X Factor’s Joe McElderry triumphs with ‘Classic’ – Olly Murs gets his second number one
Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry has risen to the top of the UK album charts, last night claiming the number two spot with his second album Classic.
The Geordie singer – who also won Popstar To Operastar earlier this summer, narrowly beating former Steps singer Claire Richards – shot to fame on the 2009 series of The X Factor, however after disappointing sales of his debut album and it’s subsequent singles, he was dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label and for a while it seemed he might slip into obscurity.
However, the sweet natured star has landed on his feet and recently signed with Decca, who produced this second record.
Much of this week’s album and single charts have been dominated by TV talent show stars. Olly Murs, who finished just behind Joe on The X Factor, landed his second number one single with ‘Heart Skips A Beat’, which features Rizzle Kicks. Murs is currently co-hosting ITV2′s The Xtra Factor with brunette beauty Caroline Flack.
Pipping McElderry to the top spot in the album charts, is former Pop Idol winner Will Young who claimed the number one with his fifth studio album ‘Echoes.’
Will also enjoyed success in the singles charts, with his new single ‘Jealousy’ coming in at number five.
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