James Blake

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James Blake

James Blake Litherland (born 26 September 1988), known as James Blake, is an English singer-songwriter and electronic music producer. In 2013 Blake was nominated for a Grammy Award for the first time. He was nominated for Best New Artist.

Early life[change | change source]

Blake was born in London. He went to The Latymer School.

Career[change | change source]

Blake released his first album James Blake on 4 February 2011. It got good reviews. Pitchfork gave it a score of 9 out of 10.[1] It was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

On 5 April 2013, Blake released his second album Overgrown. Brian Eno produced the song "Digital Lion". On October 30th 2013, Overgrown won the Mercury Prize.

Personal life[change | change source]

In 2013, Blake said that he was dating Theresa Wayman from the band Warpaint.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "James Blake: James Blake". Pitchfork.
  2. Brandt, Jaclyn (8 December 2013). "Who is James Blake?".

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