NEW YORK, NY GRAMMY® Award-nominated gold-certified UK troubadour JAMES BAY received the award for “Best British Male Solo Artist” at the 2016 BRIT Awards last night in London. In addition, he stunned the crowd and received a standing ovation with an unforgettable performance of his RIAA gold-certified single “Hold Back The River” from last year’s chart-dominating Chaos And The Calm [Republic Records]. Check out the performance here! Earlier in the night, he also took the stage with pop superstar Justin Bieber for a surprise acoustic rendition of the smash hits “Love Yourself.” Check out the surprise performance here.
This marks his second consecutive win at the prestigious annual ceremony. During his acceptance speech for “Best British Male Solo Artist,” BAY noted “Thank you to everyone at Republic Records for believing in me…this is insane!” See the acceptance speechhere.
BAY returns stateside for a sold out spring headline tour including his Coachella debut. The full itinerary is below.
2015 proved to be massive for BAY. Following the release Chaos And The Calm, his two singles from—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”—went RIAA Gold. Internationally, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release This Year” in the UK and has been certified Gold in Australia & Switzerland, double platinum in the UK and has sold one over million albums worldwide. After receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award for 2015, BAY has gone on to receive a win for “Best New Act” at the Q Awardsand was nominated for “Best New” and “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act” On the other side of the globe, he received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, and VH1’s You Oughta Know Concert.
4/16 Indio, CA Coachella
4/17 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
4/19 Los Angeles, CA United Artists Theatre At The Ace Hotel
4/22 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
4/23 Indio, CA Coachella
4/27 Vancouver, Canada Orpheum Theatre
4/28 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
4/29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
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