|Born||Stacey Chanelle Clare Solomon
(1989-10-04) 4 October 1989 (age 31)
|Television||The X Factor|
|Partner(s)||Joe Swash (2015 – present)|
Stacey Chanelle Clare Solomon (born 4 October 1989) is an English singer and television personality.
In 2009, she finished in third place on the sixth series of The X Factor, and gained a number one single on the UK Singles Chart when her fellow The X Factor finalists released a cover of "You Are Not Alone"
Her debut single, a cover of "Driving Home for Christmas", was released on 19 December 2011.
Solomon then released her debut album Shy on 18 April 2015.
Life and career
Early life and career beginnings
Solomon was born in Dagenham.
Her parents divorced when she was nine.
She attended King Solomon High School.
2009–2010: The X Factor
In 2009, Solomon auditioned for the sixth series of The X Factor, performing "What a Wonderful World".
Solomon was among the top 12 contestants and advanced to the live shows and was mentored by Dannii Minogue.
During week two, she performed "At Last", receiving the most public votes.
She sang "When You Wish Upon a Star" during the third week.
On the fourth week, all contestants had to sing rock songs; Minogue selected "Somewhere Only We Know", and Solomon's performance resulted in positive reviews.
On the fifth week, she sang "Son of a Preacher Man".
During the sixth week, she also released a cover of Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone", which topped the charts on the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart On the seventh week, she performed "I Can't Make You Love Me" and again received positive reviews from the judges and the audience.
She also performed "What a Wonderful World" and "Who Wants to Live Forever".
Solomon went on tour with her fellow X Factor finalists.
In June 2011, Solomon began working on her debut album, due to be released in 2012.
Her first single from the album was originally to be released in February, but was delayed.
On 5 November 2011, Solomon performed to thousands as the headline act at Paisley's Christmas Lights Switch On event.
In September 2011, it was reported that Solomon was in a bidding war between record labels.
However, she stated that she will have complete control.
She was also asked to join The Only Way Is Essex, but turned it down.
The single was used for the Iceland Christmas commercial and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart.
In June 2012, she said she recorded a number of singles with an album planned in September 2012, but later moved that release date to February 2013, and then to November 2013.
On 29 November 2013, Solomon was announced as the headline artist to lead a choir of over 110,000 primary school children.
She joined the Young Voices tour, which took place from 14 January to 5 February 2014 in Birmingham, Sheffield, London and Manchester.
The singer performed tracks from her forthcoming debut album on the tour, scheduled for release in 2014.
Her debut album "Shy" was released in April 2015 along with the title track "Shy."
In 2016, she released her second single from the album, "My Big Mistake."
2017: Return to The X Factor
Solomon returned to the fourteenth series of The X Factor UK on Saturday 2 December 2017 and Sunday 3 December 2017, where she co-presented alongside George Shelley where she interviewed the fourteenth series finalists parents, families, relatives and friends at the live finals from ExCeL London on things such as how they feel about their finalist who is competing in the competition and wishing their finalist who is competing 'good luck'.
The interview is to give the audience a sense of what kind of support the finalists have behind them.
Solomon and Shelley were co-presenters for this purpose of interviewing only, the main presenter is Dermot O'Leary.
She returned again in the same position, the following year.
Solomon has had multiple fashion collaborations with Irish Fast Fashion brand, Primark including a children’s range which she marketed with her own children.
She recently has paired up with Amazon in 2020.
Solomon took part in the tenth series of the reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
She beat Shaun Ryder in the final and was crowned "Queen of the Jungle".
She gained 80.07% of the public votes.
In October 2010, she won the Living TV show Party Wars.
On 5 September 2011, Solomon appeared in the Sooty episode "The Wedding" as Miss Solomon the Vicar.
She also has a recurring role in the show, voicing Fuchsia the Flamingo.
From February 2015, Solomon took part in the second series of The Jump and was eliminated on 4 February.
spin-off I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
She didn't return for the following series.
On 25 June 2017, Solomon appeared as a guest on ITV2's Love Island After Sun; a chat show companion show to Love Island.
In January 2018, she participated in And They're Off!
in aid of Sport Relief.
Stacey also launched a clothing range with Primark on 11 October 2018.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
As lead artist
As featured artist
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2009||"You Are Not Alone"
(as part of The X Factor finalists)
At the age of 17, Solomon became pregnant by her then-boyfriend, Dean Cox.
The couple split up some time before the birth of their son, Zachary, on 21 March 2008.
On 5 May 2012, Solomon gave birth to her second son Leighton with then-fiancé Aaron Barham.
Solomon has been with her partner Joe Swash, since 2015.
On 23 May 2019, she gave birth to her third child with Swash, Rex, at 37 weeks.
Solomon has been open about her battles with anxiety.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacey Solomon.