Joseph "Joe" McElderry (born 16 June 1991) is an English singer and model. He won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. His first single "The Climb" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Charts. He was also crowned the winner of the second series of Popstar to Operastar, two years later in 2011. He has been featured on two #1 charity singles, released two UK top 3 albums, had the 30th best seller of the 2000''s, the best selling single from a British male artist in 2009, the biggest selling CD of 2009, selling over one million records, and has featured on a movie soundtrack.