Jahmene Douglas announces debut album, Love Never Fails

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Jahmene Douglas

Jahmene Douglas will be releasing his debut album, Love Never Fails on 22 July. 

The first single release is called Titanium and the album will also feature a cover version of Beyoncé's Halo, reports the MailOnline.

The 23-year-old was an unknown shelf stacker at Asda before being catapulted to fame by last year's X Factor. 

He came runner-up in the show, being pipped to first place by James Arthur.  But Douglas won fans and hearts across the nation with his amazing vocals, unassuming personality, and heartbreaking story of growing up with an abusive dad.

"I know I seem shy, but singing was my therapy, my outlet, my release," he told MailOnline.

"It was how I could be just me. First of all it would be singing to Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley. Just singing at the top of my voice.

"It's a way of zoning out and making you strong. The singing became my sanctuary when I was growing up."

He is also a devout Christian and recently appeared alongside The London Community Gospel Choir at their 30th anniversary concert.

In a nod to his faith, the album also includes His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Give Us This Day, and a cover of Whitney Houston's I Look To You.

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