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UNKNOWN BRIT IS VERY BIG IN JAPAN.

Byline: STEPHEN WHITE

AN X Factor reject was stunned to discover her song was number one in Japan.

Amy-Lou Aldred, who performs as Redd, is almost unknown here but tops the Japanese iTunes dance chart.

Her song Bedroom, which features American rapper Pitbull and urban artist Qwote, outsold DJ Calvin Harris and club favourite David Guetta to reach the top spot.

Amy-Lou, 23, said her next ambition was to impress UK fans with her debut album.

She said: "I was stunned when I saw the song had got to number one. We saw it had gone to third on Saturday before getting into first spot on Sunday. To have that kind of response is incredible."

Amy-Lou, from Bolton, made it through to the Boot Camp stage of The X Factor in 2010.

In June last year, she sang in front of a home crowd at the Thai boxing event Rumble at the Reebok, which was seen by millions worldwide.

Akon and Snoop Dogg featured on her debut, I'm Day Dreaming, and she hopes her third single will involve a big name. She added: "Fame might be just around the corner. Who knows?"

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2012
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