Sam Bailey is known for winning the tenth series of The X Factor in 2013. Following her win, her debut single, a cover of Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper", was released on 15 December 2013, achieving the Christmas number one on 22 December 2013. She was the first X Factor winner in three years to gain the Christmas number one spot.
On 24 February 2014, Bailey supported Beyoncé on one of the dates of her UK leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, as well as performing on The X Factor Live Tour. Her debut album The Power of Love was released in March 2014 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album was re-issued in December 2014 as The Power of Love (The Gift Edition). The re-issue features five new tracks - including three Christmas tunes and a reworking of original song "Treasure". In support of the album, Bailey went on her first ever headline tour in January and February 2015.
In 2016, Sam joined the UK Touring cast of 'Chicago' as Mama Morton. Shortly after, Bailey embarked on a solo tour; 'Sing My Heart Out'.
In 2018, she starred alongside Natasha Hamilton in Kay Mellor's 'Fat Friends', which toured around the UK.
Location: West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'5" (165cm)
Playing Age: 16 - 25 years
Actual Age: 20 years
Appearance: African-American, Black-Other Areas, Mixed Race
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Length: Mid Length
Voice Quality: Clear
2020, Feature Film, Merchant, DEATH ON THE NILE, 20th Century Fox, Kenneth Branagh
2020, Television, Various, SMALL AXE, BBC, Amazon Studios, Steve McQueen
2020, Television, Bully, SEX EDUCATION (SERIES 2), Netflix, Laurie Nunn
2019, Film, Various Roles, EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Warp Films, Jonathan Butterell
2019, Documentary, Ship crew member, SHIPWRECKED, Like a Shot Entertainment
2019, Short Film, Darren, DIALLED IN, Affirmation Entertainment, Jason Laybourn
Accents & Dialects: American-New York, American-Standard, Australian, Barbadian, Bristol, Caribbean, Devon, Dublin, English-Standard*, Essex, Estuary English, Heightened RP, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, RP*, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire
Music & Dance: Ballet, Body Popping, Classical Singing, Commercial Dance*, Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Singing*, Dance (general), Gospel Singing, Harmony Singing*, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dancing, Jazz Singing, Mezzo-Soprano*, Pop Singing*, R & B Singing, Singing (general)*, Soprano, Street Dance, Tap, Ukulele*
Performance: Actor-Musician, Actor-Singer, Comedy, Immersive Performance, Lip Sync, Meisner Technique, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Professional Dancer, Professional Singer, Singer-Professional, Story Telling, Voice Acting, Voice Over
Sports: Athletics, Bodyboarding, Cycling, Netball, Running, Skateboarding, Swimming*, Swimming (Open Water)*
Vocal Range: F3 to D6 (belt to G5)