James Arthur is a British singer and songwriter who won the ninth series of the UK competition show The X Factor in 2012. He released his debut single, “Impossible,” by Syco Music, which topped the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release. Arthur won a BRIT Award for the single. Born James Andrew Arthur on March 2, 1988 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, to a Scottish father, Neil Arthur, and an English mother, Shirley Ashworth, he has four sisters and one brother. He started writing and recording songs when he was 15 years old. He won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and released “Impossible” as the winner’s single.
James Arthur Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 2 March 1988
Birth Place: Middlesbrough Teesside, England
Residence: London, England, United Kingdom
Birth Name: James Andrew Arthur
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
Race/Ethnicity: White (English, Scottish)
Religion: Non-religious / Spiritual, leaning towards Christianity
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
James Arthur Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 181 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 82 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2½”
Height in Meters: 1.90 m
Shoe Size: 11 (US)
James Arthur Family Details:
Father: Neil Arthur (Frozen Food Company Delivery Driver, Former DJ, and Drummer)
Mother: Shirley Ashworth (Sales and Marketing Professional, Former Model)
Siblings: Neil Arthur (Older Half-Brother) (Professional Bookie based in Morecambe), Sian Arthur (Older Sister) (Online Media Strategist at Visualsoft Ltd), Charlotte Marina Arthur (Neil’s daughter with wife Jacqueline, Younger Half-Sister), Jasmine Rafferty (Shirley’s daughter with ex-husband Ronald Rafferty, Younger Half-Sister), Neve Rafferty (Shirley’s daughter with ex-husband Ronald Rafferty, Younger Half-Sister)
Others: Helen Arthur (Paternal Grandmother), Carol MacInnes (Paternal Aunt), Jacqueline Y Arthur née Hunter (Stepmother)
James Arthur Education:
Ings Farm Primary School (Redcar)
The British School of Bahrain
James Arthur Facts:
*He was born on March 2, 1988 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
*He is of Scottish descent on his father’s side, and of English descent on his mother’s side.
*He won the season nine of the UK competition show The X Factor in 2012.
*His hit single “Impossible,” sold over 1.3 million copies.
*Visit his official website: www.jamesarthurofficial.com
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.