Bailey struggles to beat No 1 high
Sam Bailey has said not even duetting with Michael Bolton could beat her lifetime high of going to number one in both the singles and albums charts.
The former X Factor winner hit the top spot with debut single Skyscraper and album The Power Of Love, which she recently re-released to include some bonus Christmas tracks.
Former prison officer Sam said of her best moments since winning the ITV singing contest: "Singing Ain't No Mountain High Enough with Michael Bolton at the National Television Awards and opening for Beyonce have been amazing moments in my career, but nothing describes how fantastic it felt to see my album and single go to number one."
Sam also released an autobiography, and explained: "It was really important to me because I wanted my fans and everyone to see how far I have come and understand that it really hasn't been an easy ride for me to get where I am today."
The 2013 X Factor winner had a few words of advice for the most recent winner, Ben Haenow: " You need to stay grounded, be prepared to work hard and most importantly be respectful."
:: Sam Bailey's The Power Of Love album is available to buy from QVC.