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Arthur at the NRJ Music Awards 2014
|Birth name||James Andrew Arthur|
|Born|| (1988-03-02) 2 March 1988 (age 32)|
James Arthur (born 2 March 1988) 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 which 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 in 2016, titled Back from the Edge. Arthur was later re-signed to Syco in 2016.
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- Smiles, Mikea (22 June 2015). "James Arthur makes top-selling singles list of the DECADE - beating Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry". Gazette Live. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "James Arthur counts cost of offensive lyrics as iTunes offers refunds on album". The Guardian. 22 November 2013.