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

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