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 after touring with her fellow X Factor finalists until March 2009, began work on her debut album, Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree, until 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" at the Theatregoers' Choice Awards. Vickers' debut single, "Once", charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after release on 19 April 2010 and has sold over 204,000 copies in the United Kingdom. Vickers' debut album was released on 3 May 2010 in the United Kingdom achieving number one status on the UK Albums Chart, number seven on the Irish Albums Chart and number four on the European Top 100 Albums and has been certified Gold by the BPI.
Her second single, "The Boy Who Murdered Love" charted at number thirty-six on the UK Singles Chart and on 31 August 2010, Vickers revealed that her third single would be titled, "My Wicked Heart" and was released on 17 October 2010 digitally and on 1 November 2010 physically. "My Wicked Heart" peaked at number thirteen on the UK Singles Chart making it Vickers' second Top 15 single and third consecutive Top 40 single. Vickers performed the track live on The X Factor results show on 16 October 2010.
Vickers has received commercial success musically where she has sold over 500,000 records in the UK alone with combined sales of her three singles and debut album "Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree". Vickers is currently co-writing material for a second studio album penned for an mid 2011 release.