Shayne Ward checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Thursday (February 11), discussing work in Denmark and Sweden on new music. ‘The X Factor’ alum writes:
Hope you’re all good
So I was in Denmark last week with Cutfather and David Kopatz and recorded a wicked song. I totally gave my all and I’m looking forward to hearing the finished product.
Whilst I was in the studio lovely and warm, there was an actual blizzard outside and the whole place was covered in snow!!! Brrrrrrr.
After 3 days of hard work and a snow fall blizzard, I then flew over to Sweden and of course there was even MORE snow there and it was a lot colder.
In Sweden I was back with Quiz & Larossi vocalling a track which I believe is a huge song. It’s so exciting being back in the studio and hopefully you guys will get to hear new stuff very soon.
Will keep u posted!
Miss u guys
Lots of love
Shayne Ward checked in with fans on his official web site, offering an update on his new album. “The album is going great at the moment and I’m back into recording, as you all know,” the ‘X Factor’ champ said. “I’m actually here at the label today, hearing some fantastic new songs, which I know once I get my vocals on you’re gonna absolutely love.”
The update at brightcove.com has since been removed.
Shayne Ward checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Friday (October 23), thanking them for 25th birthday wishes and commenting on the funeral for Boyzone singer Stephen Gately. ‘The X Factor’ season two winner writes:
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the birthday messages! I am now 25 year’s old! Getting old lol!
I didn’t do much on my birthday this year. As you all know, a good friend of mine, Stephen Gately, died last week and I attended his funeral.
I can honestly say Stephen was one of the nicest and kindest people you could ever meet. It was a beautiful service and the Boyzone boys did Stephen proud with their speeches and support.
You are forever in my memory mate. My love and thoughts are with Stephen’s family.
Shayne Ward checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Monday (July 20), talking about passing his driving test and searching for his first car. ‘The X Factor’ season two winner writes:
Just a quick update on what I’ve been doing over the last couple of days. I went home to Manchester and had a few meetings and also to visit family and friends. I attended my nephew Thomas’s christening and myself and family had a great day and I’m sure Thomas did too. As you all know I passed my driving test, well I opened a new mini Lloyds BMW car showroom in Colne, Blackburn and as a thank you I was given a few BMW’s to drive about in. First was a 1 Series white convertible and the next was a 3 Series red Coupe and until today I had a black convertible Z4… WOW! I was spoilt for choice. Now I’m on the hunt for my very first car – any ideas?! I’m back in London now and have a few A&R meetings tomorrow which I’m looking forward to so will keep you all posted. To all the fans who have sent and are still sending me Irish flags, thank you very much.
Love you all. Shayne x
Shayne Ward reacted to the death of Michael Jackson on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Tuesday (June 30). ‘The X Factor’ season two winner writes:
I’m really sad to hear the news about Michael Jackson’s death. It really shocked me. I still can’t really believe it’s true and that he was only 50 years old. He will always be remembered as a true talent and he was put on this earth to show us the gift he had. Rest in peace to a true legend.
Shayne Ward updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Monday (March 2), discussing progress on his third album. ‘The X Factor’ season two winner tells readers:
First of all apologies for not speaking to you all for a while. I have been preparing as usual for the next album. I’m so into it that I can’t think of anything else at the minute, I want to get this right for myself and everyone.
I’m training hard and believe me it’s hard work when you’ve got an instructor, ha he’s putting me through my paces, but it’ll all be worth it trust me.
How’s your start to the new year? I think it’s going well quick, won’t be long before album is finished and I’m ready to show u.
Til then I’ll keep u all up to date. U guys take care now. Arrgghh I’m really excited.
Shayne Ward updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Thursday (January 22), where the ‘X Factor’ season two winner revealed plans on a follow-up to his 2007 sophomore album ‘Breathless’. The 24-year-old tells readers:
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and you’re prepared for ’09! Big thanks to everyone who came to my shows in Ireland… I did my final gigs of the Breathless tour and it was amazing! I wish it didn’t have to end, it was so much fun.
BUT I am very excited about working on my third album, which is due to be released this Summer! This is my year! With you guys behind me. I am meeting with potential producers this week to try to get even more songs down… I’m even thinking about putting a duet on the new album… all your suggestions are welcome!
Shayne Ward updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Wednesday (December 17). ‘The X Factor’ season two winner writes:
Hey guys, hope you’re all getting ready for Christmas!
…Tell you what, I’ve yet to buy any presents! I need to get a move on quickly though! Hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas.
I’ll be at home with my family in Manchester which I’m really excited about. I always love getting home, especially at Christmas! I performed at Childline at the O2 centre in Dublin the other night. It was great to be back on stage in Dublin and perform to such a fantastic crowd and to see some of you guys again!
Also really looking forward to my shows at the end of the month and to see you all there, it will be great fun!
Till then wrap up, keep warm and enjoy Christmas!
Love u lots
Shayne Ward updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Monday (November 17) after being unable to attend the BBC Children in Need 2008 charity broadcast over the weekend. ‘The X Factor’ season two winner tells readers:
I would like to apologize to all of my fans in Northern Ireland for not being able to attend Children In Need on Friday night. I was unable to attend as I had a commitment in England which unfortunately clashed time-wise and I was unable to make it back to Northern Ireland in time. I even tried to get a helicopter last minute to rush across for the end but I was told that they couldn’t fly, believe me I tried everything!!
I hope to see you all soon at my Irish dates over Christmas. I will make it up to all of you and we’ll have a great night at the shows!
Love to you all
The New Straits Times caught up with Shayne Ward, asking ‘The X Factor’ season two winner about his move into songwriting. “I’m writing my own songs in my third album, which will be ready after June next year,” he said. “I spent three months in the United States recently, writing and recording new materials.”
After teaming up with Max Martin on his second album ‘Breathless’, the results was a disc more musically diverse than his 2006 self-titled debut. “I think the second album has more variety compared with the first, which were mostly ballads,” the 23-year-old stated. “Breathless has a mixture of pop and ballads that appeals to a wider audience.” The full story at nst.com.my has since been removed.