|Birth Day:||June 29, 1977|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
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She started a ska band called Girls Next Door with her friend Julie Nunney in 1996.
In 1996, then 18-year-old Bailey formed the ska duo Girls Next Door with her friend Julie Nunney and they recorded a song called "Too Late", which was produced by Right Said Fred bassist Clyde Ward. It was reported that Simon Cowell heard the song but turned the duo down because they were not on television, but Bailey later said that this story was not true.
Bailey currently lives in Leicester with her husband Craig Pearson, their three children—Tommy, Brooke, and Miley, and their deaf Springer Spaniel, Molly. Bailey and Pearson met in 2002 and were married in Las Vegas on 29 January 2003.
A report by The Sun claimed that Bailey had "misled the public" by stating she had no previous singing experience, when in fact she had been performing on cruise ships, in clubs and at music festivals for several years. Bailey defended herself in an interview with the Leicester Mercury, stating: "I have been totally honest that I have sang for 20 years but never made it. What's the problem with that?" An X Factor executive producer also revealed that Bailey had auditioned for the show's fourth series in 2007, but did not get past the first producers' round.
Bailey was born in Bexley, London to parents Ronnie (1950–2008) and Jackie Bailey. She has two brothers, Charlie and Danny. Ronnie died from oral cancer in 2008.
In 2013, Bailey auditioned for the tenth series of The X Factor in front of judges Gary Barlow Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, singing Beyoncé's "Listen" in her room audition. She received a standing ovation from all four judges afterwards, with Barlow calling her voice "incredible". She was given four "yeses" and progressed through to the arena auditions. She sang "Who's Lovin' You" and "Run To You" at the arena, gaining another standing ovation from the audience and bringing Scherzinger to tears. She received four yeses again. Bailey was placed in the "over 25s" category at "bootcamp" and was mentored by Osbourne. She successfully made it through to "judges' houses" and was later chosen by Osbourne for the live shows, along with Lorna Simpson and Shelley Smith.
Bailey's winner's single "Skyscraper" was released via digital download on 16 December 2013, the day after she won the show. On 18 December 2013, the single received a physical release, which features three of Bailey's best X Factor performances – "The Power of Love", "Make You Feel My Love" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". On The Xtra Factor after the final, Barlow said that he would like to write songs for Bailey. On 22 December, the song debuted atop the UK Singles Chart after selling 149,000 copies in its first week and became the Christmas number one.
Following the eliminations of Simpson in week 1 and Smith in week 2, Bailey became the last over 25 in the competition. On 8 December, she made it to the final along with Nicholas McDonald and Luke Friend. On 14 December, she duetted with Scherzinger on "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going". The following night, she sang her winner's single, a cover of "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato. Later, having received more than 1 million votes over the course of the weekend, she was announced as the winner. When the voting statistics were announced on The X Factor afterwards, Bailey was revealed to have received the most public votes seven times out of ten. As the winner, she received a £1 million recording contract with Syco Music and the opportunity to support Beyoncé on the UK leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in February 2014. Bailey was reportedly due to support Beyoncé at ten shows, but that figure was cut down to just one due to The X Factor Live Tour. Her sole show with Beyonce was in Birmingham on 24 February 2014.
In an interview with the Official Charts Company after "Skyscraper" topped the charts, Bailey said, "2014 is going to be a huge year for me. Basically, I'm in the studio pretty much straight away. We're hoping to get an album out for spring. On the album, I'm going to try and do things a little bit differently." On 21 January 2014, Bailey tweeted that her debut album would be called The Power of Love, named after the Jennifer Rush song which Bailey covered for the album. It was later revealed that the album would be released on 24 March 2014, and contain both cover versions and original material. On 22 January, Bailey appeared at the 19th National Television Awards and sang "The Power of Love". She also performed a duet of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" with Michael Bolton. This duet is also featured as one of the tracks on the album. Another duet on the album is "And I Am Telling You" with Scherzinger, which Bailey originally performed on the X Factor final.
On 18 February 2014, the song "Compass" received its debut airplay on BBC Radio 2. On 30 March, the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, making Bailey the first X Factor winner to have a number-one album since Alexandra Burke topped the chart with her debut album Overcome in October 2009. The album sold 72,644 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling album of 2014 in the UK at the time, overtaking Pharrell Williams' Girl. In support of the album, Bailey will go on her first headline tour in January and February 2015. The tour will comprise fifteen shows and will begin at the De Montfort Hall in her hometown of Leicester.
The album was re-packaged and re-released on 1 December 2014. The re-issue featured five new tracks — including three Christmas tunes and a reworking of original song "Treasure". As well as the festive songs ("Silent Night", "Please Come Home for Christmas" and "O Holy Night"), the album also included "With You" from Ghost the Musical.
On 6 March 2014, Bailey announced that she was 10 weeks pregnant with her third child. She tweeted her first ultrasound scan, alongside the caption "Hey everyone...... Meet peanut!!!" At 10:50am on 10 September 2014, Bailey gave birth to daughter Miley Beau. Former mentor and friend Sharon Osbourne is Miley's godmother. In October 2014, Bailey announced via Twitter she is suffering Bell's palsy following Miley's birth.
In June 2014, Bailey announced that she had signed a deal to release her autobiography Daring to Dream. It was released in November 2014.
In February 2015, it was announced via Bailey's Twitter account that she had parted ways with Syco Music.
In 2016 she was cast as Mamma Morton in the UK tour of the musical Chicago alongside John Partridge and Hayley Tamaddon.
During the summer holidays in 2016 Bailey toured Butlins Holiday Resorts as part of the Butlins Pop tour 2016.
In 2018, it was announced that Bailey would be stepping into the role of Betty Simpson in Fat Friends – The Musical. Bailey then joined the charitable music project "Stronger Together" to support of LGBTI people living in fear in Chechnya.
Currently, Sam Bailey is 44 years, 11 months and 27 days old. Sam Bailey will celebrate 45th birthday on a Wednesday 29th of June 2022.
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