Rebecca Ferguson, the 2010 runner-up of the UK version of X Factor, released her U.S. debut album Tuesday, and a little help from singer Adele is sure to boost sales.
The Someone Like You singer praised Rebecca Ferguson's talent as the fellow UK Grammy winner released Heaven.
Rebecca Ferguson told singersroom.com that Adele has been such a support and said such lovely things about me.
She even admitted she voted for me 80 times when I was on the show, Ferguson said, referring to the 2010 season of X Factor. She means every word she sings, which I love.
Ferguson, a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Liverpool who lists Ray Charles, Tupac Shakur, Nicki Minaj, Adele and Florence and the Machine among her influences, said Heaven is inspired by personal experiences.
I spilled my soul out. A lot of it comes from writing about relationships I've been in, so I think everyone can probably relate to the lyrics - we've all been there, Ferguson said, according to her biography on Amazon.com.
Ferguson dated One Direction member Zayn Malik last year, although it's unclear whether the relationship inspired some of the tracks on Heaven.
Coinciding with her U.S. album debut, Ferguson made her first appearance on the Today show and won herself a few new fans in the process.
Did you guys just hear rebecca ferguson sing??? um wow, tweeted Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb.
Why am I just now hearing Rebecca Ferguson? Her voice is so smooth & beautiful. Downloading now, wrote Twitter user Whitney Griswold.
Yesterday, Ferguson added a new post, titled Things You Didn't Know About Me... on her Tumblr page.
When I travel I collect art. I love old photos of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. I've always been captivated by Old Hollywood, Ferguson wrote.
The 25-year-old singer from Liverpool also said she has a weakness for the chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella.
I can't resist Nutella. I eat it right out of the jar, she wrote.
Ferguson will be hoping her U.S. debut is as successful as that of another UK X Factor contestant, Leona Lewis.
Lewis, who won the 2006 season of X Factor, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008 with Bleeding Love, the first British singer to earn that distinction since Kim Wilde's You Keep Me Hangin' On topped the charts in 1987.