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About Jahméne

Despite finishing as runner-up on the British version of the talent show The X Factor in 2012, Jahméne Douglas was one of the show's most popular and well-liked contestants. Born in Birmingham, U.K. in 1991, Douglas had a difficult upbringing and sought solace in music. Entering as a contestant on the Simon Cowell-produced show at the age of 21 changed his life. He was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger and steadily won over viewers with his sweet, powerful, high-pitched vocals, with many shocked when fellow singer James Arthur scooped up the main prize during the show's finals. Nevertheless, he was promptly signed by RCA and released his first full-length album, Love Never Fails, in July 2013. The record topped the U.K. album chart and saw Douglas release his cover of David Guetta's "Titanium" as a single. In addition to his recording career, he became a U.K. ambassador for the charity Women's Aid during his time on The X Factor, donating all his profits from "Titanium" to its domestic abuse campaigns. A practicing Christian, Douglas named the album after a verse from the Bible, and refused to perform Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" on an X Factor special because of its explicit lyrical content. Douglas' contract with Sony came rather swiftly to an end. In 2014 he signed with the indie label Moonshot Music and began work on his sophomore album, collaborating with such celebrated songwriters as Diane Warren and Andrea Martin. The first single, "Down for Love," was released in 2015 under the mononym Jahméne and had an old-school hip-hop/R&B sound. Two more singles were released in 2016, followed by Jahméne's second album, the wonderfully titled Unfathomable Phantasmagoria. ~ Aneet Nijjar & John D. Buchanan

HOMETOWN
Birmingham, England
GENRE
Pop
BORN
26 February 1991

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