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Artist’s Spotlight: James Arthur

James Arthur is an English singer from Middlesbrough, UK. Born on March 2nd, 1988, the Popstar rose to fame at age 24 on the 9th series of 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 ‘James Arthur’ in November of 2013. The album debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart.

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’. The album’s lead single, entitled “Say You Won’t Let Go” was released in September of 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.

On October 18th, 2019, after releasing numerous singles throughout the prior two years, Arthur released his third studio album, ‘You’. This album debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. In February 2021, Arthur signed with Columbia Records UK and Columbia Records Germany. He has finally returned again with new music from his latest album ‘It’ll All Make Sense in the End’ which dropped on November 5th, 2021.

Ivan Walker
Ivan Walker is a Senior Mass Communications major from Isola, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2021-2022 school year.

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