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Ben Haenow Officially Signs With Simon Cowell's Syco Music
Ben Haenow has officially signed with Syco Music Today and will begin recording his debut album later this month.
The winner of The X Factor 2014, will go into the studio to begin recording his debut album later this month. It is then due to be released later this year.
Ben – who has a double celebration as it is also his 30th birthday today [06/01] - says: “To say I'm excited to become part of the Syco family is an understatement.”
Ben– who was mentored by Simon Cowell on The X Factor – added: “Getting to work with Simon during the show was incredible. He is a great guy and amazing mentor - and really helped me as an artist.
“I can't wait to start working with him and the team again and putting together a great record for 2015.”
Simon Cowell says: “Ben is a great talent – and a great guy. I’m thrilled he is now officially part of the Syco family and can’t wait to get working with him on his first album. And happy birthday Ben!”
Sonny Takhar, President of Syco Music, adds: “Ben is not only supremely talented, he has garnered the most votes ever for an X Factor winner. We cannot wait to get started on launching his artist career.”
Ben – who is celebrating his 30th birthday today - is the most popular star to have emerged from the show, with the singer triumphing after an astonishing 42 million votes were cast during the series.
His debut single Something I Need then became the quickest selling debut single of 2014 - with sales of more than 214,000 in it’s first week alone - as it took the prestigious Christmas No1 slot.
More than 10 million television viewers watched Ben – from Croydon, South London - emerge victorious in the final of The X Factor. Ben will next star in the 26-date nationwide X Factor tour, which begins in Belfast next month.
Well done Ben, we cannot wait to hear your album.