ARTIST TO WATCH: James Arthur
If you haven’t heard of James Arthur yet here in the States, that is about to change. The singer/songwriter got his start on the "X Factor U.K." in 2012 where he actually went on to win the 9th season! His version of “Impossible” is absolutely amazing and it soon became his debut single.
He released his first self-titled studio album in 2013, which debuted at number 2 on the U.K. Albums Chart. The deluxe version features 18 tracks -- yes, you read that right, 18 tracks. That’s A LOT of incredible music to get you hyped for the James train. Check out his song “Recovery”; it’s evident that James was ahead of his time when it came to music.
James’s second studio album, Back from the Edge, was released in October, and his single, “Say You Won’t Let Go” has become an international hit. The song reached Number 1 on the U.K. Singles Chart and he is currently in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart in the U.S. He recently performed on the "TODAY Show" as well as "The Late Late Show with James Corden" -- do we see a future Carpool Karaoke in the making? We think so.
He will be heading out on his Back from the Edge Tour in the U.K. this March, however almost every single show is already SOLD OUT!
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- Brittany Taormina, YH Contributing Writer