JAMES BAY’s critically revered debut album, Chaos And The Calm [Republic Records] was released to international acclaim. The album debuted at #1 on the official charts in Bay’s native UK and also hit #1 in Ireland and Switzerland. In Ireland Bay has hit #1 on both the Irish album and singles chart, knocking Hozier off the top spot. He joins a select club who’ve hit the double #1 in Ireland over the past five years, including Eminem, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Adele.
“British singer-songwriter James Bay has hit on the formula that makes Grammy voters swoon and critics of a certain age take notice” – Newsday
The album also reached #1 on iTunes in over 20 territories, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and more. Stateside, the album has reached #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and also reached the Top 10 on the overall album chart. iTunes also premiered an exclusive documentary style interview and performance of “Let It Go” as Bay was one of the first artists to be featured on their global iTunes New Artist Spotlight.(iTunes.com/NewArtists).
Bay’s undeniable single “Hold Back The River” has earned double-platinum status in Australia, platinum in Holland, gold in Italy, and gold in New Zealand in addition to going gold and achieving #1 National Airplay in the UK.
Watch & listen to James Bay Hold Back The River