Matt Terry

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Matt Terry
Birth name Matthew James Terry
Born (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 25)
Bromley, Greater London, England
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
Labels
Associated acts Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul

Matthew James Terry (born 20 May 1993) is an English singer-songwriter.[1][2] He won the thirteenth UK series of The X Factor in 2016.[3] He is best known for his debut single, "When Christmas Comes Around", which was released in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2016, and peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. His debut album entitled Trouble was released on 24 November 2017 and charted at 29.

Career[edit]

2016: The X Factor[edit]

Terry auditioned for the thirteenth UK series of The X Factor in 2016, singing a cover of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me", which earned him the maximum four yeses from the judges.[4] Terry was placed in the "boys" category and reached the live shows, where he was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. Following the eliminations of Freddy Parker in week two and Ryan Lawrie in week seven, Terry became Scherzinger's last act left in the competition.[5] He ended up in the bottom two in week 9 and faced the sing-off against Emily Middlemas but was saved by three of the four judges.[citation needed]

On 11 December 2016, he was crowned as the winner of The X Factor 2016, beating Saara Aalto,[1] making him the second winner, after James Arthur, to be in the bottom two at any given stage of the competition. He immediately released his winner's single, "When Christmas Comes Around", an original song written by Ed Sheeran.[6] It is only the second time that the winner has released an original winner's song, the first being the second series winner Shayne Ward, who released his debut single "That's My Goal".[7] Following his win, Terry signed with Syco and RCA Records.[8]

2017–present: Trouble[edit]

In 2017, Terry featured in a new version of "Súbeme La Radio", together with Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul. The single became a Top 10 hit in the UK and sold 200,000 certified units, scoring a Silver BPI certification.

Following that, he released his first single from his debut album, "Sucker For You". The single failed to reach the success of his previous two singles, peaking at 51 on the UK Singles Chart. A second single, a ballad called "The Thing About Love" was quickly released afterward. Terry performed the single on The X Factor UK as a guest performer. On the show, he confirmed that the album would be out on 24 November 2017. The single, however, was also unable to achieve much commercial success, also peaking at 51 on the UK Singles Chart. Overall, his debut album failed to perform well in the charts, with the album peaking at 29 on the UK Albums Chart. Terry’s album is the worst performing debut album from any X Factor winner ever, failing to reach the top 10 in the UK Albums Chart.

On 3 June 2018, Terry announced in an exclusive interview that he had parted ways with his record label RCA Records.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[10]
SCO
[11]
Trouble
  • Released: 24 November 2017
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
29 39

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[10]
FIN (DL)
[12]
IRE
[13]
SCO
[14]
"When Christmas Comes Around" 2016 3 14 28 2 Non-album single
"Sucker for You" 2017 51 83
[15]
52 Trouble
"Try" 2017

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[10]
FIN (DL)
[12]
IRE
[13]
SCO
[14]
"Bridge over Troubled Water"
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)
2017 1 25 25 1
  • BPI: Silver
Non-album single
"Súbeme La Radio (Remix)"
(Enrique Iglesias featuring Sean Paul and Matt Terry)
10 51 3
  • BPI: Silver
Trouble
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
SCO
[14]
"The Thing About Love" 2017 51 24 Trouble

Songwriting Credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with
"Please" 2018 Samantha Harvey Please EP Background vocals/Co-writer Samuel Preston, George Tizzard, Richard Parkhouse

Tours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who is The X Factor's Matt Terry? Everything you need to know about Nicole Scherzinger's live act". Radio Times.
  2. ^ "Repertoire Search". BMI. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Matt Terry beats Saara Aalto to X Factor 2016 crown". Daily Star. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ Campbell, Tina (2 September 2016). "Judges can't believe their eyes when a Louis Tomlinson lookalike auditions for The X Factor". The Sun. News UK. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ Walker, Danny (4 September 2016). "Louis Tomlinson lookalike Matt Terry reveals heartache on X Factor... and flirts". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  6. ^ Copsey, Rob (11 December 2016). "Matt Terry wins X Factor 2016 final, releases winner's single". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  7. ^ Welsh, Daniel (12 December 2016). "'X Factor' Winner Matt Terry Releases 'When Christmas Comes Around' - Who Else Are This Year's Christmas Number One Contenders?". The Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  8. ^ Darvill, Josh (13 December 2016). "X Factor's Matt Terry hasn't been signed by Simon Cowell's Syco label". TellyMix. United Kingdom. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Matt Terry turns to theatre after being dropped from record label". 3 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d Peak position for the United Kingdom:
  11. ^ Peak positions on the Scottish Albums Chart:
  12. ^ a b Peak positions on the Finnish Download Chart:
  13. ^ a b Peak positions for Ireland:
  14. ^ a b c Peak positions on the Scottish Singles Chart:
  15. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Louisa Johnson
Winner of The X Factor
2016
Succeeded by
Rak-Su
Preceded by
Forever Young
Winner's singles of The X Factor
When Christmas Comes Around
Succeeded by
Dimelo