Ray Quinn first rose to prominence when he appeared as Anthony Murray in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, from 2000 to 2003.
Ray Quinn rose to further prominence when he auditioned for the third series of The X Factor, where he was the series runner-up.
In December 2006 Ray signed a record deal with Sony BMG to release a debut swing album. His debut album, Doing It My Way was released in 2007 and it became a critical and commercial success. It entered the UK Album Chart at number one, and sold 127,000 copies in its first week of release, before being certified platinum. Ray made British music history as he was the youngest male solo artist and the first person ever, to have a number one album without releasing a single.