Jahméne Douglas - 2014 MOBO Awards - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd October 2014
They beat out another talent show star for #1.
TV talent show winners haven’t been so successful of late; think The X-Factor’s James Arthur and The Voice’s Leanne Mitchell. But Britain’s Got Talent Winners – Richard and Adam – have topped the U.K album charts following their third-place finish on Britain’s Got Talent.
In doing so, they beat another talent-show product, x factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas, off the top spot. Richard and Adam’s profile was raised somewhat when a woman ran on stage to throw eggs at Simon Cowell for his influence on the music business.
Their album - The Impossible Dream - features hearty renditions of The Power of Love, Unchained Melody, Amazing Grace and Ave Maria. "It's amazing - you've made our Nan extremely happy, so thank you to each and everyone of you who's bought the album," Adam told the Official Charts Company.
Continue reading: Richard and Adam Living The Impossible Dream After Britain's Got Talent
Johnny Borrell has sold 594 copies of his album. If he got £8.99 a copy, he's made £5340. Yeah!
It's not typical record company procedure, but this is Stiff Records, "where the fun never sets," - apparently.
The label sent out a hilarious press release this week, announcing the first sales figures for Johnny Borrell's - of Razorlight fame - first solo album, Borrell 1. It's actually the first new album that Stiff Records have put out since 2007 - and it sold just 594 copies. Given the Beatles reference in the title, it's probably not too serious.
But anyway, to put that into perspective, that's just less than The Voice winner Leanne Mitchell managed to shift.
Jahmene Douglas joined his former mentor Nicole Scherzinger in the studio for what looks suspiciously like an upcoming collaboration.
Nicole Scherzinger is back in the studio after a hiatus so long, most of us forgot her solo career had been a thing.
But that’s not all. A picture she tweeted today revealed that the X Factor judge is recording with none other than last year's finalist Jahmene Douglas. Well, it revealed that they were together in the studio at least, but that always means a collab is on the horizon, right? Scherzinger’s protégé finished second on the show last year, behind James Arthur, but it’s no surprise that she’s chosen him for a collaboration. Apparently the Whatever U Like singer has been keeping in touch with everyone from her group on the X Factor, in one way or another: “We don't speak every day but they seem to be trucking along really well. I'm happy for all my boys. They've all just got off the tour, and I know Jahmene is working on the music right now," she revealed for Digital Spy.
They've been tight ever since the show ended and now Jahmene and Nicole are working together as well.
The big prize you get for winning The X Factor has always been an enormous record deal, plus the exposure and immediate fan base created by the show which is meant to ensure instant success. However, as the series have gone on, missing out on being the top of the pile doesn't mean you miss out on the rest of the fun, this year has proven it more than ever as runner up Jahmene Douglas has signed a deal with Sony, and both Union J and Ella Henderson have also been snapped up by the same company, and neither of them even made it to the final week.
Twitter is still the dominant platform for celebs to express their emotions and there's no change for these artists. Jahmene said:
Jahmene Douglas - the runner up on this year's X Factor - has signed with Sony Music. The deal follows hot on the heels of Ella Henderson and Union J also putting pen to paper with the major label. Thanking his fans on Twitter, soul singer Jahmene said, "This is all down to all of your support! I'm EXCITED, eek manyblessings xx"
Despite holding the unofficial record of stretching every musical note to within an inch of its life, Jahmene clearly impressed Sony bosses and is likely to release his debut album in 2013. He's already signed on to appear in a TV advert for his former employers Asda, recording a version of Silent Night. Appearing on Lorraine Kelly's ITV show this week, the 24-year-old discussed his plans for the future, saying, "I see it as that growing process that you go through, and just a blessing because I've been through so much." Grimsby girl Ella Henderson announced her Sony deal last week, telling fans, "Thank u for your kind messages! X It's all of you who help to inspire my music!! I cannot wait for 2013," while Union J are presumably still in shock after being snapped up too.
Though history suggests The X Factor eliminees outperform the eventual winners in the charts, this year's victor James Arthur sold almost 500,000 copies of its single 'Impossible' in just one week. He remains on course to become Christmas No.1
Continue reading: Watch Out James! X Factor's Jahmene Signs With Sony Music
Kye Sones could be replacing Christopher Maloney on the x factor Tour 2012. The lineup change will be discussed by the show’s executives today, after several contestants including James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Jahmene Douglas and Union J showed their support for Kye over Twitter, with tweets like “@UnionJworld: #getkyeonthexfactortour wuld love @Kyesones1 to be there. Spread the word peeps much love x” :-)”. X Factor winner, James Arthur, tweeted simply “#getkyeonthexfactortour.”
The strong backlash came after Maloney’s rant backstage at the show final on Sunday, during which the 28-year-old singer clashed with backroom staff and used offensive language towards fellow reject Carolynne Poole. His behaviour only served to earn him the dislike of both the audience and the rest of the X Factor contestants. If the show’s producers heed the popular vote, Maloney will not be appearing on the tour in 2013. Kye Sones, on the other hand, has received huge amounts of support from the X Factor contestants, despite being eliminated from the competition as early as week 5. In the spirit of the social media age,
Christopher Maloney also took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the situation. Maloney tweeted "Plz stop online abuse,all I done was follow my dream,coming 3rd was an achievement.feel gutted I didn't win an im unwell right now, plz xx."
For someone who was incredibly lucky to still be in The X Factor come the final three, Chris Maloney has been behaving like someone entitled to talent and fame. Unfortunately, for him, he's lacking the former and enjoys the latter because of it.
Following his failure on the Saturday night final, when he was voted off, Chris's exit was unceremonious to say the least. But wanting his cake (telling everyone what he thought of him not winning) and eating it (coming back to perform in Sunday night's medley) Chris has shown his immature side, turning up for rehearsals drunk, before begging to be allowed back on the show after allegedly using the c-word. Speaking to The Sun, Carolynne Poole - a former fellow contestant explained: "He came in and basically, because I didn't say hi and kiss his a***, he called me a c***. Everyone heard it, even Jahmene, who was upset. We were rehearsing the group song and he wouldn't even stand next to me."
It looks as if Chris's ridiculous behaviour, considering he always talked about making the most of his opportunity, has cost him a place on the X-Factor tour due to take place in 2013. Not only is he missing out on a highly lucrative set of gigs, but he may have proven to temperamental to work with, crushing his already farfetched dream of being a recording artist.
If you'd managed to avoid all news sources, Facebook, Twitter, and the television until now, you'll be overjoyed to learn that the bearded singer/songwriter James Arthur won x factor. Jahmene Douglas came a close second while Christopher Maloney was booted out on Saturday night.
James Arthur has said that he'll be running things creatively when it comes to making his album. He told the Daily Mirror, "I will insist I have total control. I've been given creative control throughout and I've been lucky to have my mentor Nicole Scherzinger as an ally who has helped me out when I have strongly disagreed with stuff." Adding, "I have a feeling I will be able to call the shots. They don't mess with me, I'm a badass, me."
Likewise, the 21 year old runner up, Jahmene, is set to sign a deal with Simon Cowell as well, according to the Metro. Louis Walsh said that Simon had "big plans" for both artists, and later, Gary Barlow praised both James and Jahmene, saying: "The albums are going to be great. I can't wait to listen to both of them."
Continue reading: X Factor Update: Now the Show's Over, What Happens Next?
Jahmene Douglas may not have won the X Factor, but he seems to be set for a successful career anyway.
The 22-year-old supermarket clerk from Swindon has apparently captured the hearts of judges and fans alike. Douglas chose Let it Be as his winner’s song and, while it wasn’t enough to secure him the victory, it seems have caught the eye of the people who really matter in the business. The deciding voice himself, Simon Cowell, has mentioned that he has big plans for the singer. Cowell has mentioned being impressed with the This could mean that, despite missing out on the title, Douglas might follow in the steps of some other notable X Factor losers, like Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson and JLC, who have all released successful albums after their time on the show.
Like many talent show contestants, the singer has the story of a troubled childhood to spur him onwards and perhaps give him that much needed bit of depth to succeed in a competition, based on the popular vote. However, he has definitely earned his success on his own merits, having impressed judges and viewers alike with his consistently strong vocal performances.
Continue reading: X Factor's Jahmene Douglas Set For Success
Despite only becoming a prominent front runner in the competition at week eight, James Arthur took the x factor UK crown last night, beating out Jahmene Douglas and Christopher Maloney in the final held over two nights (December 9 and 10).
The Daily Mirror published the week-by-week votes from throughout the 10 weeks of live competition, and as recently as week seven Arthur was in the bottom two, having only taken 13.7% that week. What a difference a week makes, though, and sure enough the next weekend he was on top of the polls with 51.7% after two stunning renditions of Abba’s ‘SOS’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’. He was never bested again, and so although last night’s final was undoubtedly tense, the result was perhaps a lot less in doubt than it might have appeared.
In the final held in Manchester, Arthur was comfortably clear of Maloney on the first night, singing ‘Feeling Good’ by Nina Simone and ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Bob Dylan with mentor Nicole Scherzinger. Indeed, it was a busy night for Scherzinger given that Douglas was also her protégé, and so she teamed up with him for ‘The Greatest Love Of All’, made famous by Whitney Houston. With Thomas putting in a strong performance on the first night, it was no surprise that Liverpudlian Maloney was the first of the three to go, bowing out on the Saturday night. Last night, though, Arthur was victorious, 53.7% to 38.9%; he returned to ‘Let’s Get It On’ and ‘Impossible’ by Shontelle to step it up a notch and take the win.
Continue reading: Late Show From James Arthur Sees Him Seal UK X Factor Crown