Artist 101: James Bay

This guide contains everything you need to know about singer-songwriter James Bay.

When is his birthday?

4th September 1990

What is his most popular song?

‘Hold Back The River’ was released as a single in 2014 and peaked at number 2 in the UK charts, It has since been certified platinum.

What else do I need to know about James Bay?

James released his debut album ‘Chaos and the Calm’ in 2015 which went to number 1 in the UK. In February 2015 at the Brit Awards, James received the ‘Critics’ choice’ award and then the award for ‘Best British Male Solo Artist’ in 2016, where he also performed ‘Love Yourself’ with Justin Bieber. He also received three nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards including for ‘Best New Artist’. James toured with Hozier in 2014 and Taylor Swift on the Europe leg of her ‘1989 World Tour’ in 2015. James is constantly doing new shows across the globe, keep up to date on his tour here.

What are his social media links?




Official website



Written by Sophie

Boyband enthusiast