Gabriella Michelle "Ella" Henderson (born 12 January 1996) is an English singer and songwriter. She was a contestant in the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and got into the final 12, finishing in sixth place, despite being a strong favourite to win. She was subsequently signed to Syco Music.
Henderson's first single, "Ghost", co-written with Ryan Tedder, was released on 8 June 2014 and gave Henderson her first number one song on the UK Singles Chart while remaining in the top five of the chart for eight consecutive weeks. It has subsequently been certified Platinum for sales in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Henderson has subsequently released a follow-up single called "Glow", the single then charted at Number one in Indonesia, Number Seven on the UK Singles Chart, Number Seventeen in Ireland and at Number twenty six in New Zealand. Henderson's third single, "Yours", charted at Number eight in Scotland and Number sixteen achieving a Gold certificate thus selling 200,000 copies. Henderson later featured in Sigma's new single "Glitterball", which peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart, Number twenty in Ireland and Number two on the UK Dance charts. "Glitterball" also successfully sold 400,000 copies in the United Kingdom. Henderson later performed "Glitterball" with Sigma at the Jingle Bell Ball 2015. Henderson then featured in Kygo's single "Here for You" which achieved global wide chart success charting at Number eighteen in the United Kingdom, Number eleven in the Netherlands and Scotland, Number sixteen in Sweden, Number nine in Norway, Number forty-four in Poland and Number twenty-two in Czech Republic. "Here For You" also gained an accolade on the BPI charts with a Silver certiffcate with 200,000 copies sold.