Stacey Solomon to release debut album six years after The X Factor

Published Friday, Feb 13 2015, 15:03 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Stacey Solomon is set to release her debut album - six years after she first auditioned for The X Factor.

Despite finishing in third place on the 2009 series of The X Factor, Stacey has never got round to releasing her own music...until now!

Stacey Solomon reveals artwork for debut album Shy - 13 February 2015

The star's album is called Shy and it will feature her new single of the same name, which she co-wrote with Rita Ora.

Speaking about Shy, Stacey says: "Making this album the best it can be has been hard work but so rewarding.

"I can't wait for people to hear it. I'm so proud of it!"

Stacey lost out in the final of the sixth series of The X Factor to Joe McElderry, who won, and Olly Murs, who finished in second place.

After joining the finalists on tour, Stacey went on to star in the 2010 series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! and went on to be crowned Queen Of The Jungle.

The following year, Stacey released a cover of 'Driving Home For Christmas', originally by Chris Rea, and planned to unveil her debut album in 2012.

Stacey Solomon X Factor audition 2009

© Rex Features

However, what with numerous TV appearances and giving birth to her second child Leighton that year, music once again went on the back burner. But now she's finally done it!

Despite her recent appearance on The Jump, Stacey has been working hard in the studio and is ready for the world to hear her singing voice once more.

"I've had the opportunity to do some amazing things over the past few years, and I'm so grateful, but first and foremost I'm a singer," she adds.

"This album may have been a long time coming but I love it!"

Most of Shy has been penned by Stacey herself but, along with the help of Rita, Lily Allen has also made a contribution to the 11-track record.

Stacey's single 'Shy' goes on sale 2 March, followed by the album release in April. We can't wait to have a listen!

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