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THE B-SIDE
James Bay (Republic)
3/14/15

WHAT IT IS: This rising 24-year-old singer/ songwriter from Hitchin, U.K. was the winner of the 2015 BRITs Critics Choice Award and a finalist in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll. He recorded his album with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men), toured with Hozier, Tom Odell and John Newman and sold out his European headline tour. His worldwide hit single is impacting now at AAA and Alt. in the U.S. And this week finds him #1 in airplay in the U.K., according to Radio Monitor,, with "Hold Back the River" #7 at BBC Radio 1 and Top 5 at Radio2.

ALBUM: Chaos and the Calm

RELEASE DATE: 3/24

SINGLE: “Hold Back the River”

TV:
Seth Myers

LIVE:
Mostly sold-out N.A. tour through May

INTERNET:
14m+ combined video views, 11m+ Spotify streams; 148k+ Facebook likes, 96.5k+ Twitter followers

RADIO:
“Hold Back the River” Top 10 Greatest Gainer at AAA, moving #30-23, up 47 spins; recent Adds at KBCO, KLLC, SiriusXM Spectrum; impacted Alt. 3/10, Hot AC 3/23; A-List at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, added to Capital FM; trending #2 in the U.K., #4 in Italy, #11 in Germany

PRESS:
Included in BuzzFeed, Spotify, Vevo DSCVR and Shazam 2015 Artist to Watch lists; Mashable 15 Artists You Need to Add to Your Playlist in 2015; USA Today and EW On the Verge; featured in N.Y. Times, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, Nylon/Nylon Guys, Mashable, Yahoo, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, more

BOOKING:
Kirk Sommer/WME

PUBLISHING:
B-Unique/Kobalt

MANAGEMENT:
Ryan Lofthouse & Paul McDonald/Closer Artists Mgmt.


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