In many respects, not winning a televised talent show is no longer the death sentence it used to be.
Take X Factor 2010 alum Rebecca Ferguson, who despite coming second to that year’s winner Matt Cardle has gone onto become one of the highest acts the show has spawned to date.
Yes, in what will definitely put smiles on the faces of her growing fan base, her debut album ‘Heaven‘ has been certified Platinum the UK.
Coming it at #9 on this week’s UK Album chart, the LP was certified Gold in it’s first week of release for sales of 128,000 copies and after two weeks of release received Platinum certification in it’s second week of release for over 300,000 copies shipped in the country.
Well done Rebecca!
Here’s to hoping that the success of ‘Heaven’ will encourage SYCO to give their acts even more time and freedom to record music that truly inspires them.
For it is becoming increasingly that ‘letting the music speak for itself’ has worked in Ferguson’s favor and should give the US leg of her label an even greater incentive to push both she and the project to markets who are slowly but surely beginning to embrace the Adult Contemporary genre again.