X Factor Ben ‘excited’ to record debut album at last
X FACTOR winner Ben Haenow is set to head into the studio to begin recording his debut album – less than a fortnight after finally signing a record deal on his 30th birthday.
The former van driver from Croydon ( above) triumphed in the ITV show last month and his winner’s single Something I Need was the recent Christmas No.1.
Haenow has signed a contract with Syco Music, with Simon Cowell saying he was “thrilled” to have him on board.
The singer, whose album will be released later this year, said: “To say I’m excited to become part of the Syco family is an understatement.
“Getting to work with Simon during the show was incredible. He is a great guy and amazing mentor and really helped me as an artist.
“I can’t wait to start working with him and the team again and putting together a great record for 2015.”
X Factor boss Cowell added: “Ben is a great talent and a great guy. I’m thrilled he is now officially part of the Syco family and can’t wait to get working with him on his first album. And happy birthday, Ben!”