Joss Stone); singing with the 91-piece English Chamber Orchestra plus full gospel choir at the prestigious ARK Ball; performing at the Worldwide launch of \u2018Oasis Of The Seas\u2019, the biggest cruise ship ever built, where he was of the performers alongside headline act Rihanna!As well as Austin\u2019s evolving music career he has also added many theatre, television and film credits to his name appearing in the film \u2018Snatch\u2019 alongside Brad Pitt, and with Sir Ben Kingsley in \u2018Waiting For Godot\u2019 plus appearances in The Bill and Casualty.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/197974_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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