James Michael Bay (born 4 September 1990) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2014, he released his single “Hold Back the River”, which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the US. In February 2015, Bay received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award. At the 2016 Brit Awards he received the award for Best British Male Solo Artist. Bay also received three nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song.

James Bay’s musical genius came into limelight in a short time.He released the album Chaos and the Calm in the year 2015, and it was, a huge blockbuster to say the least. His songs topped the U. K charts and did amazingly well in the U.S charts too. His most known singles  Let It Go and Hold Back the River were a huge hit worldwide. Other singles to his name include the likes of Scars and When We Were On Fire.

James Bay has done amazing in his tours as well. His last tour called Headlining sold out, it included acts such as Boardmasters and Chaos and the Calm Tour. In the year 2015, he was awarded the very prestigious BRIT Award in the category of Critics Choice. He has also won the GQ Men of the Year Awards for the category of Best Breakthrough Artist.

Personal Life : James Bay is not married right now. The 27-year-old doesn’t plan to have a wife anytime soon.  However, he has a  girlfriend, Lucy Smith. The couple has been spotted going on dates and partying at several places.