James Andrew Arthur was born on March 2 1988, in England. He is a singer and a songwriter mostly known for his win in the 9th season of The X Factor (2012). His most famous songs are “Impossible” and “Say You Won’t Let Go”.
Arthur was born in Middleborough, England. His father Neil Arthur was a driver and did some DJing in his free time. James’ parents divorced when he was two years old. However, they both came to see him perform at The X Factor. James has five brothers and sisters.
Arthur started writing and recording songs when he was just 15 years old. He was a vocalist in various bands, including Moonlight Drive, Cue The Drama, Save Arcade, Emerald Skye. He uploaded some of his music to YouTube. One of them “Sins by the Sea” became rather popular.
In 2011, he tried auditioning for the X Factor UK but didn’t make it. He was accepted in 2012 and won.