James Arthur is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame after winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012.
His debut single, a cover of Shontelle’s “Impossible”, was released by Syco Music after the final, and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
Since then, it has gone on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful winner’s single in the show’s history.
The follow-up single, “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You”, reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
He released his self-titled debut studio album in November 2013. The album debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. After the release of his debut studio album James Arthur, he was involved in a series of controversies that led iTunes to offer refunds for the album.
Arthur parted ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco in 2014. In 2015, he signed a new deal with Columbia Records to release his second studio album, Back from the Edge, in 2016; he was also re-signed to Syco in 2016.
The album’s lead single, titled “Say You Won’t Let Go” and released in September 2016, saw great success, peaking at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and selling close to 2.7 million copies as of February 2021.
James Arthur Children: Does James Arthur Have a Baby?
Yes, James Arthur has become a father for the first time. He welcomes a baby girl named Emily in honour of unborn child he lost last year.