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Diana Vickers Biography

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Birth Name: Diana Vickers
Born: 1991/07/30
Birth Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Years Active: 2008–present
Genres: Indie Pop, Folktronica, Folk-pop, Acoustic, Pop Rock, Synthpop

Diana Vickers (born 30 July 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and stage actress who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on the fifth series of British talent show ''The X Factor'' in 2008. In January 2009, Vickers signed a record deal with RCA Records and immediately began work on her debut album, ''Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree'', from January to September 2009.

From October 2009 to January 2010, Vickers played the title role in a West End revival of ''The Rise and Fall of Little Voice'' for which she won the award for "London Newcomer of the Year" in the Theatregoers' Choice Awards. Vickers' debut single, ''Once'', charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after release on 19 April 2010. Vickers' debut album was released on 3 May 2010 in the United Kingdom achieving number one on the UK Albums Chart. ''Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree'' has so far sold over 115,000 copies in the United Kingdom attaining a Gold certification. Vickers' second single, ''The Boy Who Murdered Love'' was released on 19 July 2010 peaked at number thirty-six on the UK Singles Chart.

On 31 August 2010, Vickers revealed that her third single, will be a brand new un-heard track, "My Wicked Heart" and will be released on 24 October 2010 digitally and on 25 October 2010 physically. She also revealed that "Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree" would be re-released and re-packaged and will include an extending track listing, which shall include "My Wicked Heart". It is to be released on 1 November 2010.