Winner of the ninth series of The X Factor, James Arthur is an English singer and songwriter who is currently worth around $5 million.
Arthur is widely popular for his hit songs like You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You, Get Down, Say You Won't Let Go, Can I Be Him, and several more. He recently released his third studio album entitled You with singles like Naked, Falling Like the Stars, and Empty Space.
James Arthur was born on 2nd March 1988 in Middlesbrough, the United Kingdom, to a Scottish father, Neil Arthur, and an English mother, Shirley Ashworth. He holds an English nationality and has mixed ethnic ancestry.
He went to Ings Farm Primary School and later went to the local British School of Bahrain. He finished his studies at Rye Hills School in Redcar after returning to England.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, James' net worth is estimated at around $5 million as of early 2020. His primary source of income is his successful career as a musician.
In the United Kingdom, the average salary of a musician ranges from around £30517 i.e. $35,252 to £49,440 i.e. $57,116 annually.
In addition, he owns a house with a home studio, swimming pool, and a jacuzzi. The 32-year-old singer is currently quarantined in his house due to the pandemic virus COVID-19.
Arthur began writing and recording songs at a young age of 15. He performed as an unsigned artist both solo and in many bands, including Moonlight Drive, Cue the Drama, Save Arcade, and Emerald Skye.
By 2011, he began uploading his songs to SoundCloud and YouTube as well as an album entitled Sins by the Sea. He also released an EP as The James Arthur Band, which consisted of Jez Taylor, Rich Doney, Jordan Swain, and Chris Smalls.
In 2012, he auditioned for the ninth series of The X Factor performing an acoustic rendition of judge Tulisa's Young. On 9th December 2012, he won the show with 53.7% of the final vote against Jahmene Douglas.
Following his victory, his winning song, a cover of Impossible by Shontelle, was released as a charity single for Together for Short Lives, which became the fastest-selling single by The X Factor winner. In May 2013, he released his EP entitled Undiscovered Acoustic compiled of six acoustic songs.
His self-titled debut studio album James Arthur was released on 1st November 2013 by Syco Music. The album peaked at no.2 on the UK Singles Chart. The album includes hit singles like Impossible, Recovery, Get Down, and You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You and sold over 287,000 copies as of early February.
He released his second studio album titled Back from the Edge on 28th October 2016 with hit songs like Say You Won't Let Go, Safe Inside, and Can I Be Him. The album debuted at no.1 and sold 300,000 as of September 2017.
Arthur released his third album entitled You on 18th October 2019 and peaked at no.2 on the UK Albums Chart. The album features hit singles like Naked, Empty Space, Falling Like the Stars, Finally Feel Good, You, and Quite Miss Home.
Apart from his career in music, James also generates a decent sum of money from his sponsorships, endorsement deals, tours, and merch as well. As of March 2020, he has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram and 2.1 million on Twitter.
According to Influencer Marketing Hub, Arthur makes $2,925 to $4,876 per paid post from Instagram.
The 32-year-old singer is reportedly in a romantic relationship with Jessica Grist, who is a professional dancer.
The couple first met while Arthur was a contestant in The X Factor back in 2012. The duo eventually fell in love and began dating.
Although the couple split for a while in 2015, they got back together in early 2017.
Furthermore, he was also rumored to be dating singer and actress Rita Ora back in 2013.