Top Stories

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 JustJared.com. “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!

Just Jared on Facebook
james bay grammy interview 01
james bay grammy interview 02
james bay grammy interview 03
james bay grammy interview 04
james bay grammy interview 05
james bay grammy interview 06
james bay grammy interview 07
james bay grammy interview 08
james bay grammy interview 09
james bay grammy interview 10

Photos: Getty
Posted to: Exclusive, Interview, James Bay, Music

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Ricky Martin and fiance Jwan Yosef go shirtless in Mexico - TMZ
  • Justin Bieber is not moving to Amsterdam - Gossip Cop
  • Austin Butler shows off his buff biceps while leaving the gym - Just Jared Jr
  • Teen Mom's Amber Portwood slams MTV for editing of reunion show fight - Radar
  • Matt Damon speaks out against allegations of his new film being "whitewashed" - Lainey Gossip
  • Jennifer Lopez just added tons of new dates to her Vegas residency - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here