From “Impossible” to “Naked”, his journey has been really romantic. However, that’s not all! He also soothes your soul and calms your heart with his beautiful voice. If you haven’t heard, “Say you won’t let go” then you are missing out on good music. Yes, we are taking about James Arthur, the renowned British singer and songwriter. Continue reading to know more about James Arthur’s Net Worth in the year 2018.
James Arthur Early Life
James Arthur was born on 2nd March, 1988 in Middlesbrough, New Yorkshire to a Scottish father, Neil Arthur and an English mother, Shirley Ashworth. He started working at the young age of 15 when he began to write and record songs. During that time, he also worked with some bands, like “Moonlight Drive”, “Cue the Drama”, “Save Arcade”, “Emerald Skye” and also “The James Arthur band” under which he released two EPs. Growing up, his family life was troubled, as his father and mother didn’t speak to each other for a long time and he had to spend a lot of time in foster care. His audition for the 9th season of “The X factor” was a reunion of sorts for his family. He passed the audition and came out of the show as a winner. During the show he was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger.
James Arthur Career, Awards & Achievement
After James Arthur’s “X Factor” win, his cover of Shontelle’s “Impossible” was released and topped the UK singles chart in its first week. His second single, “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You” was released worldwide in October, 2013. His self-titled album, “James Arthur” was released on November 2013 and charted at number two in the United Kingdom. His third single, “Recovery” from his debut studio film was released in 2013 and “Get Down” was released soon after that. His song, “Kryptonite” was released in collaboration with British record producer, Rymez and he also unveiled a demo track titled “Promise” on YouTube.
In 2015, he embarked on “The Story So Far Tour” and a few months later, he declared that he had signed with “Columbia Records”. One of his most famous songs, “Say You Won’t Let Go” was released in 2016 from his second studio album, “Back from the Edge”. This single soon became his first entry in the Billboards chart. By 2017, it had sold 2 million copies worldwide. “Safe Inside” and “Can I be Him?” gained a lot of appreciation. He collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly for the song, “Go for Broke”.
He was also a part of the cover of “Bridge over Troubled Water”, which was recorded for those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire. He draws inspiration from Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain and has stated that he would love to collaborate with American rapper, Eminem. He had been a part of many controversies over the homophobic slurs he had used in his lyrics. He later apologised, but he also had to part ways with Syco in 2014, citing that it was a mutual agreement. Recently, his song, “Naked” was released in 2017 under the label of Sony Music entertainment and was loved by many all around the world.
Awards and Achievements
James Arthur’s career started when he took “The X Factor” trophy home. Since then, he has won 3 awards and has been nominated for four. He won the Best International Song of the Year for “Impossible” in 2013 and his song, “Say You Won’t Let Go” has been nominated by BRIT Awards as well as American Music awards.
Net Worth of James Arthur
The net worth of James Arthur is $6.5 million. He has earned this and more through his albums, songs and tours worldwide. He is an ambassador for the UK mental health charity, SANE.
James Arthur’s journey so far could be considered a roller-coaster ride. He has had his share of good moments as well as controversial ones. He fought with his anxiety and depression and came out stronger than ever by talking about his struggle and supporting the other charities. His songs are played on loop by many lovers around the world. Let’s see what more he has in store for us!