Coincidentally, another X Factor finalist Ben Mills released his album on the same day. The album became a critical and commercial success.
It entered the UK Album Chart at number one, and sold , copies in its first week of release, before being certified platinum. Quinn made British music history as he was the youngest male solo artist and the first person ever, to have a number one album without releasing a single.
The programme centered on finding the best junior ballroom dancers. Television and stage endeavours[ edit ] Quinn participated as a contestant on the fourth series of Dancing on Ice. He paired with professional skater Maria Filippov.
Throughout the series, the couple earned high scores and praise from the ice panel each week. He starred alongside his future wife Emma Stephens, who played Sandy. Quinn previously played the role of Doody during the first production of the musical in In , he reprised the role of Danny for two weeks at the Liverpool Empire. Other stage acting credits that Quinn has mainly featured in include: In December , Quinn was cast as the title character in the Aladdin musical , alongside comedian and presenter Don Maclean and actor Tim Flavin.
He played the role at the Poole Lighthouse Theatre until 6 January Quinn later returned to participate on Dancing on Ice, for the final and All-Star series of the show. He was paired with Maria Filippov again.
On 9 March , he and Filippov were crowned the champions of the series, and ultimate winners of the programme. He beat out Hayley Tamaddon and Beth Tweddle for the title. Quinn was announced as the winner of the series, with James Bolam and Claire Richards in second and third place respectively. Dare to Dream and Judy: The Judy Garland Songbook[ edit ] In September , Quinn announced that he was planning to return to music, and had already started working on material for a second studio album.
He released his debut single in eight years, "They Say Love" on 23 February Later that month, it was revealed that the title for the upcoming studio album would be called Dare to Dream, scheduled for an April release. He will promote the album by touring throughout into Starting from May , Ray will be part of the cast for Judy: The show will feature never before seen clips and interviews of Garland herself, as well as live performances of her original songs.
The couple announced their engagement on Christmas Day , and were married in Barbados on 31 March On their wedding day, it was also announced that Stephens was expecting their first child. Their son, Harry Frank Quinn was born in August In February , the couple announced their separation.