About Ella Henderson


Gabriella Michelle Henderson is an English singer and songwriter. In 2012, she was a contestant in the ninth series of The X Factor, and finished in sixth place, despite being a strong favourite to win.


Henderson's first single, "Ghost", co-written with Ryan Tedder, was released on 8 June 2014 and gave Henderson her first number-one song on the UK Singles Chart while remaining in the top five of the chart for eight consecutive weeks. It has subsequently been certified Platinum for sales in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Henderson released a follow-up single called "Glow", which then charted at number one in Indonesia, No. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 17 in Ireland and at No. 26 in New Zealand. Henderson's third single, "Yours", charted at No. 8 in Scotland and No. 16 achieving a Gold certificate thus selling 200,000 copies. Henderson later featured in Sigma's new single "Glitterball", which peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 20 in Ireland and No. 2 on the UK Dance charts. "Glitterball" also successfully sold 400,000 copies in the United Kingdom. Henderson later performed "Glitterball" with Sigma at the Jingle Bell Ball 2015. Henderson then featured in Kygo's single "Here for You" which achieved global wide chart success charting at No. 18 in the United Kingdom, No. 11 in the Netherlands and Scotland, No. 16 in Sweden, No. 9 in Norway, No. 44 in Poland and No. 22 in the Czech Republic. "Here for You" also gained an accolade on the BPI charts with a Silver certificate with 200,000 copies sold.


Her debut studio album, Chapter One was released on 13 October 2014 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. In January 2015, the album was certified Platinum in the UK, shipping in excess of 300,000 copies. On the year-end charts for 2014, Chapter One charted at No. 19 and on the year-end charts for 2015, Henderson's album also charted at No. 31 on the charts. Henderson's debut album also charted at No. 11 on the ARIA charts, No. 4 on the IRMA charts, No. 9 on the New Zealand charts and the Swiss charts and number one on the Scottish charts.


Gabriella Michelle Henderson was born and raised in Tetney, Lincolnshire on 12 January 1996, the daughter of a Scottish father, Sean, and an English mother of Swedish ancestry, Michelle. She has two brothers named Patrick and Fraser, and a sister named Holly. Henderson developed a keen interest in fashion in her youth, notably vintage fashion, which she retains.


Henderson began singing around the age of three and taught herself to play the piano a few years later. She began to put on shows for her family at Christmas and developed a special bond with her grandfather Bill, who encouraged her to pursue her love of music and songwriting. Her interest developed further at primary school, Humberston C of E Primary School in Grimsby, and she subsequently decided to audition for a scholarship place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire.


Henderson succeeded in gaining a scholarship and boarded at the school from the age of 11 to 16. She attended the school at the same time as Dan Ferrari-Lane of boy band District3, who was on The X Factor with Henderson in 2012. In early 2012, Henderson made a singing appearance on a celebrity Christmas special of Channel 4's Come Dine with Me, where she performed "All I Want for Christmas Is You". She was a guest of Bianca Gascoigne, who is a family friend and who also auditioned for The X Factor in 2012. The episode was filmed before Henderson's X Factor appearance.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ella Henderson", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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