Harry James (entertainer)
|Birth name||Harry James Byart|
|Also known as||Fugative|
|Born||11 March 1994|
Harry James Byart (born 11 March 1994), better known by his former stage name Fugative, is an English singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer. He worked with Kirk Burrowes in April 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia the former manager of Mary J. Blige and co-founder of Bad Boy Records after Burrowes was contacted by Byart's mother Gloria who previously worked as a Publicist to Marvin Gaye. Fugative has toured with Basshunter and has been favourably received by BBC Radio One's Nick Grimshaw who proclaimed, "I want this kid's nuts!" on his Switch radio show. Fugative also released "The Departure" Mixtape in 2010.
His debut single, "It's Summertime", peaked at number two in the UK Urban Chart before remaining in the top five for 17 consecutive weeks. This was followed by the release of "Jimmy Shoe" on 6 April 2009. In April 2009 he travelled for a week to Atlanta, Georgia to work with Kirk Burrowes and various producers. His third single, "Supafly" reached No. 48 in the UK Singles chart. He released his fourth single "Crush", in the UK on 10 May 2010, it reached No. 26 in the Official UK Charts. It remains Fugative's best chart performance so far. On 25 July 2010, a fifth single, "Bad Girl" feat. Celeste Scalone was released, but peaked at a lower No. 59. Fugative confirmed his first studio album will be called No Goin Home In August 2010 he announced that he had signed a record deal in Japan and went there for five days in November 2010. He cleaimed to be going on an Asia Tour to promote his music in 2011 however these plans failed to materialise. A sixth single, "Go Hard" featuring MZ Bratt and Wiley will be released on 27 February 2011. Fugative released his seventh single "Home" on 4 September 2011, featuring Ed Sheeran and Sway. In 2012 Fugative released a blog previewing a new single called Sun Don't Shine this has not yet been released.But in September 2012 Fugative uploaded a new single on YouTube called OTT and this was released on iTunes on 6 January 2013 this is the first single from his up-and-coming EP. The second single from the EP is called Charlie Sheen and was released on 30 June 2013. Fugative has said that his EP will be released in early 2014.[needs update]
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
||UK Urban Chart|
|"It's Summertime"||2008||—||2||Non-album singles|
(Feat. Mz. Brattz & Wiley)
|2011||—||—||The Departure Mixtape|
(Feat. Ed Sheeran & Sway)
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Where The Story Ends||
- The Guardian - New band of the day No 522
- The Sun - Fugative wanted
- Daily Star - Fugative mobbed by girls at Basshunter gig
- Basildon Recorder - Hip-pop date for youthful Fugative
- The Official UK Charts Company: TOP 100 SINGLES CHART
- Praxis Media. "Radio1 Rodos Greece ::: UK Forthcoming Singles ::: Charts, DJ Promos, Dance, Lyrics, Free Mp3 Samples Downloads". Radio1.gr.
- "Facebook page". Facebook. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
- Fugative's official YouTube channel