Benjamin Bernard “Ben” Haenow (born 6 January 1985) is a British singer.
He won the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014. Following his win, his debut single, a cover of OneRepublic’s “Something I Need”, was released in December 2014. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2014 Christmas number one. Haenow released his self-titled debut studio album in November 2015, preceded by the single “Second Hand Heart”, a duet with Kelly Clarkson.
The 29-year-old former van driver from Croydon performed a duet with Ed Sheeran at the Final on his way to being crowned the winner.
Simon Cowell said ‘he’s one of the most genuine contestants ever on the show.’