Louisa Johnson is an English singer and songwriter from Thurrock, Essex. She was the winner of the twelfth UK series of The X Factor in 2015. Aged 17 at the time of winning, Johnson is the programme’s youngest winner, with Simon Cowell naming her as the best singer he’d ever seen on the show. She was featured on Clean Bandit’s hit single “Tears”. Her debut album, originally due for release on 18 November 2016, will be released in 2017. Its lead single, “So Good”, was released on 28 October 2016.
Early Life Of Louisa Johnson
Johnson was born in 1998 in Essex to David Johnson and Lisa Hawkyard. Her father is a construction worker and her mother a driving instructor. She was raised in Thurrock. She was already a semi-professional singer before appearing on The X Factor UK in 2015.
Career Of Louisa Johnson
Johnson competed in the “girls” category at “bootcamp” and was mentored, at the decision of the public, by Rita Ora. She successfully made it past the six-chair challenge to “judges’ houses”, singing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” by Jennifer Hudson; when Johnson arrived, all six chairs had been filled, and Ora described the atmosphere as “like a zoo”. At judges’ houses, she sang “Respect” by Aretha Franklin in front of Ora and Meghan Trainor in Los Angeles; this performance gained media attention, as its televising saw Johnson wearing two separate pairs of shoes, with some viewers inferring some sort of faking.
In May 2016, she released a song with Clean Bandit called “Tears”. The song has achieved high chart success charting at number three on the Scottish Singles Chart, number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, number 21 on the Irish Singles Chart, and in other European countries. The following month after the song was released Johnson appeared as an act at the Summertime Ball where she performed the song “Tears” and a new version of the song “Over and Over Again” alongside Nathan Sykes.
Johnson released her solo debut single, “So Good”, on 28 October 2016, which is featured on her first studio album. The single peaked at 13 on the UK Singles Chart.
Johnson is a supporter of Premier League football team West Ham United.
She previously dated a guy named Ellis.