With the X-Factor taking over the TV screens, the former contestants are starting to take over the charts too!
DIANA VICKERS 'My Wicked Heart' [Release Date 01/11/2010]
One of the UK's biggest breakthrough acts of 2010, Diana Vickers, is set to release her third single with her most personal track to date.
My Wicked Heart's hushed beginning quickly switches into a loud, captivating crescendo and chorus, showing off Diana's distinct vocals and extensive range. It's one of those songs that stops you in your tracks. Explaining the song, Diana said "It's about sexual attraction. It's about wanting to be intimate with somebody for one night only, even though for so many reasons it's wrong, you can't help yourself"
This single is stamped with Diana's signature quirkiness but shows another side to the blossoming artist and Diana explains why she is so excited for her fans to hear it, "I was just trying things in the studio with a new songwriter, Dee Adams, and we ended up writing 'My Wicked Heart'. We were so excited about it, to the point where I just wanted everyone to hear it as soon as possible! I think it shows a different side to me and it's a track I've written which I'm really proud of. I feel I've grown up a lot since I wrote the last album and this track really shows that."
JOE MCELDERRY 'Wide Awake'
10 months after being crowned X Factor victor 2009, Joe Mcelderry returns with the most anticipated pop album of the year, 'Wide Awake'.
Debuting with the infectious first single, 'Ambitions', 19 year old Joe shows off his incredible new sound that propels you into an exciting musical adventure. From the searing ballad, 'Superman' to the pounding pop stomper 'Real Late Starter', and Joe's personal favourite 'Someone Wake Me Up', Joe McElderry's first album sounds like a hit-stuffed, pop belting winner which even manages to channel the spirit of 'Don't Stop Believin'.
Recorded over the past 8 months with producers Ray Hedges [Take That] and Richard Stannard aka Biff [Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue and Hurts], 'Wide Awake' offers a collection of feel good pop hits which showcases Joe McElderry as the ultimate pop star!
Joe says: "There hasn't been a day gone by when I haven't been smiling since I won the show. And that's what I want to give back to the audience now. I'm so excited that my album is finally here and I cannot wait for you to hear it. I wanted my music to reflect me and my personality. The creative process helped me find my sound and now I just want to get out there and perform".
SHAYNE WARD 'Obsession' [Release Date 15/11/2010]
Shayne Ward is back, looking and sounding better than ever.
Five years since winning The X Factor, 25-year-old Shayne is set to storm back into the charts with his highly anticipated third album, entitled Obsession, released November 15th on Syco Music.
The perfect pop record, 'Obsession' showcases Shayne at his very best. Vocally rich, with epic hooks and R&B influences this is by far Shayne's best album to date. A bona fide British popstar, Shayne is bringing back real sex appeal to the charts and is sure to shake things up!
Having spent the last few years working on his music, and also grounding himself after the whirlwind of his X Factor success, Manchester born and bred Shayne has spent time developing his craft to create his best album to date. Shayne has been working with an array of the hottest producers including Darkchild (credits include Lady GaGa, Pussycat Dolls), Lucas Secon (Pixie Lott), Quiz & Larossi (Alexandra Burke, Pussycat Dolls), Savan Kotecha (Usher, Britney Spears) and Andrew Frampton (The Script).
One listen to his new material – the infectiousness of 'Gotta Be Somebody', the powerful crescendos in album track 'Obsession', and vocals bursting with confidence in 'Foolish' and there's no doubt he's found his rightful place in pop society.
OLLY MURS 'Olly Murs' [Release Date 29/11/2010]
Olly Murs releases his debut self-titled album on Epic Records/Syco on November 29. The release follows the outstanding success of his debut single 'Please Don't Let Me Go' which reached number one in September.
Olly's new single 'Thinking Of Me' precedes the album on November 21. The track was co-written by Olly, with Steve Robson and Wayne Hector. Olly co-wrote most of the album with a host of collaborators, from Chris Difford to Eg White & Trevor Horn.