Rebecca Ferguson is a British professional singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2010, when she participated in the seventh series of the reality TV singing competition The X Factor. Coming in second place, after Matt Cardle won, Rebecca proceeded with her passion for music. She has since released three albums, Heaven (2011), Freedom (2013) and Lady Sings the Blues (2015). She signed deals with Sysco Music and Epi Records in the United Kingdom, and later signed with Columbia Records in the U.S. Rebecca was born in Huyton to a family made of Jamaican immigrants. Her family supported her dreams of being a professional singer in spite of being financially unstable.
Rebecca is an atheist. Her mom use to take her for choir singing lessons, but the church was not her thing. She loved to sing pop songs but never showed an interest in religion.
Not much is known about her political views. She hasn’t really weighed in on American politics so we aren’t really able to take a guess. If you know what her views might be, please comment below and we will update this.
Rebecca loves singing and listening to music. This is evident considering the list of musical legends she looks up to. Some of the people she looks up to are Christina Aguilera, Franklin, Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, and Aretha.
Rebecca dated a guy named Karl Dures for four years back in the 2000. With Karl, they had two kids Lillie Mary and Karl Jr. In 2011, she dated a co-contestant X Factor, Zayn Malik from One Direction. Their relationship, which lasted for four months, was faced by various controversies based on their age differences; she was six years older than him. As of October 2016, she is rumored to be dating Matt Goss, after the two were spotted holding hands in London.
Rebecca temporarily put her dreams aside and joined law school to be a better role model to her kids. Growing up, she was often bullied by her friends because her family was too poor to provide her with the trendy clothes and toys. Her difficult childhood was a big motivating factor for her success.