The X Factor (UK)

Posted May 18, 2011 by CindyCelebs
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  1. Katy Perry
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    Katy Perry

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    Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.


  2. Cheryl
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    Cheryl

    1,215,511 views

    Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini (née Tweedy, formerly Cole; born 30 June 1983) is an English recording artist, dancer, and television personality who is known by the mononym Cheryl in the context of her recording promotions. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Fernandez-Versini had won a place as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. The group's line-up remained the same throughout their history and during that time the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom (including four number one singles) and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five Brit Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. At the 2009 Brit Awards, Girls Aloud won Best Single with their song "The Promise". In early 2013, the group announced that they had split up.


  3. Nicole Scherzinger
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    Nicole Scherzinger

    1,163,233 views

    Nicole Scherzinger (/niˈkl ˈʃɜrzɪŋər/; born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, dancer, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in 2003 as a member of the Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque troupe-turned-recording act. During her time as lead singer, Scherzinger generated controversy concerning the emphasis of her role in the group. The group established themselves as a prominent girl group with the release of their debut album, PCD (2005) which spawned the top five hits "Don't Cha" and "Stickwitu". A hiatus saw the cancellation of a solo album.


  4. Kelly Rowland
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    Kelly Rowland

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    Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During their hiatus, Rowland released her debut solo album Simply Deep (2002), which sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and produced the number-one single "Dilemma" with Nelly, as well as the international top-ten hit "Stole". Rowland also transitioned into acting, with guest appearances in television sitcoms, and starring roles in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2005).


  5. Rita Ora
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    Rita Ora

    860,586 views

    Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born Rita Sahatçiu; 26 November 1990) is a British singer and actress. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles, "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". After reaching the peak position as a featured act on DJ Fresh's "Hot Right Now", Ora became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position. She was nominated for three Brit Awards at the 2013 ceremony.


  6. Paula Abdul
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    Paula Abdul

    192,196 views

    Paula Julie Abdul (/ˈæbdl/; born June 19, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era. Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".


  7. Natalie Imbruglia
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    Natalie Imbruglia

    191,452 views

    Natalie Jane Imbruglia (/ɪmˈbrliə/; born 4 February 1975) is a British-Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career, with the cover and hit "Torn".


  8. Geri Halliwell
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    Geri Halliwell

    175,936 views

    Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Horner (/ɛri/; née Halliwell; born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a member of the successful girl group the Spice Girls; together they sold over 70 million records worldwide. In 1998 Halliwell left the Spice Girls, however she rejoined the group when the they reunited in 2007. Halliwell has reportedly amassed a $30 million fortune during her last two years in the group.


  9. Leona Lewis
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    Leona Lewis

    157,872 views

    Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music. Her winners single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This", peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and it broke a world record for having 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes. In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records.


  10. Simon Cowell
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    Simon Cowell

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    Simon Phillip Cowell (/ˈkəl/; born 7 October 1959) is an English television talent judge and mentor, music and television producer, and music talent scout (aka A&R executive). He is most recognized as a judge on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent, and the American TV singing competition shows American Idol and The X Factor. Cowell owns the television production and music publishing house Syco.


  11. Dannii Minogue
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    Dannii Minogue

    139,343 views

    Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as "Love and Kisses", "This is It", "Jump to the Beat" and "Baby Love", though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with "All I Wanna Do", her first number one UK Club hit.


  12. Pixie Lott
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    Pixie Lott

    113,998 views

    Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott (born 12 January 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her debut single, "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)", was released in June 2009 and went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. Her second single, "Boys and Girls", also topped the UK chart in September 2009.


  13. Melanie Brown
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    Melanie Brown

    116,950 views

    Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), better known as Mel B or Melanie B, is a British recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter, talent competition judge, and model. Brown rose to fame as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, in which she was known as Scary Spice. She is known as Mel B to distinguish her from her Spice Girls bandmate, Melanie C.


  14. Holly Willoughby
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    Holly Willoughby

    97,398 views

    Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is an English television presenter and model, best known for her television work with ITV.


  15. Frankie Bridge
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    Frankie Bridge

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    Francesca "Frankie" Bridge (née Sandford; born 14 January 1989) is an English singer-songwriter, formerly a member of S Club Juniors and currently a member of girl group The Saturdays, signed to the Fascination and Polydor labels. The group has released sixteen singles so far, of which thirteen have reached the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, including one UK number-one single, "What About Us". In addition, the group has had five Top 10 albums on the UK Albums Chart, which have all gained a certification from the British Phonographic Industry. Throughout Bridge's time in the music industry, she has achieved nineteen UK Top 10 Singles and six UK Top 10 Albums.


  16. Cher Lloyd
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    Cher Lloyd

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    Cher Lloyd (born 28 July 1993) is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. Lloyd rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor. Following the seventh series finale, Lloyd was signed to Syco Music.


  17. Caroline Flack
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    Caroline Flack

    106,587 views

    Caroline Louise Flack (born 9 November 1979) is an English television presenter, whose career began when she starred in Bo' Selecta! in 2002, but has since gone on to present various ITV2 spin-off shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2009 until 2010 and The Xtra Factor from 2011 until 2013, the latter with Olly Murs. Flack won the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 and the following year will begin presenting main series such as, Love Island (not to be confused with the mid-2000s ITV show of the same name) and The X Factor, the latter show replacing long-standing presenter, Dermot O'Leary and presenting alongside Murs again.


  18. Shayne Ward
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    Shayne Ward

    75,992 views

    Shayne Thomas Ward (born 16 October 1984) is an English pop singer and actor, who rose to fame as the winner of the second series of The X Factor. His debut single, "That's My Goal", was released in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2005 and became the last number one of 2005 on the UK Singles Chart and that year's Christmas number one. It sold 313,000 copies on its first day of sales, making it the third fastest-selling single of all time in the UK, behind Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" and Will Young's "Evergreen", which sold 685,000 and 400,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively.


  19. Fearne Cotton
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    Fearne Cotton

    65,905 views

    Fearne Wood (née Cotton, born 3 September 1981) known professionally as Fearne Cotton, is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.


  20. Gary Barlow
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    Gary Barlow

    55,282 views

    Gary Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and record producer. He is frontman and lead vocalist of British pop-group Take That and served as head judge on series 8, 9 and 10 of The X Factor UK. Barlow is one of Britain's most successful songwriters, having written fourteen Number 1 singles and twenty four top 10 hits. He has had three Number 1 singles, six top 10 singles and two Number 1 albums as a solo artist, and has had seventeen top 5 hits, twelve Number 1 singles and seven Number 1 albums with Take That. He is also a six-time recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He was appointed an OBE in 2012 for services to music and charity.


  21. Sharon Osbourne
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    Sharon Osbourne

    46,154 views

    Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English television host, media personality, television talent competition judge, author, music manager, businesswoman, and promoter, and the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. She first came into public prominence after appearing in The Osbournes, a reality television show that followed her family's daily life. Osbourne later became a talent show judge on shows such as the British and original version of The X Factor, from 2004 to 2007; before returning in 2013, and America's Got Talent from 2007 until 2012.


  22. Tulisa Contostavlos
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    Tulisa Contostavlos

    52,259 views

    Tulisa (born Tula Paulinea Contostavlos; 13 July 1988) is an English singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality. She is known for being a member of the defunct Camden-based hip hop group N-Dubz, with her cousin Dappy and their friend Fazer. N-Dubz was formed in 2000 and released three studio albums before announcing their indefinite hiatus in 2011.


  23. Rochelle Humes
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    Rochelle Humes

    36,755 views

    Rochelle Eulah Eileen Humes (née Wiseman; born 21 March 1989) is an English singer and television presenter, best known for her work in pop groups S Club 8 and The Saturdays. Humes has achieved six Top 10 hits with S Club 8 and thirteen Top 10 hits with girl group The Saturdays, including number-one hit "What About Us" (which was also the fastest selling single of 2013 at the time of release).


  24. Anastacia
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    Anastacia

    42,699 views

    Anastacia Lyn Newkirk (born September 17, 1968) is an American singer, songwriter and producer. Her debut record Not That Kind, released in 2000 was an international success, particularly in Europe as well as Australia, where the lead single "I'm Outta Love" became the biggest selling song of the year. Awarded as the 'World's Best-Selling New Female Pop Artist' in 2001, her commercial success continued with 2001's Freak of Nature. The album reached No. 1 in eight countries and included the international chart topper "Paid My Dues". After recovering from cancer, she returned with 2004's Anastacia which deviated from previous albums into pop-rock. The album peaked at No. 1 in 11 countries, became the second biggest selling album of the year in Europe and produced the "Left Outside Alone" that remained at No. 1 on the European Billboard chart for 15 weeks. In 2005, the multi-platinum compilation project Pieces of a Dream was released which spawned Anastacia's chart topping duet with Eros Ramazzotti, "I Belong to You (Il Ritmo della Passione)". Anastacia established herself as one of the top selling international female pop-singers of the 2000s before taking a hiatus in late 2006. She has sold over 30 million albums. She has also topped the U.S. dance chart on two separate occasions.


  25. Louis Walsh
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    Louis Walsh

    25,162 views

    Michael Louis Vincent Walsh (born 5 August 1952) is an Irish entertainment manager and former judge on British television talent show The X Factor.


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