James Andrew Arthur (born 2 March 1988) is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, “Impossible“, was released after the final and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release. It has since gone on to sell over 1.2 million copies in the UK and 2.5 million copies overall.
Arthur supports his local football team Middlesbrough F.C. as well as Rangers F.C.. After winning The X Factor, he was invited to return to Bahrain to formally open the British School of Bahrain’s music and drama rehearsal studios and the school’s 400-seat auditorium, both part of the expansion of the facilities in the school in which he studied for four years.
Recovery is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter James Arthur. It was released by Syco Music on 9 December 2013 as the third single from his debut studio album James Arthur (2013). The song has peaked to number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and number 40 on the Irish Singles Chart.
A music video to accompany the release of “Recovery” was first released onto YouTube on 19 December 2013 at a total length of four minutes and three seconds. The video was directed by Emil Nava and sees James Arthur performing the track in an empty studio.
On 4 December 2013 the song was at number 12 on the Official Chart Update. On 8 December 2013 the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 19 in its first week of release. It has also peaked to number 20 on the Scottish Singles Charts and number 40 on the Irish Singles Chart.
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