|Birth Date||6 January 1985|
|Hometown||Croydon, London, England|
|Occupation|| Former van driver |
The X FactorEdit
Post The X FactorEdit
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. It 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 number one in nine years. On 21 December, the song debuted at 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. The release also became the second-fastest selling single of the year, behind Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which sold nearly 313,000 copies in its first week back in November 2014.
2015–present: Ben HaenowEdit
On 6 January 2015, his 30th birthday, it was announced that he had been signed by Syco Music. He then spent several months of the year in Los Angeles recording his self-titled debut album, Ben Haenow. The lead single from the album, "Second Hand Heart", a duet with Kelly Clarkson, was released on 16th October 2015 and peaked at #21. The album peaked at #10 on the UK charts.
On 28 January 2016, Haenow confirmed that he and Syco had parted ways by way of mutual agreement.
- Ben Haenow (2015)
- Something I Need (2014)
- Second Hand Heart (with Kelly Clarkson) (2015)
|Series 11 Finalists|
|Andrea Faustini • Ben Haenow • Blonde Electra • Chloe Jasmine • Fleur East • Jack Walton • Jake Quickenden • Jay James • Lauren Platt • Lola Saunders • Only The Young • Overload Generation • Paul Akister • Stephanie Nala • Stereo Kicks • Stevi Ritchie|
|The X Factor UK Winners|
|Steve Brookstein • Shayne Ward • Leona Lewis • Leon Jackson • Alexandra Burke • Joe McElderry • Matt Cardle • Little Mix • James Arthur • Sam Bailey • Ben Haenow • Louisa Johnson • Matt Terry|