The new recording rocketed to the top of the Amazon Musical Soundtrack Charts ahead of its hotly anticipated release later this month, and was featured in the top 100 Hot New Releases. The Soundtrack can be pre-ordered now through Amazon prior to its release on 20th February.
Joe’s title-role debut in the 2016 production of Joseph was his first major theatrical appearance – and his performance was met with Five Star reviews and standing ovations up and down the country, leading to a flurry of social media requests for Joe’s version to be released on CD.
Joe said: “Every Joseph has the chance to make the role his own and I’ve always tried to make the musical personal to me, whilst telling the story in Bill Kenwright’s wonderful production through Andrew’s music and Tim’s lyrics. I was thrilled to make this album and to become a part of Joseph’s history forever. I hope people love listening to it as much as I’ve loved making it.”
At just 18 Joe won the sixth series of ‘The X Factor’, having been mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole and beating off fierce competition from Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon. He soared to number one on the UK Singles Charts with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb and his debut album Wide Awake went straight in at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. He has since gone on to have two more Top 10 albums, and he became the first X Factor star to release four albums.
Joe, who hails from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, is also the first and only celebrity to win three reality TV shows. He was crowned the winner of the second series of ITV’s ‘Popstar to Operastar’ before strapping on his skis and slaloming his way to become champion of Channel 4’s celebrity ski competition ‘The Jump’.
Joe McElderry is currently starring as Joseph on the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, for the full tour dates visit www.kenwright.com.