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Shayne Ward keen to write his own songs

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Shayne Ward keen to write his own songs
Shayne Ward has admitted that he wants greater creative input on his next album.

The X Factor winner reached number two in the UK album chart with his second LP Breathless last year, and he is already considering his approach to its follow-up.

"When you come from a talent show and you're signed by a record label, you're in no position to say I want this or that," Shayne told the Liverpool Daily Post. "It's about respect and showing them I'm on the same wavelength as them, and on the third album I'll be writing the songs as well."

Ward also revealed that he is keen for people to recognise the international success he has achieved since winning X Factor in 2005.

"I've had huge sales in Asia and South Africa and Australia, and they're not easy markets to crack," he explained. "Australia is on board. I toured Asia before and after Christmas.

"People need to realise that I'm not just a UK name. I'm more international. I've spent eight months in studios in the US and Sweden. Now I'm preparing for a UK tour and before then I'll tour in Scandinavia."

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