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Rebecca Ferguson

Britain's Rebecca Ferguson is a soulful jazz and R&B-influenced singer best known for being the runner-up in the British televised singing competition The X Factor; the first woman to reach that level in the show's then seven-year run. Born in Liverpool in 1986, Ferguson grew up in a family of Jamaican immigrants and spent her early years in Huyton before moving to Woolton, where she attended primary and secondary school. Having been singing and writing songs since her childhood, Ferguson first became serious about performing around age 15, when she started taking vocal lessons. Also during her teens, she moved to Anfield, where she became pregnant with her first baby, a daughter. Several years later, she gave birth to a second child, a son. Despite the difficulty of raising children and going to school, Ferguson persevered, eventually earning her legal secretary certification from Hugh Baird College. Ferguson's first reach for the spotlight was in 2004 when, while working as a legal secretary, she first auditioned for The X Factor, but was thwarted by shyness and a lack of confidence. By 2010 she was ready for another try, this time impressing X Factor judges with her smoky, poignant voice and diverse song selections enough to land a spot on the show that year, where she wowed Nicole Sherzinger with her rendition of a Corinne Bailey Rae song at boot camp and reached the finals to duet with her idol, Christina Aguilera. Though she fell short to competitor Matt Cardle, Ferguson was signed to Cowell/Sony Music Entertainment venture Syco and began working on her debut record as 2011 began. The single "Nothing's Real But Love" reached the British Top Ten, and her album Heaven hit number three, and charted well throughout much of Europe. She announced a mammoth U.K. headlining tour at the beginning of 2012, which sold out despite a handful of extra dates being added. A deluxe version of Heaven appeared in October, along with her fourth single, "Backtrack," which she performed on the 2012 installment of The X Factor. In early 2013, Ferguson embarked on her first tour of the U.S. before beginning work on her second release, Freedom. She started immediately on the record after she returned to the U.K. She teamed up with songwriter Eg White (Adele, Duffy, Joss Stone) to pen a collection of material and the album was released in December 2013. Rather than follow up with another set of new material, Ferguson chose to pay homage to one of her idols, legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, with the 2015 standards album Lady Sings the Blues. Produced by drummer Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Zara McFarlane, Mika Urbaniak), the album featured interpretations of songs strongly associated with Holiday. In 2016, Ferguson returned to original material with her fourth studio album, Superwoman. Produced by Miller, as well as Phil Cook and Matt Prime, the album included the single "Bones." ~ Chrysta Cherrie & Scott Kerr
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Rebecca Ferguson

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Albums by
Rebecca Ferguson

Top Songs by
Rebecca Ferguson

  1.   Song
  2.   Nothing's Real but Love
  3.   Teach Me How to Be Loved
  4.   Summertime
  5.   I'll Never Smile Again
  6.   Get Happy
  7.   Bones
  8.   Shoulder to Shoulder
  9.   My Freedom
  10.   Diamond to Stone
  11.   On & On
  12.   Mr. Bright Eyes
  13.   Don't Want You Back
  14.   Pay for It
  15.   The Way You're Looking at Her
  16.   Stars
  17.   Superwoman
  18.   Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
  19.   Blue Moon
  20.   Freedom
  21.   My Best
  22.   Bridges by John Legend
  23.   Hanging On
  24.   Fake Smile
  25.   Fairytale (Let Me Live My Life This Way)
  26.   I'll Meet You There
  27.   Oceans
  28.   Mistress
  29.   Don't Explain
  30.   Willow Weep for Me
  31.   Stormy Weather
  32.   God Bless the Child
  33.   All of Me
  34.   I Thought About You
  35.   The Ole Devil Called Love
  36.   Rollin'
  37.   We'll Be Fine
  38.   Beautiful Design
  39.   All That I've Got
  40.   I Hope
  41.   Backtrack
  42.   Too Good to Lose
  43.   Run Free
  44.   Fighting Suspicions
  45.   Glitter & Gold
  46.   What Is This Thing Called Love
  47.   Wonderful World
  48.   My Man
  49.   Without a Woman
  50.   Embraceable You
  51.   Fine and Mellow
  52.   Lady Sings the Blues
  53.   I Choose You
  54.   Waiting for Me
  55.   Hold Me
  56.   Good Days, Bad Days
  57.   Strange and Beautiful (I'll Put a Spell on You)
  58.   I'll Take Care of You
  59.   I'll Count the Days

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