X Factor star Lucy Spraggan lands album deal with Columbia

Lucy Spraggan leaves The X Factor
Xtra special news: Lucy Spraggan signs record deal with Columbia

Lucy Spraggan is celebrating today after signing a record deal with Columbia.

The talented singer-songwriter shot to fame on the X Factor 2012, when her quirky audition track Last Night became a favourite with the judges, audience and viewers alike and it quickly shot up the iTunes chart.

She went on to win a spot in the live shows, under the guidance of Tulisa, but was forced to withdraw from the competition due to ill health.

Now the 21-year-old is back and she is determined to make her mark on the music industry.

Lucy will embark on a headline tour next month, before releasing an album later this year.

Speaking of the deal, Lucy said: “I'm really excited to be working with Columbia, it is such a respected label with an incredible heritage.

“To be signed to the company who have worked with great icons like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and the newer generation of artists like Calvin Harris and Rita Ora is amazing – I can't wait!”

Co-president of Columbia Alison Donald added: “Lucy is a refreshingly honest and naturally gifted storyteller who walks to the beat of her own drum. Her songwriting very much fits in with the tradition and artistry of the Columbia ethos and we are absolutely delighted to have her onboard.”

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