Shayne Thomas Ward (born 16 October 1984) is an English pop singer who rose to fame as the winner of the second series of The X Factor. He has sold over three million records worldwide and has had number one albums and singles in nine countries. His first single, "That's My Goal", was released in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2005 and became the last number one of 2005, hitting the top spot on 31 December. It sold 313,000 copies on its first day of sales, making it the third fastest selling single of all time, behind Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" and Will Young's "Evergreen", which sold 685,000 and 400,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively. Ward's prize, as winner, was a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, which is co-owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The contract had a stated value of £1 million, of which £150,000 was a cash advance and the remainder was allocated to recording and marketing costs. In 2011 it was confirmed that Ward had been dropped by SYCO after six years. Ward has yet to secure another record deal. On 18 December 2012 it was confirmed Ward would appear in Dancing On Ice which started on 6 January 2013.
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