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Ella Henderson
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Background information
Birth name Gabriella Michelle Henderson
Born (1996-01-12) 12 January 1996 (age 24)
Tetney , England , United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals , piano
Years active 2012–present
Labels Syco , Columbia

Gabriella Michelle "Ella" Henderson (born 12 January 1996) is a British singer-songwriter. She was a finalist on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and finished in sixth place, despite being a strong favourite to win.She was subsequently signed to Syco Music.

Henderson's debut album Chapter One was released on 13 October 2014 and peaked at number 1. Her first single, "Ghost", co-written with Ryan Tedder was released on 8 June 2014 and went straight to number one in the UK, remaining in the Top 5 for eight consecutive weeks. Her second UK single, "Glow", was released on 5 October 2014 and debuted at number 7.

Early lifeEdit

Henderson was born and raised in Tetney, near Grimsby, to parents Sean and Michelle. She has two brothers, Patrick and Fraser and a sister Holly. Henderson developed a keen interest in fashion in her youth, notably vintage fashion, which she retains.

Henderson began singing at the age of three and taught herself to play the piano a few years later. She began to put on shows for her family at Christmas and developed a special bond with her grandfather Bill, who encouraged her to pursue her love of music and songwriting. Her interest developed further at primary school, St Martin’s Preparatory School in Grimsby, and she subsequently decided to audition for a scholarship place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire. Henderson succeeded in gaining a scholarship and boarded at the school from the age of 11 to 16 and attended the school at the same time as Dan Ferrari-Lane of boy band District3, who was on The X Factor with Henderson in 2012.

In early 2012, Henderson made a singing appearance on a celebrity Christmas special of Channel 4's Come Dine with Me, where she performed "All I Want for Christmas Is You". She was a guest of Bianca Gascoigne, who is a family friend and also auditioned for The X Factor in 2012. The episode was filmed before Henderson's X Factor appearance.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK AUS AUT DEN GER IRE NL NZ SCO SWE SWI
Chapter One
  • Released: 13 October 2014
  • Label: Syco
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 11 14 17 22 4 44 9 1 34 9
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK AUS AUT DEN GER IRE NL NZ SCO SWE SWI
"Ghost" 2014 1 3 2 15 3 1 32 4 1 11 10
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum
  • IFPI SWE: Gold
  • RMNZ: Gold
Chapter One
"Glow" 7 49 17 26 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK AUT
"Hard Work" 2014 73 Chapter One
"Missed" 151
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Own Eurovision Song Contest 29Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Dolan
with "Start again"
Northern Ireland in Own Eurovision Song Contest
29
Succeeded by
Leah McFall feat. Will.i.am
with "Home"
Preceded by
Azerbaijan Laleh
with "Some die young"
Winner of Own Eurovision Song Contest
29
Succeeded by
Macedonia Cash Cash feat. Bebe Rexha
with "Take me home"
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