Jahmene Douglas Tops Album Chart With Debut Effort, 'Love Never Fails'
The 2012 X Factor runner-up dashed straight to the top of the UK Album Chart with his first album.
Jahmene Douglas has gone on to prove the doubters wrong by scoring a number one album with his first attempt. The X Factor runner-up, who has been busily working on his new album since the end of the 2012 season, went on to show those who said his career had begun and ended with the X Factor final loss, showing that there is still a market for talent show runners up.
Douglas' fans clearly haven't forgotten about him
A former supermarket worker from Swindon who came a close second to James Arthur in the last season of the popular ITV1 show, Douglas' first album consists mostly of covers, however Love Never Fails doesn't feature a version of Etta James' 'At Last,' the song that he first performed during the auditions stage of the show.
The album does feature renditions of Beyonce's 'Halo,' Coldplay's 'Fix You' and 'Titanium' by David Guetta. The track also features a collaboration with his mentor from the show, Nicole Scherzinger, performing a version of Whitney Houston's 'The Greatest Love.'
What next for Douglas?
His climb to the top of the charts saw last week's number one Robin Thicke fall one place to number two with his album Blurred Lines. Also down one is Magna Carta, Holy Grail, the latest release from music's finest businessman Jay Z.
Passenger's All The Little Lights and Rod Stewart's Time made up the rest of the top five. Four more new releases managed to make it into the top forty, with Selena Gomez's Stars Dance the highest placed at number 14. The Rolling Stones' recorded version of their Hyde Park show debuted at number 16, whilst Fuck Buttons entered at 36 with the album Slow Focus. Hey! Hello!'s self titled album debuted a place lower at 37. (Check out the full Top 40 Album Chart).
As for the Singles Chart, One Direction couldn't manage to knock Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' from the top spot for a second week, with 'Best Song Ever' entering the chart at number two. 'Blurred Lines' is still in the top five, coming in at number three, with John Newman's 'Love Me Again' and 'I Love It' by Icona Pop (featuring Charli XCX) making up the top five. (Check out the full UK Singles Chart).