british singer

musical artist
Benjamin Bernard Haenow [ 1 ] ( born 6 January 1985 ) is a british singer-songwriter and erstwhile van driver. In 2014, he was crowned as the achiever of the eleventh serial of The X Factor UK after beating Fleur East. Following his succeed, his introduction single, a binding of OneRepublic ‘s “ Something I Need “, was released in December 2014. It debuted at numeral one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2014 Christmas number one. Haenow released his self-titled debut studio album in November 2015, preceded by the single “ second Hand Heart “, a duet with Kelly Clarkson.

early years.

Ben Haenow was born on 6 January 1985 in Croydon, England, to parents Mick and Rosanna Haenow [ 2 ] [ 3 ] ( née Ward ). [ 4 ] He has an older brother named Alex. Their parents split when Ben was four years previous, forcing his mother to work three jobs to make end meet. When he was 14 years old, Ben suffered natural depression and drank a bottle of vodka a day until he was “ brainsick and paralytic ”. [ 5 ] Haenow has sung in bands since he was 15 and formed the rock and roll band the Lost Audio with Alex in 2006. [ 6 ] Before auditioning for The X Factor, he was employed as a van driver. [ 7 ]

career.

2014 : The X Factor and career beginnings.

On 26 June 2014, Haenow auditioned in Newcastle for the eleventh series of The X Factor. After singing Bill Withers ‘ “ Ai n’t No Sunshine “ in his room hearing, he received four “ yes ” votes and progressed through to the stadium auditions. He sang The Rolling Stones ‘ “ Wild Horses “ at the stadium and progressed to “ bootcamp ”. Haenow was placed in the “ Over 26s ” category at “ bootcamp ” and was mentored by Simon Cowell. He successfully made it through to “ judges ‘ houses ” and was subsequently chosen by Cowell for the live shows, along with Jay James and eventual runner-up Fleur East ( american samoa well as eventual wildcard Stevi Ritchie ). [ 7 ] Along with East, he was never in the bed two and finally made it to the be concluding. [ 8 ] Haenow was announced as the achiever on 14 December 2014. [ 9 ] When the vote statistics were announced, Haenow was revealed to have received the most public votes from week four to ten. [ 10 ]
On 15 December 2014, the day after he won the show, Haenow released his winner ‘s single, a cover of OneRepublic ‘s “ Something I Need “, via digital download. [ 9 ] On 17 December, the individual received a physical free, which features three of Haenow ‘s best X Factor performances – “ covetous Guy ”, “ Highway to Hell ” and “ Man in the Mirror ”. On 18 December, “ Something I Need ” entered the irish Singles Chart at number two, finishing behind Mark Ronson ‘s “ Uptown Funk “, making Haenow the first X Factor winner not to get Ireland ‘s Christmas act one in nine years. [ 11 ] On 21 December, the song debuted at phone number one on the UK Singles Chart ahead of “ Uptown Funk ”, after selling 214,000 copies in its first week, and became the Christmas number one. [ 12 ] The release besides became the second-fastest sell single of the year, behind Band Aid 30 ‘s “ Do They Know It ‘s Christmas ? “, which sold about 313,000 copies in its first week back in November 2014. [ 12 ]

2015–2016 : Ben Haenow.

On 6 January 2015, Haenow ‘s thirtieth birthday, it was announced that he had been signed by Syco Music. [ 3 ] He then spent several months of the year in Los Angeles recording his self-titled debut album, Ben Haenow, [ 13 ] which was released on 13 November 2015. [ 13 ] [ 14 ] The leash unmarried from the album, “ second Hand Heart “, a duet with Kelly Clarkson, was released on 16 October 2015 [ 14 ] and peaked at number 21. On 28 January 2016, Haenow confirmed that he and Syco had parted ways by way of common agreement. [ 15 ]

2017–present : Alive.

Haenow released a new individual “ alive ” and on 7 July 2017. This was followed by “ Forgive & Forget ” on 13 October 2017 and “ Rising ” on 15 December 2017. Haenow revealed on his Facebook page that fresh individual “ Falling Down ” would be released on 6 April 2018 ; he late announced on 3 May 2018 that his sophomore album, titled Alive, would be released on 25 May 2018. [ citation needed ]

discography.

Albums.

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[16]
IRE
[17]
RSA
[18]
SCO
[19]
Ben Haenow
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: RCA, Syco
  • Format: Digital download, CD
10 16 7 7
  • BPI: Silver[20]
Alive
  • Released: 25 May 2018
  • Label: Ben Haenow
  • Format: Digital download, CD
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles.

promotional singles.

Title Year Album
“Forgive & Forget” 2017 Alive
“Rising”

References.

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