Born In: Lincolnshire, England
Ella Henderson is an upcoming English singer and songwriter who shot to countrywide fame when she made it to the last six as a contender in the ninth series of the British reality television music competition ‘The X Factor’, in 2012. Though she was tipped to win the singing competition, she ended up finishing sixth. Nevertheless, Simon Cowell of ‘Syco Music’ considered Ella to be talented enough to sign her up for a recording deal. Hailing from Lincolnshire, she demonstrated a passion for music quite early in her life, mastering the playing of piano on her own when she was only ten. She participated in ‘The X Factor’ by singing ‘Missed’, a song she had composed herself, which earned her a spot in the competition. She gradually progressed to subsequent stages of the event, becoming the hot favorite to win the show but was ultimately pipped at the post by another contestant James Arthur. Though her unexpected and shock departure from the reality show was believed to be one of the most one-sided upsets in ‘The X Factor’s’ show history, she was successful in striking lucrative recording deals. Her very first record single, ‘Ghost’ became the top charting number on the ‘UK Singles Chart’. She buttressed her grip on the music industry in UK and worldwide with the release of music singles, songs, and albums that went on to become chartbusters.
Also Known As: Gabriella Michelle Henderson
father: Sean Henderson
mother: Michelle Henderson
siblings: Fraser Henderson, Holly Henderson, Patrick Henderson
Born Country: England
City: Lincolnshire, England
Ella Henderson was born on January 12, 1996, in Tetney, a village under Lincolnshire’s East Lindsey district.
She exhibited an extraordinary flair for music as a child and started singing when she was just three. She also trained herself to become an accomplished pianist before she was 10 years old.
Ella Henderson’s shock elimination was considered as a big upset. A number of eminent singers and celebrities, including Cher, Nick Grimshaw, Lily Allen, Sarah Millican, and Simon Cowell extended support to Ella not only while the show was on but also after her elimination.
O’Leary, one of the judges on ‘The Xtra Factor’s’ panel deemed her the most gifted of all contenders he had reviewed for the entire period he was with the show. Following her elimination from ‘The X Factor’, Ella appeared on ‘The Saturday Night Show’ in December 2012, and vocalized the track, “Silent Night”.
In January 2013, she proclaimed that she had been contracted by Simon Cowell’s recording company Syco Music.
Ella joined The X Factor concert tour in 2013, belting out lilting songs, notable amongst these being, “You Got the Love”, “Missed”, “Rule the World” and “Believe”. The same year in January, she reprised her rendition of “Believe” in the 18th edition of the National Television Awards.
Ella made it known in March 2014, that she would be naming her first studio album, ‘Chapter One’. She teamed up with numerous composers and producers while writing the lyrics of the album’s tracks, including Babyface, Salaam Remi, and Claude Kelly.
In the same month, she declared that “Ghost” co-composed with Ryan Tedder would be her first single. Shooting for Ghost’s music footage was done in New Orleans and the song was released commercially on June 14, 2014. The single’s release was preceded by a performance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in May 2014.
Soon after the launching of ‘Ghost’, the single scaled to the top spot on ‘UK Singles Chart’. On October 5, 2014, Ella’s 2nd single, “Glow” that she and Camille Purcell composed jointly, was issued for sale. Just after 9 days, her studio record, ‘Chapter One’ was published.
Ella’s subsequent singles, “Yours” and “Mirror Man” co-scripted with Josh Record and Al Shux respectively were released in November 2014, and March 2015, respectively. She began her first countrywide tour in October 2015, during which time she also performed as an opening act for the British pop band ‘Take That’.
She went public on her Instagram profile in late 2016, by broadcasting that she was through with composing and recording another studio record. She had collaborated with Max Martin, a producer and Danny O’Donoghue of ‘The Script’ for scripting, recording, and producing her 2nd album.
The cover version of Bridge over Troubled Water was recorded in order to collect funds for those who suffered losses owing to the Grenfall Tower blaze that occurred in June 2017, in London. The single charted to the top of the ‘UK Singles Chart’ soon after the same was released.
Ella announced in the latter half of 2017, that she had performed a duet with X Factor finalist James Arthur. The duet is slated to become a part of her second studio record. She sang several new songs during Arthur’s musical tour that would feature in her upcoming album.
Born and brought up in the quaint and laidback English village of Tetney, Ella has had a professional bent of mind right from her childhood.
She started dating Matt Harvey, an engineer who hailed from Grimsby, her hometown but parted ways with him so that she could focus on her career. In January 2023, she got engaged to Jack Burnell.
She looks up to Beyonce Knowles, Sam Smith, and the music band ‘London Grammar’ for inspiration.
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