- James Bay is a three-time Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter who racked up millions of sales for his folksy, romantic singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go. Blessed with a bluesy voice and chiseled good looks, he has enjoyed an almost frictionless ascent to stardom since 2015.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Girlfriend, and Affairs
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
James Bay is a three-time Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter who racked up millions of sales for his folksy, romantic singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go. Blessed with a bluesy voice and chiseled good looks, he has enjoyed an almost frictionless ascent to stardom since 2015.
Originally from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, James Bay was born on 04 September 1990 under the star sign Virgo. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter is British by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. He attended the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Brighton.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
James started his professional singing career after he signed to Republic Records A&R. In 2013, he released his first EP, The Dark of the Morning, and began selling out his first UK headline tour within a year. The following year, he released his second EP, Let It Go, which debuted in the top 10 iTunes album chart.
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In 2015, James released his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm, which debuted at number one in the UK charts and certified X2 platinum. He then dropped his third EP, Other Sides, in January 2015. His second studio album Electric Light peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and 21 on the US Billboard 200.
James dropped his fourth EP, Oh My Messy Mind, on 10 May 2019. To date, he has released several hit singles such as Let It Go, Hold Back the River, Wild Love, Us, Peer Pressure, Bad, and Chew On My Heart.
Apart from singing, James endorses and plays Tone King amplifiers. He has been making millions of dollars from music royalties, concert tickets, tours, and sponsorships. As of December 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Dating, Girlfriend, and Affairs
James is currently in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Lucy Smith. Unlike most famous musicians, he has been with his girlfriend since they were teenagers. They were close friends before they started their relationship in 2007.
James’ girlfriend, Lucy, is also from Hitchin. She is the one who encouraged him to get into music and has been his rock through his career.
In a 2018 interview, James said about his relationship:
“I definitely see a future with kids in it. I’m not so big about marriage, I guess, because I am not a religious person. You know deep down when you’re with someone you want to be with for the rest of your life.”
It has already been over 13 years since the two started dating each other. They could surprise anytime with their wedding news.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
James was born to parents Jill and Nick Bay. His mother, Jill, is a former fashion illustrator for Marie Claire, while his father was a wine merchant. He grew up with his older brother named Alex.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
James has a decent height of 6 feet 1 inch. He has a slim, fit body that weighs around 73 kg. His long brown hair and hazel eyes are a perfect match for his personality.