SHAYNE WARD

Shayne WardShayne Ward rose to fame as the winner of second series of The X Factor. Ward's prize was a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, which is co-owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

His X Factor mentor Louis Walsh became his manager under a joint venture with Global Publishing and Walsh Global Management.

He has sold over three million records worldwide and has had number one albums and singles in nine countries.

His first single "That's My Goal" was released in the UK in December 2005 and reached number one selling 313,000 copies on its first day of sales and making it the third fastest selling single of all time. It has sold over 1.3 million copies in the UK. Ward also won an Ivor Novello Award for being the Best Selling Single.

Ward's second single "No Promises" was released in April 2006 and peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart. His debut album entered the albums chart at number one and was certified platinum.

Ward's third single "Stand by Me" failed to make the chart impact of the previous two, entering and peaking in the UK Singles Chart at number fourteen.

In November 2006 Ward released his autobiography entitled My Story and in early 2007 embarked on a solo tour of UK & Republic of Ireland.

Ward's fourth single and first from his second album "If That's OK with You" was released on 24 September 2007 and charted at number two in the UK being held off by the Sugababes

In May 2008 Ward embarked on his The Breathless Tour.

In April 2011 it was reported that Syco Music had not renewed their recording contract with Ward due the poor chart performance of his new release Obsession.

He has just been starring as rocker and bad boy Stacee Jaxx in 80s-themed musical Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End.