Born In: Middlesbrough, England
James Andrew Arthur is an English singer-songwriter, best known for winning the ninth series of popular television music competition ‘The X Factor.’ After winning the competition, a record label called ‘Syco Music’ released his debut single, a cover version of Shontelle Layne's ‘Impossible,’ which peaked at number one on the ‘UK Singles Chart.’ The single went on to sell more than 1.4 million copies in the United Kingdom alone, becoming the most successful winner’s single in the history of the show. In 2013, Arthur won the ‘Best International Song’ and ‘International Breakthrough of the Year’ awards for his debut single. His debut studio album ‘James Arthur,’ which received mixed reviews from critics, peaked at number two on the ‘UK Albums Chart.’ In 2014, Arthur was invited to Bahrain to formally open the drama rehearsal studios and a 400-seat auditorium of ‘British School of Bahrain.’ In September 2016, it was announced that he has been chosen as an ambassador for ‘SANE,’ a leading UK charity which aims at improving the lives of people with mental illness.
father: Neil Arthur
mother: Shirley Ashworth
siblings: Jasmin, Neil, Neve, Sian
Born Country: England
Notable Alumni: Rye Hills School, British School Of Bahrain
City: Middlesbrough, England
education: British School Of Bahrain, Rye Hills School
James Arthur’s father Neil worked as a delivery driver, while his mother Shirley is a fashion model-turned-sales and marketing professional. After going their separate ways, Shirley and Neil hardly spoke to each other for twenty-two years. However, they agreed to attend Arthur's ‘X Factor’ audition together to support their son. Arthur has five siblings, namely Sian, Jasmin, Neve, Neil, and Charlotte.
Arthur started dating Jessica Grist after meeting her in 2012 on the sets of ‘The X Factor’ where she was working as a dancer. Arthur currently lives in England where he continues to create music. In November 2022, Arthur welcomed a daughter named Emily.
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