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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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Stations Featuring
Rebecca Ferguson

    New R&B First

    New R&B First
    1 song

    Jazz Vocalists

    Jazz Vocalists
    3 songs

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.   Bones
  5.   Summertime
  6.   I'll Never Smile Again
  7.   Get Happy
  8.   Hanging On
  9.   Don't Explain
  10.   All of Me
  11.   Mr. Bright Eyes
  12.   Backtrack
  13.   On & On
  14.   Rollin'
  15.   My Freedom
  16.   Glitter & Gold
  17.   We'll Be Fine
  18.   I Hope
  19.   Too Good to Lose
  20.   Diamond to Stone
  21.   Run Free
  22.   Fighting Suspicions
  23.   Fake Smile
  24.   My Man
  25.   Stormy Weather
  26.   What Is This Thing Called Love
  27.   Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
  28.   I Thought About You
  29.   Blue Moon
  30.   Fine and Mellow
  31.   Freedom
  32.   I Choose You
  33.   Wonderful World
  34.   All That I've Got
  35.   My Best
  36.   Willow Weep for Me
  37.   Shoulder to Shoulder
  38.   Lady Sings the Blues
  39.   God Bless the Child
  40.   Embraceable You
  41.   Beautiful Design
  42.   Fairytale (Let Me Live My Life This Way)
  43.   The Ole Devil Called Love
  44.   Bridges by John Legend
  45.   Good Days, Bad Days
  46.   Strange and Beautiful (I'll Put a Spell on You)
  47.   I'll Take Care of You
  48.   I'll Count the Days
  49.   Mistress
  50.   Hold Me
  51.   Superwoman
  52.   Stars
  53.   The Way You're Looking at Her
  54.   Pay for It
  55.   Oceans
  56.   Don't Want You Back
  57.   Without a Woman
  58.   Waiting for Me
  59.   I'll Meet You There

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