Joe McElderry

Born 16 June 1991.
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Joe McElderry Live in Session

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Joseph "Joe" McElderry (born 16 June 1991) is an English singer and songwriter. He won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. His first single "The Climb" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Charts. He was also crowned the winner of the second series of Popstar to Operastar in 2011 and the first series of The Jump in 2014.

To date he has released four top 20 albums - two of them reaching the UK top three. He was the first X Factor contestant to release a fourth album. As of 2014, McElderry has sold over 2 million records worldwide.

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  1. Review of Wide Awake

    Wide Awake 2010

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    X Factor winner reveals a disco-dusted debut of giddy pop pleasures.
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