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Shayne Thomas Ward was born on 16 October 1984. Ward is an English pop singer, who gained prominence in the U.K. and Ireland after winning the 2005 series talent show, ?The X Factor'.
Shayne Thomas Ward was born in Manchester to Irish parents. Ward is in a relationship with long-term girlfriend, Faye. He has six siblings, including a twin sister named Emma. Prior to his participation in The X Factor, Ward was in a band called Destiny with two women named Tracy Murphy and Tracey Lyle. They performed at pubs, clubs and weddings. Ward also reached the final thirty of Popstars: The Rivals. During The X Factor competition, Ward was mentored by manager Louis Walsh (who is now his manager under a joint venture with Global Publishing and Walsh Global Management). The bookies' favourite to win the show, he defeated duo Journey South and singer Andy Abraham in the final, screened by ITV, by a margin of 1.2% of the vote, out of a reported 10.8 million phone votes cast by viewers.
Post X-Factor Career
2006-2007: Shayne Ward
His first single, That's My Goal, was released in the UK on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 and became the Christmas number one in 2005 and stayed in the charts until June 2006.
It sold 313,000 copies on its first day of sales (though technically it was not in one day because sales of downloads for this song were around 70,000 which had been on sale for four days before the physical release), making it the fourth fastest selling single of all time (behind Elton John's Candle in the Wind, Will Young's Anything Is Possible/Evergreen, and Gareth Gates' Unchained Melody which sold 685,000, 403,000 and 335,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively). That's My Goal went on to sell over one million copies. His second single No Promises (a cover of a Bryan Rice song) was released on 10 April 2006, and it reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.
His self-titled debut album was released on Monday April 17, and it sold over 95,000 copies on the first two days of release. By the end of the week, the album sold 201,266 copies at number one. The album has sold 672,000 copies in total in the UK and 722,000 copies worldwide. Ward's third single Stand by Me failed to set the charts alight like the previous two, entering the UK top 20 at number fourteen. It fared slightly better in the Irish charts, reaching number nine.
Sony BMG released Ward's debut album on 14 July 2006 in Taiwan and other Asian countries. He enjoyed major success there and in South Africa and he has had some success across Scandinavia.
In August 2006, it was reported that Ward had developed vocal cord nodules ? the same condition that stopped the singing career of Julie Andrews ? and was to be flown out to Los Angeles in early September to a specialist surgeon. His manager, Louis Walsh, released a statement that he was confident Ward would be fine and would be back at work by the end of the month. In November 2006, he released his autobiography entitled My Story. He travelled to a few places around the country and did book signings, which thousands of people attended.
Ward's fourth single was announced as If That's OK with You, with a release date of 20 August 2007, but was delayed and became a double A-side single with No U Hang Up. It was released on 24 September 2007, and charted at number two in the UK. No U Hang Up and If That's OK with You charted separately in Ireland, the former reaching number eleven and the latter entering at number one. Ward's second album, Breathless, was released on 26 November 2007.
Ward says that it is a funky, sexy and different step for him. Prior to the release of the album, Ward went on tour across the UK and Ireland in early 2007, taking in eighteen concerts in twenty-eight days from late January to mid-February. The tour commenced in Dublin on 21 January and ended in Birmingham on 17 February 2007. The second single from the album is Breathless, released on 19 November 2007. On November 10, 2007, Ward performed world exclusives of Breathless on the live results show of the fourth series of The X Factor and on The Paul O'Grady Show on 19 November 2007.