Harry James (entertainer)

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Harry James
Birth name Harry James Byart
Also known as Fugative
Born (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 23)
Origin Essex, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
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Years active 2008–present
Labels Sony ATV
Website fugative.co.uk

Harry James Byart (born 11 March 1994), better known by his former stage name Fugative, is an English singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer.[1] 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.[2] Fugative has toured with Basshunter[3] 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.[1] Fugative also released "The Departure" Mixtape in 2010.

Early career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] A sixth single, "Go Hard" featuring MZ Bratt and Wiley will be released on 27 February 2011.[8] 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]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
UK Urban Chart
"It's Summertime" 2008 2 Non-album singles
"Jimmy Shoe" 2009 179
"Supafly" 2010 48
"Crush" 26
"Bad Girl" 59
"Go Hard"
(Feat. Mz. Brattz & Wiley)
2011 The Departure Mixtape
"Home"
(Feat. Ed Sheeran & Sway)
"OTT" 2013 TBC
"Charlie Sheen"

EP albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Where The Story Ends TBC

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