Joe McElderry discography

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Joe McElderry discography

McElderry performing at Bents Park on 24 July 2011.
Releases
Studio albums 4
Singles 9
Music videos 12
Other contributions 2

Joe McElderry, a British pop singer, has released four studio albums, five singles and ten music videos on recording labels Syco and Decca.

McElderry rose to fame after winning The X Factor and signing a million pound record deal with Simon Cowell's company Syco, His debut single "The Climb" debuted at number two selling over 450,000 copies in its first week of release. The following week, the single rose to the top of the charts and remains McElderry's only chart topper. After releasing his debut album Wide Awake, McElderry was dropped from Syco despite its number three chart placing. McElderry later signed a record deal with Decca after winning Popstar to Operastar.

On 19 August 2011 McElderry released Classic which debuted at number two on the UK albums chart. On 28 November the same year, McElderry released his third studio album Classic Christmas, which debuted and peaked at number 15.

On 10 September 2012, McElderry released his fourth studio album Here's What I Believe. It debuted at number eight on the UK chart.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[1]
IRL
[2]
SCO
[3]
Wide Awake 3 5 2
  • UK: 104,445
Classic
  • Released: 22 August 2011
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 20 3
  • UK: 247,046
Here's What I Believe
  • Released: 10 September 2012
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 88 9
  • UK: 32,000

Christmas albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[1]
IRL
[2]
SCO
[3]
Classic Christmas
  • Released: 28 November 2011
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 73 16
  • UK: 115,180

Box sets[edit]

Title Album details Notes
Classic & Classic Christmas
  • Released: 28 November 2011
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: 2CD
  • Limited edition box set includes two albums, a signed photograph and a keyring, in a ribbon wrapped box with a gift tag.[5]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
IRL
[6]
SCO
[7]
2009 "The Climb" 1 1 1
  • UK: Platinum[4]
Wide Awake
2010 "Ambitions" 6 4 4
"Someone Wake Me Up" 68
2011 "Last Christmas" Classic Christmas
2012 "Here's What I Believe" Here's What I Believe
"Rescue Us"
2013 "Abide with Me" (with The Royal Mail Choir) 147 Non-album single
"One World One Song" (with Dionne Warwick)
"Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming)"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Uncredited appearances[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
IRL
[8]
SCO
[9]
2009 "You Are Not Alone"
(as part of The X Factor finalists)[10]
1 1 10
2010 "Everybody Hurts"
(as part of Helping Haiti)[11]
1 1 1

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK
2010 "Superman" 56 Wide Awake
2011 "Time to Say Goodbye" 158 Classic

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2009 "The Climb" Max & Dania
2010 "Ambitions" Nigel Dick
"Someone Wake Me Up" Trudy Bellinger
2011 "Time to Say Goodbye" Peter Fallon
"Dance With My Father"
"Solitaire" Tara Clark
"Big River" Geoff Wonfor
"Last Christmas" Steve Lucker
"Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)"
2012 "Here's What I Believe" Peter Fallon
2013 "Abide with Me"
"One World One Song"

Other contributions[edit]

Year Song Album
2010 "There's a Place for Us" The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader soundtrack
2011 "Big River" Big River, Big Songs: The Tyne

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Chart Stats - Joe McElderry". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Archived Irish Albums Chart for the Week Ending 28 October 2010 Retrieved on 21 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Archive Chart". Scottish Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx
  5. ^ Classic Christmas Gift Edition Universal Music Store. Retrieved on 9 February 2012.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". www.irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/22/2010-10-23
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". www.irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/22/2010-10-23
  10. ^ X-Factor Finalists 2009 - You Are Not Alone
  11. ^ Pete Samson & Gordon Smart (13 December 2009). "Back For Good cause". London: The Sun. Retrieved 31 January 2010.