British pop singer who was discovered on the TV talent show The X Factor. Her debut album, Spirit, went 10x platinum in the UK and became the 4th best selling album of the 2000s. She has collaborated with many artists, including Avicii, Calum Scott and more.
She learned operatic singing and jazz singing but settled on pop music. She started writing music when she was twelve years old.
Her single "Bleeding Love" reached #1 in over thirty countries around the world.
She dated electrician Lou Al-chamaa from 2001 until June 2010. Subsequently, she began dating dancer Dennis Jauch; they became engaged in August 2018 and married the following year. She gave birth to their baby girl Carmel, in July 2022.
She won season three of The X Factor, a show created by Simon Cowell.