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Who is James Bay? Get to Know the Grammy-Nominated Singer!

Who is James Bay? Get to Know the Grammy-Nominated Singer!

As tonight’s 2016 Grammy Awards draw closer, we wanted to shine a bit of a spotlight on one of this year’s Best New Artist nominees – James Bay.

The 25-year-old British singer will be hitting the stage for a performance with fellow nominee Tori Kelly.

James gained critical and commercial success here in the U.S. with his hit debut album Chaos and the Calm.

“It’s this endless adventure,” James recently to “Someone like me, who comes from this tiny little country…it’s a diverse part of the world. I love the variety. A lot great music was born here. And the crowds are different and react to different parts of the sets. I don’t do the same thing every night. There’s always a different twist on it. The mood, the environment, the atmosphere. The way that people react to that in America is a wonderful thing. It’s inspiring.”

In case you’re unfamiliar, James also nabbed Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song, for his track “Hold Back the River.”

“It’s never really awards. I will say that,” James told JJ back before his nominations were announced. “If they happen, if they come along, it’s a nice little…extra whatever. I don’t make any music to do that. The awards are achieving sold-out shows and bigger venues every time. I would like to tour the States in the biggest places in each state. And play big shows like that. I love playing lots and lots of people. This is a place that really responds to that. So if you have the right music, the right songs…that’s what I want to achieve.”

The 2016 Grammys air TONIGHT at 8/7c on CBS!

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