Jamaican Music

Debut Single by Dalton Harris, Winner of X Factor UK, Hits Number 1 on Charts

Dalton Harris

After Jamaican Dalton Harris. 24, was named the winner of X Factor UK, his song “The Power of Love” went straight to the top of the charts in the United Kingdom. The song, a cover of the 1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood hit, features the 2012 winner James Arthur. It was released just a week after the X Factor final and hit Number 1 on The Official Vodafone Bit Top 40 chart immediately. In response, on December 10, 2018, Harris wrote on Twitter, “Alright guys. This is my first number one song. This is all because of you guys. I was presented this plaque or trophy…this is all new to me for “Power Of Love” ft @jamesarthurinsta23. Thank you so much @bigtop40 and all who bought, downloaded and streamed this single….” Many of his fans congratulated him on social media. Harris’s success came after he announced that he must leave the UK soon as his visa is about to expire. It is expected that the star will be welcomed as a hero upon his return to Jamaica as a result of his debut single’s popularity. While Harris was the front-runner throughout the X Factor competition, he must wait a few more weeks to land the prestigious Christmas Number One sport, which has not been attained by an X Factor winner since 2014, when the honor was achieved by Ben Haenow’s “Something I Need.” Harris, who was mentored by Louis Tomlinson, insists that he does not want to be known only as the “X Factor guy” after winning the 2018 edition of the popular series. In an interview with MailOnline, he said he doesn’t believe that merely winning on the program guarantees anything. Some X Factor finalists have found more success after the show than the winners, he noted. There has even been mention of a so-called “X Factor winners’ curse” as some winners have had only short-lived success, compared to non-winners who went on to achieve considerable commercial success.

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