James Bay Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Jun, 2017
Facts of James Bay
Date of Birth: 1990 , September-4
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name James Bay
Birth Name James Michael Bay
Mother Jill Bay
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Hitchin, United Kingdom
Ethnicity white
Profession singer-songwriter and guitarist
Net Worth 2.5 million dollars
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Light brown
Shoe Size 9.5 (US)
Weight in KG 54 kilo
Girlfriend Lucy Smith
Married Yes
Education Hitchin Boys' School
Awards Ivor Novello Awards
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James Bay is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, well recognized for his single called Hold Back the River. Bay is popular for his soulful lyrics and amazing voice. At just 27, he has matured as a singer and a songwriter.

Early Life and Education

James Bay was born on 4th September 1990.  He was born at  Hitchin in the United Kingdom.He belongs to the English/British nationality.

James Bay had dreams of becoming a musician from a very early age. At the age of only 11, he was inspired to play classical guitar which he became good at it in no time. James Bay went to Hitchin Boys School for his early education.


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. 

Net worth

James Bay came to a lot of money in no time, his current net worth is 2.5 million dollars. He is also active on popular social networking sites.