Book James Arthur for a Private Performance
James Arthur was the winner of the British X Factor’s ninth season in 2012, winning the public vote with a rendition of Shontelle’s rousing ballad ‘Impossible’. Born in England, Arthur had written and performed in various bands since the age of 15, as well as performing solo in bars in his hometown. Many of his early recordings illustrate the pop/rock and hip-hop influences that helped shape his unique voice and style.
His final song of the X factor finale – the version of Shontelle’s ‘Impossible’ was released immediately after Arthur was announced as the winner and made it to number one in the U.K., while also charting across Europe. After his X Factor success, Arthur worked alongside singer/songwriter Labrinth and Graham Stack in preparation for his debut album. He put out the eponymous release later that year.
The singer/songwriter made a return in 2016, signing a record deal with Columbia and issuing his second full-length effort, Back from the Edge. The stripped-down and reflective record was led by the singles ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ and ‘Remember Who I Was’. The next year, he was featured on Rudimental’s ‘Sun Comes Up’ and released his own solo single, ‘Naked’.
Arthur released a string of singles in 2018, including ‘Rewrite the Stars’, a duet with Anne-Marie that was featured on The Greatest Showman: Reimagined. 2019 brought the solo single ‘Falling Like the Stars’, along with the Ty Dolla $ign collaboration ‘Treehouse’, which also featured Shotty Horroh. Both singles landed on YOU, the singer/songwriter’s outward-facing third album, which released in October that year.
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