James Arthur is one of our favorite artists of the decade. His talent and passion for music, combined with his mesmerizing vocals and unmatched songwriting, are just a few of the things that appeal to us and why we stan him.
In case you are unfamiliar with James, or new to his fandom, let us introduce you! He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has released three hugely successful albums James Arthur, which charted at No.2, Back From The Edge, which charted at No.1, and YOU, also charting at No.2, and that’s not including nine solo UK Top 40 singles. He has also had two No.1 smash hits and was awarded a disc for reaching a billion streams on Spotify with his No.1 global hit ‘Say You Won’t Let Go.’
James recently dominated the airwaves and charts with his powerhouse collab with Sigala called ‘Lasting Loverz.’ The track was a No.1 airplay song in the UK, No.1 on iTunes, and top ten on the Official Singles Chart. He is also currently in the Official UK Chart with ‘Train Wreck,’ a track written and recorded for his debut album, Back From The Edge, that has recently revived thanks to TikTok. The track has had an incredible 310 million streams to date—so many accomplishments for so many stunning masterpieces. Slow down, James! We love you, but let us breathe!
James isn’t short of success, but 2021 is looking even more significant and brighter for him and his career as he has just signed a record deal with Columbia Records UK! He previously signed to Syco Music in the UK, but now, 2021 brings about a significant change for him! This deal is a co-deal with Columbia Records Germany, who has worked with James for the last five years since his Back From The Edge album.
This partnership will bring about James Arthur’s upcoming album release, the title is TBA, but we do know it’s coming later this year! James also has a new single coming out in March, and we already know it’s going to be one of his best singles yet! How could it not be? Everything he touches turns to gold, and he hasn’t disappointed us yet! Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, the President Of Columbia Records, spoke about signing James, saying:
Columbia Records are really excited to be working with James. He has proved himself to be a brilliant songwriter over the last few years, and we regard ourselves as being really fortunate to get the opportunity to work with him. He has a fantastic album in the pipeline, expect 2021 to be a big one for himFerdy Unger-Hamilton, President Of Columbia Records
About signing with Columbia Records, James says:
I consider it an honour to be signing to a label with such prestige – Columbia have historically signed iconic artists and musicians, many of which have inspired me along the way, so to be adding my name to a roster that boasts so many legends is a sign of how far I’ve come and is a huge compliment. I’m very grateful to Columbia for wanting to work with me and am extremely excited to write this next chapter of my career with them. I have a feeling it’s going to be some journey!James Arthur
We fully believe that this is about to be the biggest era and step in James’ career so far, and we can’t wait to see what will come of it! New music is a given, but what else can we expect from him?!
In honor of how far he’s come in his career and to get us hyped up for the new era, we’re going to share a few of our many favorite James Arthur songs with you! Some you may have heard and some maybe not – depends on how long you’ve been trekking it here in James Arthur’s lane. But enough talking, let’s get into it!
‘Can I Be Him’
‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
‘Falling Like The Stars’
‘YOU’ Ft. Travis Barker
We can’t get enough of him, he is just so incredible! But we want to hear from you! Are you as excited about the new James Arthur era as we are? Did we include your favorite song on our list of favorites? Which one is your favorite? What do you think the record deal will mean for his career? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
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