Matt Cardle life and biography

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Matt Cardle biography

Date of birth : 1983-04-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Southampton, England
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-11-03
Credited as : singer, X Factor winner, When we collide

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Matt Cardle, a native from Southampton become a famous British singer after he won The X Factor's season in 2010. His debut single called 'When We Collide' was released immediately after he won, and was sold in 439,000 copies in its first week to become the UK Christmas number one.

Before applying to The X Factor, he was the frontman, lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player of the band Seven Summers and also Darwyn. Seven Summers released a self-titled debut rock album Seven Summers on 22 January 2010. The band performed live on Sue Merchant’s BBC radio program on 8 December 2009. Darwyn released two albums entitled When You Wake, and Little Sunlight between 2005 and 2009 as well as playing Sue Marchants BBC radio programme. He also still plays the occasional acoustic gig with former Darwyn band mate Ali McMillan.

He auditioned for The X Factor with "You Know I’m No Good". After Cardle made it through the bootcamp stages, he was sent to Australia and was put into Dannii Minogue’s group (in the Boys category). Minogue mentored Cardle throughout the whole show until he won the final on December 12, 2010. After coming second in week one (Final 16 round) of public voting, Matt Cardle consistently came first from week 2 onwards until week 10, the competition final held on 11-12 December 2010.

On 15 March 2011, it was reported that Cardle has signed a record deal with Syco Music in a joint venture with Columbia Records, becoming the first The X Factor winner not to be exclusively signed to Simon Cowell's label. It was also announced that Cardle has signed with Will Talbot of Modest! Management.

His debut album, Letters was released in the UK on October 17 along with five of the tracks to be included on the album.

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