James Andrew Arthur is a British singer and songwriter who first gained attention after he won The X Factor in 2012. When he first started his career as a pop singer, his rendition of Shontelle’s “Impossible” after his X Factor win made the young man a household name. In its first week of release, it topped the UK Singles Chart.
Since then, he’s continued to release music that is a distinct blend of R&B, pop, soul, and hip hop influences. He also claims he was influenced by My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday.
Arthur has been open about his struggles with bad anxiety and depression and is now an ambassador for the UK mental health charity SANE.
Here’s everything you need to know about James Arthur’s life and music.