Dalton Harris has been crowned the winner of The X Factor 2018, but his road to success has not been the easy one.  Born on December 29, 1993, the Jamaican singer grew up in a one-room home with his 22 siblings.

Dalton’s Emotional Story!

Dalton candidly shared his troubled upbringing to the judges on his first audition. He started living on his own at the age of 15 and has mentioned that it’s not a sad story. In 2010, he won the Jamaican singing competition, Digicel Rising Stars, taking home J$1 million. Following the success, he resumed his education under the mentorship of his manager, Donovan Germain.

He released his first single, Pauper, in 2014, which topped the Jamaican Dancehall charts. Despite releasing three albums, his popularity began to wane. So, to reboot his fame, he flew from the Caribbean to the United Kingdom.  

During his audition in The X-Factor, he intoned, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, by Elton John and grabbed the attention of judges and audience. Louis Tomlinson’s boy scouts member successfully made it through the six chairs challenge and then the judge’s houses as well.

The 24-year-old has always been loved in his native country and became a national treasure after he got closer to winning the coveted title. For impressing judges at every stage of the competition, he got a shout out from Jamaica’s culture minister Olivia Grange, who urged all Jamaicans to vote for him.

His emotive duet with James Arthur on The Power of Love, led him being crowned the X-factor champion beating Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee. He is now set to become a global star, and fans are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this incredible singer.

Congratulations Dalton!