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James Harrison
James Harrison 2014
Harrison performing with JAT in 2013.
Born James Steven Harrison
February 6, 1981 (age 33)
Burton upon Trent, England
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actor, rapper, record producer, film producer, script writer, director, TV presenter
Years active 1987–present
Net worth  US $125 billion (2014)
Spouse(s) Jessica Alba (m. 1997–98)
Kimberley Walsh (m. 2001)
Children 7
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock, R&B, soul, hip hop, neo soul, alternative rock, electronic rock, electro
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums
Labels JAT Records
Associated acts JATGirls AloudThe SaturdaysBlueKimberley WalshEminemR. KellyBoyz II MenLittle MixMichael JacksonWestlifeCee Lo Green'N SyncJustin TimberlakeN-DubzTulisaNew Kids on the BlockMaroon 5Leona LewisLeon JacksonAlexandra BurkeRebecca Ferguson2PacThe Notorious B.I.G.Steve BrooksteinShayne WardKelly ClarksonMariah CareyWhitney HoustonJLSOlly MursOne DirectionCher LloydSpice GirlsEmeli SandéBackstreet BoysBeyoncéRihannaRita OraKylie MinogueHaimBridgit Mendler

Sir James Harrison CBE, CH, OM (born 6 February 1981) is an English singer-songwriter, actor, rapper, record and film producer, script writer, director and TV presenter. He is the lead singer of British boyband JAT. In terms of weeks on the chart Harrison is the most successful songwriter of all-time. Included solo and with his group he has won 49 Grammy Awards. Harrison started off as a solo artist before forming JAT, and has released seven studio albums. He has written nine Eurovision songs of all of which picking up at least 100 points, all but one have finished in the top 10 and all but two have won. He entered Eurovision with JAT in 2013 ending a 13-year wait for a Eurovision victory picking up his and JAT's fourth win, in which they have performed after picking up three wins in the late 1990s. He founded TV talent shows The X Factor and The Voice. He has not only wrote hit singles for his band but for other artists including the likes of Girls Aloud, The Saturdays and Pixie Lott. He also started an annual chairty football game in 1996 Soccer Aid, which has featured some of the greatest footballers of all-time. He also set up his own record label JAT Records in 1994 which is currently the most successful in the world. Harrison currently has a iQ of 233 the second highest in the world. In 2006 Harrison along with JAT recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Harrison also recieved one for his solo career, film work, television work and theatre work.

DiscographyEdit

Main article: James Harrison discography, JAT discography or James Harrison production discography

TV appearancesEdit

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Horwood Phillips Goodman Tonioli Total
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Kiss" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
2 Harrison was part of a group that didn't perform in Week 2
3 Tango / "Tango D'Amour" 9 10 9 10 38 Safe
4 Foxtrot / "Have You Met Miss Jones?" 9 10 10 10 39 Safe
5 Viennese Waltz / "Iris" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
6 Samba / "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
7 Rumba / "Right Here Waiting" 9 10 10 10 39 Safe
8 Jive / "I Got You (I Feel Good)" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
9 Waltz / "The Way We Are" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
Paso Doble / "Explosive" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
10 American Smooth / "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
Rumba / "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
11 Argentine Tango / "Santa Maria" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
Salsa / "Ain't Nobody" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
12 Tango / "Eleanor Rigby" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
Salsa / "Hot Hot Hot" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
Samba / "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher 10 10 10 10 40 Safe

ArtistryEdit

InfluencesEdit

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Eminem (left), Boyz II Men (centre) and R. Kelly (right) have influenced Harrison

Harrison said that as he grew up he would listen to American R&B artists Boyz II Men and R. Kelly and he said these were two of his biggest influences he also said that Eminem was also a major influence on his music.

Personal LifeEdit

Until 2000 Harrison had kept his private life very private and at times not even fellow bandmates knew what was going on. From 1997 to 1998 Harrison was married to American actress Jessica Alba, they had one child together Rachel. Until 2006 this was kept secret from the public until Harrison and Alba agreed to announce it to the public, Harrison said that his wife did know about the previous marriage long before their marriage. Harrison is currently married to former Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh and has been since early 2001. They began dating in 1999, Harrison says that they met at one of his concerts and she went backstage and met her parents after the concert. They would marry around two years later and have had six children together.


James Harrison
JATJAT RecordsJames Harrison DiscographyHarrison–CollinsRecords and achievementsPersonal RelationshipsCovers2004 Madrid Incident2013 Los Angeles Assaults

Studio Albums: AntidoteThrough the Eye of the StormFortune Favours the WeakHarro & GuestsJíanoThe JourneySnake EyesThree Strikes13Fantasy
Concert Tours: Poison TourThe Storm is OverFortuneMy GuestsJíano TourThe Journey TourCobra TourThree Strikes Tour

 
The Voice UK Judges
James Harrison (2012–13) • Andrew Collins (2012–13) • Kimberley Walsh (2012–13) • Will.i.am (2012–13) • Cher Lloyd (2014–) • Lee Ryan (2014–) • Una Healy (2014–) • Rita Ora (2014–)
 
The X Factor UK Judges
James HarrisonThomas AtcherleyNadine CoylePixie Lott (2007–2012) • Nicole Scherzinger (2013) • Rihanna (2014–)
 
JAT Records
President: Sir James Harrison

Vice Preisdent(s): Sir Andrew CollinsSir Thomas Atcherley
Chief Executive: Sir Jake Wyss
Head Talent Scout: Sir Ryan Wilson
Current Artists: JATJames HarrisonAndrew CollinsThomas AtcherleyJake WyssRyan WilsonCheryl AtcherleyNadine CoyleKimberley WalshNicola RobertsSarah HardingLeona LewisAlexandra BurkeOlly MursStacey SolomonRebecca FergusonOne DirectionLittle MixMarcus CollinsAmelia LillyJahméne DouglasUnion JElla HendersonLeah McFallChristina AguileraRihanna50 CentBlink-182BoyzoneDemi LovatoDr. DreEllie GouldingEminemEnrique IglesiasFar East MovementFergieElton JohnK'NaanLady GagaLMFAOMaroon 5Nicole ScherzingerThe Rolling StonesThe SaturdaysSelena GomezRingo StarrGwen StefaniTake ThatTom JonesU2Will.i.amLabrinthTinie TempahBruno Mars2 ChainzWiz KhalifaSnoop DoggKelly RowlandKeshaBoyz II MenPsyKaiser ChiefsRita OraJustin TimberlakeSam SmithBen HaenowFleur EastAndrea FaustiniLauren PlattStereo KicksLinkin ParkMetallicaNickelbackEd SheeranTaylor SwiftMeghan TrainorEllie GoudlingJessie JAriana GrandeSiaJohn LegendClean BanditJess GlynnePharrell WilliamsBeyoncéRihannaJay ZNasOneRepublicIggy AzaleaColdplay
Former Artists: Girls Aloud • Steve Brookstein • G4 • Journey South • Ray Quinn • Ben Mills • Rhydian Roberts • Same Difference • Eoghan Quigg • Bee Gees • Nirvana • N-Dubz • Pussycat Dolls • Tabby Callaghan • Shayne Ward • Andy Abraham • Leon Jackson • JLS • Joe McElderry • Matt Cardle • James Arthur • Gabz • Luminites • Jordan O'Keefe • Leanne Mitchell • Bo Bruce • Tyler James • Vince Kidd • Andrea Begley • Matt Henry • Mike Ward • Mindless Behaviour • Miley Cyrus • Rachel Stevens • Chip • Destiny's Child

See AlsoEdit

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