DALTON Harris, Digicel Rising Star and X-Factor winner, has revealed that he is a father.
Harris made the announcement on Sunday in a lengthy caption posted to Instagram in which he explained to his 175,000 followers that his priorities have now shifted.
"I am trying to focus on being a great father to my daughter, a supportive friend/brother/son and building a better relationship with myself," he wrote in part.
In 2010, Harris became the youngest winner of talent competition Digicel Rising Stars. For his efforts, he was awarded a cash prize of $1.5 million.
Eight years later he entered X Factor in the United Kingdom and won. In addition to a cash prize, he landed a record deal with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music.
Harris's recordings The Power of Love, Girl Like You, and Cry all peaked in the top 10 of iTunes charts.
He subsequently severed ties with the label.
"I am no longer with a label, but I will remain independent as long as I feel [it] is right. I will not release music to chase momentum or popularity. And no, I was not dropped, so please do not turn this into something it isn't you beautiful YouTube blog folks. Good vibes to you as well," he added.
In 2020, Harris came out as pansexual. The official definition is someone who is not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.