14 Facts About Ben Haenow


Benjamin Bernard Haenow was born on 6 January 1985 and is a British former singer-songwriter.


Ben Haenow was born on 6 January 1985 in Croydon, England, to parents Mick and Rosanna Haenow.


When he was 14 years old, Ben Haenow suffered depression and drank a bottle of vodka a day until he was "sick and paralytic".


Ben Haenow has sung in bands since he was 15 and formed the rock and roll band the Lost Audio with Alex in 2006.


On 26 June 2014, Ben Haenow auditioned in Newcastle for the eleventh series of The X Factor.


Ben Haenow sang The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" at the arena and progressed to "bootcamp".


Ben Haenow was placed in the "Over 26s" category at "bootcamp" and was mentored by Simon Cowell.

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Ben Haenow successfully made it through to "judges' houses" and was later chosen by Cowell for the live shows, along with Jay James and eventual runner-up Fleur East.


Ben Haenow was announced as the winner on 14 December 2014.


On 15 December 2014, the day after he won the show, Ben Haenow released his winner's single, a cover of OneRepublic's "Something I Need", via digital download.


Ben Haenow then spent several months of the year in Los Angeles recording his self-titled debut album, Ben Haenow, which was released on 13 November 2015.


On 28 January 2016, Ben Haenow confirmed that he and Syco had parted ways by way of mutual agreement.


Ben Haenow released a new single "Alive" and on 7 July 2017.


Ben Haenow revealed on his Facebook page that new single "Falling Down" would be released on 6 April 2018; he later announced on 3 May 2018 that his sophomore album, titled Alive, would be released on 25 May 2018.