X Factor victor James Arthur is keen to go against the grain and release his first album early. The artist is eager to release an album "as quickly as possible" and has already written some tracks. Speaking on ITV's Daybreak: "I'm just going to work hard and get my album out as quickly as possible and not wait around.
"I've got a lot of material to go so now as soon as I get back into the studio I'll be ready."
The singer has also sung fellow rival Jahmene's praises, describing the 21-year-old as "world class". James, whose single Impossible is already number one in the iTunes chart, said: "It is starting to sink in, I was overwhelmed. That is why my reaction was so still. I couldn't believe it. I actually thought Dermot said Jahmene."
He said he had not heard directly from Simon Cowell, but had seen his congratulatory comment on Twitter saying: "Congratulations James on winning X Factor UK. You deserved this."
James also spoke of his experience of singing a duet with judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. He said: "It was phenomenal singing with my mentor. She is a mega-star and as an aspiring singer it was what you dream of."
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