Rebecca Ferguson is a British soul and pop singer-songwriter hailing from Liverpool.
Born in 1986, Ferguson became interested in music during her school days and received support from her family on her mission to become a singer, though she initially failed in her attempts to audition for both The X Factor and P Diddy’s Starmaker.
Eventually, she would get past Simon Cowell and his judging panel, making it all the way through to the final rounds, going on to finish as runner-up, only losing to Matt Cardle. This earned her a deal with SyCo and Epic, and her career in music was finally set. She’s now even the proud owner of an American deal with Columbia.
After singing to over half a million people on The X Factor Live Tour, Ferguson cut her teeth as a big time performer and began work on her debut album ‘Heaven’, which hit number three in the UK Albums Chart and managed to reach Top 25 across the pond. Her first ever headline tours followed, and she managed to sell out all of her UK dates resulting in more having to be scheduled to meet demand.
In December 2013, she returned with highly-anticipated second record ‘Freedom’, and lucky for fans she toured throughout March 2014 in support. Later that year, she hit the road for two UK Forest Live shows too, in what proved to be a successful twelve months.
Ferguson went on to release her third album, 'Lady Sings the Blues', in March 2015, reaching the UK Top 10 once again. Supporting it, she lined-up a residency at London's St James Theatre for February and March, then a spot at Summer in Singleton in July, followed by Lytham Festival in August.
The singer would spend 2016 touring in support of her latest album 'Superwoman', and toured the UK again in 2018.
Rebecca Ferguson has announced a January 2019 headline residency at Boisdale in Canary Wharf. Catch her live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Rebecca is an amazing singer and a definite future Superstar like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Nina Simone, and Barbra Streisand. I followed - and supported her all through X-Factor, and was very disappointed when she lost to Matt (invisible...) Cardle; although being independent from Cowell has been a blessing and a bonus for her career.
I also followed her tour in 2012; and have bought both of her albums on cd. Now, two years later, Rebecca has blossomed into a sophisticated, elegant and awesome artist.
The first time I heard her sing on X Factor I was blown away. Her songs and her stunning voice, with such real feeling, true passion and genuine soul maintain that first impression. Without doubt, this lass deserves to be at the very top.
You could see and feel that the whole audience were enthralled with her concert - although a cliché, the atmosphere was truly electric. From the wonderful songs off her two albums - Heaven and Freedom, to her showing of her amazing talent in singing covers of other artists' songs, in particular 'Another Love' by Tom Odell and 'Raspberry Beret' by Prince.
Although I was never a huge fan of Prince, the way Rebecca re-arranged Raspberry Beret was amazing; and it gave me the willingness to re-evaluate Prince's music.
You will not be surprised to know we gave Rebecca a much deserved standing ovation at the end. I really believe Rebecca could be one of the UK's future all-time greats. I'm hoping to see her in Coventry in July '14; and simply cannot wait for her next tour.