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James Arthur

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: March 2, 1988 (26)

James Arthur was born in Middlesbrough, to parents from the United Kingdom.

He won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012.

His debut single, 'Impossible', was released after the final and was number one on the UK Singles Chart.
X Factor 2012 winner says he wants to "start over" as a "new character". James Arthur planning to drop first name Celebs we've been deprived of, including Alan Sugar and the Krankies. 10 stars who turned down Celeb Big Brother 'Impossible' star rules himself out of the Channel 5 reality show. James Arthur: I turned down Celebrity BB The X Factor winner also reveals ambition to play the festival himself. Arthur slams 'mediocre' Glasto acts Popstar posts a picture of his face with a cut by his left eye. James Arthur in Polish bar brawl Former X Factor winner says he is optimistic about the future. James Arthur: 'I'm no longer with Syco' Stage splits for the festival have also been announced. Which X Factor star is playing V Festival? See James Arthur, Ricky Martin and Pamela Anderson's mad wig at the World Music Awards. Miley, Mariah, more at World Music Awards Arthur says: "As far as I know I've got a record deal and nothing's changed." James Arthur dismisses label drop reports Arthur's mixtape All the World's a Stage is 34 minutes long. James Arthur unveils hip-hop mixtape The singer walked the red carpet with girlfriend Jessica Grist last night (May 12). Arthur shows off new style on red carpet The X Factor winner says that "people look too deeply into the media circus". James Arthur denies Syco drop claims Simon Cowell's label reportedly sacks the star after terrorism lyrics in rap. James Arthur 'dropped by Syco' X Factor winner strips off to promote his new single and tour. Matt Cardle in tight pants & sexy specs Singer responds to reports that villain in X Factor musical is based on him. James Arthur hits out at Simon Cowell TV presenter says that his former X Factor co-star is an "insecure" guy. Rylan: 'James Arthur knows his mistakes' Singer also defends his recent tweets about being an "exploited killer whale". James Arthur explains Paul Potts remarks The singer is currently 4,000 copies ahead of her nearest rival. Sam Bailey set for No.1 with debut album Twitter suggestions for Arthur's new cover range from the adorable to the disturbing. James Arthur rant: The best whale art The X Factor star also hits out at his "embarrassing" promotion team on Twitter. Arthur: 'I'm like exploited killer whale' The Syco boss says the X Factor winner should have concentrated on the music. Cowell: James Arthur should have shut up 2012 winner claims that the ITV show only produces "karaoke singers". James Arthur brands X Factor winners 'puppets' The singer walks the streets of London in the clip for his latest track. Watch James Arthur's new music video X Factor winner says writers are the real "bullies", not him. James Arthur: 'Press propaganda is hell' Singer hits back after model posts lewd messages online, claims his ex-PA sent them. Arthur in Twitter spat over abusive texts The X Factor winner questions why the judges are "buzzing" over some acts. James Arthur criticises The Voice UK Frontman Josh Franceschi says contestants wanted to sing their tracks. You Me At Six 'banned from X Factor' The singer will release a fourth cut from his debut album next month. Listen to James Arthur's new single The X Factor star says he is preparing to release a new LP in 2014. Jahmene Douglas keen to share new album Singer quit the social networking site in November after row with Frankie Boyle. James Arthur returns to Twitter From J-Law to James Arthur, Angelina to Azealia - who's been good and bad in 2013. Who's on the celeb Naughty or Nice list? The track peaked at number 19 on the UK Top 40 earlier this month. James Arthur debuts new music video Arthur says he has "let down" his label and his fans with his recent behaviour. James Arthur: "I've been an idiot" X Factor judge says she's "there for" James Arthur following recent controversy. Scherzinger 'supporting' James Arthur The X Factor judge hits out at last year's winner. Louis Walsh slams James Arthur Rizzle Kicks, Mark Wright and John Bishop also compete in the game at Wembley. James Arthur, Olly Murs in football game 'Somewhere Only We Know' beats One Direction's 'Story of My Life' to top spot. Lily Allen returns to singles number one James Arthur and Ellie Goulding also took to the stage at the annual concert. Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in pictures We take a look at Friday's midweek singles and albums charts. Chart Update: 1D, Lily Allen, more Former X Factor runner-up admits she was "puzzled" by Arthur's recent behaviour. Ferguson: James Arthur deserves forgivness