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Sam Bailey's 'The Power of Love' album debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

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Sam Bailey's first album, "The Power of Love," has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. for the week ending April 5, 2014. The Official Charts Company made the announcement on March 30, 2014.

According to the Official Charts Company, "The Power of Love" is the first 'X Factor" U.K. winner’s album to debut at No. 1 in the U.K. since Alexandra Burke’s "Overcome" in 2009. Burke was the winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2008. The Official Charts Company also reports that "The Power of Love" has sold "nearly 73,000 copies in its first week on sale. It has also become the fastest-selling artist album of 2014 so far [in the U.K.], beating current record holder Pharrell Williams’ opening week tally of 69,000 for his latest album 'G I R L.'"

Bailey, a former prison guard, was the winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2013. The Official Chart Company's announcement about of her No. 1 album came on the same day as the U.K.'s Mother's Day.

She commented to the Official Charts Company about "The Power of Love" debuting at No. 1: “This really is the icing on the cake to an incredible few months. I’ve worked hard to get where I am and I’m so happy that everyone is liking what I’m doing, it really is a dream come true!”

Bailey was recently on "The X Factor" U.K. 2014 tour, which features the show's Top 8 finalists from 2013. The tour began on Feb. 15 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and ended March 29 in Birmingham, England.

On March 5, 2014, Bailey (who is 36) announced that she's pregnant with her third child. The baby is due in late December 2014, possibly on Dec. 31.

She and her husband, Craig (who is 40), have an 8-year-old daughter named Brooke and a 5-year-old son named Tommy.

Bailey told the Daily Mirror that she took the pregnancy test while she and her husband were shopping in a grocery store: “I went and did it in the toilet while he was getting all the food. I came out and I went, ‘Yep, I’m pregnant.' It wasn’t planned.

"When I got into the car I was really upset because I thought I’d let everyone at my management and the record label down. But they were really good about it. I was going to go on tour solo at the end of October [2014] but I have managed to move it to January [2015].”

On Feb. 27, 2014, Bailey announced details for her 2015 "The Power of Love" tour of the United Kingdom. The announcement was made on her official Internet outlets, such as her Facebook page. Tickets went on sale on Feb. 28, 2014. (See the tour dates at the end of this article.)

The tour begins on Jan. 29, 2015. If Bailey gives birth by the due date, that means her baby will be less than a month old when she goes on tour.

As for her unexpected pregnancy, Bailey said that one of the first people she told was Sharon Osbourne, who was Bailey's "X Factor" mentor. Osbourne, the wife/manager of Ozzy Osbourne is also a mother of three kids. Bailey told the Daily Mirror: “I’m quite close to Sharon. We speak quite a lot. She’s my confidante and has known about the pregnancy. She’s been great.”

As part of her "X Factor" grand prize, Bailey is signed to Syco Music, the record company co-owned by Simon Cowell and Sony Music. Cowell (who is 54) became a first-time father when his son Eric was born on Feb. 14, 2014.

Bailey said about Cowell: “I hope I’ll see him soon. I can teach him how to change a nappy.”

As previously reported, Bailey's first album, "The Power of Love," was released in the U.K. and Ireland on March 24, 2014.

Bailey's "The Power of Love" album consists almost entirely of cover songs. Her version of Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper," which is on the album, debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and Ireland when Bailey's remake of "Skyscraper" was released in December 2013.

"Compass" and "There You'll Be," which were both written by Diane Warren, are the only two new songs on the album.

BBC Radio 2 debuted "Compass" on Feb. 18, 2014.

The rest of the album consists of songs that were originally hits for other artists, such as Jennifer Rush ("The Power of Love"), Shania Twain ("From This Moment On"), Jennifer Holliday ("And I Am Telling You"), Supertramp ("Lord Is It Mine"), Oleta Adams ("Get Here"), Bruno Mars ("Treasure"), Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") and Alicia Keys ("Superwoman").

Here is the track listing of Bailey's "The Power of Love" album:

1. The Power of Love
2. From This Moment On
3. There You'll Be
4. And I Am Telling You (duet with Nicole Scherzinger)
5. Compass
6. Lord Is It Mine
7. Get Here
8. Treasure
9. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (duet with Michael Bolton)
10. Superwoman
11. Skyscraper

Here are the dates for Bailey's 2015 "The Power of Love" U.K. tour:

Jan. 26, 2015: Margate, England — Winter Gardens
Jan. 27, 2015: Hertfordshire, England — Watford Colosseum
Jan. 29, 2015: Leicester, England — De Montfort Hall
Jan. 30, 2015: Leicester, England — De Montfort Hall
Jan. 31, 2015: Cardiff, Wales — St David's Hall
Feb. 2, 2015: Southend, England — Cliffs Pavilion
Feb. 3, 2015: Birmingham, England — Symphony Hall
Feb. 4, 2015: Nottingham, England — Royal Concert Hall
Feb. 6, 2015: Liverpool, England — Empire
Feb. 7, 2015: Glasgow, Scotland — Clyde Auditorium
Feb. 9, 2015: Manchester, England — Bridgewater Hall
Feb. 10, 2015: Blackpool, England — Opera House
Feb. 11, 2015: Gateshead, England — The Sage
Feb. 13, 2015: Bath, England — Forum
Feb. 14, 2015: Brighton, England — Brighton Centre
Feb. 15, 2015: Oxford, England — New Theatre
Feb. 17, 2015: Portsmouth, England — Guildhall
Feb. 18, 2015: London — Eventim Apollo

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