James Arthur

Pop Singer

James Arthur was born in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom on March 2nd, 1988 and is the Pop Singer. At the age of 36, James Arthur biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
James Andrew Arthur, James
Date of Birth
March 2, 1988
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
36 years old
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Social Media
James Arthur Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 36 years old, James Arthur has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
James Arthur Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Non-religious / Spiritual, leaning towards Christianity
Not Available
Ings Farm Primary School, The British School of Bahrain, Ryehills School
James Arthur Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Not Available
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Lucie Poole (2012), Chanelle McCleary (2012), Caroline Flack (2012), Kimberley Garner (2012), Lacey Banghard (2013), Rita Ora (2013), Miscellaneous Women (2013-2016), Jessica Grist (2014, 2016-Present)
Neil Arthur, Shirley Ashworth
Neil Arthur (Older Half-Brother) (Professional Bookie based in Morecambe) Sian Arthur (Older Sister) (Online Media Strategist at Visualsoft Ltd) Charlotte Marina Arthur (Neil’s daughter with wife Jacqueline, Younger Half-Sister) Jasmine Rafferty (Shirley’s daughter with ex-husband Ronald Rafferty, Younger Half-Sister) Neve Rafferty (Shirley’s daughter with ex-husband Ronald Rafferty, Younger Half-Sister)
Other Family
Helen Arthur (Paternal Grandmother), Carol MacInnes (Paternal Aunt), Jacqueline Y Arthur née Hunter (Stepmother)
James Arthur Career


When James Arthur was 15 years old as an unsigned artist, he began writing and recording songs, including: "The Beatles."

Arthur, a Cleveland-based progressive, experimental, rock five-piece band, with Arthur on lead vocals. From 2005 to 2008, the band was on the radio. "Said You'd Be There," "Life in My Heart," and "Tear Me Apart" were among the songs included on the DVD.

An alternative rock band based in Marske-by-the-Sea and active between 2005 and 2008. "On the Radio 98KUPD," "It's Killing Me," "I'll Reach You" and "It Hurts," among other things.

Arthur (vocals, guitar), Josh Brown (keyboards, vocals), Matthew Green (guitar), Alex Beer (bass, vocals), and Karl Dowson (drums) are among a Middlesbrough alternative rock band made up of Arthur (vocals, guitar), and Brooke Williams (drums). The band's three-track EP Truth appeared on the band's website in 2009, as well as "Echoes" and "I Unproudly Present" were among the band's titles titled "The Truth." In June 2010, the band released Tonight We Dine in Hades, a five-track EP on which, in addition to the title track "Tonight We Dine," "You Always Want a Fight," "Juliet Is Not Dead" and "She Aims to Please," were included. Both records were released under the name 57 Records UK, an independent company.

Arthur (guitar, vocals), Dean Harrison (piano, violin), Paul Gill (bass), and Save Arcade bandmate Green were all born in March 2011.

Arthur released several of his own songs on SoundCloud and YouTube, as well as an album called Sins by the Sea, in 2011. The independent album featured 16 tracks. Arthur began writing his own musical projects. The James Arthur Project resulted in the production and publication of two EPs, firstly a soulful pop EP titled Hold On as The James Arthur Project in August 2012 in collaboration with John McGough. McGough wrote and arranged the songs, and Matt Wanstall mixed them by Arthur, with all vocals by Arthur.

Arthur was also known as The James Arthur Band on an EP. Arthur (vocals and guitar), Jez Taylor (guitar), Chris Smalls (keyboards), Jordan Swain (drums), and Rich Doney (bass). The EP Collection CD, which featured nine songs with R&B, soul, and hip hop influences, was released in 2012, a collection of tracks on both EPs.

He auditioned in Newcastle for the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, a acoustic interpretation of judge Tulisa's "Young" before describing his family's break-ups, including a short stint in respite foster care and time spent in flats and bedsits. He also stated that his father and mother had barely spoken to each other for more than 20 years, and that this was a sort of reunion for them to attend his audition. At bootcamp, he performed "A Million Love Songs" and was selected one of six finalists in the "Boys" category to advance to judges' houses. Arthur was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger from this point forward. He was selected as one of 12 contestants to advance to the live shows and one of three in the "Boys" category, based on his judges' houses appearance.

Arthur was plagued by an anxiety attack backstage after his second live performance. He didn't need to go to hospital, and he was escorted back to his hotel to rest, despite being in the studio. The following night, he returned to the results show.

Arthur was accused of plagiarism following his appearance on LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" on the third live show on October 20th. His version was very similar to YouTube star Only1Noah's rendition, which was released on May 2012 and had over 13 million views at the time. Arthur later tweeted: "Btw, doesn't everyone know I'm putting a spin on Noah's story?" says Arthur later. It had 13.2 million hits in a row!

Was I supposed to state the obvious?"

Arthur was in the final showdown in week 7, after performing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." Arthur sang "Fallin" for survival against Ella Henderson, a close friend, and the game went to chaos; Scherzinger and Gary Barlow voted to send Arthur to the quarter-finals, while Tulisa and Louis Walsh decided to place Henderson into the quarter-finals. Arthur was voted into the quarter-finals after the public vote, receiving 13.7% of the vote, while Henderson received 12.1%.

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Arthur won The X Factor on December 9, 2012, with 57.3 percent of the final vote against Jahméne Douglas' 39.9%. This made him the first-ever champion of the show to have been in the bottom two before.

Arthur's winner's album, a recreation of Shontelle's "Impossible," was released as a charity single by Together for Short Lives. It was the fastest-selling single on record so far, with 255,000 downloads in less than 48 hours and over 490,000 by the week's end. In its first week of release, the single topped the UK Singles Chart. With sales of 622,000, it became the seventh-best-selling debut single from any contestant from The X Factor. The single dropped to number two in its second week, but in its third week, the single regained the number one position in its third week, and stayed at the top for a week. With 897,000 copies sold, it was the fifth best-selling single of 2012 after three weeks. It has sold over 1.3 million copies in the United Kingdom, beating Alexandra Burke's version of "Hallelujah" to become the nation's best-selling winners single ever. The song also dominated Ireland, with two in Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland, and eight in Slovakia. Arthur released an EP Undiscovered Acoustic of six acoustic songs written and recorded by John McGough in May 2013, with all songs performed by Arthur.

Arthur revealed on Twitter on August 7th that his next single, "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You," will be released to UK radio stations on September 9th. The song was officially released worldwide on October 20, 2013 and debuted at number two in the United Kingdom, falling just behind Lorde's "Royals" in third place. Arthur's self-titled debut studio album, James Arthur, was released by Syco Music on November 1, 2013. The album featured singles "Impossible," his X Factor winner's single, and "You're Nobody" until Somebody Loves You," as well as collaborations with Emeli Sandé and Chasing Grace. It debuted in the United Kingdom at number two, behind Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and became the country's 30th best-selling album of 2013. On December 15, 2013, the album's third single, "Recovery," was announced as the album's third single and debuted at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. Arthur revealed on Twitter on January 14th that "Get Down" would be the album's fourth single. Arthur embarked on his first headlining tour, the James Arthur Tour, a 37-date tour around Europe, on January 5th, 2014.

Arthur caused a lot of controversies in November 2013 over the use of homophobic lyrics in a song. Worthless, a Croydon war rapper, had released "Stay In Your Lane," a track mocking Arthur, because Worthless didn't agree that Arthur was portrayed as a warrior rapper on national radio. Arthur screamed "Hey Mickey" was released as a line of slurs directed at Worthless, raping "You fuck fucking queer" after the slur "You fucking queer." This sparked controversy among LGBT people, prompting a twitter feud between comedian Frankie Boyle and Matt Lucas, and singer Lucy Spraggan. Arthur immediately apologised for his remarks and said he was not homophobic. Following this, he declared that he would not be posting on Twitter anymore, with his company retaining full control of his site. However, the backlash continued, with a Facebook campaign to see his upcoming appearance on The X Factor cancelled. Due to customer feedback, iTunes offered refunds for his album. Arthur switched on the Christmas lights in Manchester on Sunday, the city council said he would have been suspended if the incident had occurred earlier. Arthur's crew revealed on November 22, 2013 that he would cancel all public appearances for the next seven days due to exhaustion. Olly Murs defended Arthur's defence but later said he was not protesting the pick of lyrics.

After the previews to his anticipated rap mixtape All the World's a Stage, a controversy arose. He sang "I'm going to blow up your families like a terrorist" in the track "Follow the Leader." Arthur's defamation of violence had fueled further allegations. "I think James, unfortunately, has had so many problems with what he has done publically," Simon Cowell said, "I think James has had so many issues with what he has done publicly - which is a real problem with me...Someone should have told him to shut up and just print the papers out." Following the controversy over "Follow the Leader," several media outlets began to announce Arthur's dismissal from Syco on April 5, 2014. Arthur denied the allegations on Twitter; on the 11th of June 2014, he and Syco had parted ways by mutual agreement; however, on the 11th of June 2014, he confirmed it on Twitter. On May 16, Arthur independently launched his mixtape All the World's a Stage.

Arthur revealed that he was working on his second studio album and was close to signing a new record contract in the summer of 2014. In August, 2014, he appeared at the V Festival for the first time. Arthur's collaboration with British record producer Rymez titled "Kryptonite" debuted on October 19th; the album debuted on pre-orders alone; on the iTunes top 150. Arthur released "Promise" on YouTube on April 22, 2015. In May 2015, he began "The Story So Far Tour." He revealed on September 6, 2015, that he had signed with Columbia Records and that a new album was on the way.

Arthur released "The Truth" on iTunes in the United States on January 8, 2016. Following the song's unveiling, he took to Twitter to announce that the album would be included on Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, although that it was not the lead single.

Back From the Edge, Arthur's second studio album, "Say You Won't Let Go" was released on September 9, 2016. Arthur is now re-signed with Syco. On September 30, the single became his second chart top performer and first male winner to have two UK number-one singles as of 2016. For three weeks in a row, the song remained at the top of the charts. The single became the first chart entry on the Billboard charts in the United States in January 2017. The first week of January 2017, when James became the first-ever X Factor act to have two singles sell over a million copies in his homeland as well as the 21st act in UK chart history to have two or more million visitors. It had sold two million copies around the world as of February 2017. He had earlier announced that he would appear at the V Festival in August, having appeared there in 2013. OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder revealed that he would be touring the band and Fitz and the Tantrums as a support act on their Honda Civic Tour in the United States and Canada during the summer.

Arthur's sequel, "Safe Inside," reached number 31 on the UK charts, and his third album, "Can I Be Him," debuted at number 69. It was revealed in early April that he would embark on his first arena tour around the United Kingdom and Ireland with fellow X Factor contestant Ella Henderson as his support act. Arthur worked with Machine Gun Kelly on the album "Go for Broke" from Kelly's album Bloom, which also served as the official theme tune for WWE's SummerSlam in 2017. Arthur would be one of the vocalists on "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a charity that was meant to raise funds for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fires in the same month. The single was announced on June 21 and then went on to number one in the UK charts just two days later. James revealed on Twitter on June 20th that he will be a guest vocalist on Rudimental's album "Sun Comes Up," which is set to be released on June 30th. In August, he performed the song at a V Festival with the group, earning him his second UK Top ten single. With OneRepublic and Fitz and the Tantrums, he toured the United States and Canada throughout the summer, with the tour concluding on September 12 in Texas. Julia Michaels and Kelly Clarkson appeared at Fresh 102.7's Fall Festival in Madison Square Garden, New York, two nights later. Back to the Boy, his autobiography, was published on October 5th, and he did a number of book signings around the country. He had been nominated for an American Music Award in the 'New Artist of the Year' category a week later.

On the 24th of November 2017, James Arthur released "Naked" as the lead single from his then-upcoming third studio album.

In early 2018, James Arthur began releasing singles without revealing the name or release date of the album. "You Deserve Better" by James Arthur on June 1st. On the same day, he launched "At My Weakest" a new single. On July 12, the video for "You Deserve Better" came out. On October 19, he unveiled "Empty Space," his third single of the year.

Arthur was featured on The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, alongside Anne-Marie, on the album "Rewrite the Stars" in November 2018. James Arthur performed the song "Naked" on Brazilian soap opera O Tempo n'o Para, in October 2018.

Arthur was included in "The Power of Love," the UK The X Factor winner Dalton Harris' sixth top ten hit, which gave Arthur his sixth top ten hit. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, 1984, a cover up.

Arthur released "Falling Like the Stars" on May 10, 2019, and later this year, he unveiled a music video for it.

You, Arthur's third studio album, was released on October 18, 2019, as well as the album's seventh single, "Much Miss Home." The album debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, fell to number ten in the following week and remained on the charts for a total of 24 weeks.

Arthur revealed on Twitter that he had begun recording "for the first few months," adding, "I couldn't be more excited to share with you this new lane I'm playing with, I'm sure you'll be amazed in a good way." This is the album I've been wanting to make for so long."

Arthur performed on Sigala's song "Lasting Lover," which was released on September 4, 2020.

Arthur had signed with Columbia Records United Kingdom in a co-deal with Columbia Records Germany, the first of whom has worked with Arthur since Back from the Edge, according to a press release on February 15, 2021. According to the same press release, his fourth studio album is scheduled for release in 2021, and that the lead single for this album will be announced in March of the same year. "[he] had a concrete genre or lane [he] wanted to do," Arthur wrote in Music Week, "[he] wanted to do something [he] wanted to do, which was mixing rock, guitar-based music with trap, hip-hop, and pop."


CNBC financial analyst finally arrested after three years on the run as he's charged with defrauding investors for millions in the aftermath of the 2020 election

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 18, 2024
A former CNBC financial analyst-turned fugitive has been arrested by the FBI after three years on the run, as he is accused of defrauding millions from his investors. James Arthur McDonald Jr, 52, was arrested in Port Orchard, Washington, on Saturday by the FBI and will be extradited to California to stand trial in the next few weeks for his alleged crimes, the United States Department of Justice said.  He was the CEO and chief investment officer of two California-based companies: Hercules Investments LLC and Index Strategy Advisors Inc, and would also frequently appear as a financial analyst on CNBC.

James Arthur 'splits from his dancer girlfriend Jessica Grist for a THIRD time after trying to make their romance work for the sake of their daughter Emily'

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 16, 2024
James Arthur has reportedly split from his girlfriend Jessica Grist for the third time. The Bitter Sweet Love hitmaker, 36, and the dancer, 34, met on The X Factor in 2012 and dated until 2015, before rekindling their relationship in 2017, and again in 2022. The pair share one child together, daughter Emily, 19 months, and sources claim the pair tried to make their relationship work for the sake of their baby girl. A source told The Mirror : 'James and Jessica have a lot of history and really care about each other - that much is clear. But they have had some tough times and recently decided to separate for good. 'They will always be in each other's lives and they are united in wanting to be the best parents they can be for their daughter.

Kelly Clarkson announces new song From The Jump with James Arthur as she shares cover art: 'I love singing with artists that inspire me'

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 12, 2024
Kelly Clarkson announced her next single, From The Jump, with James Arthur titled From The Jump on Friday. The Stronger songstress, 41, took to Instagram to reveal the cover art for her collaborative song with the English singer-songwriter, 36, which will be released next week on April 19. In the black-and-white image on the artwork for the single, she revealed her décolletage in an off-the-shoulder top and wore a striking, dark lipstick.
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